RS&H Vice President and Texas CEI Leader Kirk Fauri has been named to ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 20 Under 40 list, a recognition of the region’s top young professionals.
Winners of the 2019 ENR Texas & Louisiana Top Young Professionals competition represent all segments of the construction industry. Key selection criteria include industry experience and education, career and industry leadership, and community service and involvement.
Fauri has spent his 15-year career at RS&H in the construction engineering and inspection (CEI) industry working as the owner’s representative on major construction transportation projects. Soon after earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan Tech in 2003, he moved to Florida to work as a field inspector for RS&H. There he learned construction best practices from inspection professionals and contractors. After three years, he worked his way up from project engineer to resident engineer, then to his current position as vice president.
In 2012, Fauri relocated to Texas to launch a CEI group in a state where those services were typically performed by the owner, not a consulting engineer. Fauri built RS&H’s CEI staff from just one individual in 2013 to 75 associates in 2018. He serves as the prime CEI consultant with TxDOT in 10 districts and four regional mobility authorities.