Women In Construction


Texas Women in Construction — Sherry McGee: HOLT CAT

From the oil fields of Alaska to the boom cities of Texas, one woman's engineering career is on the move, with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Growing up in Alaska, Sherry McGee dreamed of being an architect....


Texas Women in Construction — Emily Dodd: HOLT CAT

In an industry seemingly dominated by men, HOLT CAT Regional Sales Manager Emily Dodd knows just how important it is to have a mentor by your side, especially if you are a woman hoping to carve out a niche in the construction business....


WBEs Leave Mark On Kansas City Airport

At 1 million sq. ft. and with a budget of $1.5 billion, the new Kansas City Airport is impressive enough, but add in a female construction workforce larger than most any in the United States and you've got a project in a league of its own....


Texas Women in Construction — Meet Kaisha Plambeck of Skanska USA

Kaisha Plambeck offers a very succinct answer when asked what she likes about being in the construction world — "I really get to be myself." The Texas native who once dreamed of a career in design has found both comfort and success as a senior project engineer at Skanska USA and could not be happier....


Diversity Drives Wearables Technology in Construction

Worker safety is a major component of the construction equation, and COVID-19 has made it even more critical. Rapidly shifting demographics on the job site demand modifications to personal protective equipment in the form of comfort, ergonomics and cutting-edge technology....


Grandmother, Granddaughter Operators Roll Out New Cobleskill Stone Dynapac Fleet

Elaine Sheldon and her granddaughter, T'mara Deridder, are Cobleskill Stone Products equipment operators on a roll, due to the company investing in new Dynapac roller equipment. The two highly skilled operators are part of an experienced team of 10 responsible for compacting blacktop on road projects throughout New York State....


Innovation Has No Gender: Volvo CE Inspiring Tomorrow's Female Engineers

Following the discouraging news that it is around the age of 10 at which girls stop considering engineering as a potential career path, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) saw it as an opportunity to redress the balance....


NJDOL Grants $1.2M to Support Women, Minority Vets in Construction Trades

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has announced $1.2 million in available funding through the Helmets to Hardhats for Women and Minority Veterans Program (H2HWMVP). Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) is a national nonprofit program to help reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military members connect with career–training opportunities in the construction industry....


Embracing Industry Careers — Women Gaining Ground in Titles, Respect, Awareness

When her husband became ill in the late 1850s, Emily Roebling served as field engineer and took the Brooklyn Bridge to its completion. She also made history as one of the first documented women in construction....


PacWest Machinery's Jolene Logue Talks Women in Construction

Atlas Copco Power Technique joined The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to celebrate Women in Construction Week (WIC) with a profile of PacWest Machinery's Jolene Logue. Logue discussed her journey in climbing the ladder from entry-level jobs out of college all the way up to her current role as president of PacWest Machinery of Seattle, Wash., an Atlas Copco Power Technique distributor....







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