More than four months after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Congress is stepping up efforts to provide funds for disaster relief and start rebuilding the country. Lawmakers also are insisting on specific goals and timetables for achieving those reconstruction targets. Photo: fadedyouthblog.com Actor-activist Penn, shown here in Haiti, urged the U.S. to “stay the course.” Related Links: Q&A With Haitian-American Architect- Engineer Yves François U. of Buffalo Seismic Seminar Aimed at Haitian Engineers VIDEO: Habitat for Humanity Experiments VIDEO: Life at the Epicenter of Haitian Quake Rebuilding Haiti Haiti funding hasn’t been enacted yet; congressional action on that front has
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.