Separate to the CIOB report and charter, a recent report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) further exposes the hazards faced by women in the US construction industry. The organization found that 44% of women and non-binary survey respondents either left or seriously considered leaving construction trades, with almost half stating the decision was due to harassment and a lack of respect.

The low participation of female, BIPOC, and young employees in the industry comes amid warnings that the US construction industry needs 2.2 million more workers to keep up with a boom in demand for residential construction.

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