PHOTO Courtesy of Balfour Beatty CONSTRUCTION A $534-million Army medical-center replacement at Fort Hood, Texas, broke ground in December. While many of the general building sectors remain in the doldrums, health-care projects continue to pump a steady stream of revenue for top contracting firms. Although the recession did create a pause in capital projects at many health systems, megaprojects—especially federally funded ones—are filling the pipelines of top firms. And as big-dollar projects wane, many companies hope to see a return to more traditional work in the near future.Skanska USA, New York City, is on track for one of its “better
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.