Meet The 36-Year-Old Chairman and CEO of Bechtel, Brendan Bechtel

In this month’s issue of GineersNow: Construction Leaders, we’re excited to feature Bechtel Corporation, one of the largest construction & engineering company in the world.

June is an exciting month for this magazine.

In this month’s issue of GineersNow: Construction Leaders, we’re excited to feature Bechtel Corporation, the largest construction company in the United States. Engineering News Record ranks the company as the number one in several categories such as the Top US Contractor in 2017, Top Petroleum Contractor, Top Transportation Contractor and Top Industrial Contractor.

What makes this feature exciting is the leader behind this powerful company: the elected chairman of the Bechtel Group Inc., 36-year-old Brendan Bechtel. If you haven’t heard of his name before, you should! In 2016, he was #1 on their annual 40 Under 40 list. In this special feature, learn more about the young CEO and his journey into becoming the company’s elected chairman.

We’ve also featured several companies this month. Read our exclusive interview with KONE on how the company is making elevator and escalator travel easier, safe and more convenient. We’ve also put a spotlight on KARAM on how its helping several companies protect their people from hazardous work environments and on AXA on why the insurer is a key partner in construction projects.

Check out the latest from BITZER as it launched intelligent CSW compact screw compressor. Get updated on the latest news on Wirtgen’s SP 60 Series and learn more about how Scopus is setting the industry benchmark on large-scale modular build project. We also have a special feature on how Doka is forming the future of construction.

So sit back and learn something new in this industry today. Keep up with the latest trends on the Construction Industry with GineersNow: Construction Leaders. 

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  1. Great coverage about Bechtel. I am proud to be part of this organization.

    dennis romero
    Senior Commissioning engineer
    bechtel corporation

  2. I never really make any comments in magazines. But the story about Bechtel is really true. We have the best leaders and our policies are always to take care of our people.

    Marwa El-Sheemy
    Senior Civil Engineer
    Bechtel Corporation

  3. Wonderful article. Thank you to the editors of this magazine.

    Mukul Bhushan
    Regional Commercial Director – Europe, Middle East and Africa
    Bechtel Corporation

  4. Never knew that our chairman is only 36yo. Awesome story.

    Steve Sparrow
    Certified Rigging Engineer – Riyadh Metro Project
    Bechtel Corporation

  5. Good article about the new chairman of Bechtel. Contratultions to Brendan Bechtel.

    Dr. Bernd Pütter
    Senior Vice President; Head of Corporate Communications
    HOCHTIEF Aktiengesellschaft
    Corporate Headquarters
    Opernplatz 2
    45128 Essen
    Tel.: +49 201 824-2610
    Fax: +49 201 824-92634

  6. Congratulations to Bechtel.

    Christian Sadleder
    Managing Director – STRABAG AG, Austria / CEO – STRABAG S.A.S., Colombia

  7. Félicitations à Bechtel Corporation.

    José-Michaël Chenu
    Directeur Marketing Stratégique
    Développement Urbain de VINCI

  8. While the downturn in 2007-09 heavily affected the construction segment globally, the impact was not felt evenly.

    Graham Jones
    Oman & UAE Industries Operations Manager
    Colas Middle East

  9. The global construction industry is changing. More growth opportunities in emerging markets,

    Nileshkumar Modi
    Principal Engineer- I&C

  10. Technology in construction is changing the industry in ways that favor big firms.

    John MacKinnon
    Construction Director
    Al Futtaim Carillion LLC

  11. That’s a big responsibility for a 36 year old engineer.

    Stephen Martin
    Construction Director
    ISG Middle East

  12. Engineering and construction companies need better technology.

    Mark Warrington
    QSSE Construction Safety Director
    Atkins Middle East

  13. Indeed, many studies have highlighted the significant
    contribution of the construction industry to national economic development.

    James Keith
    Construction Director
    Mace UAE

  14. The construction industry is large and varied – wherever there is industry growth, there is sure to be construction to follow.

    Riazuddin Mohammed
    Construction Director
    Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas ( VOX )

  15. I disagree with John. There are numerous arguments and counter arguments regarding the true role of the construction industry in advancing economic development.

