Women’s Day Special Edition: Acknowledging Women In Power

  • Editorial Team
  • Heavy Construction Equipment
  • 8 March 2024

The heavy equipment and construction industry is inspiring and fast-paced with time. We can’t just emphasize enough the fact that smart labor and the inclusion of two prominent genders have done wonders to evolve the global infrastructure.

Construction companies worldwide show warmth to add females as their leading workforce by encouraging their confidence, and skills.

As per the historical standards in the construction industry, seeing an increased ratio of women on the ground is quite unconventional but the emerging trend of 2024.

Having said that, we can see a noticeable count of women selecting a full-time career in the heavy equipment and construction industry.

Stats Of Women Behind The Success Of the Construction Sector In The Past Years

It was back then 2016 and previous years when 9 out of 100 employees used to be female workers.

However, the integration of modern educational infrastructure and exposure has increased the number to an appreciable ratio.

Back in 2022 women in the construction field comprised 11.1% of the total workforce.

However, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most of the female employees hold administrative positions which is 35% in total.

On the other side, ample room for core industry roles is also vacant to welcome feminine power in the house in 2024 and beyond.

Women-Dominating Roles In The Heavy Equipment And Construction Sector

With the evolving development and infrastructure ratio, the demand for labor is increasing per project.

Different U.S. regions are in the process of witnessing the greatest architecture of its history. Where we can see women stepping in the shoes of Zaha Hadid (the first female architect to win the Pritzker Prize (2004).

The main female-dominating positions that we can see in 2024 are as follows; 

  • Architects 
  • Estimator 
  • Superintendents 
  • Construction project managers 

Women-Led Successful Companies In The Past Years

Women are no less than the breath of fresh air for the conventional heavy equipment and construction industry.

Here are the top 5 women-led construction firms to look at in 2024; 

  • CTI Environmental by Robin Thorne
  • Bjork Construction by Jean Bjork
  • A. Marie’s Design Build by Angela Cacace
  • Marker Construction Group by Peggy Hogan Marker
  • The Street Group by Rachel Street

The Sky Is Pink For The Women Ahead

The women in the construction field have the advantage of wearing many hats and being the ultimate multi taskers.

With the grappling heavy equipment and construction industry, new rules and new opportunities are paving their way, and recruiting more women in the fleet is one absolute solution.