Owners’ interest in making the capture and management of asset data an integral part of design and construction services is not lost on software and services vendors. Related Links: Data for the Life Cycle Bentley Systems Inc., Exton, Pa., whose software is widely used for infrastructure design, and Autodesk Inc. are going after the life-cycle market by broadening data exchange capabilities of their software and building on design and construction products. Just as Bentley’s ProjectWise platform manages project information up to handover, Bentley’s AssetWise, introduced a year ago, is a platform for operations to generate and maintain asset-information. It leverages
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.