Christopher Evans
Math expert embraces advanced modeling to improve procurement
38, Chief Estimator
Swinerton Builders

Christopher Evans earned his contractor's license so he could make enough to pay for tuition while attending the University of Oregon. After earning a degree in mathematics, he started a residential construction company in Portland. In 2008, Swinerton offered him a job as a senior project engineer in Hawaii. But he found he could best use his math skills by working in the estimating department. After guiding several projects from preconstruction through completion, Evans became one of Swinerton's youngest chief estimators.

He is currently developing a best practices system to incorporate 5D building information modeling—which combines time and cost factors into traditional 3D digital models—to achieve efficiency throughout construction procurement. He will soon finish his master's degree in construction management from the University of Florida.