Making infrastructure exciting: An interview with Peter Dawson

Making infrastructure exciting: An interview with Peter Dawson

24 August 2015

The public appreciates the creation of great infrastructure—but the process is difficult. In this interview with McKinsey’s Adrian Booth, Bechtel's Peter Dawson talks about the challenges of building infrastructure in both developed and developing countries.
Source: McKinsey & Company

Obama Trip to Kenya Offers Rare Chance to Shore Up Economic Ties

Obama Trip to Kenya Offers Rare Chance to Shore Up Economic Ties

25 July 2015

Trade between China and Africa, valued at $222 billion in 2014, has been rising swiftly and is now about three times the amount of trade between the United States and the African continent, according to figures from the World Bank and the American government.

That is an imbalance President Obama hopes to start correcting.

Source: New York Times

Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunneling Story

Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunneling Story

24 July 2015

Crossrail has released a book to commemorate the end of tunneling on the UK project. It is currently available to buy in the London Transport Museum shop. It took over 10,000 people, working day and night to build the eastbound and westbound tunnels and associated underground stations.
Source: London Transport Museum

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Construction moving ahead at Carroll power plant

21 July 2015

The power plant will burn natural gas to generate some 700 megawatts, enough electricity to power about 750,000 homes. It is scheduled to start operating by December 2017. “This is a game changer,” said County Commissioner Jeffrey Ohler.
Source: TimesReporter

Riyadh Metro: Bechtel-led team starts tunneling

Riyadh Metro: Bechtel-led team starts tunneling

09 July 2015

A consortium led by global engineering, project management and construction company Bechtel has begun tunneling on Line 1 of the Riyadh Metro, marking an important milestone in the construction of this landmark project. 
Source: Arab News 

Brendan Bechtel and Anthony Williams Are Appointed to National Geographic Society Board of Trustees

Brendan Bechtel and Anthony Williams Are Appointed to National Geographic Society Board of Trustees

07 July 2015

Two new members have joined the National Geographic Society board of trustees. They are Brendan Bechtel, president and chief operating officer of Bechtel Group, Inc., one of the world’s leading engineering, construction and project management firms; and Anthony Williams, chief executive officer of the Federal City Council and former mayor of Washington, D.C.
Source: National Geographic

Charlene Wheeless

Power List 2015: The Power 50

01 July 2015

Bechtel's Charlene Wheeless, principal VP, global corporate affairs, named one of PRWeek's Power 50 for 2015. These 50 game changers are redefining the role of comms and marketing and elevating their brands and agencies to the highest levels on a global scale.
Source: PRWeek

STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Inductees Press for Action

STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Inductees Press for Action

30 June 2015

It's time to stop talking and start doing. A group of higher education and industry leaders – inducted into this year's U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame – said they're impatient about the current state of STEM education and workforce development in the country, but encouraged about the way things are heading.
Source: U.S. News & World Reports

DOE: Hanford vit plant safety culture shows improvement

DOE: Hanford vit plant safety culture shows improvement

26 June 2015

Improvements have been made in the safety culture at the Hanford vitrification plant, according to a followup assessment conducted by an independent arm of the Department of Energy.
Source: Tri-City Herald