Margaret Hewitt Reflects on the ACE Mentoring Program
Montrie Rucker Adams of Visibility Marketing Inc.'s interview with Margaret Hewitt, President of The Construction Green Team.
How long have you been in the program?
Since the beginning. I was at University Hospitals when we started the ACE program. We were the first sponsor with Gilbane at...
MetroHealth Transformation Update
Walter Jones, Senior Vice President, Campus Transformation says several CEA members to partner in this transformation project.
Turner will partner with Donley’s and several minority-owned partners including Adrian Maldonado & Associates, McTech Corp., Ozanne Construction Company and several others to be announced as the...
Kyle Jones – Offering Better Alternatives
Over 20 years ago, Kyle Jones used his experience working for ColeJon (an HVAC, facilities management company his father co-founded), to launch KBJ Incorporated. KBJ’s focus is construction management, facility support services and general contracting.
Though his construction experience and journey...
A Pledge to Ensure a Diverse, Inclusive Cleveland Clinic
Article on LinkedIn by Toby Cosgrove, CEO and President at Cleveland Clinic
At Cleveland Clinic, we are beginning our diversity and inclusion efforts by focusing on unconscious bias, which uncovers our biases or blind spots, while working to diminish them."
Five Reasons Why Millennials are Great for the Construction Industry
By FMI Corporation
Not unlike other generations that enter the workplace, millennials have new perspectives to share, new ideas about getting things done, and new ways of tackling problems. The following five areas highlight why this new generation is like a breath of fresh air for the construction industry:"...
Tari Rivera – A Model for Women in Construction
It’s not often that young girls decide to follow in their father’s footsteps. At an early age, Tari S. Rivera, president of Regency Construction Services, Inc., was introduced to the construction world. Her father and grandfather worked at Floyd Browne and Associates, a civil engineering firm in...
Minority Contracting Demands for Obama Center
By Chicago Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet.
The Obama Foundation on Wednesday announced firms in the running to manage the construction of the Obama Presidential Center, along with the demand that the winner commit to minority contracting and hiring goals designed to benefit struggling residents on the South and West Sides of...
What do Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common?
From article on INC.com by Annabel Acton, Founder, Never Liked It Anyway
The reality for most entrepreneurs is a lot of hard work, peaks, troughs, and dizzying levels of tenacity. To make it as an entrepreneur, these are the critical things you'll need to give up."
The Construction Labor Shortage Needs Major Institutional Fixes
Article by Matthew Rothstein, Bisnow Philadelphia
Training highly skilled craft workers requires multi-year programs that combine classroom training and on-the-job experience … With the large-scale shift to nonunion employment, the apprenticeship system has declined.”
CEA Member, Turner Construction Company is Bringing Minorities Into the Workforce
By Andy Davis, Business Manager at Turner Construction
Turner Construction Company is trying to put a fresh set of eyes to this old problem. In 2015, we began collaborating with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare on the Minority Workforce Equity Program (MWEP), an initiative to connect a minority workforce with opportunities to find a...