URS is deciding if its desire to acquire U.K.-based engineering firm Scott Wilson Group plc is strong enough to further sweeten its buyout offer to match a $285.5 million counteroffer made June 28 by CH2M Hill. URS, based in San Francisco, said on June 29 that it is “considering” boosting a $242-million bid to match, but provided no other detail. But at least one financial expert believes the price could continue to rise since both prospective buyers have enough ready capital and have been aggressive in the past in making acquisitions. “Both firms appear to have room before the deal
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.