Women in construction

BCT Lecture: The Continuing Rise of Women in Construction

Event Details

Monday, Nov. 8, 2021

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Olver Design Building

551 North Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01003


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This event is on UMASS campus

This event is handicap accessible

The three presenters of this talk are:  Caroline Cudemus-Jones, Director of Design and Construction Management  UMass Amherst; Denise Berger, Chief of Operations for the Engineering Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Joanna Kripp Senior Project Executive for Gilbane Building Co.

The percentage of women in construction hovers between 9 to 10% across the industry, in the field only 3%.  The industry is changing – not only the number of women in the field, design, engineering  and construction management is increasing, the industry now recognizes that women bring an additional layer of diversity, experience and management style that have innovated and energized an industry known for its traditional male dominance. Construction in general is experiencing shortages in skilled knowledge across the disciplines and women have become now the future of the industry at all levels.