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    They used to call it good old American know-how, and Bechtel embodies the concept. What it knows is how to build things—big things. With $40 billion in annual revenue, Bechtel has been constructing epic projects for 109 years, ranging from the Hoover Dam to the Trans-Arabian Pipeline to, today, a massive liquefied-natural-gas terminal in Louisiana and a $10.1 billion project to burrow a subway into the Saudi Arabian sands beneath Riyadh. As editor-at-large Shawn Tully puts it (see “The Master of Megaprojects”), “Bechtel has arguably changed the face of the physical world more than any other company, anywhere.”

    Company Info

    CEO
    Bill Dudley
    HQ location
    San Francisco