ENR Northwest's 2015 Top Young Professionals
An engineer who as a college student left a major mark on masonry codes, a project manager overseeing work on CD5 Niqliq Channel Bridge in the North Slope of Alaska and a sustainability expert specializing in mixed-use and retail projects both domestically and abroad are among the rising stars selected as ENR Northwest's Top Young Construction Industry Professionals, an annual program recognizing industry members under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to their firms, professions and communities. While other ENR programs, including Best Projects, honor firms and their endeavors, the Young Construction Industry Professionals program focuses on individual achievement, in this instance the accomplishments of six men and four women hailing from Alaska, Oregon and Washington. Although their backgrounds, interests and areas of expertise differ, a common thread is a knack for enterprise. One, a 38-year old engineer, devised a business development plan that propelled her firm into the field of sustainable design. Another, a transportation engineer, developed university curricula involving geometric design, placing special emphasis on software applications to develop 3D models for roadway corridors.
ENR Northwest received numerous entries for this year's program, and a panel of three industry professionals selected candidates they believed best demonstrated excellence and commitment to their professions and communities.
ENR is indebted to the program's panelists: Elizabeth Rinehart, project manager, Walsh Construction Co., Seattle; Tyler VanderLinden, project manager with PCL Civil Constructors Inc., Seattle; and Zachary L. Parnell, president, Industrial Training International, Woodland, Wash. Panelists abstained from evaluating candidates with whom they have had professional associations.
Read on to learn more about this distinguished group of young industry professionals. And congratulations to the Class of 2015!
His expertise has led him to oversee complex projects
37, Project Manager
PCI Civil Constructors Inc.
Since joining PCL in 2011, Andrew Anderson has executed 22 projects of increasing complexity, sometimes simultaneously. He is overseeing the $140-million CD5 Niqliq Channel Bridge for Conoco Phillips in the North Slope of Alaska, an undertaking with unyielding deadlines. The project requires completion of a pair of bridges within two 90-day windows during the 2014 and 2015 construction seasons. With its striking environmental complexities, CD5 is one of PCL's most unique projects to date. As a member of the Washington chapter of Associated General Contractors' Department of Transportation Design-Build Committee, Anderson reviews specifications, contracts and draft notes to ensure quality and accuracy on state projects. He also sits on the Construction Management Advisory Committee at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.