Tim Shinnick Receives “40 Under 40” Honor From Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine

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GBA Project Manager Tim Shinnick, PE, QCxP, CEM, has been named by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine as a recipient of its 2022 40 Under 40 Award.

The award is given annually to 40 nonresidential building industry professionals ages 40 and younger who stand out through an assortment of personal and professional aspects of their lives. Candidates were nominated by a professional colleague or mentor and judged by industry experts based on nine areas, including their commitment to superiority in their academic, professional, personal, and community involvement. In the May print edition and online, Consulting-Specifying Engineer honored each of these young professionals, highlighting qualities that led them to sustained success, recent professional projects, and personal achievements. Winners will receive their awards at a ceremony in Chicago in October 2022.

“If you were to meet any of the 2022 40 Under 40 award winners, you’d likely get along with them immediately. They’re smart, innovative, dedicated, and driven,” says Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief of Consulting-Specifying Engineer. “Now in its 15th year, the 2022 40 Under 40 winners are more imaginative, focused and passionate than most professionals at any phase of their career, leading them to succeed in their respective professions.”

Tim joined GBA in 2009 shortly after receiving a BSME from the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in retro-commissioning and commissioning work and building analysis, particularly for healthcare and higher education clients. He supports the entire GBA commissioning team through expertise in online commissioning software platforms, and he is the co-developer of GBA’s proprietary Trend Sumo® fault detection and diagnostics platform, as well as the Energy Sumo® energy dashboard and analysis platform. Recent and current major project commitments include a multi-year retro-commissioning program at the University of Chicago; various commissioning and retro-commissioning projects for UChicago Medicine; and retro-commissioning and sustainabilty work for the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

“Tim has grown from an entry-level engineer to a seasoned Project Manager over the past decade, and I have no doubt that he will continue to take on increasingly larger roles and responsibilities within, and as a leader of, our firm and in the AEC industry,” says GBA Vice President John Villani, PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP. “The results Tim has produced to drive energy efficiency, improve sustainability, save energy, and reduce buildings’ carbon footprint are amazing, and often have involved extremely energy-intensive buildings such as hospitals and laboratories. What Tim has accomplished before the age of 40 should be celebrated; he truly represents the next generation of leadership in our industry.”

Tim lives in Chicago with his wife and two young sons. He enjoys playing music (particularly Irish music), woodworking, playing with his children, and spending time with his extended family.

GBA congratulates Tim on this achievement and thanks him for his excellent service to the firm and its clients.


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