Breakwaters: Smarter, deeper, faster

Breakwaters: Smarter, deeper, faster

12 March 2015

Bechtel's Marco Pluijm discusses how to reduce the cost of the breakwater in any port project by adopting a 'smart ports' approach.
Source: Port Strategy

Driven by diversity: Bechtel's global rail boss Ailie MacAdam

Driven by diversity: Bechtel's global rail boss Ailie MacAdam

25 November 2014

Having played a leading role on some of the UK’s biggest civil engineering projects, Ailie MacAdam is perhaps an unlikely advocate of the notion that industry should do more to attract and retain female engineers.
Source: The Engineer

MOD offers managed service provider contracts

MOD offers managed service provider contracts

04 November 2014

Bechtel will work alongside existing Defence, Equipment and Support (DE&S) staff to help change the way they manage the buying and support of defence equipment, and helps deliver the Ministry of Defence's (MOD’s) 10-year £164 billion equipment plan.  Image: © Crown copyright 2015
Source: UK Ministry of Defence

How infrastructure can support global sustainability goals

How infrastructure can support global sustainability goals

01 October 2014

World leaders were meeting in New York this week to discuss a set of sustainable development goals for Governments and civil society.  Among these goals: “build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable infrastructure and foster innovation.”  In this opinion editorial, Bechtel's Dr Elisabeth Culbard says investment in infrastructure provides more than just new buildings and bridges, it can change a country's future.
Source: Infrastructure Intelligence

It's all about the people

It's all about the people

01 September 2014

Bechtel's Ailie MacAdam discusses why building the right teams and the right relationships with groups involved in construction and the communities affected by it is crucial to success.
Source: Transport Times (PDF)

More likely to stand out!

More likely to stand out!

01 September 2014

Ailie MacAdam, managing director of Bechtel’s global rail business spoke to Rail Professional about women in rail engineering
Source: Rail Professional (PDF)

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System earns POWER's highest honor

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System earns POWER's highest honor

01 August 2014

The year of Big Solar has arrived, and at the moment there are none bigger than Ivanpah. For overcoming numerous obstacles to build the world's largest solar thermal plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is awarded POWER's 2014 Plant of the Year Award.
Source: Power Magazine
 

The shift to natural gas: steady but slow

The shift to natural gas: steady but slow

01 May 2014

Report of a panel of experts, including Bechtel's Scott Austin, discussing the future of gas-fired generation in North America.
Source: Power Engineering (PDF)