Related Links: Fix VAs Building Woes, Too Project Delivery Spat Puts Hospital Job on Critical List The Dept. of Veterans Affairs is expected to overhaul operations under new legislation aimed to provide billions of dollars to improve the besieged agency's operations. Some of those funds could go for upgrades to VA's extensive network of health-care facilities.The measure, signed on Aug. 7 by President Obama after congressional approval in late July, also calls for sweeping studies of VA's programs, including its construction program.The agency has been under fire on Capitol Hill for problems that include veterans enduring long wait times before
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.