Some normalcy was returning to Egypt after three weeks of protests against President Hosni Mubarak’s government. But the social and political turmoil continued to take a toll on many construction projects as expatriates fled the country and work progress slowed or ground to a halt. While many Egyptian industry professionals support the protests, some observers wonder what the long-term impact will be on the country’s economy and construction market. Photo: AP Photo/Ahmed Ali Protesters turn out in Tahrir Square in large numbers Feb. 8. Photo: EHAF Consulting Engineers, Giza, For ENR Anti-government protestors and military personnel meet near a Tahrir
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.