We've been perfecting our construction expertise for over 100 years
Black & Veatch has been leading the construction industry since our earliest days of building America’s heartlands and infrastructure around the world. We deliver the highest standards of safety, quality and efficiency and adapt our diverse construction solutions to mitigate risk and suit your budget. Working with Black & Veatch means your project will result in the most value possible over its 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.
We provide a unique professional experience for our clients
As a 100% employee-owned company, our professionals are all-in on your success. We rely on our foundational engineering history to ensure efficient and cost-effective constructability, but we're also agile in our adaptation to your unique needs. Our technical expertise and relationships with OEM providers means that the solutions we develop are actually the solutions 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 combined 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 holistic view of infrastructure lifecycles. We have experience with multiple contracting approaches as a prime contractor, design-builder, construction manager at-risk (CMAR), major subcontractor, joint venture partner or consortium member. Black & Veatch also self-performs construction trades as a direct hire, as a construction manager of multiple subcontractors, or a combination of both.
Safety is part of our culture
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 and giving our clients competitive pricing, schedule certainty, long-term value and environmental sustainability.
We're experts in design-build, one of the most popular and rapidly-growing delivery methods for construction projects in the United States.
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 goals of our clients, we employ integrated planning, progress monitoring, and forecasting practices on every project. We've successfully delivered thousands of complex design-build projects and utilize our proven estimating and project controls tools to ensure our clients are never faced with unwanted surprises.
We employ over 2,000 in-house construction professionals involved in constant collaboration with our clients through all steps of project design and construction. Our contracting expertise and flexibility allows us to provide localized solutions and comply with all regional labor codes and building standards
Procurement & Sub Contractor Management
As your single point of contact, we absorb the risk and provide our clients with a comprehensive turnkey experience from project start to finish. Our integrated approach is designed to efficiently procure and mobilize the best equipment, materials, service providers, and qualified subcontractors to your project site.
Project Start-Up and Decommissioning
Our dedicated start-up and decommissioning construction professionals work collaboratively with all project delivery team members to ensure safety, the highest standards of quality and an optimized schedule. Black & Veatch's comprehensive approach has been refined based on our extensive experience building world-class power generation plants, water treatment facilities, telecommunications networks and other essential infrastructure. This expertise mitigates costly change orders and start-up delays, while facilitating our clients' goals to maximize asset reuse and decrease operational costs.
Black & Veatch provides federal and military support for disaster response initiatives and the safe construction of mission-critical infrastructure. With the complex challenges posed by aging public infrastructure, there's a large demand for innovative and future-proof solutions. As one of ENR's Top Program Management / Construction Management firms, we harness the latest advances in technology, materials, and project delivery strategies. We promise to deliver safety, quality, and efficiency to all our clients—the things that matter most when and where it counts.
Water Industry Construction
Black & Veatch offers a deep resume of experience in the design and construction of water and wastewater infrastructure – including over 120 projects in the water/wastewater industry in the past 25 years. As an integrated design-builder, Black & Veatch understands alternative delivery from concept through completion, offering full-service, turn-key design and construction services. With construction having direct ties to our engineering groups, Black & Veatch is uniquely positioned to offer customers complete projects with more control, fewer subcontracts, lower cost, and greater schedule assurance than ever before.
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
We'll Meet You Where You Are
Integrated Solutions for Full Infrastructure Lifecycle
We make success easier. Solving today’s sustainable infrastructure challenges demands a broader approach – beyond the “project” – for optimization across the entire lifecycle. From planning and design to construction, operations to betterment and rehabilitation, where today’s project ends, tomorrow’s project begins.