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Siddhant Mehta

CONSTRUCTION CAREER PROFILE: TURNING CHALLENGE INTO OPPORTUNITY Growing up in India, Siddhant Mehta witnessed the construction of beautiful buildings and developed a natural curiosity about how such structures were made. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, he decided the next step would be a Master’s degree in construction management. Siddhant wanted to study […]

6 Ways for HR Professionals to Drive DEI Initiatives Forward

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives impact every level of the construction industry — and HR teams play a critical role in the conversation. There’s much to be gained from an inclusive workplace culture: from new perspectives and innovative ideas, to a better reputation among employees and clients. If your role is responsible for carrying […]

Take a deep dive into ConstructReach’s 2022 impact!

ConstructReach continued its mission in 2022 reaching even more brands, general contractors, students, and young adults interested in pursuing a career in construction. As the world opened up after the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization’s trademark “I built this!” events gained momentum, with more events hosted this year than in all years prior. The construction industry […]

In Review: 5 Years of ConstructReach “I built this!”

2023 is ConstructReach’s five-year anniversary, with this year’s “I built this!” events marking half a decade of introducing young, diverse talent to the construction industry. We’re taking a moment to celebrate just how far we’ve come and prepare for the places we’ve yet to go.  2019: “I built this!” Atlanta Our very first “I built […]

How a Diverse Talent Pipeline Benefits Everyone Involved

You’ve probably heard the term DEI before, and you’ve likely even taken steps toward creating a diverse and inclusive work culture — but do you really understand the full impact a diverse talent pipeline can have on a company?  Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) describe an organization’s mindset when engaging in processes like hiring, promotion, […]

Mike Kalinowsky

Mike Kalinowski with a gray background

THE CONSTRUCTREACH E-LEARNING MODULES: Giving Young Construction Professionals the Skills to Succeed More Than Just Safety On the job site, safety is paramount. Mike Kalinowski, Director of Safety at W.E. O’Neil Construction, works every day to ensure his crews follow OSHA regulations and insurance requirements. When he was introduced to a safety engineering student who […]

What’s new (and exciting!) in construction?

The construction industry has historically been one of the largest in the world, making up 8.6% of total jobs globally. So what makes now one of the best times to join the workforce? With lots of job openings and rapidly advancing technologies, here are three things that make getting into the industry right now so […]