The UK’s construction industry acknowledges that there is a skills crisis, one exacerbated by the departure of many EU-born workers in the wake of the Brexit referendum. A renewed enthusiasm for apprenticeships offers a way to attract fresh blood into the sector and address diversity issues.
Showcasing stories of the remarkable women working in design and construction and the invaluable contributions they continue to make in the industry.
The construction veteran, who has worked in myriad roles across the globe for half a century, reflects on her journey as a trailblazer for women in the industry
Construction firms looking for new ways to recruit women might consider return-to-work programmes, which have proven effective in other industries at helping women re-enter the workforce
The latest data reveal incredible growth for women’s participation in the sector. Here’s how construction firms can continue to make progress
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 route into the sector and the challenges for women in the industry.
Chloe Gharios has a message for women in construction: you belong. And she is fearless in being authentic as an engineer by showing through social media how others can be, too
At 22, Abbey Agius has already established a fulfilling career in carpentry; now, she’s working to make the trade more accessible for others like her.
Nicolle Wilkinson has a message for women pursuing construction careers: forge your own path. Here’s how she did it
The National Association of Black Women in Construction aims to promote mentorship and community to grow the ranks of Black women in the industry
It’s imperative that the construction sector is representative of the society it serves
Women were involved throughout construction of the 1,198-foot St. Regis Chicago, from design to project management to the trades
Women make up barely 10% of the UK’s construction workforce, according to government figures. As part of Women in Construction Week, Built highlights the experience of one woman who joined the industry and has never looked back