Women have made incredible contributions to the construction industry, and they continue to do so. In part one of this two-part series, we took an in-depth look at the women that helped mold this industry into what it is today. Now, a Boca Raton construction lawyer at Cotney Construction Law will detail the women who are currently shaping the industry.
At Cotney Construction Law, we understand that it takes a team effort to combat all of the issues that a construction project may face. For this reason, you should consider partnering with one of our Boca Raton construction attorneys to ensure that your rights and the rights of your employees are always protected.
The Women of Construction’s Present
Deemed “the world’s most influential architect,” Elizabeth Diller was named to Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in both 2009 and 2018. Founder of the firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Diller is known best for The High Line, an elevated park in New York City, and The Broad, a contemporary art museum in Los Angeles. Along with her firm, Diller continues to craft architectural marvels that are incredible, eye-catching sights.
After obtaining a degree in electrical engineering from The City College of New York, Barbara Res went on to become the first woman to oversee a major New York construction site. Res is an arbitrator, mediator, licensed professional engineer, and attorney. She has over 40 years of experience taking on a wide variety of roles in the construction industry. Res is still a vocal supporter of the equal treatment of women on the construction site.
Christine Townley was not content with designing and engineering dams and reservoirs. She is creating permanent change by promoting diversity in the construction industry. During her time as its Executive Director, Townley turned the Construction Youth Trust (CYT) into one of the leading charities in the construction industry. Her goal is to aid young workers in entering the construction industry. Townley continues to contribute to the industry by operating as an independent consultant.
We Need More
Currently, women comprise only nine percent of the construction workforce. Those numbers will need to rise if the construction industry wishes to combat labor shortages that threaten to delay projects and create unsafe working conditions. To ensure your work site is compliant with OSHA’s rules and regulations, please consult with a Boca Raton construction attorney before a serious, preventable injury occurs on your watch.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.