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.
Former educator seeks to expand sustainable housing options.