The process of construction is a work of art in itself, often covered up by the utility or beauty of the project’s final form. Construction often starts out under conditions that are difficult, challenging and sometimes dangerous, as the following pages of ENR photo-contest winners demonstrate. Still, the skills, will and financial ability to succeed usually persevere and the built environment and society are almost always better for the improvement. Slide Show Photo: Photographer Chris Lamon, project engineer, McCarthy Building Companies Inc. submitted by Heather Riekena, McCarthy creative services coordinator Lamon had the ENR photo contest in mind when he
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.