Forrest McNabb is the Senior Vice President of Operations at Big-D Construction and has been involved with the construction industry since the late 70's. As a senior partner at Big-D, he has been instrumental in helping the company grow over 150% in the past 20 years.
At Big-D Construction he has been heavily involved in the firms green building and sustainability initiatives including the firm's Head Quarters which is LEED Gold Certified and was the first LEED Gold certified building in the state to receive the historic rehabilitation tax credits and listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
While spearheading countless sustainability projects, McNabb is also passionate about preservation and protecting these buildings, and their history, for the owners and community. He has been involved in countless preservation projects including three of this year's award recipients – the Oquirrh School, the Park Building, and the historic Packard Library and Planetarium.
Forrest is an active member of Associated Builders and Contractors of Utah. In 2004, he was selected Associated Builders and Contractors Utah Member of the Year and also received the Beam Club Member of the Year for the Western States. Since 2008, after finishing his responsibilities on the Salt Lake City Mayor's Committee of Sustainability, he served on the Associated Builders and Contractors National Green Building Committee.
Whether it is through preservation of a historic building or building something new and sustainable or the future, McNabb approaches all of his endeavors with the motto "We do not inherit from our ancestors, we borrow from our children."
Utah Heritage Foundation presented Forrest McNabb with an Individual Award for his achievements in historic preservation and building restoration.