Photo by AP Wideworld Focal point Initiative includes a new DOT "one-stop shop" to help remove barriers to the greater use of private dollars in infrastructure. Related Links: White House transcript of Obama July 17 speech on infrastructure White House summary of infrastructure-finance initiative President Obama is seeking to tap more private-sector dollars to help finance a wide range of U.S. infrastructure projects, but his new plan consists of modest, incremental actions and doesn't include any new federal spending.The Build America Investment Initiative, which Obama announced on July 17, includes what he calls a new U.S. Dept. of Transportation "one-stop
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.