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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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Innovating for Engagement

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.

April 09, 2019 By: Joanna Winters, Communications Manager
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Incorporating Resilience in National Infrastructure Plans

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.

July 15, 2018 By: Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability
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Controlling Flooding with Permeable Concrete

Bechtel examines the opportunity of utilizing permeable concrete and other associated materials to help control flooding in developed cities.

July 11, 2018 By: Emily Spicher, Communications Specialist
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“Green-Grey” Approaches to Building Resilient Communities

This case study examines how we can deliver projects that combine nature-based (green), traditional infrastructure (grey) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) solutions.

April 01, 2018 By: Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability