Related Links: ENR Texas & Louisiana: Army Training Center ENR Texas & Louisiana: Green San Antonio School Satterfield and Pontikes Construction Website Whatever the next "big thing" in construction might be, chances are George Pontikes will be a part of it. After all, the CEO of Houston-based Satterfield and Pontikes Construction Inc. (S&P) has a 30-plus-year track record of keeping his firm on the cutting edge of innovation. First exposed to building information modeling more than a decade ago, Pontikes quickly grasped the potential value of 3-D technology in helping contractors plan and track costs of project elements and sharing
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.