The engineering process is a set of steps engineers take to solve a problem. This process includes determining the objective of the project, determining constraints, designing the building, and then testing. This is an essential element of every project at TWI. It allows us to ensure that our projects meet high-performance and safety standards. This is particularly crucial for New York City projects as they must meet the strictest requirements.

In this phase students look into 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 classrooms away from traditional instruction.

At this moment, students brainstorm ideas about how they can solve the issue. This is done by having discussions or writing on a whiteboard or by using software. It’s okay if certain ideas don’t work. You can try other methods and experiment with them.

After studying the the engineering design process findings of their research and brainstorming, the group decides on a method to develop and build. This can be done on paper or with CAD software by creating a physical or virtual prototype. This is a great step for students since they will be able to create something tangible that will allow students to test their ideas.

This is where the rubber meets the road for engineers because they have to stay within the constraints that are placed on them, such as cost of time tools, resources, and more. Engineers must also keep in mind that their solutions must to be safe and efficient to be effective in real life.