URS Corp. said on June 29 it is “considering” increasing its $242-million bid to acquire U.K.-based engineer Scott Wilson Group plc, following a $286-million offer from a rival suitor, CH2M Hill Cos., Denver. CH2M Hill’s buyout bid follows its June 28 accumulation of a 13% stake in Scott Wilson, making it the transportation firm’s largest shareholder. The U.K. firm posted revenue for its 2010 fiscal year, ending in April, of $490 million, which was down 6% from 2009. But at least one financial expert believes the price could continue to rise since both prospective buyers have enough ready capital and
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.