Suburban Maintenance Construction is suing the city of Cleveland after it rejected its $5.6-million bid to upgrade the home of the National Football League's Cleveland Browns.The firm, based in Cleveland, wants a court to void the contract, which went to the slightly higher $5.8-billion bid by Platform Cement of Mentor, and then award it to Suburban. Bryan Stucky, president of Cleveland-based Suburban, claims that none of the five bidders satisfied the city's goals for hiring firms owned by minorities or women. He says Platform Cement's paperwork showed that it had contacted just one minority-owned firm, which it planned to use
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.