Director of Operations Eric Buchholz and Lisa Downey pose for a picture after she was recognized for her five-year anniversary with Sun Mechanical.

Director of Operations Eric Buchholz and Lisa Downey pose for a picture after she was recognized for her five-year anniversary with Sun Mechanical.

by Lisa Downey, Assistant Project Manager

Hey ladies, March is for you! The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) is celebrating our contributions to the construction profession from March 4-10. Women’s roles in this industry vary from receptionists (aka, the gatekeepers, do not underestimate this role!), project managers, purchasing, and field crew to executive positions and more.

I am an assistant project manager for a mechanical contracting company. The main thing I love about construction is the people. I have lived in a few places and have found most construction industry professionals are easier going than other industries. Real people building communities together – how much better can it get?

I love my job! I am an organization fanatic so tasks like reviewing specifications, gathering and compiling submittal data, creating and maintaining drawing logs, and updating plan sets when a revision is issued are fun for me.

I work at a company that has never made me feel they treat women any different from men, which is very refreshing. Some positions held by women at my company include senior project manager, service department purchasing manager, service coordinator, office manager, and field crew.

Here are some resources to find out how to get involved with NAWIC or to see what you can do to promote NIC:

http://www.nawic.org/nawic/wicweek.asp
http://www.nawic.org/nawic/Activity_Ideas.asp
http://www.nawic.org/nawic/default.asp

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