Justin Barton Honored as ENR Midwest Top Young Professional

Justin Barton Honored as ENR Midwest Top Young Professional

January 16, 2020

MooreExpert, Project Manager, and Principal in our Kansas City office, Justin Barton is adding another accolade to the list—2020 ENR Midwest Top Young Professional.

The Sports Community of Practice leader was selected by ENR Midwest and its panel of independent judges to be a part of a group of individuals who have achieved great things in their careers and developed expertise using new techniques or advanced technologies.

"Barton began his Walter P Moore career with one of the firm’s largest aviation projects, the $2.4-billion McCarran International Airport Terminal 3 expansion. He then transitioned to the design of Target Field in Minneapolis serving as the lead engineer on the team that put a 1-million-sq-ft ballpark onto a nine-acre site. Barton spent approximately one year on site during construction, serving as a crucial link from the design team to the construction team. He has served as lead engineer/assistant project manager on several international projects as well, including Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and the SIX semi-conductor facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The SIX facility is the world’s first semi-conductor facility in the southern hemisphere and was constructed of nearly all precast concrete to accommodate local building practices.

As a project manager, Barton led the integrated structural and enclosure engineering team at the recently completed Allianz Field, home of Minnesota United FC. The MLS stadium features the first large-scale use of a fiberglass woven clear PTFE laminate, creating a building skin that protects fans from the elements while maintaining a transparent look. Barton also leads Walter P Moore’s sports community of practice, a firm-wide group with a high level of interest, passion, experience and expertise in sports-related projects. He has also volunteered as a youth sports coach for his children’s teams for the last nine years.

Full list of 2020 ENR Midwest Top Professionals.