Chosen from 223 applicants, these 40 young AEC professionals represent the Class of 2012 in Building Design+Construction’s “40 UNDER 40” competition.

March 28, 2012

Amy Wincko

First Vice President, Construction Operations | Tishman Construction Corp., an AECOM Company, New York, N.Y.
Age: 37
BSCE, University of Virginia

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Developed role of Construction Analyst and built the corporate analysis department at Tishman, focusing on the legal, financial, and physical aspects of all construction projects.

Critical in the contract negotiations, monitoring of 1WTC, Transportation Hub, Vehicle Security Center, and at-risk projects WTC 3 and 4.

EXTRACURRICULAR
Winner, Professional Women in Construction’s Corporate Achievement Award.

Liaison, Urban Assembly of School for Design and Construction.

Coordinating in-house training of Tishman personnel in preparation for LEED exam.

Volunteer and fundraiser, American Cancer Society.

OFF THE CLOCK
Favorite hobbies: running, cooking, spending time with family.

Enjoys spending time at the Jersey Shore.

Favorite book: The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (David McCullough).

SECRET LIFE
Appeared with fiancé/future husband on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” (the Play to Pay for Your Wedding episode).


Carlos Gonzalez, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Vice President | Clark Construction Group, San Diego
Age: 37
BSCE, MSCE, San Diego State University
MBA, University of California, San Diego
Real Estate Management Certificate, Harvard Business School

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Oversees construction operations, preconstruction, and business development in Clark’s San Diego region.

Project experience on the construction of >$1 billion in projects: Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Pacific Beacon, Caltrans District 11 Headquarters, the VA Hospital Seismic Retrofit, UC Irvine McGaugh Hall Vivarium, PETCO Park.

EXTRACURRICULAR
Safety Trained Supervisor, Council on Certification of Health Environmental and Safety Technologists.

Board member and house captain, Rebuilding Together San Diego.

Mentor, ACE Mentor Program.

Advisory Board, SDSU Civil Engineering Department.

Team mentor, ASC Construction Management Competition.

Chair, AGC San Diego Foundations for Success Committee

Co-chair, Clark Construction’s “Clark Cares” Golf Tournament: helped raise >$2 million for San Diego charities.

OFF THE CLOCK
Favorite hobbies: hiking, the beach, skiing, soccer.

Favorite food: rib-eye steak.

SECRET LIFE
His father grew up in a remote town in Mexico, moved to Guadalajara, where he became a doctor. His mother once sold food door-to-door, became an accountant for a large corporation.


Nathan Stevens, PE

Senior Project Manager | Stanley Consultants, Abu Dhabi
Age: 35
BSCE, University of Iowa

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Directs culturally diverse staff of 20 in Abu Dhabi on confidential military projects. Responsibilities include all phases of design and construction of military bases.

Master planner for training ranges, helicopter hangars, storage facilities, airports, and bulk fuel storage depots. Received numerous project management awards for this work between 2009-2011.

As a structural engineer, involved in a variety of infrastructure-related projects, both domestically and internationally.

EXTRACURRICULAR
Successful racer in the UAE Karting circuit. Set a new lap record for his class at the Al Ain Raceway, UAE.

Plans to travel with his wife throughout North and South America in a van.

OFF THE CLOCK
Favorite hobbies: mountain biking, snowboarding, traveling, investing, remodeling.

Favorite movie: “Exit Through the Gift Shop.”

SECRET LIFE
When filling out hotel and guesthouse ledgers, has been known to write fictitious answers under the section that asks for “Occupation.” Was a “Wizard” in Laos, and a “Tomb Raider” during a stay in Cambodia.


Peter Rumpf, LEED AP

Integrated Construction Manager | Mortenson Construction, Chicago
Age: 33
BArch, University of Illinois

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
BIM expert and Building Team member for the $1 billion Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, the tallest children’s hospital (23 stories) in the world (opening June 9).

Responsible for leveraging technology and virtual design construction across Operating Group’s projects.

Created an internal Web 2.0 communications tool to improve the company’s ability to share and document best practices and lessons learned.

Lead manager in pilot program utilizing iPads and Vela Field Manager to assist in the punch list and commissioning phase of construction.

Co-author, “BIM Protocol Manual,” to leverage BIM VDC for delivery of the Lurie Children’s project.

EXTRACURRICULAR
Founding member, Chicago BIM–IPD Group.

Recipient, Richard H. Driehaus Preservation Award.

Two-time recipient, Mortenson Construction Pinnacle Award for Ingenuity.

Lead mentor, ACE Mentor Program.

Participant, Kohl’s Steps Up for Kids fundraiser.

OFF THE CLOCK
Expert whistler.

Enjoys making furniture.

Favorite vacation spot: Kauai, Hawaii.

SECRET LIFE
Owns a bowling pin from the actual bowling alley where “The Big Lebowski” was filmed.

         
 

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