While the federal stimulus program has helped many construction industry firms avoid the most immediate, far-reaching and detrimental impacts of the recession, it hardly has been a panacea for all or a substitute for tough strategic decisions. As markets shift, shrink or even disappear, some companies are scrambling to adjust, while others, having seen signs of tough times ahead, execute game plans adopted before the downturn hit. Source: EFCG *Based on responses from 75 engineer-constructors with revenue from $3 million to $7 billion, 85% U.S.-based. Survey conducted in January. Illustration: Rafael Ricoy Related Links: Rosendin Electric Juices Up Its Market
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.