It may be a good time to revisit your jobsite security: More heavy equipment is stolen in July than any other month of the year, according to a new report from the National Equipment Register and National Insurance Crime Bureau. SXC/bradimarte The highest volumes of equipment theft typically occur during the peak construction months. Related Links: Highway Robbery: Thieves Target Surveying Gear National Crime Database Reaches Critical Mass Read NER's 2010 Theft Report The summer months, when construction activity is usually in high gear, collectively made up for about one-third of all heavy equipment thefts last year, says the July
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.