LAUREN WILLIAMS NAMED TO ENGINEERING NEWS-RECORD MIDWEST’S TOP 20 UNDER 40 CLASS OF 2016

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Lauren Smith 2St. Louis, Mo., February 17, 2016 – Engineering News-Record Midwest has named Lauren Williams, CM-BIM and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager at S. M. Wilson & Co., to its Top 20 Under 40 Class of 2016. She was recognized for her significant career achievements and meaningful community service from among hundreds of young engineers, architects and construction planners from across the Midwest.

In the magazine’s story announcing this year’s 20 Under 40 class, ENR credited Lauren with having coordinated $325 million of BIM-guided construction projects.  The article specifically states the following:

“Since Lauren Williams introduced the use of BIM to her company, she has transformed project management processes on every project at S. M. Wilson. She has helped design, plan and manage $325 million of increasingly complex projects through enhanced project visualization, better project costing, improved scheduling and timing, greater constructability detection, coordination and communication.  At the 90,000-sq-ft Shriners Hospitals for Children-St. Louis, her BIM services delivered savings in six figures during the construction-coordination phase of the project. Through her teaching and mentoring, she is also a role model for young professionals.”

According to the article, ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40 class “offers a deep bench of skilled, knowledgeable industry veterans and younger workers. More than qualified engineers, architects, planners and estimators, these are people who find fulfillment in serving their local communities and in employing the talents, skills and knowledge that bring them professional success. This year’s class of young professionals sets a fine example for the kinds of contributions that the region’s construction and design firms will require moving forward. The honorees span a wide variety of industry roles, often excelling not only through their jobs, but in their respective contributions via charitable endeavors, community positions and industry mentoring.”

“Lauren Williams has become a leader in the construction industry locally and nationally in utilizing BIM technology in pre-construction services and in leveraging mobile technologies for more effective on-site construction project management,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson & Co.  “We are incredibly proud of her and thankful for her important contributions to our company.”

Lauren joined S. M. Wilson in 2007 as a Project Engineer, and became BIM Manager in 2012.  She holds a B. S. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Structures from Stanford University.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $300 million in 2014 revenues, and ranks 232nd in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson.com.