House appropriators aren’t happy that the General Services Administration’s $676-million fiscal 2011 budget request to construct new federal buildings doesn’t include money for any courthouse projects. Members of the House financial services and general government subcommittee made their views clear at an April 28 hearing on GSA’s budget. “It’s a shame that the request came the way it came,” subcommittee Chairman José E. Serrano (D-N.Y.) told GSA Administrator Martha N. Johnson. “You put us in a difficult situation when you don’t ask,” he added. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said the Fort Lauderdale courthouse has problems. She said judges there
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.