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The State of Women in Construction

Posted by Lior Zitzman on Feb 24, 2021 1:10:03 PM

Construction has been long known as a male-dominated profession, but women are slowly marking their mark on the industry. Michigan Construction received this great infographic from BigRentz highlighting the state of Women in Construction and how women are breaking the mold of people who build.

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Topics: Women in Construction

Advice from Women in Construction

Posted by Michigan Construction on Feb 24, 2021 12:57:54 PM

Women are building their careers in the construction industry, learning from colleagues and encouraging other women to explore construction as a field for a challenging, fulfilling career. Below is a roundup of advice we received from real women working in Michigan's construction industry.

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Topics: Women in Construction, Construction workforce, Michigan Construction, Skilled Trades

Women in Construction: Three Essential Tips to Building Your Career

Posted by Michigan Construction on Feb 24, 2021 12:36:26 PM

One of the most pressing issues in all industries today is the lack of diversity, especially gender diversity. Yet, there is no question about the benefits that having women on construction teams brings diversity and innovation to any company. Diversity breeds creativity and many industries benefit from the different perspectives that it brings to the table. One of the industries that will benefit the most from this is the construction industry.

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Topics: Women in Construction

Opportunities for Women in Construction

Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 24, 2021 12:34:32 PM

Just over a half century ago, American women saw their husbands, sons and fathers off to World War II and then stepped into their overalls and went to work, taking up the slack for their men in factories, automotive plants and shipyards. And thanks in large part to their willingness and talent, we won that war. But when the men came home, the women almost instantly became irrelevant on their jobs, and were expected to return to their homes, get married and raise families. And they did just that.

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Topics: Women in Construction

Profiles of Michigan Women in Construction

Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 24, 2021 12:32:12 PM

Deciding on a career path can take a lot of work and research to make sure what you train for is something you will love doing for years to come. Wrapped up in that package are other “must-haves,” things like a sense of accomplishment, pride in our work, and opportunities to inspire and help others achieve their dreams too.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement, Women in Construction

LEVY Joins the Michigan Construction Movement

Posted by Heather Smith on Feb 12, 2021 7:45:00 AM

Michigan Construction is proud to welcome the Levy Group of Companies to the movement that is uniting the industry and changing the way people connect with careers in construction.

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Topics: Michigan Construction Movement

Construction Technology: How COVID has Shown that Your Construction Crews are Ready to Use Tech in the Field

Posted by Robert Armbrister, President/CEO of SPARK Business Works on Oct 27, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Even if you’ve done your research and calculated your ROI, there still can be some doubt that a new tech tool will have the impact you’re hoping for. Will it work like it should? Will your crew even use it?

SPARK helped deploy a digital form to more than 650 construction job sites in 2020. What was the result? The data shows that your crews ARE READY to use digital tools! 

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Topics: Construction Technology

Construction Technology: Why Invest in a Semi-Custom Solution for Field Tech

Posted by Robert Armbrister, President/CEO of SPARK Business Works on Oct 20, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Digital tools are quickly changing today’s job sites and operations. Accurate and quick data from your field crew — like their time on a job, equipment used, and overall progress — can improve decision-making, boost your bottom line, and be a competitive advantage.

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Topics: Construction Technology

Construction Technology: Spark Business Works

Posted by Heather Smith on Oct 16, 2020 2:25:13 PM

Michigan Construction is excited to announce our newest partner Spark Business Works! SPARK creates custom software, digital products and strategic design that help construction companies update their processes and brands.

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Topics: Construction Technology, ROI

Construction Technology: The True ROI of Connecting Your Field Crews to Your Office Team with Tech

Posted by Robert Armbrister, President/CEO of SPARK Business Works on Oct 13, 2020 7:59:00 AM

While the construction industry has lagged in technology adoption, factors like labor shortages, a pandemic, and new technology options have created the urgency for leaders to innovate.

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Topics: Construction Technology, ROI

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