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  • Shelley Finnigan

About Shelley Finnigan

Shelley Finnigan serves as Global Technical Sales Engineer and Head of Technical Sales & Marketing for ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company. She draws on more than 12 years of experience in structural engineering, marketing and business development to guide the technical marketing efforts of a team of engineers in the Americas. In addition, she serves as a liaison for the international community, advising project owners and their design teams on methods of increasing design efficiency when using ArcelorMittal’s unique products and materials. The success of her efforts is recognized in design and construction efficiencies brought to projects such as 150 North Riverside (Chicago), Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower (Toronto), and Central Park Tower (New York), to name several. A licensed structural engineer in Illinois and active member of the design community, Shelley holds…


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About Shelley Finnigan

Shelley Finnigan serves as Global Technical Sales Engineer and Head of Technical Sales & Marketing for ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company. She draws on more than 12 years of experience in structural engineering, marketing and business development to guide the technical marketing efforts of a team of engineers in the Americas. In addition, she serves as a liaison for the international community, advising project owners and their design teams on methods of increasing design efficiency when using ArcelorMittal’s unique products and materials. The success of her efforts is recognized in design and construction efficiencies brought to projects such as 150 North Riverside (Chicago), Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower (Toronto), and Central Park Tower (New York), to name several. A licensed structural engineer in Illinois and active member of the design community, Shelley holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Purdue University and has served as Chapter Chair of CTBUH Chicago since co-founding it in 2018.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Chapter Chair, Chicago (2018 – Present)
  • Live-Streamed Conference, Chicago Steering Committee (Vice-Chair 2020 – Present)
  • Student Competition First-Round Jury (2018 – Present)
  • Chicago Chapter, Chair (2018 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Future Leaders Committee, Global, Chicago (2018)
  • Future Leaders Committee, Chicago, Co-Chair (2018)
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (New York 2015; Chicago 2019)
  • Annual Conference, Session Chair (Australia 2017; Middle East 2018; Chicago 2019)
  • Annual Conference, Steering Committee (Chicago 2019)
  • Innovation Conference, Session Chair, Shenzhen (2019)

Events/Initiatives Involving Shelley Finnigan

CTBUH Chicago Hosts Panel Discussion at the CAC

CTBUH Chicago Hosts Panel Discussion at the CAC

22 May 2019, Event Report – The Chicago Chapter of the CTBUH hosted a panel discussion at the CAC on the topics…

CTBUH Hosts First Lead-Up Event: “Leaning Out" with Les Robertson

21 Feb 2019, Event Report – The first of four “lead-up” events to the CTBUH 10th World Congress took place at…

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on…

Events/Initiatives Involving Shelley Finnigan

CTBUH Chicago Hosts Panel Discussion at the CAC
22 May 2019, Chicago – Event Report
The Chicago Chapter of the CTBUH hosted a panel discussion at the CAC on the topics of new construction, refurbishment and affordability in relation to the city of Chicago.
CTBUH Hosts First Lead-Up Event: “Leaning Out" with Les Robertson
21 Feb 2019, Chicago – Event Report
The first of four “lead-up” events to the CTBUH 10th World Congress took place at the Chicago Architecture Center, with more than 100 people in attendance.
Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during the Middle East Conference for a discussion on the Council's regional growth and global initiatives.
Calculating Floor Areas in Skyscrapers Workshop
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The day before the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, delegates gathered for the Calculating Floor Areas in Skyscrapers Workshop.
Key Stakeholders Meet to Launch Life Cycle Research Project
9 Jan 2013, Chicago – Event Report
ArcelorMittal funded research project: “A Whole Life Cycle Assessment of the Sustainable Aspects of Structural Systems in Tall Buildings” launched and met for the first time in Chicago.

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Shelley Finnigan Related Resources

Agile AEC

28 Apr 2020 – Webinars
Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; Jerry Johnson, Perkins and Will; Craig Kos, Environmental Systems Design; Douglas King, Stantec; Tom Caplis, The Walsh Group; et al.

Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal

2015 New York Conference - Session 4d - Q&A

27 Oct 2015 – CTBUH 2015 New York Conference
Panel Questions & Answers

Steel and Skyscrapers: A Productive History and a Sustainable Future

Oct 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue IV
Shelley C. Finnigan, Nicoleta Popa, Jean-Claude Gerardy, ArcelorMittal; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH

Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings

26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations
Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; Barry Charnish, Entuitive; Robert Chmielowski, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Shelley Finnigan Related Papers/Research

Steel and Skyscrapers: A Productive History and a Sustainable Future
Oct 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2019 Issue IV; Shelley C. Finnigan, Nicoleta Popa, Jean-Claude Gerardy, ArcelorMittal; Dario Trabucco, CTBUH
This research aims to demonstrate recent developments in the partnership between steel and skyscrapers. It highlights steel’s sustainability characteristics and explores the impact that the material and its supply chain have on the complete life…
Steel and the Skyscraper City: A Study on the Influence of Steel on the Design of Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Shelley Finnigan, ArcelorMittal; Barry Charnish, Entuitive; Robert Chmielowski, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
At the turn of the century, building design began to evolve. Improvements included indoor plumbing, the advent of escalators, and creation of the “Chicago window.” Perhaps the most notable change was the development of the skyscraper. Innovations in…