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New initiative equips women in construction with properly fitting safety harnesses

March 17, 2020 On-Site Staff

More than 300 women at nearly two dozen construction companies across the U.S. will be working at heights more safely thanks to a new initiative led by tech firm Autodesk Inc. and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Officially

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Women made small gains on job sites in 2019, but remain heavily outnumbered throughout construction

March 6, 2020 by David Kennedy

Women in construction made significant strides in 2019, particularly in one of the areas they have been most underrepresented traditionally — job sites themselves — but still accounted for little more than 13 per cent of the industry’s total workforce

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EllisDon teams up with Build a Dream to boost construction industry diversification

November 1, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

EllisDon and non-profit Build a Dream have partnered up to tackle diversification in the construction industry. The contractor and Windsor-based non-profit organization will work together to attract young women to careers in construction, where only 3.8 per cent of job site

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LNG Canada training initiative aims to recruit women to work on Kitimat, B.C. megaproject

June 18, 2019 David Kennedy

VANCOUVER—The team of companies behind the development and construction of a major liquefied natural gas project on British Columbia’s north coast have launched a new initiative aimed at recruiting more women to work on building the liquefaction plant and export

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New CCA chair focused on diversity and representation

March 19, 2018 by Jillian Morgan

Zey Emir has been appointed chair of the 2018 Canadian Construction Association (CCA) board of directors. She will take over the position from Chris McNally, director of C & M McNally Engineering. Emir is president of Revay and Associates Limited,