The Engineering Process at TWI

The engineering process is a series of steps that engineers employ to solve problems. This includes identifying the goal, determining constraints, designing, building and testing. This is a critical part of every project at TWI. It allows us to ensure that our projects comply with high-performance and safety standards. This is especially important for New York City projects as they must meet strict requirements.

During this phase students look into the issue they’re faced with to understand what the problem is and to gather data. It’s an open-ended, centered on the student approach that reorients the classroom away from the traditional science curriculum.

At this point, students brainstorm ideas about how they can solve the issue. This can be done through discussions, writing on a whiteboard or by using software. It’s okay if a few ideas aren’t working. You can try different solutions and experiment with them.

After studying the findings of their research and brainstorming, the team selects one solution to design and construct. This can be done on paper or with CAD software using a virtual or physical prototype. This is a thrilling step for students because they can create something tangible that will help students to test their ideas.

This is where the rubber meets the road for engineers because they must stay within constraints that are imposed upon them such as cost, time tools, resources, and more. Engineers should also keep in mind their solutions need to be safe and effective to be effective in real-world situations.






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