Look out the window and try and find somewhere that engineering isn’t impacting the environment. Then look at a building and see how the environment it is in has impacted how it’s built. This is the importance of environment to engineers.
Engineers also look for ways to minimise their impact on the environment and try to work with it, for example when building a road through a nature reserve. It is also important for engineers to understand the impact that environmental factors, such as temperature, weather and geology, can have on their plans, and factor in their unpredictable natures.
In this zone you will meet an engineer looking at how supermarkets can be built in a more environmentally friendly way, one who researches how the ground behaves when trains pass over it making sure they can run safely at high speeds, and one who is currently working on installing solar panels as the road surface. There is also someone looking at renewable energy systems and how we can make them more sustainable in the future and someone who looks into the ocean to make sure underwater construction is taking place correctly.