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Here’s a look at engineering disasters of the 21st Century. We checked to see if the engineer was responsible.

Rob Spiegel

February 22, 2023

11 Slides

We call them engineering disasters. But is that a misnomer? Certainly tons of the “engineering disasters” of the 20th Century had nothing to do with the engineer. Many of those calamities came from poor management and execution, often over the objections of the engineering team.

With this collection, we’re trying to decide whether the “engineering disaster” had anything to do with engineering.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel has served as senior editor at Electronic News and Ecommerce Business, covering the electronics industry and Internet technology. He has served as a contributing editor at Automation World and Supply Chain Management Review. Rob has contributed to Design News for 10 years.

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