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Bechtel Talks:
Lessons Learned
In Iraq

On the last day of October, Bechtel Corp.'s three-year, $3.2-billion contract to reconstruct critical infrastructure in Iraq expires. With that deadline looming, and as the company finished close-out operations and pulled its people out of the embattled land, a handful of executives who have played key roles in Bechtel¹s Iraq Reconstruction Project, sat down with ENR editors in New York to break the their self-imposed silence on projects, explain Bechtel¹s performance and share critical lessons learned.

• View Bechtel's Powerpoint presentation outlining the company's Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program, (, 5.31MB)

• Download a transcript of the full 1 hr and 50 minute interview here, (, 242Kb)
Michael Dodson
Bechtel National
Program Manager, Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program
Cliff Mumm
Bechtel Infrastructure Corporation
Donna Bonghi
Bechtel National
Manager of Human Resources, Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Program
Michael Kidder
Bechtel National
Manager of Public Affairs
Drew Slaton

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