Engineering and design-build firms see no growth in 2009 and may be optimistic in predicting a 6% revenue rise next year, according to a survey of about 200 company chief executives’ sample comments at an Oct. 22 meeting in New York City. The CEOs, whose firms had $79 billion in 2008 revenue, cut by one-fifth their prediction made last year of 2009 profit growth, but it still averaged 10%, says the survey by Environmental Financial Consulting Group, a New York City financial advisory firm. EFCG President Paul J. Zofnass said only 3.5% of respondents predict a loss this year, but
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.