SOURCE: Scranton Gillette Communications

September 12, 2013 18:00 ET

Launch Announcement: Young Architects, Engineers and Constructors to Compete for $5,000 in Prizes for Innovative Design Solutions to Major Societal and Global Problems

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2013) - Outstanding young professionals under the age of 40 who are nominated from architectural, engineering and construction firms will gather at the Under 40 Leadership Summit III, sponsored by Building Design+ Construction, a publication of SGC Horizon LLC/Scranton Gillette Communications. The event will be held October 9-11, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.

A total of $5,000 in prizes will be shared by the winning U40 Summit teams as they compete in the new VISION U40 COMPETITION, solving problems related to the built environment in eight categories: Access + Mobility | Aesthetics + Beauty | Climate Change + Environment | Food Equity | Human Health + Performance | Human Spirit + Quality of Life | Social Justice | Technological Innovation.

Attendees can earn up to 8.0 AIA CES Learning Units and participate in exclusive tours of Autodesk Gallery and the Mission Bay/UCSF Science & Technology-Healthcare-Mixed Use District.

Summit facilitator Tom Wujec is an Autodesk Fellow and author of "Imagine * Design * Create" and "Five Star Mind." In Wujec's VISION U40 COMPETITION video on www.BDCnetwork.com/under40summit, he encourages young professionals to flex their create muscles in a "collaborative combat sport" in pursuit of innovative solutions.

Attendees need to register by September 22 to receive the special rate of $195 (using code U40SF) at www.BDCnetwork.com/under40summit. Hyatt Regency San Francisco reservations may be booked online or by calling 888.421.1442 and requesting the Under 40 Summit room block.

For further information, contact Harry Urban, SGC Vice President of Events, at hurban@sgcmail.com; 847.954.7928.

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