When the largest steel fabrication and erection company in the U.S. began looking for opportunities for growth, it expanded its horizons beyond the border.
"We could sense a slowdown in the U.S., so we started looking overseas," says Jay Allen, executive vice president of sales and engineering at Schuff International. "Panama made sense since it is a gateway to all of Latin America."
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.