women in construction

Women who are building houses, launching prefab startups, evaluating energy loads, running jobsites, and more share their best tips for women who want to succeed in construction.

UTOPIA editors profile a public homebuilder executive, a housing industry entrepreneur, an engineer at a building products manufacturer, and a small private homebuilder.

Pacific Northwest entrepreneur wants to address the problem of housing affordability and labor shortages with prefab sustainable homes.

As the housing industry strives to meet demand, a shortage of labor is a perpetual problem. Recruiting, training, and hiring more women could help; they represent a minority of the workforce in many housing-related sectors, including building supply dealers and specialty trade contractors.