List Magazine Ranks Master Builder Among The 100 Most Influential People Of The 20th Century

30 November 1998

List Magazine Ranks Master Builder Among The 100 Most Influential People Of The 20th Century

"Builders & Titans" is the third of five special issues of TIME that collectively examine the life and times of 100 luminaries. CBS News, TIME's partner in this project, airs corresponding prime-time specials. The Builders & Titans installment is scheduled to air Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 10:00 PM Eastern.

The firm that Mr. Bechtel ran from 1933 to 1960 is this year celebrating its centennial. Saluting the organization's accomplishments, including many associated with Steve Bechtel, Sr., the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., has mounted an exhibit called "The Business of Innovation: Projects from Bechtel's First Century." An online digest of the exhibit, which runs through January 4, 1999, can be found at

Since 1898, four generations of Bechtels have led the privately held business through 19,000 projects in 140 nations on all seven continents. Revenues for 1997 totaled US$11.3 billion. Bechtel's web site ( provides abundant information about the Bechtel of today as well as the accomplishments of Steve Bechtel, Sr.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.


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