2024 40 Under 40 winners announced

How does a 40 Under 40 winner balance work, innovation, community and family? Read on for more

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 13, 2024
Courtesy: Consulting-Specifying Engineer

40 Under 40 insights

  • Now in its 17th year, the 40 Under 40 program highlights the best in the building industry.
  • The 2024 40 Under 40 winners share commonalities of dedication to innovation and sustainability, strong leadership and mentorship, commitment to education and community engagement, emphasis on collaboration and client relationships and multifaceted interests and personal balance.

The 2024 40 Under 40 program celebrates engineers and building professionals who have excelled in various disciplines within engineering and construction, showcasing innovation, leadership, mentorship, sustainability and community involvement. Despite their diverse backgrounds, these individuals share common values and have made significant contributions to their fields and society.

Several award winners focus on sustainability and innovative practices, integrating these concepts into their work. They lead efforts to decarbonize building design, develop sustainable energy practices and advocate for environmentally conscious strategies. Some have designed all-electric mechanical systems and geothermal HVAC solutions, while others have contributed to carbon-reduction plans, demonstrating a commitment to reducing the environmental footprint in their projects.

Leadership is a defining characteristic of these award winners. Many have pioneered initiatives within their firms, leading teams and mentoring young professionals. They serve as role models by spearheading diversity and inclusion programs, organizing professional development opportunities and fostering a culture of support and empowerment. Their mentorship goes beyond the workplace, influencing the next generation of engineers through university partnerships, career development programs and community involvement.

Beyond their professional accomplishments, the winners are dedicated to giving back to their communities. They volunteer with organizations that promote STEM education, work with underrepresented groups and lead educational programs for students. These activities underscore their commitment to using their expertise to benefit society, whether through mentoring young engineers or participating in outreach programs to inspire future professionals.

Collaboration is another common thread among the winners, who excel at building strong relationships with clients and project stakeholders. They emphasize teamwork and communication to ensure successful project outcomes. Their ability to collaborate across disciplines and maintain strong client relationships contributes to their success in managing complex projects, from hospital renovations to large-scale infrastructure developments.

Despite their demanding careers, these professionals lead fulfilling personal lives. They engage in a variety of hobbies and activities, from cooking and gardening to sports and travel. This balance reflects their holistic approach to life and their belief in maintaining well-rounded interests outside of work.

Overall, these award winners represent the best of their professions, demonstrating innovation, leadership, community engagement and a commitment to advancing their fields through collaboration and mentorship. Their achievements inspire others to pursue excellence and positively impact the engineering and building industries.

Learn more about the 2024 40 Under 40 award winners here.