This time of year many of us in engineering and construction are receiving phone calls from politicians looking for campaign contributions. The rules cap the amount of money a firm can give a candidate, and provide guidelines on gifts and services offered to government employees. SCHWARTZ They remind me how much I love pay-to-play rules. There was a time when these calls would be cause for all sorts of handwringing. If we didn’t give, we all felt we would be on the losers list. I can’t tell you what a great relief it is to be able to tell a
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.