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Featured Guest

Janice L. Tuchman, Editor-in-Chief, Engineering News-Record

Posted on: 08-01-2011


As editor-in-chief, Janice L. Tuchman directs the editorial operations of the Engineering News-Record enterprise—delivering news and analysis online, in print and at events. She works on strategic planning and develops new editorial products, projects and issues.

Under Tuchman’s leadership, the ENR team won five prestigious Jesse H. Neal awards in March 2011. The awards include Best Profile, Best Technical Article, Best Use of Social Media, Best Range of Work and Best News Coverage for in-depth reporting on the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. This is the fourth year in a row that ENR won the Neal for news coverage. The winning entries used mixed media to bring readers video and web components as well as stories in print.

Tuchman is active both in the construction industry and publishing associations. This year she was named to the National Research Council’s Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment. In 2010, she was inducted into the National Academy of Construction and was appointed to the Industry Leader’s Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers. She is a trustee of the SMPS Foundation and serves on the Industry Advisory Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering at Columbia University. In 2002, she became only the sixth woman to be elected to membership in “The Moles,” a prestigious heavy-construction industry leaders organization. She is a member of the editorial committee of American Business Media.

A number of groups have honored Tuchman. In 2010, she won an award for journalism from the Society of Military Engineers, North Virginia Post. In 2009, she was inducted into the Construction Writers Association Hall of Fame, and the Women Builders Council of New York City selected her as a Champion Award Winner. In 2002, she was named Woman of the Year by the Los Angeles chapter of the Women’s Transportation Society and won a career achievement award from Professional Women in Construction. She has won McGraw-Hill Corporate Achievement Awards for Information Technology and for Editorial Excellence. She also co-authored a McGraw-Hill book called Exposed Structure in Building Design.

Tuchman earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with husband Joseph Rosta, a poet, actor and freelance writer. Their daughter, Celia, is working on a doctorate in cultural anthropology.

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