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IT'S áWOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEKá TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE GROWING NUMBER OF WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WHICH IS A TRADITIONALLY MALE-DOMINATED FIELD

ABOUT 90-PERCENT OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARE MEN 3 BUT A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY IS BEING LED BY AN ALL-TEAMTHEY SPOKE WITH SANTIAGO MELLI-HUBER TODAY ABOUT HOW THEY'RE GETTING THE JOB DONE — áANDá SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR UP-AND- COMING WOMEN IN THE FIELD 3 19-2345-511:09-1:16 IT BEGAN AS A GRAVEL SLOPETAYLOR KNOTTASSISSTANT SUPERINTENDENT, SKANSKA USA"I HAVE SO MUCH PRIDE, I POST ON FACEBOOK ABOUT IT AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH TO TELL EVERYONE LIKE LOOK AT MY COOL TENNIS COURTS!"NOW IT JUST NEEDS SOME PAINT

IT'S TAYLOR KNOTT'S FIRST PROJECT AS A SUPERINTENDENTONE OF MANY REASONS THE COURTS ARE SPECIAL TAYLOR KNOTTASSISSTANT SUPERINTENDENT, SKANSKA USA "THE LAST JOB I WAS ON, THERE WAS ABOUT 30 MEN AND I WAS THE ONLY FEMALE THERE

"WOMEN MAKE UP ABOUT 10 PERCENT OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRYBUT ON THIS TEAM?TAYLOR KNOTT ASSISSTANT SUPERINTENDENT, SKANSKA USA"WE HAVE AN ALL- FEMALE TEAM SO ME, ACTING AS THE SUPERINTENDENT, THEN I HAVE A COLLEAGUE, BECKY OLSON, AS THE PROJECT MANAGER, AND THE OWNER, MISS KIM BASS, WE'RE ALL WOMEN, AND THAT'S SO INTERESTING AND SO COOL TO SEE

"BECKY OLSONPROJECT MANAGER, SKANSKA USA"THERE'S SOME PIECE OF CONNECTIVITY THAT I THINK WOMEN TEND TO BRING TO THE INDUSTRY OF TRYING TO MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS, AND THE RELATIONSHIPS TEND TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE SOLID, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WOMEN TEND TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT IS THE RELATIONSHIPS"KIM BASS IS THE ONLY FEMALE PROJECT MANAGER AT LONGWOOD UNIVERSITYSHE'S EXCITED TO WORK WITH OTHER WOMEN BUT SAYS THAT'S NOT WHY THEY'RE SUCCESSFULKIM BASS DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CAPITAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION "THERE'S A PART OF ME THAT DOESN'T WANT TO CALL THIS OUT AS SOMETHING SPECIAL, BECAUSE WE ALL DID OUR JOBS EXTREMELY WELL, AND IT'S NOT BECAUSE WE'RE WOMEN WE DO IT WELL WE'RE ALL INTELLIGENT PEOPLE WHO DO OUR JOBS

"FOR TAYLORVISIBILITY MATTERS TO YOUNG FEMALE ENGINEERSTAYLOR KNOTTSUPERINTENDENT, SKANSKA USA"THERE'S A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT WHEN COMING TO WORK, WHEREAS I DON'T FEEL LIKE I AM THE MINORITY AS MUCH WHEN I SHOW UP TO WORK

"LOCAL IN FARMVILLE SANTIAGO MELLI- HUBER WFXR NEWS 3 THE TENNIS COURT PROJECT IS WRAPPING UP BUT THAT SAME CONSTRUCTION TEAM WILL BE MOVING ON TO WORK ON A NEW BASKETBALL ARENA AT LONGWOOD

3 3 JERMAINE FERRELL HERE AT THE VINES CENTER FOR ASUN

Source: Youtube

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