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

Your Groundbreak Day Two Recap – Mike Rowe, Women in Construction, Tan Le and more

Your Groundbreak Day Two Recap – Mike Rowe, Women in Construction, Tan Le and more

Another day at Groundbreak and what a success it was! We kicked the day off right with a keynote from Mike Rowe. He highlighted the importance of the skilled trades and vocational education. Rowe challenged the status quo and argued that we need to encourage people to pursue a career that is meaningful. “Don’t follow your passion, bring it with you.” -Mike Rowe The Women in Construction panel was a hit. It was visibly a relevant and important topic for attendees. We heard from women leaders throughout the industry including: Nancy Novak, National VP of Operations at Balfour Beatty,... Read More

Women in Construction Week Comes to a Close

Women in Construction Week Comes to a Close

This Q&A with Stacey Harris of Consigli Construction wraps up our Women in Construction series for 2017. She expands on her favorite aspects of the job and shares what has been most memorable along the way. Procore recently published a case study highlighting Consigli, a fourth-generation family-owned construction management business that has expanded to Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Oregon, Maine, Connecticut, and New York. Meet Stacey… Procore: In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge of being a female professional in the construction industry? The biggest challenge is proving to the workforce that you are capable of running... Read More

Tenacity and Confidence are Key, Part 2 of the Women in Construction Interview Series with Jacqueline Hawkins of Wells Construction

Tenacity and Confidence are Key, Part 2 of the Women in Construction Interview Series with Jacqueline Hawkins of Wells Construction

Jacqueline Hawkins, a Project Engineer for Wells Construction, is our second participant in the Women in Construction Series we are publishing this week. This is a three-part series, the first of which can be found here. The third and final article will be issued Friday morning. Meet Jacqueline, a young woman who offers a different perspective on the growing number of women in the construction industry and who gives some insight about her journey in choosing this career path. Jackie Hawkins, Wells Construction. Procore: What led you to choose construction as your career path? When I was little, I really... Read More