SiteNews searches for industry’s ‘Most Influential People’

A new awards program will highlight construction’s most powerful professionals.

SiteNews is proud to announce Construction’s Most Influential People, a new awards program that will honour outstanding individuals who are impacting the construction sector. 

The annual program will shine a spotlight on Canadians having a massive positive impact on the built environment and the construction process. They are thought leaders, innovators, wizened veterans, young disruptors, politicians, legal masters, inventors, trades advocates and more. 

Why it matters

The SiteNews team noted that they want to cast a wide net to capture exceptional individuals that might be getting missed by other awards. 

“Most Influential will be open to all ages, all disciplines and all regions of the country,” said Russell Hixson, SiteNews editor.  “We want to leave no stone unturned when it comes to celebrating the men and women who are pushing construction forward.”

The SiteNews team explained that there are so many different roles and responsibilities that go into getting a project built, that there should be a holistic program to recognizing excellence. These roles include tradespeople, supervisors, educators, lawyers, engineers, financial experts, investors, technologists, developers, architects, researchers, politicians and more. 

How will winners be chosen 

The criteria and process are simple. Winners will be those in any industry, position or discipline whose efforts are generating a positive impact on the construction sector. SiteNews will be soliciting nominations from the industry and winners will be chosen by a panel of SiteNews staff.

This includes SiteNews co-founders Andrew Hansen and Brett Rutledge, and Hixson, who have spent their careers saturated in the construction sector in a wide range of roles. The team noted that they plan to build on the success of SiteNews’ 25 Innovators in Construction awards program, which recognized companies, by zooming in on individuals. 

Coming together 

Encouraged by their 25 Innovators in Construction awards event that maxed out capacity in Vancouver earlier this year, the SiteNews team is planning to take its in-person events one step further by hosting a celebration for Most Influential winners. More details will be released on this in the coming months. 

To nominate someone you think is deserving, fill out this form. Winners will be announced early next year.


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