Eagle Scout turned troop leader energizes a new division
38, Executive Vice President
Layton Construction Co.
Layton Construction started an interior construction division in Arizona in 2004. David Blaser was hired in 2005 and soon became the driving force behind the success of the office, helping to steer the division from start-up to a major player in the market. The 2000 graduate of Brigham Young University led the firm's implementation of field management software and the improvement of Layton's QA/QC program. The firm credits these systems with enabling the Arizona business unit to perform as a top-tier contractor while utilizing limited resources. Blaser's professional achievements are mirrored in his personal life and values. The son of a U.S. Air Force colonel, he is an Eagle Scout who still donates his time to the organization. Indicative of Blaser's dedication, his troop brings 60% of its scouts to Eagle Scout certification. The national average is just 2%.
Tech-savvy BIM expert leads planning efforts
29, Senior Virtual Design and Construction Engineer
Gilbane Building Co.
She may have less than a decade of experience on the job, but Alexis Carver has quickly garnered praise for her leadership, technical and occupational savvy and the ability to get things done. The University of Arizona graduate leads collaborative BIM planning efforts between owners, design professionals and general contractors/construction managers and writes scopes of work and technical assessments for Gilbane. She also manages the design phase coordination with a focus on functional, operational and spatial contractibility issues. Carver has recently completed her NCARB exams and is actively pursuing the final steps to become a licensed architect