Related Links: Trimble Steps Into Facilities Management With Manhattan Software Acquisition Wireless Load Monitors Boost Crane Safety Trimble's construction technology vice president cites a growing crane market as a reason behind its Aug. 21 purchase of Load Systems International Inc., Quebec City, Canada, a crane-safety instrumentation firm."In a world that has experienced scores of major crane accidents in recent years and thousands of smaller incidents that hold up construction projects, LSI's crane-avoidance and load-management solutions certainly match Trimble's focus," says Bryn Fosburgh, Trimble vice president of construction technology. Fosburgh would not comment on the cost of the acquisition.Fosburgh says that,
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.