Related Links: Text of omnibus spending bill (title by title) House Appropriations Committee summaries of omnibus and disaster relief bills Design and construction firms that focus on federal work now know how much funding many key government programs will receive through next fall, thanks to a massive, newly enacted fiscal 2012 omnibus spending package. But as industry officials examine the results for construction accounts scattered through the $915-billion omnibus, they mostly see bad news: Most programs were cut from 2011 levels, though a few line-items did score increases.The new package includes funding for the Depts. of Defense, Energy and Veterans Affairs--among
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.