Recovery in the Midwest’s construction industry continues to track the national industry’s growth, with 70% of the region’s construction companies expecting to increase staff levels in 2016, according to a survey recently published by Associated General Contractors of America.
An environmental specialist who created three technical groups of more than 100 each, an architect who serves as global chair of social responsibility for a prominent design firm and an acclaimed marketing and branding expert are among the rising stars selected as ENR Midwest's Top 20 Under 40, an annual program recognizing young design and construction professionals from the region who have made significant contributions to their firms, professions and communities.
A young Iowa entrepreneur who founded his own construction firm, a Chicago-based mechanical engineer dedicated to the practice of sustainable design and an Indianapolis designer who has made a name for herself in the male-dominated field of civil engineering are among the rising stars selected as ENR Midwest's Top 20 Under 40.
A 33-year-old urban planner whose designs have shaped cities worldwide, a 34-year-old architect who executed the Land of Lincoln's first LEED-Gold-certified apartment tower and a 38-year-old builder with a penchant for online marketing programs are among the rising stars selected as ENR Midwest's Top 20 Under 40.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.