SOURCE: Bechtel


September 26, 2011 13:10 ET

Bechtel Honored by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

University's New Science and Engineering Building Features 'Bechtel Wing'

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2011) - Bechtel Corporation has received special recognition from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) as the school named the north wing of its new Science and Engineering Building in the company's honor. The name was revealed during the dedication of the state-of-the-art research center. As part of Bechtel's commitment to provide opportunities for future engineers, the company helped underwrite the construction of the new facility.

"As a global engineering company, we have a responsibility to help provide students with access to an education centered on science and technology. This building will be home to many future engineers and we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of it," said John MacDonald, Bechtel's manager of human resources.

Bechtel has a history in Nevada that dates back to the construction of the Hoover Dam. For nearly 80 years, Bechtel has provided engineering, construction, and project management services to the state through contracts at the Nevada Test Site, the Yucca Mountain Project, and the expansion of McCarran International Airport.

UNLV's Science and Engineering Building houses faculty researchers, graduate students, and staff from five of UNLV's colleges and more than a dozen campus departments. The facility is uniquely designed to foster interdisciplinary research and education, with an open floor plan, moveable lab benches and casework, and more than a dozen laboratories. The new addition to the UNLV campus has also earned a LEED silver rating for its sustainable design.

About Bechtel
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right -- no matter how big, how complex or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation; communications and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas and chemicals; and government services.

Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 employees team with customers, partners and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries.

About UNLV
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of 28,000 students and 3,300 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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