The recession has taken a toll on members of the Associated Builders and Contractors and on the “merit shop” group itself, but officials hope recent local victories against union-only construction mandates will push Congress to enact similar changes. Photo: Garvin Smith, Courtesy Of ABC ABC’s new CEO Bellaman addresses group’s more business-focused convention. ABC members were updated on markets and initiatives at “BizCon,” a new-format conference for “strategic leaders,” held on Feb. 24 in Orlando, Fla., that attracted about 350 attendees. ABC Chairman Michael Uremovich, president of Great Lakes Energy Consultants LLC, Manhattan, Ill., admitted the format’s “big risk” but
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.