Aug 28, 2012

Hopkins tapping engineers, families for hospital safety

WASHINGTON — Head of the hospital bed raised? Check. Patient’s teeth brushed? Check. Those simple but often overlooked steps can help protect some of the most critically ill patients — those on ventilators — from developing deadly pneumonia. And if they knew about them, family members could ensure the steps weren’t forgotten. Hospitals are rife […]

Jul 6, 2012

Ashley, Neely, Christ join America’s Remote Help Desk

Dave Ashley has joined America’s Remote Help Desk as a network engineer. Ashley has 21 years of experience in the field. His most recent position was with GSE Systems as the IT/IS administrator. Chris Neely has joined America’s Remote Help Desk to provide on site tech a day support at RadioOne and system administrator support. […]

Jun 14, 2012

DiPietro promoted at Morris & Ritchie Associates

Amy G. DiPietro, P.E., LEED AP, has been promoted to associate at Morris & Ritchie Associates. As an associate and civil project manager at MRA’s Abingdon office, DiPietro’s primary responsibilities include ensuring strict adherence to the client’s schedule, managing the engineering budget, and coordinating all design approvals and permits with the appropriate jurisdictions and governmen[...]

Apr 20, 2012

Engineer pushes to create bike lanes in Salisbury

SALISBURY — If Matt Drew gets his wish, Salisbury might soon have bike lanes connecting the downtown area and the Salisbury University campus. Drew, executive vice president of AWB Engineers, said city roads are difficult, even dangerous, for cyclists to navigate and could see many improvements if the lanes were created. Drew said studies show […]

Apr 13, 2012

Ellis, Guttman named vice presidents at Gannett Fleming

Rachel A. Ellis and Kenneth T. Guttman, P.E., have been named vice presidents of Gannett Fleming, a global infrastructure firm focused on planning, design, technology and construction management services for the transportation, environmental, water, power and facilities industries. Both Ellis and Guttman are based in the firm’s Baltimore office. Ellis is a marketing manager for […]

Sep 25, 2011

Software engineer beats $3 million lawsuit

A software engineer who planned to start his own systems integration firm while still employed dodged a potential $3 million bullet last week when a judge ruled he did not breach his duty of loyalty to or interfere with the business of his then-employer in trying to execute his plan. Timonium-based Benelogic LLC had sued […]

Aug 24, 2011

With exceptions, engineers find quake didn’t do much damage

The earthquake shook M&T Bank Stadium just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, and by that night Rafael Sabelli was in the air, on a red eye flight from San Francisco to Baltimore. With a thick stack of schematics under his arm, he circled the concourse Wednesday morning, ducking into bathrooms and luxury suites and out into […]

Mar 28, 2011

CSX Transportation fights $184K award to railroad engineer

WASHINGTON — Just how much at fault must an employer be to face liability under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act? The Supreme Court took on that question during oral arguments Monday, in a case brought by CSX Transportation Inc. after a jury awarded a railroad engineer $184,000 for a hand injury he sustained while operating […]

Nov 29, 2010

Justices take CSX case on causation standard

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether plaintiffs alleging negligence under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act must prove proximate causation. The case stems from hand injuries suffered by a railroad engineer when he used the railroad brake during switching operations. He sued CSX Transportation, claiming that the train’s switching configuration required constant use of […[...]

Nov 17, 2010

Santa’s going green at Harborplace and The Gallery

The Big Guy in red is back – and he’s going green. Santa is scheduled to return to a redecorated, environmentally friendly house at Harborplace and The Gallery at 6 p.m. Friday. Illuminating the new digs made from 325 pounds of recycled metal will be a new, state-of-the-art LED lighting system – all engineered by […]

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