Women are making inroads in construction, filling roles across the industry from project managers to architects. Built spoke to Afsheen Ul Haq, a forensic and risk planning manager at BAM, to hear about her path into the sector and the challenges for women in the industry.
It’s imperative that the construction sector is representative of the society it serves
23 June is International Women in Engineering Day. The day highlights the talents of female engineers and also throws light on engineering as a potential career path for those young women who want to work in the sector but think it might be an exclusively male world.
Women in Construction Month 2021: More Women Are Working in Construction – But Further Progress Is Needed
Women make up just over half of the UK population, but fewer than one-fifth work in construction. A month dedicated to highlighting women’s contribution to the sector aims to change long-held bias and outdated perceptions.