Black & Veatch knows construction and has been innovating literally since our earliest days building America’s heartlands and infrastructure throughout the world. Every project we undertake harnesses the latest advances in materials, project management and sustainability to bring our clients the best quality, efficiency and safety -- the things that matter most when it counts, where it counts.
We deliver this through a full spectrum of contracting and services-based solutions that suit your risk profile and capital budget. With Black & Veatch at the heart of your construction project, you get straight forward advice, lean and productive outcomes, and assets that deliver the most value over their lifecycle.
Our expansive view of safety and prevention together with detailed and efficient planning are at the heart of successful projects.
Contracting flexibility matches your risk appetite and enables tailored delivery solutions that overcome challenging geographical, environmental or technical requirements.
Single-source in-house construction results in greater schedule control and resource allocation throughout the project lifecycle, raising quality and lowering costs.
Why is the Black & Veatch construction experience different?
As collaborative employee-owners we are all-in on your success. We adapt to your needs through an agile approach that scales and localizes across geographies. At the same time, when we combine our rich history in engineering with our construction expertise, we are able to ensure constructability in an efficient and effective manner. With this we bring an integrated and technical expertise with experience across OEM providers that ensure the solution developed is the solution you need.
We meet you where you are with what you need
Our approach equips your business with everything you need to succeed, supporting good decision making and better outcomes. The entire construction project or program is led by a single point of contact, with an integrated team. By focusing on you and connecting our business, technical, construction and data-driven capabilities, we help you achieve faster, more profitable, reliable and sustainable results. Our infrastructure lifecycle model with our in-house construction capabilities gives you greater delivery flexibility and risk options as well as increased cost and schedule certainty.
Our construction experience extends across all industries we serve, benefiting from our full view of the infrastructure lifecycle. We have experience with multiple contracting approaches including prime contractor, joint ventures, consortia, or as a major subcontractor. We also self-perform our projects in a variety of methods from direct hire, managing multiple subcontractors, or a combination of both.
Culture of Safety
Safety is the focus of everything we do. Each of our professionals take an expansive view of safety, embracing it through all aspects of their work and as a way of living. Our commitment to safety is governed through our Think, Plan, Act initiative to achieve Zero Injuries Today™.
Our Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is consistently below industry average. We are proud recipients of the Liberty Mutual Gold Award for Safety and the National Safety Council Excellence Achievement Award.
We are committed to meeting each project's specific requirements to ensure our clients a competitive price, schedule certainty, long-term value and environmental sustainability.
We go both deep and wide, matching narrow vertical specifics with a view of the whole lifecycle to deliver tailored solutions across the entire project scope.
Our proactive approach and experience as an engineer-contractor makes us uniquely qualified to manage your most complex projects.
Estimating & Project Controls
With an unwavering focus on the needs of our clients, we employ integrated planning, progress measurement, and forecasting practices on every project to meet clients’ goals. Based on thousands of successful projects across various execution environments, the combination of our tools, approach, and people helps us to manage any complex project successfully. Our project control processes and tools provide cost and schedule certainty, and we take a highly collaborative approach in planning the project execution to include all key stakeholders.
Our skilled craft workers and construction professionals collaborate with owners to reliably execute projects of all scopes and sizes, and our contracting flexibility allows us to provide localized solutions executing under union, open and merit shop hire and meet all local codes and standards. We have decades of experience self-performing construction projects across mechanical, electrical, structural and civil disciplines, and focus on safety, quality, cost, schedule and client satisfaction.
Procurement and Sub Contractor Management
As your single point of contact, we provide you with a turnkey experience managing multiple contracts whether at one site or distributed across multiple sites. Our extensive local and global procurement system, strategies, experience, and relationships are designed to efficiently procure the correct equipment and materials as well as ensure qualified subcontractors and service providers are mobilized to the jobsite at the right time. As a customer of choice for these suppliers, our team has secured an advantageous position for both price and schedule. Materials are procured at the best price, at the earliest point in time, and in alignment with the project schedule.
Start Up to Decommissioning
Our dedicated start-up and decommissioning professionals collaborate and coordinate with all project parties, integrating fully into the overall delivery team without compromising safety, quality or schedule. This comprehensive approach – acquired from extensive experience across best-in-class power generation, water treatment, telecommunications, data centers and many other facilities – avoids costly change orders and start-up delays as well as a decommissioning outcome consistent with the owner’s plan to minimize retirement costs or maximize asset reuse.
Who We Serve
A market leader in conventional power generation for decades, we deliver full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) turnkey projects on a self-perform, joint venture or consortia basis.
Fully integrated construction solutions across diverse locations that navigate complex regulatory and environmental requirements.
Construction solutions delivering utility scale to distributed energy resources across all renewable technologies and global locations.
Turnkey Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions, including wireless, wireline and IP networks.
Water & Wastewater
Full range of alternative and traditional delivery methods, including tailored design-build construction solutions that meet client-specific goals.
Hydropower and Dams
Single-source expertise and project life-cycle solutions, including construction, for small hydropower facilities up to conventional, large hydropower plants.
Integrated teams collaborate closely to develop and implement sustainable design-build solutions tailored to the needs of the federal government.
Industrial & Manufacturing
Achieve more efficient, reliable, resilient and sustainable manufacturing facilities through specialized construction solutions.
Oil & Gas
EPCIC and construction solutions across LNG, Gas Processing, Sulfur, and Syngas, Fuels & Chemicals, including innovative floating vessels.
A leader in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and energy storage deployment and construction.
Integrated construction solutions through the full mine cycle to achieve more cost effective, resilient and sustainable benefits.
Delivery of fully integrated construction solutions to manage the exponential growth of data at new or existing live sites.
Explore What's Achievable
Build Multiple Sites at Once
Partnering with Tesla to program manage and provide construction services for the largest contiguous electric vehicle charging system in the world.
"It's one thing to build one Supercharger site, but it's a totally different thing to build 100 at a time, or have 40 or 50 in construction at any given time."
Tesla Motors, Inc.Learn More
Manage Growth Effectively
Turnkey construction solution to upgrade power transmission systems for American Electric Power.
"It's important for AEP to have a single point of contact for execution of this project because we are growing at a rapid pace."
American Electric PowerLearn More
Reliable Solution Overcoming Complexity
Managing complex construction near one of California’s major fault lines.
"A tremendous job providing the leadership to get everybody on the same page and move the project forward in a productive way."
San Francisco Public Utilities CommissionLearn More
Better Planned and Safer Outcomes
Prime EPC contractor on major air quality control system retrofit.
"When we think about success it not only was on time and under budget, there were just a lot of signals particularly safety."
Wisconsin Power and LightLearn More