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Hill Engineering Holidays: 2018

The holidays are always a special time at Hill Engineering. The end of the year is a busy time for everyone and the annual holiday party at Hill Engineering is always something to look forward to. In addition to residual stress measurements; putting up decorations around the office, playing festive music, and putting on our best holiday sweaters were just some of the things going on during this time of year.

Last year, we did something new and gave gingerbread house making and decorating a try, and it was a big success. People put on their creative hats and built all kinds of houses covered in icing and candy. From the more traditional gingerbread house, to a New Mexico-style flat roofed house, to a “mansion” made from two houses, everyone enjoyed the evening. I wonder what would happen if a fatigue test was performed on a test coupon made of gingerbread?

Our holiday party was another event that was one for the books. Everyone gathered around the Christmas tree and took turns during the white elephant gift exchange, which was filled with fun and exciting gifts and many laughs all around the room. To make the night even better, we were gifted with new Hill Engineering backpacks. Socializing, sugar cookie decorating, and our annual cookie exchange finished the evening off on a sweet note.

The social events that took place last year created some great memories. Check out some photos from our activities are below and keep an eye out for our events this year, they will be even more fun than the last.

The office Christmas tree.

Gingerbread house decorating event.