Women in Construction
Firms Creating New Models for Student Internships
Written by Jim Parson, ENR
While internships have long been a career- development staple, many contractors have taken a fresh look at their programs’ structure and content in light of the heightened competition for a shrinking talent pool"
Developer Dan Gilbert Bringing 15,000 Construction Jobs With 4 New Projects in Detroit
Article by Frank Witsil,Susan Tompor and JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press
Together, the projects are expected to take about five years to complete and add 3.2 million square feet of office, retail and residential space — plus 2,000 new parking spaces."
38 Women Honored as 2017 Constructech Magazine Women in Construction
Ariticle from ForConstructionPros.com
Women in Construction awards honors women in the industry who have gone above and beyond to transform work on the jobsite and in the office, through the use of technology."
More Women Needed in Construction Industry
Article by Jamaica Observer staff
There is an undeniable body of evidence showing that every sector improves when women are able to participate freely."
AECOM Announces Plan to Hire 3K Workers in the Next 6 Months
As reported by Construction Dive's author Kim Slowey
The open positions range from skilled labor to architects and engineers, and the new hires will work on the company's transportation, building, environment, water, defense and energy projects."
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...
The Story of Suzannah Montgomery, Female Engineer, and how she Broke into the Male-Dominated Construction Industry
Article in The Tennessean is by and about Suzannah Montgomery, who works for Turner Construction Company.
My roles in the field and the office have exposed me to many sides of the construction business, and today I’m a special projects division (SPD) project manager. The fact that I’m a woman has never held me back in my...
After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople
Reported on the PBS NewsHour by Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
Research by the state's 114-campus community college system showed that families and employers alike didn't know of the existence or value of vocational programs and the certifications they confer, many of which can add tens of thousands of dollars per year...
United States Home Construction Slumped in July
By Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer, USA News
Homebuilders pulled back sharply on construction of apartment complexes in July, causing housing starts to tumble to a three-month low."
The Construction Labor Shortage Needs Major Institutional Fixes
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.”