COVID-19 threw this year’s ENR national Top 20 Under 40 group—like everyone else in the world—for a loop. As the stories here relate, the young changemakers selected were well-positioned to respond to current and future challenges with solid experience and skills gained before the pandemic.

As examples, Elizabeth Joyce, now Arup senior mechanical engineer in Seattle, led clean energy projects with humanitarian agencies, primarily in East Africa, for Engineers Without Borders USA; Tim Pach, senior project manager for Stanley Consultants in Austin, served for 10 years as a civil engineering officer in the U.S. Air Force, including through three combat zone deployments in the Middle East;

When the 2008 recession hit, Caleigh Raymer—currently vice president and operations director at Lendlease in Los Angeles—took on a dual role as project manager and chief estimator at age 24 for her then-employer, Gerardi Construction Inc.

The young achievers who make up the fourth-annual group recognized by ENR could not physically gather this summer.

Instead, they assembled via Zoom to discuss pressing industry issues—from pandemic recovery and harnessing technological innovation to boosting career tracks and making workplaces diverse and inclusive. Read more in the linked stories here about how these standouts, who are also pictured below,  see the construction industry transforming.

Related Top 20 Under 40 Links
Pandemic Generates Uncertainty, Evolving Expectations
Industry Outreach Progresses, But Long Road Is Ahead
Start Young to Draw Talent, Reach Beyond to Grow Careers
Reliance on Collaboration Tech and Data Sharing Will Boom
2020 ENR Top 20 Under 40: Meet the Judges


Todd AbramsTodd Abrams
Principal-in-Charge, Civil Engineering
WT Group


David Barritt-FlattDavid Barritt-Flatt
Vice President, Client Service
Clark Construction Group


Megan L. CrutcherMegan L. Crutcher
Odyssey Engineering Group LLC


Michael FishMichael Fish
President & CEO
Dellbrook | JKS


William S. HaasWilliam S. Haas
Director, Smart Energy Market Sector


Kate HowellKate Howell
Senior Associate, Interior Designer


Pervez IqbalPervez Iqbal
Principal Engineer, Highways Technical Leader
CHA Consulting Inc.


Elizabeth JoyceElizabeth Joyce
Senior Mechanical Engineer


Ashley LittleAshley Little
Senior Project Manager
Moss Construction


Adrienne NelsonAdrienne Nelson
Architect & Associate
Pickard Chilton


Omotoye OmoniyiOmotoye Omoniyi
Lead Superintendent
Gilbane Building Co.


Tim PachTim Pach
Senior Project Manager
Stanley Consultants


Menzer PehlivanMenzer Pehlivan
Geotechnical Engineer


Caleigh RaymerCaleigh Raymer
Vice President, Director of Operations


Chitwan SalujaChitwan Saluja
Director of Digital Technology, North


Megan SchulzeMegan Schulze
Project Manager


Kim ScottKim Scott
Vice President, Business Development & Marketing
Blach Construction


Jennifer SnapeJennifer Snape
Managing Partner
Batture LLC


Eric SolemEric Solem
Senior Project Manager
Exxel Pacific Inc.


Aaron Yohnke​​​​​​​Aaron Yohnke
Vice President and District Manager
PCL Construction