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Designing a Sustainable Future

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In the past few years, global efforts such as the Paris Agreement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have demonstrated the tremendous progress that can be achieved through collective action.

The unprecedented focus from both the public and pri­vate sector on the health of our planet has signaled that efforts to limit environmental impacts can no longer be considered “above and beyond” the normal scope of a company’s operations, but rather serve as investments for our global community’s overall health and future growth in a responsible manner.

Dare to Dream Big

The film Dream Big: Engineering Our World gives insight to the capabilities and creative imagination of the many unsung heroes in engineering
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Upon first consideration, it might not seem the stuff of grand cinematic adventure. But could engineering secretly be an exciting, creative, heroic realm where the optimists of today are creating the life-saving, world-altering marvels that will make for a safer, more connected, more equal and even more awe-inspiring tomorrow?

Corporate Sustainability Unfolding

by Christopher P. Skroupa
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Tam Nguyen is the global head of sustainability for Bechtel corporation, an international engineering and construction company. He directs the overall formulation and implementation of Bechtel’s sustainability strategy and integration process across the enterprise and into major projects. He also leads corporate initiatives, stakeholder and policy planning on a range of global issues, including climate change, human rights, and economic development. Mr. Nguyen serves as vice-chair of the corporate responsibility committee of the U.S.

Sustainability and Profitability

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This article was originally printed in The VOICE, which is published for The Construction Users Roundtable. To view past issues of the magazine, go to https://www.curt.org/resources/the-voice-magazine/.  This excerpt is being republished with permission. Read the full article here.

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This article was originally printed in The VOICE, which is published for The Construction Users Roundtable. To view past issues of the magazine, go to https://www.curt.org/resources/the-voice-magazine/.  This excerpt is being republished with permission. Read the full article here.

Bechtel Inspires School Children to ‘Dream Big’ About Careers in Engineering

The company partners for global robotics competition finals and European premiere of 3D engineering film
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LONDON, June 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the University of Bath are hosting the first international finals of FIRST® LEGO® League, a global robotics competition designed to encourage schoolchildren to take up careers in engineering and technology.  More than 700 children aged 9-16 representing 36 countries worldwide will battle it out in the FIRST® LEGO® League International Open Championship 2017 from 21-24 June, being held in the UK for the first time.

The Circular Economy Advantage on Bechtel Projects

by James Feiler, Environmental Services Manager and Michael Davies, Project Environmental Manger, SCPx Project
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A defining characteristic of the remarkable industrial development experienced over the last 100 years has been a ‘make-use-dispose’ approach to resource utilization in industrial processes. While this ‘linear economy’ approach has resulted in enormous advances for societies, it also has created an unsustainable demand for and use of resources and materials. With global population expected to swell to an estimated 9 billion by 2050, the intelligent use of limited resources in production and consumption has become a subject of socio-political, environmental, and economic discussion.

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A defining characteristic of the remarkable industrial development experienced over the last 100 years has been a ‘make-use-dispose’ approach to resource utilization in industrial processes. While this ‘linear economy’ approach has resulted in enormous advances for societies, it also has created an unsustainable demand for and use of resources and materials. With global population expected to swell to an estimated 9 billion by 2050, the intelligent use of limited resources in production and consumption has become a subject of socio-political, environmental, and economic discussion.

Bechtel's 2017 Sustainability Commitment

The way we deliver projects for our customers and the world matters as much as what we deliver.
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by Tam Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability

Bechtel Highlights Commitment to Sustainability in 2017 Top CEOs Association Report. The Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

What’s Next for Bechtel’s Sustainability

by Tam Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability
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Global stressors – from water scarcity to modern-day slavery – are forcing companies to fundamentally rethink and reinvent business models and practices to support a more secure, sustainable future. With a track record of building more than 25,000 projects across 160 countries on all seven continents over the past 119 years, looking ahead to the future, Bechtel is uniquely positioned to transform how the engineering and construction industries design, build and operate mega-projects around the world.

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Global stressors – from water scarcity to modern-day slavery – are forcing companies to fundamentally rethink and reinvent business models and practices to support a more secure, sustainable future. With a track record of building more than 25,000 projects across 160 countries on all seven continents over the past 119 years, looking ahead to the future, Bechtel is uniquely positioned to transform how the engineering and construction industries design, build and operate mega-projects around the world.

Bechtel Launches Long-Term Sustainability Targets

Ambitious Goals Focused on Cost Optimization and Promoting Global Prosperity
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RESTON, Va., April 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, announced a set of ambitious long-term targets to increase the company’s contributions to global sustainability. The goals and targets are part of Bechtel’s ongoing and comprehensive strategy to further integrate sustainability within the company.

Bechtel Video | Safe Crossings in Kukibuye

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Watch as Bechtel’s Engineers Without Borders-UK chapter constructs a footbridge for a Rwandan village. 

The team worked with Arup and the U.S. nonprofit Bridges to Prosperity to design and build the 138-foot (42-meter) suspension bridge. 

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