Photo courtesy of UT Austin Ph.D. student Li Wang demonstrates the design coordination data capture prototype system in the Texas Advanced Computing Visualization Laboratory, at the University of Texas at Austin. It often is said that experience is the best teacher, but what happens if the teacher is absent? How will the rising generation of construction professionals apply the insight of veteran practitioners in an industry where recent economic turmoil has driven droves of them to retire?This is a problem researchers in my lab at the University of Texas at Austin have been studying, and we believe we have 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.