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Swinerton Builders: February 01, 2017

Top Young Professionals Make Big Impact in Construction Industry

Each year, ENR California honors workers under the age of 40 who are making a big splash in the construction industry.

Each year, ENR California honors workers under the age of 40 who are making a big splash in the construction industry. Already well established in their fields, these young professionals lead large-scale projects, supervise diverse teams, improve their communities and foster teamwork inside—and outside—their organizations.

Previously known as the Top 20 Under 40, ENR has renamed the competition the Top Young Professionals to allow more flexibility in the judging process and in the number of honorees.

The goal remains the same: to highlight and profile individuals who represent the best-of-the-best in their fields by giving back to the construction industry and to their communities.

ENR California received nearly 70 nominations for candidates working in California and Hawaii. The prospects are from all walks of the industry. They include engineers, architects, entrepreneurs, academics, contractors and specialty contractors. Submitters provided information on work experience, industry leadership activities, efforts to improve the built environment and service to the broader community.

One honoree, Layton Construction’s Whitney Walter, was promoted to vice president after co-leading the acquisition of a San Jose general contractor. She is also involved with the ACE Mentor program, Canstruction and the Vanderbilt Design & Construction Board, where she deals with lean construction principles.

Civil engineer Andrew Liu is intent on commercializing new ventures and technologies, including the Hyperloop, smart cities and electrified roadways. He also mentors low-income students.

And Noopur Jain’s passion for connecting communities is helping her oversee the engineering aspects of approximately 40% of the $64-billion California High-Speed Rail project.

Read on to learn more about the young women and men who are making waves in the construction industry and in their communities.

Swinerton's Lauren Nunnally was named a Top Young Professional. Click on the link below to learn more about Lauren and the rest of the professionals. Congratulations to all of you!