Quality & Compliance

Quality—in our people, our processes, and materials and services

Longstanding reputation for quality

At Bechtel, we pride ourselves on a longstanding reputation for quality—in our people, our processes, and the materials and services we deliver to our customers. Quality is a differentiator for Bechtel and its projects and has been a cornerstone of our success since 1898.

Quality in the construction business is measured by how well a facility or unit is designed and how well it performs during its lifetime. These characteristics depend heavily on the abilities of our suppliers and contractors to provide best-in-class equipment, materials, and services.

Our process

Supplier requirements

Suppliers and contractors are responsible for providing equipment, materials, and services that meet all technical requirements of the contract specifications, including all applicable industry codes, standards, permits, and licenses. This means that all equipment and materials arriving at our project sites are defect free and that the workmanship of contractors meets the highest industry standards.

As part of our attention to quality, all equipment and material suppliers and subcontractors are evaluated during and after each project contract. A quality performance rating is recorded in our system for our future reference, indicating the best performing companies that we have used in the past.

We pride ourselves on quality work. We insist on the same high industry standards from our suppliers and contractors.