Women are critical to the sustainable development efforts in the region, but their unique contributions to conflict prevention and local commerce are often unrecognized or unsupported.
Construction industry workers are among the populations most vulnerable to modern-day slavery. The high demand for low-skilled workers and the prevalence of temporary staff are just two contributing factors.
In disaster-prone areas, elevated evacuation shelters can be an integral part of a national or local disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategy and programs. They enable vulnerable communities to get to safety at the first warning of an incoming tsunami.
To build a skilled workforce, Gabon implemented the National Infrastructure Master Plan, which has become the prototype for project management organizations delivering infrastructure in other countries.
As part of the delivery of the Amrun bauxite mine project in Australia, Bechtel utilized virtual reality to engage the local Aboriginal Traditional Owners – the Wik-Waya people.
Reducing GHG or CO2 emissions takes a concerted effort, and the engineering and construction industry plays an important role to support a low carbon future through innovation, enhanced practices, and the future of work.
Bechtel utilizes a unique, objective analysis to understand the risks of modern day slavery to improve business efficiencies and decision-making processes on preventing MDS.
Bechtel examines the efforts to build local inclusivity in urban communities impacted by major construction projects.
In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, it is time to re-think our approach to disaster response and recovery. Since 1980, average annual disaster costs have doubled every decade.