The Importance of Algebra in Civil Engineering

Monday 11th April 2022

Meet Paula McMahon, a Civil Engineer at Sir Robert McAlpine. Civil Engineers build most of the world we see around us and engineering is all about problem solving!

Paula is discussing how she uses Maths day-to-day with examples such as working out quantities, calculating the size of buildings, land, and pipes, surveying and in design, all of which use a range of easy to complicated formulas and algebra equations.

0:00 Introduction
0:53 Question 1 – What’s your name, what do you do & where do you work?
1:32 Question 2 – What excited you about maths?
2:41 Question 3 – How do you use maths in your job on a daily basis?