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Posted 18 June 2015
The Engineering News-Record (ENR) Northwest has selected Amanda Schweickert, of BergerABAM, as one of the 10 young engineers to be ENR Northwest’s Top Young Construction Industry Professionals. These engineers were chosen among contenders from Alaska, Oregon, and Washington. Judged by three industry professionals, the ENR Top Young Construction Industry Professional program recognizes industry members under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to their profession, their community, and their companies.
The common theme ENR looks for in these contenders is a sense of enterprise. As a project engineer at BergerABAM, Amanda Schweickert has become a sustainability specialist and has contributed to a business development plan that has helped BergerABAM focus on sustainable design. In addition, she has served as moderator at the first International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, cofounded and been the chair of the Sustainability Committee with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Seattle section, working to promote sustainable infrastructure. Amanda is also involved in activities that help schools become more “green” and speaks about green infrastructure to various groups, such as the Women’s Transportation Seminar and ASCE.
Amanda was one of the first LEED-credentialed staff at BergerABAM and was the second credentialed Envision sustainability professional in the state of Washington. Her early involvement with Envision led to her acceptance as a third-party verifier with the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure for projects using the Envision rating system. This rating system provides a holistic framework for evaluating and rating the community, environmental, and economic benefits of all types and sizes of infrastructure projects.