Driven by a need to speed projects to market, federal agencies are drawing heavily on accelerated delivery methods to move stimulus-funded work into the express lane. More than ever, traditional stand-alone procurement will take a back seat on federal jobs, as many new opportunities end up with firms holding existing “task order” contracts. + Image Source: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Chart: Rommel Alama / ENR The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Will Award $1.1 Billion in Stimulus Work Photo: Army Corps of Engineers Barracks at Ft. Lee, Va., a $120-million project, will be built under IDIQ contract. The Obama
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.