A Dallas-based joint-venture team of Balfour Beatty Construction and McCarthy has won a $503-million design-build contract for a replacement hospital at Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas. The contract was awarded on Sept. 10 by the Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth district. Two other teams short-listed for the project included a JV of Hensel Phelps Construction Co. with contractor Robins & Morton and a San Antonio-based team of Turner Construction and Zachry.
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.