Posts tagged construction
Inspiring Women in Construction: Role Models for the Next Generation

Each year, the National Association of Women in Construction hosts Women in Construction Week to raise awareness of the growing impact of females on the industry, and to highlight the breadth of opportunities available to them. In honor of #WICWeek2019 (March 3-9), I reached out to a few clients, colleagues and friends, inviting them to answer the question: “What makes construction a great career option for women?

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How a Tradeshow Changed My Perception of Working in Construction

As a writer, Louis Bedigian has attended his fair share of conferences. But it wasn’t until he visited the 2019 Michigan Construction and Design Tradeshow that he actually gained a new perspective of the industry it was designed to support and promote.

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The Pride of Working in A/E/C

When I joined HOK in early 2001, one of my first observations was how passionate its architects, engineers and designers were about their work. They took seriously their role in addressing so many of society’s greatest challenges. It was—and is—infectious. With that in mind, I reached out to several A/E/C friends and former colleagues to ask them why they’re proud of what they do.

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Tales of a Fourth-Generation Construction Manager

More than a century ago, Joe Spiegelglass maneuvered a pushcart through the streets of downtown St. Louis in search of work repairing the city’s storefronts. Today, his great-grandson, Tim Spiegelglass, continues that family legacy from the suburban offices of Spiegelglass Construction Company.

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How to Overcome the Construction Labor Shortage: Hire More Women

Construction is an industry historically dominated by men. But with more individuals retiring and a skilled labor shortage threatening its growth, there is plenty of room at the proverbial table for women to contribute in more meaningful ways. Allison Scott, head of integrated marketing for Autodesk’s Construction Business Line, believes the industry is at an “interesting tipping point” where “women can really make an impact.” 

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Career Shift: From Sports Journalist to Construction Storyteller

After 32 years with the Belleville News-Democrat — where he covered everything from St. Louis Cardinals World Series victories to the St. Louis Rams’ Greatest Show on Turf — Norm Sanders left his job as a sports writer and signed on as a senior writer at McCarthy Holdings, Inc.

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