Voters in Bernalillo County, N.M., overwhelmingly approved a total of $617 million in school construction funding during a special bond election on Feb. 2. The 68.3% “yes” vote continues existing property taxes through 2015, while $225 million in general obligation bonds received 72.1% approval. “The focus with this money will be on renewal and renovation of our older schools,” says Karen Alarid, director of facilities design and construction for Albuquerque public schools. Some new construction also is funded. The first project to be funded by the bonds will be a $24-million Food and Nutrition Services Building to provide meals for
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.