A former resident engineer in Iraq for the Army Corps of Engineers was indicted on May 4 by the Justice Dept. on federal charges of soliciting $40,000 in bribes from an unidentified construction contractor on a $2.5-million civil-works project in Kirkuk. DOJ says Joselito “Joe” Domingo of Bolingbrook, Ill., who the Corps recently transferred to Afghanistan, solicited the bribes in exchange for assurances that the contractor would receive progress payments, not lose its contract or be blacklisted from work in Iraq. Domingo faces up to 15 years in jail and a $250,000 fine.
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.