Skanska USA Civil Northeast Inc. has agreed to pay $19.6 million to settle a federal investigation into disadvantaged-business-enterprise subcontracting practices among contractors on New York City. According to the settlement announced March 31, the Whitestone, N.Y.-based unit of global Swedish contractor Skanska AB will not face any civil claims or criminal charges stemming from the probe, which is continuing. But in a related indictment of owners of one of the contractor’s DBE subcontractors, Ridgefield, N.J.-based Environmental Energy Associates (EEA), prosecutors say that on one project, Skanska USA Civil Northeast “effectively self-performed the work…and helped create the appearance that EEA had
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.