Report highlights expertise to deliver next generation sustainable development
Reston, Va., January 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Bechtel announced today the release of its annual sustainability report, showcasing projects and innovations that are delivering sustainable cities, fostering cleaner energy, and preserving scarce water resources worldwide.
Bechtel delivers the most complex projects in the world for its customers. These feats are not only modern engineering marvels; they spur long-term prosperity and growth that transform countries and lives. Bechtel delivered for its customers, partners, and society:
Bechtel and its partners, MacGillivray Freeman Films, ASCE and DiscoverE are gearing up to release the Dream Big film on February 17, 2017. The film premieres in 3D IMAX® and giant-screen theatres worldwide and should change how we talk about engineering with K-12 students. Dream Big is an up-close look at engineering wonders around the world and also showcases kids using engineering principles that can change their life and maybe impact our world.
The best projects provide, connect, and produce sustainable outcomes.
by Craig Albert and Tam Nguyen
Sustainable infrastructure is a confluence of ideas. It’s physical, eco-friendly, and smart. It seeks to minimize costs and maximize the use of resources. It’s also global. The United Nations specifically mentioned infrastructure in its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The role of infrastructure is to provide essential services to societies and industries, including transportation networks, energy grids, and wastewater-treatment plants. Such projects are critical to economic development and to connecting people and ideas.
The expense and inefficiency of capturing carbon emissions from gas-fired power plants may no longer be a barrier to using the cheap, abundant fuel as a step in reaching both global development and climate targets.
Bechtel's Linda Miller has been shortlisted for the 2016 WISE Woman of the Year Award! Linda works on Crossrail - Europe's largest construction project - as project manager for Farringdon Station in London. Find out who else made the shortlist here.
Bechtel officially delivered the First® Lego® League Challenge Kit to students at the Santiago Apóstol school. This will be the third consecutive year that Bechtel Chile sponsors the school. We wish the students the best of luck as they take part in the FLL tournament!
Bechtel realizó la entrega oficial del Kit Desafío First® Lego® League a los alumnos del Colegio Santiago Apóstol. 2016 es el tercer año consecutivo en que Bechtel Chile auspicia la participación de este colegio. ¡Les deseamos lo mejor en su participación en el torneo FLL!
Bechtel-led plant pilot testing will ensure personnel, facilities and equipment perform safely and as designed.
RESTON, VA, September 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Bechtel has congratulated the workforce at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant on achieving a significant milestone—the initial processing of chemical weapons, bringing the U.S. a step closer to meeting treaty obligations to destroy its remaining chemical weapons stockpile. The milestone marks the first time that the Bechtel-led plant has handled mustard agent.
Javier Moya, a Bechtel project controls engineer, initially became interested in a STEM career because of his father. “Colleagues call my father an engineer amongst engineers,” he says. “He is passionate about the engineering field and about working with people. He enjoys the technical aspect of his professional above all else. He thrives on solving complex problems. That intellectual curiosity has been passed on to my brothers and me.” His parents encouraged STEM-related activities around their home, too.
Across the globe, about 1,200 new coal-fired plants are being proposed, with China and India together accounting for 76 percent of the proposed new coal power capacities. Furthermore, even though the projected renewables share of the global energy mix by 2030 is expected to grow, fossil fuels will be a significant electric generation—about 44 percent. These trends show there is still more to be done if we are to achieve significant reductions in global carbon emissions.