Related Links: Website of the American Concrete Institute Eugene H. "Gene" Boeke Jr., a onetime jobsite water boy at Beers Construction Co., Atlanta, who became vice president of the firm and its successor, Beers Skanska, as well as a nationally recognized expert in reinforced-concrete construction, died on Sept. 29 in Roswell, Ga. He was 86.Boeke supervised construction of numerous major high-rise buildings in Atlanta and the Southeast. He also co-authored a 1980 book on advances in construction methods for the American Concrete Institute (ACI), a key concrete technology advocacy group based in Farmington Hills, Mich.Boeke was a vice president of
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.