Early next year, the American Institute of Architects plans to launch a cloud-based service that will enable users of its contracts and documents to search, edit, share and store the forms easily. AIA unveiled its Next Generation Service during its convention on May 12-14 in New Orleans. The program will be compatible with both Apple and PC formats and have security features similar to online banking, says Maan Hashem, AIA managing director for software products and services. All the institute’s 100-plus contracts will be made available.
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.