The importance of Women In Construction Week
Mon 06 Mar 2023
We all play a part in welcoming women into an inclusive and accommodating environment where we can all thrive."
Jasmine Mountford, Urban Designer, Norwich.
Our Architecture & Planning experts are this week marking Women in Construction Week with the aim of encouraging more women into the industry.
Women in Construction (WIC) Week celebrates and promotes the role of women in the construction industry and our team wanted to highlight the different jobs available.
This year's theme is: 'Many Paths, One Mission' which celebrates the different journeys women have taken toward the same goal, strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the construction industry.
Jasmine Mountford, Urban Designer in our Norwich office, who has over 10 years experience including roles as an Architectural Technician and Layout Designer, delivers masterplans, site layouts and technical drawings for building regulation use.
She joined us two years ago after working for one of the UK's largest house builders delivering site layouts from concept through to completion for 100-1,000 plots across Norfolk and Suffolk. This followed graduating with a CIAT accredited BSc Honors degree in Architectural Technology from Nottingham Trent University in 2013.
"It is important we make girls aware of all the opportunities and different job roles available within the industry.
"We all play a part in welcoming women into an inclusive and accommodating environment where we can all thrive. It's also important we have good mentors and senior role models to aspire to."
Amber Slater, a Planner in our Norwich office, who joined us six years ago, said: "I help clients through the planning and development of the process. My construction journey started after a law degree, I took a job at my local council as a trainee planner."
You can contact Jasmine Mountford and Amber Slater on 01603 629871.
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