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Incorporating Resilience in National Infrastructure Plans

A guest post by Stephen Jordan and Steve Rochlin
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Idea #8: Incorporating Resilience in National Infrastructure Plans

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we ask experts from the Institute for Sustainable Development to offer a better way to tie disaster response and recovery plans to the national infrastructure agenda.

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

Secret Cities, 75 Years Later: Bechtel Highlights Future of Los Alamos, Hanford, Oak Ridge

New exhibit opens at Washington D.C.’s National Building Museum
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A museum exhibit profiling a largely untold aspect of a turning point of the 20th century opened today in the U.S. capital, sponsored in part by Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction.

Ailie MacAdam and the Biggest Construction Project in Europe

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“When you have such a big infrastructure project, you have the opportunity, certainly, but I’d say more the responsibility to invest those public funds in a way that lifts the sector up, and really move the dial on the diversity of engineering teams,” stated Bechtel’s Ailie MacAdam on the reasoning behind creating a more diverse team for London’s Crossrail project.

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.

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.

Emergency, Emergency, This Is America’s Infrastructure Calling: Brendan Bechtel

Now's the time to replace crumbling bridges and roads with stronger, smarter alternatives.
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Brendan Bechtel is the fifth-generation president of Bechtel Group, Inc., an engineering and construction company.

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Brendan Bechtel is the fifth-generation president of Bechtel Group, Inc., an engineering and construction company.

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