economic development

Partnering Early Helps Transportation Agencies Deliver More Value for Travelers

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)
Building Internal Capacity for Infrastructure

Building Internal Capacity for Infrastructure

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.

July 16, 2019 By: Catherine Irvin , Communications Specialist
Rethinking Construction, Workforce Development, and Local Economic Development

Rethinking Construction, Workforce Development, and Local Economic Development

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the world needs to invest around $3.3 trillion dollars in infrastructure through 2030 to meet economic growth forecasts. A skilled construction workforce is essential to meeting this demand.

November 02, 2017 By: Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability
Raising standards of a sustainable supply chain

Raising standards of a sustainable supply chain

Bechtel's president for Latin America discusses the importance of developing a sustainable global supply chain and working with suppliers from Latin America.

August 01, 2017 By: Hector Garcia
The circular economy advantage on Bechtel projects

The circular economy advantage on Bechtel projects

With global population expected to swell to an estimated 9 billion by 2050, the intelligent use of limited resources in production and consumption has become a subject of socio-political, environmental, and economic discussion.

May 02, 2017 By: Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability
One thing business can do to address fresh water risk

One thing business can do to address fresh water risk

CI's Marielle Canter Wienkel recommends what companies can do to address fresh water risk.

January 18, 2017 By: Marielle Canter Weikel, Conservation International
Balancing fresh water consumption and capacity

Balancing fresh water consumption and capacity

Dr. Troeng shares the importance of water consumption planning and ways to use existing water.

January 16, 2017 By: Dr Sebastian Troeng, Conservation International
Cultivate business in Latin America

Cultivate business in Latin America

Small businesses are an unmistakable engine of economic growth in Latin America, and a critical part of any international company’s supply chain when it works in the region.

November 15, 2016 By: Hector Garcia
How infrastructure companies deliver real benefits

How infrastructure companies deliver real benefits

Sustainable infrastructure is a confluence of ideas. It’s physical, eco-friendly, and smart. It seeks to minimize costs and maximize the use of resources. It’s also global.

October 12, 2016 By: Craig Albert