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  1. Expert review of safety checks after collapse

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The government will bring in an outside expert to assess its safety checks on dangerous buildings following a coroner's verdict on last year's fatal ... and structural engineers to be present at initial inspections; and that it issue building-repair orders for problem structures without first sending an advisory letter. Coroner Michael Chan Pik-kiu ...

  2. Rules for building safety pay off

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peta Tomlinson The earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan six months ago appears to have caused no more than a rumble in Tokyo's property market. Tragically, for so many communities, at least 135,000 homes were destroyed and whole neighbourhood ...

  3. Engineers can learn from selfless nuclear plant workers

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be aware of the importance of moral and social issues, such as corporate social responsibility. The Fukushima engineers, who have put the needs of society above their own personal safety, have ... Nuclear leakage at the Fukushima power plant in Japan has drawn attention worldwide. The engineers at the plant are worthy of praise as they are risking their lives to contain this nuclear ...

  4. Solid hiring prospects for mechanical engineers

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei A successful mechanical engineer is not just a person who is good at designs and calculations. He or she must be a good communicator as well. 'Engineers have to listen to clients' requirements, and have to communicate with contractors,' says Johnny Lam Kin-yuen, regional managing director of AECOM's building engineering business. Mechanical engineers ...

  5. Safety checks for plants after protest

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... safety risks at similar plants across the country amid mounting health and environmental concerns. Analysts say the belated move is apparently aimed at defusing tensions between local governments ... are involved in the campaign, which began on Thursday. Local authorities will be required to review and plug safety loopholes in petrochemical projects involving PX and other hazardous chemicals, ...

  6. Cathay jet engine shut down mid-flight

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... A Cathay Pacific flight from Manila to Hong Kong made it safely to Chek Lap Kok on Thursday night despite having one of its four engines shut down during the journey because of a technical problem. The shutdown was in line with the airline's standard precautionary measures, a Cathay spokeswoman said. She said the shutdown of one of the four engines did not affect the safety ...

  7. Engineering the best way forwards

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Express Rail project says: 'To be a professional engineer, [you] need to have management skills, financial skills, and be familiar with safety concepts and environmental issues.' He ... Andrea Zavadszky While engineers are generally thought to be taciturn, getting the message across is actually an integral part of their job, especially at big jobs with a multinational ...

  8. Engineering giant sets career perks

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... under way, positions span the whole range of the operations, from receptionist and administrator to architectural design managers and engineers. 'We always ensure that our most talented people are 'on the pitch' playing a direct role in our success,' Robins says. The company was founded 30 years ago in Britain on the guiding principles of safety, leading ...

  9. Ministry accused of cover-up over safety

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and loyal to his country. 'Though his criticism may be extreme, it will help the ministry improve safety and efficiency,' said Wang, a fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com A former senior official of the Ministry of Railways said that the ministry has overstated the safety of high-speed trains and covered up operational ...

  10. Safety being put at risk, says lift union

    Posted Feb 16th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Public safety is being threatened by the heavy workload forced on lift and escalator maintenance engineers, a union says. The comment from the Hong Kong General Union of Lift ... to maintain too many machines, putting safety in jeopardy. A veteran in the business, Tse said engineers used to work in pairs maintaining 50 lifts once every two weeks. These days, however, because ...




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