Dodge Momentum Index Slows The Dodge Momentum Index slipped 2.6% in February compared to the previous month, according to McGraw Hill Construction. The latest month's retreat is expected to be a brief pause in a broader upward trend, Dodge says. Weak employment growth in December and January raised concern that the U.S. economic expansion was losing momentum, dampening planning for commercial and institutional buildings. Moderate improvements in the February jobs report should alleviate some of that concern.Equipment Dealer Optimism Hits New High Construction optimism has reached a nearly two-decade high of 124 points, after bottoming out in 2009 with 42
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.