As private developers struggle through the global economic crisis, builders and designers continue to tap publicly funded projects to keep pipelines full. Although infrastructure has garnered a large portion of the available government-backed work worldwide, institutional opportunities in education, health-care and government facilities have kept the base-building divisions of many firms active. Photo: Hochtief The $2-billion Barwa Commercial Avenue project is partially financed by the State of Qatar. Related Links: View more industry sectors from ENR's 2009 Global Sourcebook View complete Global Sourcebook with market data and analysis Johan Karlström, president and CEO of Stockholm-based Skanska, says he expects public
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.