From our pioneering work on Hoover Dam in the 1930s to our present work on modern rail projects in the UK, Bechtel has been synonymous with engineering excellence. Innovation is perhaps the central feature of Bechtel’s engineering work. On a typical engineering project, novel and puzzling situations have a way of cropping up constantly. And the ability to respond creatively to these challenges—to innovate—can spell the difference between success and failure.
For this reason we believe that our strength as an engineering innovator is reflected not in the number of important patents our people hold, nor in the number of technical papers they publish. Rather, our strength as an innovator is reflected in the sum total of successful engineering projects completed.