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08/20/2021

Contractors form "inclusion week"

Companies promote "Building the foundation for Inclusion" in October.
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A handful of general contractors are promoting "Construction Inclusion Week," which will be held October 18-22. Gilbane Building Company is chairing the event with the theme of "Building the Foundation for Inclusion."

In addition to Gilbane, participants include DPR Construction, Turner, Mortenson, McCarthy, and Clark Construction Group. 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 in commitments and actions towards maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment – free of harassment, hate, or bigotry of any kind – Construction Inclusion Week aims to create positive change in the industry for generations of workers to come.

"Building and empowering a diverse workforce is critically important to the future of the construction industry," said Michael E. McKelvy, President & CEO, Gilbane Building Company. "Our industry will be stronger if we work together and share resources, knowledge, and best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion. We're grateful to join with fellow contractors and industry partners to build on Gilbane's efforts to advance diversity and inclusion, including our tradition of holding an annual inclusion week."

Construction Inclusion Week activities will be held on project sites and offices with the purpose to unite construction professionals around the world to discuss:

  • Leadership commitment and accountability
  • Unconscious bias
  • Supplier diversity
  • Jobsite culture
  • Community outreach

The Associated General Contractors of America awarded Gilbane its 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Award, recognizing the company as a champion in advancing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion within its workforce, supply chain and the communities that it serves.

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