Related Links: http://enr.construction.com/business_management/workforce/2011/1024-usingsocialmediatocutthetimeanduncertaintyinjobhuntingandrecruiting.asp Social Media Reshape Job Hunting http://analyticsstore.construction.com/index.php/catalog/product/view/id/39570/s/smartmarket-report-construction-industry-workforce-shortages-2012/category/1488/ SmartMarket Report: Construction Workforce Shortages For many firms, future work force strategies may not be top-of-mind. After all, construction unemployment in May dragged along at 14.2%—almost double the national average—according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, a recent survey on work force issues shows that more than 70% of general contractors expect work force shortages in design and construction by 2014. Nearly half (45%) expect shortages in the trades, with the top three being carpentry/millwork, electrical and concrete finishers/cement masons.A firm's location and number of employees influence its executives'
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.