innovation

Blockchain: Implications and Use Cases for the EPC Industry

Blockchain: Implications and Use Cases for the EPC Industry

By now, most of us have heard of BitCoin in some context, maybe from your tech-savvy friend or the news story about the guy who lost $127 million USD of the crypto-currency after accidentally throwing his hard drive in the garbage.

November 14, 2019 4 min read By: Cyril Merienne, Innovation Implementation Lead
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)
How to Innovate When “Fail Fast, Fail Often” Isn’t an Option

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
Tsunami Evacuation Shelters: Solutions for At-Risk Communities in Developing Nations

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
Innovation as a Value, Not an Assignment

Innovation as a Value, Not an Assignment

July 18, 2019 By: David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer
Cheniere Energy Sabine Pass LNG Case Study

Cheniere Energy Sabine Pass LNG Case Study

This paper sheds light on the economics, technology/design features, execution facets, and operational flexibility of Sabine Pass LNG project, as well as provides some detailed on the startup and commissioning aspects of the first two trains.

June 04, 2019 By: Pradeep Pillai, LNG Technology Group Manager
Mars 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Mars 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

May 29, 2019 By: Vivekanand Sista, Additive Manufacturing Specialist
Can Innovators Become Sources of Inertia?

Can Innovators Become Sources of Inertia?

May 13, 2019 By: David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer