structural integrity News

OSHA Cites Companies in Deadly New Orleans Hotel Collapse

A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall’s deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans. They include an engineering firm charged with a “willful” violation involving the design and …

Water Problems Lead to Big Repair Costs for Minnesota Science Museum

The Science Museum of Minnesota, a major tourist attraction that opened its new, $100 million home just 15 years ago, has serious water infiltration problems that could leave state taxpayers with a hefty repair bill. Museum leaders have approached state …

‘Talking’ to Structures to Boost Public Safety

University of Adelaide researchers are developing low-cost technology which can ‘talk’ to structures like bridges and aeroplanes to monitor their structural health and assess them for damage. The technology should help improve public safety, and significantly reduce the cost of …