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Making it Easier to Report Sexual Harassment Isn't Enough

Holly Kearl | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Holly Kearl

Making it easier for a harassed person to report is very important, but in general, companies need to do more, especially if they know that some of their employees are harassers.

The Future of Construction Sites Lies in these Robots

Natalie Kalin | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Natalie Kalin

At the intersection of arduous and repeatable, there are bound to be robots (or, at the very least, great machines.)

Worker Dies At Minnesota Vikings' Stadium Construction Site

Reuters | Justin Block | Posted 08.26.2015 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 26 - One worker has died and another was seriously injured when they fell on Wednesday while performing roofing work on a football st...

Construction Workers Write Sweet Messages On Steel Beams For Kids In Hospital To See

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.05.2015 | Good News

When kids at one Long Island hospital look outside, they now have something to smile about -- thanks to some thoughtful construction workers. Ironwork...

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

Matt Sheehan

This Controversial Chinese Company Wants To 3-D Print Your Next House

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

SUZHOU, China -- Walking through WinSun’s show lot in the Suzhou Industrial Park, one gets a glimpse of the past and possible future of building con...

The Reason Why Construction Workers Often Make The Happiest Employees

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business

A recent TINYpulse study found that construction workers are the happiest employees in the workforce, but that news came as no surprise to those on th...

Women in Construction

Kimberly Gallagher | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Kimberly Gallagher

I work hard to prove that women have an equal, if not greater place in construction, especially at the management level. While it may remain a primarily male industry for a long time, the role and influence of women of construction will continue to grow and dominate.

That Cat Call Video (#Analysis & #Video #Response)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.30.2014 | New York
Jon Hotchkiss

By now everyone has seen that cat calling video, right? The one with the young woman in New York City who gets cat called about 100 times over the course of 10 hours while walking alone through various parts of New York City.

Building Careers

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 12.23.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Now with the economy bouncing back, the volume of construction projects is increasing and will only continue to rise, especially in the lodging, office, commercial, gas and manufacturing areas. Unfortunately, the construction workforce has not had the same rebound.

Women In Construction Offer Advice For Dealing With Sexism From Male Colleagues

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women

In a career as male-dominated as construction, where women make up less than 3 percent of the workforce, the best way to handle sexism is often to fig...

This Construction Worker Puts In A Full Day, Then Helps The Homeless At Night

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.10.2014 | Impact

Monday is the longest day of the week for Carlos Vargas, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. After working a shift at his construction job, V...

I Love It!: 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 09.04.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

By Elizabeth McDermott Hard Hats. Strong Women. Building the Future. Follow our blog to hear the stories of women working in construction in New Yo...

'I've Been Embraced by Others I Work With': 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

I have always been interested in architecture and when I went to college for Architectural Engineering, I stumbled upon construction management and really enjoyed learning about it.

"It's a Great Feeling Knowing I Am a Part of History"

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.31.2013 | Women
Nontraditional Employment for Women

As a female, I need to be at 100% at all time. I have to prove myself twice as hard as any male, even a male of a lesser or equal skill set.

'When I First Started I Was the Only Female': 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

My mother went to NEW and after graduation she was placed with Con Edison. She would always tell me to go to NEW and I never listened to her. I saw an article in The Daily News about NEW in 2005 and I decided that I wanted a career so I went to the orientation and the rest is history.

This Is the Career I Am Happiest in and Plan to Stay -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

By Cathy Dixon Hard Hats. Strong Women. Building the Future. Follow our blog to hear the stories of women working in construction in New York City ...

'I'm in Local 79, I Love the Solidarity': 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

Everyone I see on the job, every trade amazes me. I want to do it all. I can stand and watch people for hours doing their job. I love how everything comes together to make something grand.

'There's Nothing Like a View of Manhattan From 42 Stories up on the Outside of a Building''

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 07.21.2013 | Women
Nontraditional Employment for Women

I was trapped in an interstitial space on the Top of The Rock during a thunder storm. I was working downtown after Superstorm Sandy to put the Verizon Building back on line.

'My Mother Has Been By My Side and Has Had Faith in Me When I Had No Faith in Myself' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifPeople believe that we are here to fill a quota, not to do a job. When they see that you CAN do what you were sent here to do, they begin to respect you.

'A Lot of the Guys on the Job Show Respect' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI worked until my 9th month of pregnancy -- the Goldman Sachs Embassy Suites hotel by ground zero.

'You Have to Have a Certain Amount of Toughness' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWe are in the 21st century and less than 10 percent of workers are women in the construction industry.

'I Chose Construction Because of a Desire to Create' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifFollow our blog to hear the stories of women working in construction in New York City at every level as we ask 20 questions to women working in construction.

'You Can Say You Added to the New York City Skyline' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifConstruction pulled together everything for me. No cubicles, people skills a plus, and the artistry, wow, most don't think so but I see nothing but art and creation in all of its glory.

'I Was Con Edison's First Female Line Constructor' -- 20 Questions for Women in Construction

Nontraditional Employment for Women | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Nontraditional Employment for Women

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif'Men are still surprised that we can do the work too.'