It's 4:30 a.m., and Ana Taveras is starting her day by flying up the New Jersey Turnpike, likely above the speed limit, to reach the local office of a laborers' union some 75 miles north. There, she officially begins a day of shuttling to meetings and construction sites as a regional labor organizing coordinator. PHOTO BY SCOTT SCHEDIVY RESULTS Ana Taveras, once told she didnt belong here, is now a rising laborers union regional organizer. Graphic by Justin Reynolds A special feature in ENR. Related Links: Lacking Diversity in Race and Ethnicity, the Construction Industry Takes Strides Chinese-Americans in Construction
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.