Related Links: Information on House milcon/VA spending bill Summary of Senate milcon/VA spending bill It's becoming clearer that the Dept. of Defense construction budget faces deep cuts for 2015. The Senate Appropriations Committee on May 22 approved a measure that slashes DOD construction 33%, to $6.6 billion.That total is roughly the same amount the House approved for DOD in the military construction-veterans affairs bill that it passed on April 30. It also equals President Obama's request.The Senate panel's bill provides $4.3 billion to fund military mission-critical construction projects worldwide, $2.9 billion below 2014 levels. It allocates $1.19 billion for family
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.