Does gender play a big part in the construction industry?

| May 31, 2018

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According to research, one in five construction companies across Britain have no women in senior positions. With some industry professionals believing that there is a definite prejudice against women in the construction industry, there appears to still be an inequality of opportunity for women.

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Why Design-Assist Should Be Used in Complex Projects

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Celebrating Women in Construction – Engineering Equality

Article | March 3, 2020

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