Leaders in Industrial Technology, Education, and Safety

Bechtel to Host First LITES Event in 2018 at Technology Center in Houston

January 22, 2018

Leadership in Industrial Technology, Education & Safety ( is set to host its first event of 2018 at the Bechtel Welding & Applied Technology Center on Friday, February 16, 2018. Event logistics and free registration is now available at Event agenda is as follows and is Bechtel Welding and Technology Center.jpgsubject to change.

Theme:  VR Skilled Labor Training, Assessment & Certification

12:30 to 1:00  Welcome Address: Jim Nolan, President of Bechtel Equipment Operations & Zack Parnell, CEO of ITI

1:00 to 4:00  Break-Out Stations: VR Operator Rodeo Competition

  • Technology Center Tour
  • VR Boom Truck Simulator Demo
  • VR Carry Deck Simulator Demo
  • VR Telescopic Rough Terrain Mobile Crane Simulator Demo
  • VR Aerial Work Platform Simulator Demo
  • VR OneRoom Demo – LOTO

4:00 to 4:30  Roundtable Discussion & Rodeo Team Prize

  • Crane & Equipment Operator Certification by VR Simulation


LITES, through events and podcasts, facilitates an ecosystem and conversation by bringing together innovative organizations at all levels of the supply chain - owners, contractors, and technology providers - in a discussion regarding improving safety and productivity in construction and industrial work environments. Organizations involved with LITES aim to combat several factors facing heavy industries including skilled labor shortages, productivity challenges, and safety performance. 

About Bechtel

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.


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Topics: Bechtel, LITES, Technology, Innovation

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