To cover graffiti, municipal officials in Australia have been slapping beige paint on many public spaces. That trend spurred the graffiti artists to “take their own action against the beige whitewash,” restoring the colorful urban art, as one website demanded. Brisbane-based engineering firm Cardno Ltd. is also in the process of adding color to its beige persona, expanding its traditional geographical reach and offerings and raising its low profile to become a bolder, world-class contender. Wrapping itself in red, white and blue, the firm is making a targeted foray into the U.S. market as a base for ambitious global growth
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.