A survey by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has found that on average approx only 1 out of 10 construction workers are female. The survey found that on construction sites 99% of workers are male, whilst offsite, 54% are male and 46% are female. Of those women working in construction roles considered 'offsite' the majority work in administration, finance, HR and marketing. The survey results were released as the CIF launches a year-long awareness campaign to increase the number of women working in the industry.
We decided to ask our M&E Coordinator, Roisin, to tell us what its really like to work in a male dominant industry. Heres what she had to say..
''On a recent job myslef and the cleaner were the only women on site. I know its not a very glamorous industry but it has its good points. I think there is a stigma about women working on sites and I know it can be intimidating entering a massive site full of men but I can reassure any women out there that I have never had any issues on site, Ive always been treated equally. There is definitely a need for women to take careers in construction and I encourage anay woman to do so. After all we multitask very well..''
FKM have completed another project with New Relic, providing them with their brand new EMEA headquaters in Dublin City.
The fitout consisted of a central All Hands space with a feature video wall and hanging fire place as well as shower rooms, canteens, huddle rooms, buddy rooms, break out spaces and open plan desking. The design incorporated New Relic's brand values thoroughout.
Wewish them all the best in their new home!
Facilities Management at The FKM Group
As summer is well and truly on its way, it is vital to ensure that the air conditioning in your office, is running effectively and efficiently.
Through The FKM Group Facilities Management Division, we can assure your systems are fully maintained, by implementing planned preventative maintenance. By doing so, will reduce energy cost and prevent any uncessary system downtime.
The FKM Group, provide comprehensive hard and soft services and work closely with various preferred suppliers, to give their customers the best reactive, cost effective Facilities and Business Servcies Solutions.
Contact The FKM Group for full details, to see how we can help your company protect their assets, by producing a full Facilities package.
FKM are proud to have completed another project with Fenergo as part of their ongoing expansion within Dublin. Their new office in One Gateway has been re branded and fitted out including shower rooms, meeting spaces, breakout zones and open plan desking. We wish them every success in their new work space!