Faced with political opposition and inconsistent rules from state to state, partnerships that channel private investment into public works have lagged badly in the U.S. compared to Europe and Australia. A new survey report suggests that public officials that have experience in building via public-private partnerships consider the method an important and useful development tool, but that there is a long way to go in gaining broader acceptance. Photo: Missouri DOT Can PPPs fund special truck lanes, such as the ones shown in this experiment in Missiouri? Related Links: Experienced Officials Support PPPs McGraw-Hill Construction’s PPP SmartMarket Report Released at
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.