It's time for the design profession to have the same protection as the medical profession with regard to peer-review privilege. Just what is a "privilege"? In order to encourage full and candid disclosure, the law protects certain communications from being revealed in court. This protection is called a privilege, and it applies to discussions and writingbetween, for example, a lawyer and a client, a physician or psychologist and a patient, or an accountant and a client.New York passed the first such law in 1828 to create a privilege for doctors. However, a question remained about whether a doctor's "peer review"
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.