What we believe

“Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing in solution paves the way to solution.” – David Joseph Schwartz

“People think engineers do the math and that’s a given but in fact engineering is an art. A fine engineer is lateral and creative at imagining and realising solutions. In a sense, engineers are the practical interpreters of dreams. Any construction that is an architectural marvel or showcase of craftsmanship is by its very nature a feat of engineering.” – Grant E. Roe

“The ideal engineer is a composite … He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems.” – N. W. Dougherty


“Precision, communication, accountability. It’s not just what we believe in. It’s what we deliver. Absolutely.” – Grant E. Roe

“The most important thing is to keep the most important thing the most important thing.” – Donald P. Coduto


“Dominating the forces of nature as we do by imposing the built environment, problems are as inevitable as gravity. Problems have got to be solved definitively and decisively, the moment they arise, before they develop a life of their own.” – Grant E. Roe

“The engineer is the key figure in the material progress of the world. It is his engineering that makes a reality of the potential value of science by translating scientific knowledge into tools, resources, energy and labor to bring them into the service of man … To make contributions of this kind the engineer requires the imagination to visualise the needs of society and to appreciate what is possible as well as the technological and broad social age understanding to bring his vision to reality.” – Sir Eric Ashby

“Engineering is not merely knowing and being knowledgeable, like a walking encyclopaedia; engineering is not merely analysis; engineering is not merely the possession of the capacity to get elegant solutions to non-existent engineering problems; engineering is practicing the art of the organised forcing of technological change… Engineers operate at the interface between science and society…” – Dean Gordon Brown