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David Barista is Editor-in-Chief of Building Design+Construction and, properties that combined reach more than 100,000 commercial building professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners. David has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than a decade, previously serving as Editor-in-Chief of Professional Builder, Custom Builder, and He has won numerous editorial awards, including three Jesse H. Neal Awards and multiple honors from the Construction Writers Association and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.


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$5,000 in prizes to be awarded at BD+C's U40 Leadership Summit

May 23, 2013

Do you have the next big idea for improving the performance of buildings and the built environment? Building Design+Construction’s 3rd Annual U40 Leadership Summit is your chance to shine—and share in $5,000 in prizes. The U40 Summit will take place October 9-11, 2013, in San Francisco.

At the 2½-day event, we’re launching the Vision U40 Prize, a competition to promote big ideas and great solutions developed by the AEC industry’s most energetic young professionals. All U40 Summit attendees will be invited to participate and explore advanced concepts across the following categories:

  1. Climate Change, Energy & Water
  2. Aesthetics/Beauty
  3. Human Health & Performance
  4. Mobility
  5. Food Equity
  6. Social Justice
  7. Human Spirit & Quality of Life
  8. Technological Innovation

More details on the Vision U40 Prize will be available soon. If you're interested in attending the U40 Summit and participating in the Vision U40 Prize competition, contact BD+C's Events Manager, Judy Brociek, at 847.954.7943 or


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