Related Links: Complacency is the Enemy: A Viewpoint by Jim LaMantia, PRIDE executive director (2009) PRIDE of St. Louis Inc. In 1972, union construction work in St. Louis was in turmoil, with the industry facing hundreds of restrictive labor work rules, frequent disputes among craft trades and disrupted projects.MantiaENR reported that "after just 12 days into construction of an Anheuser-Busch modernization project, a jurisdictional dispute erupted despite a nonstrike agreement among all unions. Work stalled for five months." Richard Mantia, then executive secretary-treasurer of the St. Louis Building Trades Council, and Alfred J. Fleischer, managing partner in a local contractor,
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.