Rob McManamy

What they do: Senior Contributing Editor

Rob is responsible for leading our written content, focused on news and analysis. His award-winning experience includes more than 25 years as a reporter, editor and manager with McGraw-Hill’s ENR and Design-Build magazines, as well as leadership roles at rival trade journals Building Design + Construction and Public Works.

As a news correspondent, Rob covered the Great Chicago Flood in 1992, the Mississippi River’s ‘Flood of the Century’ in 1993, the Los Angeles Earthquake in 1994, the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995, and the post-9/11 rebuilding of the Pentagon in 2002. Along the way, he earned a law degree specializing in alternative dispute resolution. Rob is passionate about promoting best practices and collaborative innovation that advances both our industry and even our species.

Favorite phrase since joining BW? “Urgent optimism!”

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