    Daniel Hilu
    Construction Director
    Al Futtaim Carillion

  16. Well despite that positive forecast, a feeling of uncertainty continues to loom over the construction industry.

    Bosko Nikolic
    Design and Construction – Senior Director
    McDonald’s Middle East Development Company

  17. Nice story about Bechtel’s young chairman. Good luck to him.

    Imad J.ILaaby
    Sr.Projects Director – Dead of Construction – Meydan, DHCC, The Palm &furjan Projects
    Azizi Developments

  18. The days of design-bid-build domination might be winding down.

    David Mc Dermott
    Construction Director
    Kerzner International

  19. There will be a continuing and expanded trend towards project team collaboration. This is a fact.

    Graham Stanley
    Director of Construction
    Roya International

  20. Bechtel is a family owned business. It is natural that the son will take over the company.

    Ehab Edward
    Construction Director
    Kele Contracting LLC

  21. Nice article about Doka.

    Khaled M. El Bahaey
    Construction Director
    EFECO LLC (Subsidiary of Arabtec Holding PJSC)

  22. Kone… she looks very stunning. I should specify Kone lifts in our major projects.

    Adrian Gavin
    Construction Director
    Al Futtaim Carillion

  23. Another battle for the tallest building in the world. Construction In Middle East is getting taller and taller.

    Lyndon Hives
    Pre-Construction Director (UAE & Gulf)
    McLaren Construction Ltd – Dubai

  24. Spot on article by AXA about safety and security. This should be the standard for construction companies and insurance firms.

    David James
    Pre-Construction / Project Director
    Carillion MENA

  25. The construction sector is investment-led industry and therefore susceptible to economic downturns.

    Noel Mullins
    Director of Engineering and Construction
    GCC SERVICES (Gulf Catering Company for General Trade and Contracting WLL)

  26. The construction sector will benefit from a massive expansion in Dubai’s transport and hospitality sectors with the 2020 tourism strategy.

    Omar Galadari
    Executive Director (Construction Division)
    Galadari Investments – Ziad Galadari Group

  27. Construction industry operators in the Middle East have been forced to increasingly rely on renewed private investment.

    George Saad
    Construction Director

  28. Technology and digitalisation is improving the construction sector, through equipment and materials, on the jobsite and even with PPE.

    Grahame Gibbs
    Construction Director
    Murray and Roberts Contractors (Abu Dhabi) LLC

  29. Contractor licensing and OHSA requirements are likely to get more complicated as technology changes.

    Jay Haddad
    Director of Operations and Construction Management

  30. Apps can help keep data in order and share information between the office and construction sites.

    Anthony Farmer
    Business Platform Director – Medium Excavators (Expat)
    Volvo Construction Equipment

  31. Bechtel is a joy to work with. Very professional company with a clear vision. Congratulations Bechtel.

    David Pearson
    Director / Principal Recruitment Consultant
    The RIG Recruitment Middle East

  32. From bulldozers to freightliners, trucking is becoming smart.

    Yaser Jamoukha
    Construction Manager
    KEO International Consultants PM/CM

  33. Not all construction materials need to be new.

    Lurdh Allam
    Regional Engineering Director
    Proserv – Production Technology Services

  34. Drones are popping up everywhere, and construction job site is no different.

    Mark Jamieson
    Executive Director, PM Services KEO & Institution of Civil Engineers UAE Country Representative

  35. Today the technologies of both manufacturing and construction have changed.

    Murat Derinbay
    Business Director
    Kobelco Construction Machinery

  36. Just to add to your article. The heavy civil sector encompasses major public works, including dams, highways, airports, and water distribution and sewage facilities.

    Wassim Salem
    Civil and Infrastructure Director, Dubai

  37. Over the past 10 years the impacts of technology on the construction sector have varied by the type of construction being performed.

    Youssry Aziz
    Director-Construction Company/Projects Director
    Sait Group Construction Co.

  38. CAD, is now a fact of life in the design-construction process.

    Director, construction and project management
    Riyadh International Catering Corporation / McDonalds

  39. Construction equipment, in general, assists in moving and assembling materials.

    Rami Bati
    Director Of Construction Projects and Maintenance
    Namaa Al Munawara

  40. The report is true. The use of computerized expert systems for construction applications in Saudi Arabia is a growing trend.

    Eng.Wael El Gharabawy
    Director of Procurement & Operations – Construction Division
    Al Emarat Al Arabia Group. Solidarity with Fahd Al Moejel Comp

  41. Well said… system controls that optimize the design, procurement and construction processes are the keys in the construction industry to capitalize on technological innovations.

    Samy Askar
    Director of Construction
    Alwatan Alghali for Contracting Co.

  42. I think that the global availability of basic design-build capability will permit tighter competition on a technical level for conventional construction projects in the Middle East.

    Said Shoman
    After Sales Director
    Alkhorayef Commercial Company

  43. Technology is changing the nature and shape of the markets served by the construction sector.

    Ali Al-Hashem
    Director of Sales
    Superior Energy Services – Wild Well Control

  44. عيد مبارك للجميع

    Dr. Majid Ibrahim
    Talent and Qatarization Manager
    Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd (Tasweeq)

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