HERZOG William E. “Bill” Herzog, founder of Herzog Contracting Corp. a major rail and transit construction firm in St. Joseph, Mo., that ranked 194 among ENR’s Top 400 contractors last year, died on March 6 in Platt City, Mo., at age 88. Herzog founded the firm in 1969 after a 22-year career in the public and private sectors. It had $385 million in 2008 revenue. Herzog also held numerous patents in materials and equipment techniques, and is a former president of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri. LORE H. Edgar Lore, a former contractor executive recognized by ENR in 1979
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.