The Engineering Process at TWI

The engineering process is a series of steps engineers use to solve the problem. This process includes identifying the objective and determining the constraints, then designing, building and testing. This is a crucial aspect of any project at TWI and it helps us to ensure that our projects meet the highest quality and safety standards. This is especially important for New York City projects as they must meet strict requirements.

In this stage students study the issue they’re facing to comprehend what the problem is and to gather data. This is an open, student-centered approach to science that reorients classes away from traditional teaching.

At this stage, students brainstorm ideas on how they can solve the problem. This is accomplished through discussions using a whiteboard, writing on it or using software. Some ideas may not be successful, but that’s OK because it gives them the opportunity to test other ideas to find the most effective solution.

After analyzing the results of their research and brainstorming, the team selects one solution to create and build. This can be done on paper or with CAD software using a virtual or physical prototype. This is a fantastic step for students, since they can build a tangible prototype that will allow them to test their ideas.

This is where the rubber meets the road for engineers since they have to stay within the constraints which are imposed on them, including cost of time, tools, resources and many more. Engineers also have to be aware that their solutions must be secure and efficient so they can be used in the real world.

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