Structural engineer Vincent J. DeSimone—an innovator with an outsize personality known for his ability to creatively support his architect-clients as they curved, twisted and stretched their building envelopes—died on Nov. 16, just two weeks shy of his 79th birthday.
U.K.-based design firm Atkins names industry veteran George Nash to run its North America unit, replacing exec who resigned; U. of California-Berkeley academic taught and researched for multiple decades.
Susan M. Baer, 65, an aviation-sector pioneer who was the first person to manage all three major New York City-area airports and the first woman aviation director at the Port
Authority of New York & New Jersey, died on Aug. 9 in Upper Montclair, N.J.
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.