Consulting-Specifying Engineer criteria and judging


40 Under 40

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40 Under 40 nominees may come from the following fields related to the AEC community:

* Academia

* Applications engineers for manufacturers

* Architecture

* Building/engineering product inventor/developer

* Building/engineering product manufacturing

* Commissioning engineers

* Construction

* Construction management

* Consulting engineers (in any of these disciplines)

* Design/build

* Engineering (MEP, structural, fire/life safety, acoustic, etc.)

* Facility management, including sustainability leaders/managers

* Finance (related to construction)

* Government (federal, state, local)

* NGOs, membership, or trade association in the engineering field

* Nonprofit environmental or development organizations

* Project management

* Researchers (in building/engineering field only)

Note: Individuals whose work is related exclusively to single-family housing or civil engineering are ineligible.

Qualities and characteristics Consulting-Specifying Engineer is looking for (not necessarily in this order):
* Academic training (degrees earned, licensure, etc.)
* Client relations
* Community service
* Dedication
* Innovation
* Inventiveness
* Leadership skills
* "People" skills/mentoring ability
* Personal integrity
* Professional service (with professional societies, organizations, educational events, etc.)
* Public speaking/presentation skills
* Sustained career progress
* Technical skills
* Work/life balance

International nominees welcome
CSE’s 40 Under 40 program is open to engineering professionals around the world.

Nominations will be judged by the editors of Consulting-Specifying Engineer, whose decision is final. The timeline is:

* April 11: intent to enter nomination due online

* April 25: complete nomination documents due (this information must be mailed, no deadline extensions)

* May 15: announcements to recipients made, interviews begin

* May 23: personal photography due

* July 23: magazine published, press releases filed with news wires

* Fall 2008: professional networking event

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