Related Links: "Raising the Bar in Contractor Selection"- Fall 2012 issue of CURT magazine The Voice, see page 37. CURT Event Talks up Risk-Taking, Value Creation Aiming to head off projected craft and management shortages and push contractors to boost workforce quality to compete for work, owners are launching a long-gestating rating tool that they want to become a key differentiator in contractor selection. The Contractor Workforce Development Assessment, which would grade firms based on 23 training components, will be deployed widely next year by the Construction Users Round Table.At the group's convention in Orlando, Fla., last month, CURT officials
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.