Related Links: Read the Comments on Don Short's The Competitive Advantage Nobody Needs Blog Series I recently overheard a contractor bragging about how he could gain a cost advantage over his competition. It caught my attention, so I listened.It seems that in his bidding practices, the contractor priced materials and equipment that were not approved in the specifications. To avoid giving away the bidding advantage to his competitors, the contractor decided not to request these items to be approved in the bidding period. After he was designated the low bidder, the contractor planned to press for the materials to be
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.