For China watchers, it comes as no surprise that China is rapidly undergoing an industrial revolution. What Europe and the U.S. did in 75 to 100 years, China has done in about 25 years. Despite the global economic downturn, the economy is still booming. However, with the slowing of exports, the Chinese economy now is being driven mainly by domestic and foreign direct investment. HOENIG Companies wanting to participate in the massive growth soon realize China is a complex and often contradictory business environment for both foreign and domestic players. When they arrive and set up operations, foreign companies, in
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.