The recent completion of the world’s largest radio telescope in Guizhou Province, China called upon the expertise of numerous engineers in its construction. Now extra-terrestrial engineers are also now being invited to make contact via the structure.

With this in mind, it’s worth taking pause to appreciate and be inspired at the achievements today’s civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical and system engineers have achieved. Eye catching design is one thing, but engineering goes beyond aesthetics and provides functionality. Unless a beautiful building has engineering, it is little more…