The prospect of an infrastructure-focused, business-friendly administration in Washington, D.C., may bode well for the construction industry, analysts say, but opinions are mixed as to whether it will lift sales of equipment out of a two-year-long slump.
Swedish-based construction and mining toolmaker Atlas Copco is selling its roadbuilding equipment division to Fayat Group and will purchase a German manufacturer of drum-cutter attachments for excavators.
With hopes that the Trump administration will make a serious investment in U.S. infrastructure and scattered economic indicators hinting at an uptick in construction, equipment manufacturers are looking to call attention to the latest advancements in construction technology at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show.
While most come to the annual World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas Jan 17-20 to see the latest concrete equipment and products, more than a few of the over 50,000 attendees are there for the spirit of competition.
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.