Related Links: Download ENR's Free Mobile News App Foundation Flaws Make Kentucky's Wolf Creek Dam a High-Risk Priority The field of ground engineering and construction often is characterized by unknown conditions, a high level of uncertainty and risk. In the difficult economic conditions we see around the globe today, it seems as if the entire construction industry is on shaky ground, too. As the CEO of Soilmec, a heavy equipment manufacturer in the ground engineering sector based in Italy, I would like to offer my insight into how the European economic crisis is affecting the worldwide construction industry.In Europe, stronger
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.