Applying behavioral science in engineering

What Do Engineers and Behavioral Scientists Have to Learn From Each Other?

Emily Roebling was a daily presence on-site as the Brooklyn Bridge grew from an idea into the eighth wonder of the world. At first, she relayed her bedridden husband’s messages. He was, after all, the chief engineer. But as the 14-year project progressed, Emily would tackle more and more of the issues herself. If it weren’t for Emily Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge would not be standing today. Engineers solve problems with science. The Roeblings used physics to get the Bridge’s supports into place. Wooden caissons were floated into the East River, like boats. ….[READ]