Kristen is a Technical Services Manager at Pepper Construction. She has used Tekla Structures for over 10 years creating highly intricate structural models for design, coordination, estimating, detailing, fabrication, layout, erection, and facilities management. She joined Pepper in 2015 with more than seven years of structural design experience. As a technical services manager at Pepper, Kristen has worked hand in hand with the self-perform concrete group to transition to model-based estimating and layout. Kristen holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington University. Kristen is a licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois and a licensed Professional Engineer in California. Kristen is a featured speaker and trainer on BIM & VDC topics and works with organizations like the Structural Engineer Association of Illinois’ Women in Structural Engineering and Women in Restoration and Engineering to help encourage girls and women in the AEC industry.