Building Internal Capacity For Infrastructure

By: Catherine Irvin, Communications Specialist

Contributing Authors: Vincent NougaredeCatherine McKalip-Thompson and Carlos Alarco Proano

Making the World Cleaner, Safer, and More Secure

By: Fred deSousa

For more than 40 years, we have partnered with industry, academia, and allied governments to make the world a cleaner, safer, and more secure place. We have performed environmental cleanup work at more than 500 contaminated sites across the world, managed operations at vital national security projects, and helped the U.S. and other countries reduce threats posed by weapons of mass destruction. Their results will benefit people and the environment for centuries to come.

Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, Colorado

Digging Out: How Concepts Of Minecraft And A Silly Name Are Transforming A Serious Business

By: Fred deSousa and Colin McIntyre

Consider this scenario: When planning a large power plant project, designers find that two large hills – some 8 million cubic meters of soil and hard rock – will literally need to be dug out and moved, truckload by truckload, to create the flat space necessary for the plant’s buildings and support facilities.

Bechtel-led Team Begins Destruction of Final U.S. Stockpile of Chemical Weapons

Plant marks milestone in international treaty obligations
Press Release

RESTON, Va., June 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - With the destruction, in a sealed chamber, of one World War II-era projectile loaded with mustard agent, a Bechtel-led team in Kentucky has begun eliminating the final stockpile of U.S. chemical munitions, bringing the nation closer to its goal of permanently eradicating the weapons.

Local Engineering Students Design For The Future

By: Gerald Perada, Innovation Operations Manager

On Thursday, May 9, representatives from Bechtel Innovate, along with a Bechtel university relations representative visited the University of Maryland in College Park, to take part in the university’s Clark School Department of Mechanical Engineering Design Day. Design Day highlights the talents and creativity of mechanical engineering students in the Integrated Product and Process Development Course. 33 teams of senior-level students presented project prototypes built to solve selected engineering problems.

Electric Vehicles And The Need For Public Charging Infrastructure

By: Kelley Brown, Global Communications Sector Lead, Bechtel Infrastructure and Power Corp (BIPC)

Additional Author: Dan Degagne

Compressed Gas Energy Storage

By: John Gülen, Senior Principal Engineer

One of the latest trends in energy is the mandate to increase the level of energy derived from renewable resources. As with many trends, a variety of challenges have arisen. Renewable resources, like wind and solar, have low-predictability because ‘they’re on when they are on’ and may not be available when called upon to satisfy immediate demand. Because of this, it’s difficult to match electric power demand and renewable based supply, which is important for both users and producers of electrical energy.

Innovating For Engagement

By: Joanna Winters, Communications Manager

Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we examine the use of virtual reality to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples on major projects.


FIRST® and Strategic Partners Team Up to Introduce Robotics to Underserved Students

By: Shelley Henderson, Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusions for FIRST®

Experience with FIRST® Encourages Students to Select STEM Careers 

During back-to-back weeks in April nearly 70,000 students traveled to Houston and Detroit to compete in the FIRST® Championship. Students, mentors, parents, volunteers, and thousands of robots from around the world descended upon the two cities.

Construction Practices For A Sustainable Future

By: Brian James, Business Communications Specialist

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Target 13.2. Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning.



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