Monday, September 2, 2013

Engineering Quote of the Week - Henry Spencer


"Indeed, 'brute force' solutions are often characteristic of advanced cultures, not primitive ones. The Romans and their predecessors spent a long time figuring out how to build arches... and virtually all our buildings today use post-and-lintel construction, precisely what the arch was devised to replace. We have better materials and more money, and given that, arches are usually not worth the extra complexity."
                                                                                                                    ~Henry Spencer

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