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Illuminating Aircraft

Check out this Technical Talk interview with Mai Yeung, who's research paper on Apron Floodlighting received the 2019 “Paper of the Year” award from the Illuminating Engineering Society Aviation Lighting Committee.

February 10, 2020 6 min read By: Brian James, Business Communications Specialist
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Collaborating to End Modern-Day Slavery

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.

January 28, 2020 3 min read By: Méabh Browne , UK Regional Sustainability Manager
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Sustainability Drives Innovation, Cost Savings at Saltstone Disposal Unit 6

See how Bechtel colleagues have partnered with DOE to achieve their mission to leave a safer environment for future generations.

November 20, 2019 3 min read By: Tam Nguyen, General Manager, bechtel.org
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Sustainable Urban Stormwater Management and Sponge Cities

Exploring cleaner, more cost-effective alternatives to conventional drainage systems

November 19, 2019 2 min read By: Angelos Findikakis, Senior Principal Engineer and Bechtel Fellow
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Partnering Early Helps Transportation Agencies Deliver More Value for Travelers

Public sector authorities are realizing that many times they are not ready to implement projects as P3s. They need more time to define their objectives and goals for the project, properly define the scope and phasing, and understand and fairly allocate risks between the public and private sectors. As a result, a number of agencies are opting for or at least considering a different approach – engaging private-sector players earlier at a point more upstream in the planning process through what is known as a pre-development agreement (PDA).

October 30, 2019 3 min read By: David S. Blaisdell, Senior Manager, Bechtel Enterprises (BEn)
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How to Innovate When “Fail Fast, Fail Often” Isn’t an Option

In our experience, the best way to mature innovative solutions is to prototype them in a physical environment that closely reflects job site conditions, essentially a lab for designers and builders. Doing so results in a better understanding of integration complexity, the capabilities of the technology, and real versus theoretical benefit discrepancies, as well as the implications of how solutions might be deployed and scaled.

October 29, 2019 3 min read By: David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer
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Catholic University, Bechtel Collaborate to Advance DOE Mission

As the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant ramps up its commissioning phase, Bechtel explored the many contributions made by scientists, universities, and vendors from across the country that have made this first-of-its-kind facility possible. The story of The Catholic University of America’s Vitreous State Laboratory is just one example of these many contributions and how the U.S. Department of Energy and Bechtel have incorporated expertise from around the globe to construct the plant.

October 25, 2019 8 min read By: Tina Banks, Public Affairs Specialist
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Tsunami Evacuation Shelters: Solutions for At-Risk Communities in Developing Nations

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.

October 23, 2019 5 min read By: Angelos Findikakis, Senior Principal Engineer and Bechtel Fellow
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Nuclear Energy Benefits The Environment

Understanding the science behind nuclear power is the first step to understanding its important role in our clean energy future.

July 22, 2019 4 min read By: Lexi Corral, Business Communications Specialist