• City, County, Airport, MSD Reps to Address “Good Faith Efforts” This Friday

    This Friday (Feb. 22) officials from the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Lambert St. Louis International Airport, and the Metropolitan Sewer District will present their organizations’ perspectives on what constitutes “good faith efforts” in construction...

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  • Building a Strong Industry for the Future: Workforce Diversity in Construction

    by Scott Wittkop, President & Chief Operating Officer, McCarthy Holdings, Inc. How will the construction industry address the ongoing shortage of talent at all levels?  One answer is as simple as it is compelling: tap into a broader...

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  • Building a House for Diversity in St. Louis

    From The St. Louis American:  A few years ago, I read the book, “Building a House for Diversity” by R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr., a renowned Harvard professor and diversity scholar. Thomas begins the book with a fable...

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  • 3 Requirements for a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

    From Gallup:  The past two years have been marked by an uptick in awareness of the many challenges organizations and society face in identifying and truly understanding the unique differences among people. From the #MeToo movement to various...

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  • An AEC Mentoring Experience for Hazelwood School District Students

    by Amy Phillips and Marvin Johnson In July, CannonDesign collaborated with Construction Management Partners (CMP), diversity consultant for the BJC HealthCare Diversity & Inclusion Program, to host a Shadow Day for several local high school students from...

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  • SIUE Receives 2018 Higher Excellence in Diversity Award

    From RiverBender:  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. SIUE joins a select group of...

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  • Hudson Appointed to Lead New Academy for Diversity and Inclusion

    From Washington University’s The Source:  Nicole Hudson, deputy mayor for racial equity and priority initiatives for the City of St. Louis, has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for the newly created Academy for Diversity and Inclusion at...

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  • St. Louis County Hires First Chief Diversity Officer

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  Hiring a chief diversity officer was a key recommendation of the recent disparity study commissioned by St. Louis County. Jack L. Thomas Jr., a veteran of the workforce diversity and improvement profession,...

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  • ‘The People’s Ribbon Cutting’ Held at Arch to Illustrate Diversity and Inclusion

    From The St. Louis American:  “We’re here today because diversity is who we are,” said Rev. Darryl Gray. He served as master of ceremonies for an event that was a direct response to Tuesday’s official ribbon cutting...

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  • Getting the ‘Hole Story’ on WUSTL’s East Campus Project

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL To passersby along Skinker Boulevard to the east of Brookings Hall on the Washington University Danforth Campus, what could be surmised from beyond the construction fence is that there...

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