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.
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.
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.
Bechtel examines the opportunity of utilizing permeable concrete and other associated materials to help control flooding in developed cities.
This case study examines how we can deliver projects that combine nature-based (green), traditional infrastructure (grey) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) solutions.