NAWIC Knows How to Throw a Party

NAWIC Knows How to Throw a Party

In the month of August, we attended two National Association of Women in Construction events on completely different sides of the world. We began in Anaheim, California, where Procore sponsored the NAWIC AMEC (Annual Meeting and Education Conference) with an exhibitor booth and an after party. I spoke with and gained insight from women involved in every facet of the construction industry. The event was filled with passionate women who have worked well beyond what was required of them to promote the success of women in the construction industry. The following week I flew to Sydney, Australia, where I attended... Read More

On the Job Site with Lyndsay Woods of Harvey Builders

On the Job Site with Lyndsay Woods of Harvey Builders

As part of Procore’s Hard Hat Highway tour, my colleague, Carey Larson had the chance to sit down with Lyndsay Woods, Marketing Coordinator at Harvey Builders. Working from one of Harvey’s Austin, TX jobsites, Lyndsay discussed how she was drawn into the construction field and shared the advice she would give to a young woman looking to pursue a career in construction. Q: How did you initially get into construction? When my dad wasn’t teaching or coaching high school, he was a roofer. I spent a lot of time on the roof with him in the summers.... Read More

Introducing the Women in Construction Empower Series

Introducing the Women in Construction Empower Series

We are proud to introduce Procore’s Empower Series, kicking off with two events in October. Inspired by our Women in Construction initiative, these events will be multi-faceted, thought-leadership summits. The intent is to encourage conversation around the future of the construction industry, diverse workforces, and labor force challenges the construction industry faces. There will be a panel of speakers, an interactive workshop, and many opportunities to network with forward-thinking leaders and construction professionals. This series will cover how we can work to increase the number of women in the construction workforce, how to motivate a diverse team and impact... Read More

Mike Rowe Weighs In on How to Close the Gender Gap in Construction

Mike Rowe Weighs In on How to Close the Gender Gap in Construction

Last week, I had the opportunity to ask Mike Rowe a question. Here’s the backstory… Procore is a sponsor of the Mike Rowe podcast “The Way I Heard It.” This has given us the opportunity to work with Mike on a few projects, including a weekly “Behind the Dirt” Q&A (where I originally asked my question), and a “Hard Hat Hero” campaign to honor the men and women on your jobsites. My question to Mike was: “How do we bridge the gender gap in construction?” Luckily, for me, he selected my question: Here’s his answer: In... Read More

Come Meet-Up with the Procore Engineering Team at RailsConf 2017

Come Meet-Up with the Procore Engineering Team at RailsConf 2017

Having first begun working with Rails at Procore back in 2006, the framework is near and dear to Procore’s R&D team. This year we will be attending RailsConf, where we’ll be speaking and sponsoring the event. We are excited to explore and learn about how other companies have used the Rails platform to build out their products. Procore’s development team consists largely of engineers focused on Rails. Since we first began developing with Rails, our team has been leading the way in adopting React with Rails, and we’ve always lead with new technologies that... Read More