An End to Rural Isolation

Almost 1 billion people around the world don’t have safe access to critical resources due to an impassable river. The construction of a simple footbridge can completely transform lives by providing a community with year-round access to key resources like healthcare, education, markets and employment.

Here at Imagine Engineering we are delighted work with Bridges to Prosperity to help address this problem.

In a landmark development, Bridges to Prosperity have now partnered with the Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure and Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, to construct 350 footbridges across Rwanda, linking every rural Rwandan with the services and resources they need to thrive. Over the next five years, Bridges to Prosperity, in partnership with the Government of Rwanda and local communities, will construct connection for the entire country, providing safe access for more than 1 million rural Rwandese.

Building these new bridges requires a huge scale up in the number of locally employed foremen and site engineers. Imagine Engineering have been providing pro bono support to the team in Rwanda, helping develop innovative training schemes to rapidly educate the new cohort of bridge builders.

Using large scale group sketching to confirm understanding of suspension bridge construction principles.
Exploring the difference between “suspension” and “suspended” bridge design.

If you would like to know more about the power of connection campaign, or see how your company can participate in construction as an industry partner, then please get in touch.

Structural Engineers Declare

Imagine Engineering is delighted to be a signatory of Structural Engineers Declare .

Buildings and construction account for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats. By becoming a signatory of Structural Engineers Declare we hope to become part of the solution, building a supportive community of professionals to change our current path towards catastrophic climate breakdown and habitat loss.

Carbon Capture

Here at Imagine Engineering we understand that catastrophic climate breakdown is the biggest single threat to the planet and humanity, that is why we have committed to 100 tonnes of CO2 capture, through the planting of 400 trees every year.

By signing up to become a 100 Club member with Forest Carbon we aim to absorb ten times the amount of carbon we produce.

Learning through play

Play isn’t just for children. As adults we avoid risk and embarrassment, which creates a huge barrier to learning – we break down these barriers by creating a safe and playful environment. Many of the training courses developed by Imagine Engineering use seemingly simple Lego exercises. This approach allows us to gently expose and explore behaviors, and then use non-judgmental methods to identify key lessons for our “real work”.