TWO THOUSAND COMPANIES REGISTERED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2ND ANNUAL INDUSTRY-WIDE CONSTRUCTION INCLUSION WEEK: October 17-21, 2022
USA, September 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Construction Inclusion Week (CIW) 2022 will take place October 17-21, 2022 and will amplify awareness while celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the construction industry. Open to businesses of all sizes, CIW provides educational and business resources for the construction industry, including craft and construction crews, office crews and industry affiliates. Construction Inclusion Week 2022 introduces an assessment to help companies assess their DEI maturity, structure engagement throughout the week, and lay the foundation for improvement.
The content is centered around five daily themes:
Commitment and Responsibility (Monday October 17)
Membership (Tuesday, October 18)
Supplier Diversity (Wednesday, October 19)
Workplace Culture (Thursday, October 20)
Community Engagement (Friday, October 21)
Content for 2022 includes solid educational resources, facilitation tools, training, and discussion guides. Visiting www.constructioninclusionweek.com, businesses can access free materials and resources to raise awareness about diversity, equity and inclusion. Resources are flexible, allowing companies to plan robust activities within their organizations. Video content will be released during the week and distributed via social media. In-person and virtual events are being planned by industry partners across the country. Additionally, community engagement outreach efforts will introduce students to careers in construction.
More than two thousand companies have registered to participate in 2022. Contractors as well as architectural firms, owner/client companies, higher education institutions, government contracting entities and municipalities from all over the country have registered . Firm registration is open online: www.constructioninclusionweek.com. 76.8% of registered companies are majority-owned entities, while 23.2% of registered companies hold a diversified supplier certification.
The construction industry makes the most progress when members work together. Driving lasting and measurable change requires unity, a shared focus on achieving goals, and taking bold action. CIW was envisioned by DPR Construction, Mortenson, Turner Construction Company, McCarthy Building Companies, Clark Construction Group and Gilbane Building Company as an industry-wide effort to improve inclusion at all levels, including sub – contractors, business partners and suppliers. Construction Inclusion Week 2022 co-chairs George Pfeffer (DPR Construction) and Dan Johnson (Mortenson). Other industry partners include Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors of America ( AGC), Culture of Care, and the National Association of Women in Construction.
Media contact: Asheya Warren, CPSM; PRAXIS Strategic Consulting, LLC – 972.755.5330; [email protected]
Construction Inclusion Week is an annual event that harnesses the collective power of general contractors, specialty contractors, subcontractors and suppliers to raise awareness and improve diversity and inclusion in the construction industry . Construction Inclusion Week provides content and resources to share across the industry. Founding members include DPR Construction, Mortenson, Turner Construction, McCarthy, Clark Construction Group and Gilbane Building Company.
For more information, visit www.constructioninclusionweek.com
Asheya Warren, CPSM
PRAXIS Strategic Consulting