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July 2017


Burns & McDonnell KCI HOMETOWN Team Takes Over Power & Light District for Pep Rally and Information Sharing Event

28.07.2017 in News Releases

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (July 27, 2017) – As Burns & McDonnell enters the final turn in its drive to submit a comprehensive proposal for a new single-terminal Kansas City International Airport, members of the KCI HOMETOWN Team took a break from normal business routine today to stage a rally and information sharing event at KC Live! in the Kansas City Power & Light District. The event was held just before the team delivered 25 copies of its qualifications documents to City Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. The rally featured an inspirational video from Kansas City Royals legend George Brett, who is endorsing the KCI HOMETOWN Team and its plan to design, build and privately finance a single-terminal KCI. Brett joins a large and growing list of individuals and organizations who are endorsing the HOMETOWN Team in its drive for a new airport built with KC Talent and a KC workforce,…

Women in the Construction Industry

Women Work: Why gender diversity is good for the construction industry

18.07.2017 in Blog

While the U.S. has made strides in promoting workplace equality for women, we still have a long way to go. After all, it was only a little more than a year ago that women were allowed to apply for all military jobs, including ground combat forces, and certain industries – like electrical and general contracting – still seriously suffer from a gender gap. In fact, only about 9 percent of construction workers are women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is unacceptable if companies are going to be successful in the years ahead. Our industry has a major perception issue, and it’s going to require all of us making incremental steps together to effect real change. Professional perception Perception is a tough nut to crack. If you ask most people to describe a typical construction worker, you’ll get a lot of descriptions of a middle-aged man, usually white,…