Engineering the Next 100 Years

Sustainable design for resiliency and prosperity
Aug 17, 2015 5:15 PM ET

Global megatrends—from the expected population surge to the scarcity of resources—are changing the way we design, construct, and operate critical structures and systems that will benefit society for the long term. Where the world sees challenges, we see engineering solutions.

Sustainable engineering has always been intrinsic to Bechtel, and one of the most promising opportunities to advance its effectiveness is Big Data. Satellites, drones, and sensors are all providing historical and predictive data and analytics—weather patterns, integrity of existing infrastructure, population movements, traffic patterns, erosion, and more. This information affects how projects are planned, designed, and managed for greater reliability, resiliency, affordability, and sustainability.

“Our vision is to lead the industry in designing facilities that are built and operated in an environmentally sound, socially responsible, and economically efficient manner and that will leave a positive and sustainable impact on our customers and on society.” Dr. Amos Avidan Corporate Manager of Engineering, Bechtel.

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Read Bechtel's 2015 Sustainability Report.