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What are you waiting for? BD+C's 2012 40 Under 40 nominations are due Friday, Jan. 20

Nominations due by January 20, 2012. Applications available here.

December 14, 2011 |

Building Design+Construction is currently accepting nominations for the 7th Annual 40 Under 40 program that recognizes the top under-40 professionals in the built environment.

Building Design+Construction’s 40 Under 40 is open to AEC professionals from around the world who are under 40 years old, as of January 1, 2012. Nominees may come from the following fields:


Click here for a nomination form. Please submit your nominations by January 20, 2012.


Under 40 as of January 1, 2012 and believe you qualify? Feel free to nominate yourself.


BD+C’s 40 Under 40 Competition is open to Building Team professionals around the world.


Click here to view a list of 40 Under 40 Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Academia
  • Architecture
  • Building product inventor/developer
  • Building product manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Construction management
  • Design/build
  • Engineering (M/E/P, structural, acoustic, etc.)
  • Facility management
  • Finance (related to construction)
  • Government (federal, state, local)
  • Interior design
  • Marketing
  • NGOs, membership, or trade association in the building field
  • Nonprofit environmental or development organizations
  • Project management
  • Property ownership or management
  • Real estate development

Note: Individuals whose work is exclusively related to single-family housing or civil engineering are not eligible. Individuals who were previously nominated for BD+C’s 40 Under 40 competition but not selected are eligible. Individuals previously nominated and who were selected as one of BD+C’s 40 Under 40 are not eligible.

Some of the qualities and characteristics the editors will be looking for (in no particular order):

  • Leadership skills
  • Inventiveness
  • Sustained career progress
  • People skills
  • Client relations
  • Academic training
  • Dedication
  • Personal integrity
  • Technical skills
  • Community outreach

Nomination forms will be judged by the editors of Building Design & Construction, whose decision is final. BD+C

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