Even with Congress’ proposed economic stimulus package, which could drive tens of billions of dollars to construction equipment sales and extend tax benefits, financial help provided by the government will come too late to boost this year’s economy, industry observers say. For that reason, capital-goods suppliers are already prepared to write off 2009 as a dismal year and are looking ahead to 2010. Photo: Joe Florkowski / ENR Turnout at annual equipment dealers’ show was down 20% to 25% over last year. Related Links: Proposal in House Fires Up Debate Does Massive Spending Help or Hurt in Long Run? Modest
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.