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The Inaugural ‘Construction Inclusion Week’ Will Be Held From October 18th To October 22nd - Contractors Anticipated To Unite In Order To Promote Inclusion In The Construction Industry

Published Thursday, September 23, 2021
by ConstructionInclusionWeek.com
The Inaugural ‘Construction Inclusion Week’ Will Be Held From October 18th To October 22nd - Contractors Anticipated To Unite In Order To Promote Inclusion In The Construction Industry

In 2020, six general contractors created a consortium, Time for Change, with a single purpose: to identify ways to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry.

The shared effort by Gilbane Building Company, DPR Construction, Turner Construction Company, Mortenson, McCarthy Building Companies, and Clark Construction Group resulted in organizing an industry-wide Construction Inclusion Week - which will be held from October 18th through October 22nd. 

The theme of Building the Foundation for Inclusion will encourage focused dialogue and action in the industry.

Construction Inclusion Week will harness the collective power of the construction industry to build awareness regarding the need to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry, and will provide content and resources to share throughout the industry.

Construction Inclusion Week invites every member of the construction industry to unite to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

By working together, learning from one another, and being consistent commitments and actions towards maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment - free of harassment, hate or bigotry of any kind - Construction Inclusion Week will effect positive change in the industry for generations of Workers to come.

Construction Inclusion Week encourages participating firms to organize activities on their project sites and in their offices to offer opportunities for Construction Professionals around the world to discuss: Leadership commitment and accountability for diversity, equity and inclusion; Unconscious bias; Supplier diversity; Jobsite culture; and Community outreach.

By signing up to participate in Construction Inclusion Week, firms will have access to materials and resources that support bringing awareness to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Content will be tailored to enable jobsite conversations and office discussions and enable construction companies to plan targeted activities for their organization and Trade partners.

Construction Inclusion Week demonstrates how a united industry can collectively set expectations for behaviors that champion inclusion and empowers all people to reach their full potential - and participating in Construction Inclusion Week will enhance and deepen connections with colleagues, clients and communities.

From safety to job site technology, the construction industry has made the most progress through collaboration.

Fostering sustainable and buildable change requires unity, a common focus on achieving shared goals and bold steps.

For more information, visit www.constructioninclusionweek.com.  

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