engineers News

Removal of Georgia Shipwreck Delayed Again Over Anchor Issue

SAVANNAH, Ga. — An engineering problem has forced another delay before salvage crews can start removing an overturned cargo ship that’s been partially submerged on the Georgia coast for more than a year, officials said Wednesday. The multi-agency command overseeing …

Miners Need More Engineers to Meet New Tailings Dam Safety Standard

JOHANNESBURG/TORONTO — Mining companies need more skilled engineers if they are to meet strict new global safety standards for tailings dams aimed at preventing catastrophic failures like those in recent years that have killed hundreds of people and inundated nearby …

‘Algorithmic Autos’ Reduce Energy Consumption and Traffic Delays

Imagine merging into busy traffic without ever looking over your shoulder nor accelerating or braking too hard, irritating the driver in the next lane over. Connected and automated vehicles that communicate to coordinate optimal traffic patterns could enable this pleasant …

Insurers Say Malpractice Claims Rising for Architects and Engineers

Increased billings by architecture and engineering firms generated bigger professional liability premiums in 2019, but also led to the first upswing in claims activity in several years, Ames & Gough said in a report this week. The brokerage, based in …

Puerto Rico Opens Only 20% of Schools Amid Ongoing Quakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico opened only 20% of its public schools on Tuesday following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the safety of students. Only 177 …

Boeing 737 Max’s Certification Flight Likely to Occur in October

The Federal Aviation Administration is likely to conduct its certification flight for Boeing Co.’s 737 Max in October, a key milestone toward returning the grounded jetliner to the skies, said people briefed on the matter. That timing would be broadly …

Engineers Inspect Washington National Cathedral

The same engineers who captivated tourists and passersby by rappelling down the Washington Monument began a similar operation Monday at the National Cathedral, the other major landmark to be damaged by an earthquake that shook the nation’s capital. The “difficult …

Fatal Train Accidents Traumatic for Engineers

Train engineer William Smith screamed like crazy for the young woman to move as she walked along the railroad tracks with her back to his approaching locomotive. And for a split second, he envisioned himself swooping down in superhero fashion …

‘Deficient’ Indiana Bridge Needs $8 Million in Repairs

Inspections of a bridge that links southwestern Indiana with southern Illinois show that the 80-year-old span needs about $8 million in repairs. The Evansville Courier & Press reports that recent inspections of the toll bridge over the Wabash River gave …