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I Still Have A Dream

By Kevin Edwards, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Blog

When civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington in 1963, central to the famous I Have a Dream speech, what he gave that day was the message that racial equality was an essential element for the future of the United States.

Employee's Passion for Fitness Helps a Company Get in Shape

By Ashley Accardo, Public Affairs Representative
Blog

In early spring, the United States and other nations went into lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. In just a few days, millions of office workers found themselves logging in from dining tables, hunching over smaller screens, sitting in uncomfortable chairs, and attending long meetings on Zoom, Teams, or Skype.

Could Naming Heatwaves Save Lives?

By Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability
Blog

Contributors: Camila Bauer and Chantelle Morrissette

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we examine the climate impacts and implications of extreme heat on cities and its citizens.

SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Disrupting Cooling Technology: Accelerating the Path to Net Zero

By: David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer | Tam Nguyen, Corporate Manager for Sustainability
Blog

Bechtel is disrupting cooling fundamentals with our novel cycle technology. Crescendō targets improved cooling performance with its breakthrough architecture, commanding greater energy and cost efficiencies to meet growing demands globally.

How Do We #RebuildBetter? Brendan Bechtel Interviews Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

By: Brian James, Business Communications Specialist
Blog

Listen in as Brendan Bechtel speaks with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on behalf of the Business Roundtable about the impact of COVID 19 on infrastructure initiatives, the importance of digital infrastructure – especially building out broadband in rural areas – and how private businesses, labor, and policymakers can unite to rebuild the American economy.

Brendan leads the Business Roundtable (BRT) Infrastructure Committee. Governor Hogan is the Immediate Past Chair of the National Governors Association.

Bechtel Elevates Jack Futcher to Vice Chairman; Appoints Craig Albert President and Chief Operating Officer

Shaun Kenny will succeed Albert as President of Infrastructure Business
Press Release

RESTON, Va., July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Bechtel Group, Inc. announced today that Craig Albert, who has led the company’s Infrastructure business unit since 2016, will succeed Jack Futcher as president and chief operating officer of Bechtel Group, Inc.

The COVID-19 Paradigm Shift: A Once-In-A-Generation Challenge & Opportunity

By Linda Miller OBE, Infrastructure Construction Director
Blog

The post-pandemic world can be safer, more equitable, and increasingly sustainable – and engineers are ready to make it happen. That’s my takeaway after participating in today’s BBC World Service panel titled The Engineers: Re-Engineering the Future.

Bechtel's Global Family Shows off Their #StaySafe Spirit

By Brian James, Business Communications Specialist
Blog

Whether they are back in the office or working at home, our global Bechtel family is taking safety seriously and having fun doing it. As we transition back to normal operations, we asked our colleagues and their families to get out the camera, break out the paints, and create fun reminders of the many ways we all can #StaySafe.

Innovation and Partnership Deliver 29,600 Masks for Kenya

By LeeAnne Lang, Bechtel Group Foundation operations manager
Blog

In Kenya, a partnership between business leaders and a local social enterprise organization is creating affordable, re-useable masks for the country’s fight against COVID-19.

The Kenyan government began requiring face coverings in April, but the high cost of masks was a hurdle for many in the East African nation. In addition, most masks were designed for one-time use, an approach that didn’t mesh with the country’s sustainability goals. 

Keeping 6,000 Families in Homes During Hard Times

By LeeAnne Lang, Bechtel Group Foundation operations manager
Blog

There’s no place like home for sheltering in place, but the economic upheaval from the global pandemic is making it harder to hold onto those homes.

“A short-term loss of income can turn into a long-term catastrophe if a family loses their housing,” says Annie Cacheiro, executive director of Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC). The nonprofit currently serves two counties in eastern Tennessee, an area with a history of economic hardship.

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