Sustainability

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What is a bankable project in Africa?

Learn about successful infrastructure investment and management options.

September 14, 2016 By: Andrew Patterson
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How A 135 Year Old Tunnel Was Brought Back to Life

On most engineering projects there are challenges that arise. At the Crossrail project one of those challenges came in the form of modernizing the Connaught Tunnel to meet the space needs for electric trains.

July 31, 2016 By: Guest Author
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Behind the Build: The Caversham Bridge

What does it look like to build a bridge in 94 hours? Take a look at this fascinating time-lapse video to see what that looks like!

July 26, 2016 By: Guest Author
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Transitioning from climate commitments to implementation

With more than 180 countries committing to nationally determined climate targets, covering 99 percent of global emissions, and about 65 percent focused on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), the Paris Climate Agreement has advanced global efforts to tackle climate change.

July 04, 2016 By: John Gülen, Senior Principal Engineer
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Local content policies and programs: an enabler for development and growth in Africa

Use of local workers and suppliers can be the most efficient way to execute key aspects of a project, while other jobs may require specialized skills not available among nationals. This reality can become a source of socio-economic and political tension when local supply and project demand are not well understood by all stakeholders.

June 27, 2016 By: Andrew Patterson
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Investing in sustainable infrastructure

Learn how infrastructure can become a driver of development and stability with targeted investments in smart projects and capacity building that produce measurable results. This paves the way for sustainable economic growth in developing countries.

April 12, 2016 By: Andrew Patterson
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Delivering sustainable water solutions

Access to water is a global issue that, according to the World Resources Institute, affects more than a billion people. By 2025, it is estimated that 3.5 billion people may live with extreme water scarcity. Bechtel colleagues and partners today work with vulnerable communities around the world to build resilient infrastructure and improve access to safe, reliable drinking water.

March 13, 2016 By: Bon Voss, Civil Engineer
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Women At Bechtel Are Making a Difference in Construction

Bechtel is committed to having a diverse workforce and women at Bechtel are making their mark on the construction industry.

March 07, 2016 By: Guest Author
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Drastic Times Lead to Monumental Change

When the United States was drawn into World War II, the nation’s workforce suddenly shifted. Appeals went out many women answered the call, changing the dynamic of how women contributed during the war.

March 03, 2016 By: Guest Author