National Association of Women in Construction – Chapter #194

Groundhog Shadow Day 2018 seeking Volunteers

NAWIC Grand Rapids would like to share an invitation to volunteer for Groundhog Shadow Day 2018. Via Kent ISD: The Kent ISD Career Readiness team is thrilled to announce that registration for Groundhog Shadow Day 2018 (GSD18) is now open.  We invite you and your team members to join us…
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Networking In November

We will be meeting at Social Kitchen and Bar in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market for a Networking Lunch. We encourage you to bring a guest to meeting members in an informal setting. Check out Social Kitchen’s website for menus and more! Powered by Eventbrite

November Membership Meeting: LEED

LEED is one of the most popular green building certification programs used worldwide. Sue Norman with Design Is (an Independent Contractor with Catalyst Partners’ Consortium) will be discussing what LEED is; the different levels of certificate; how it affects us; and where it is going in the future. She will…
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Check Out Mercy Health Muskegon.

Thank you to The Christman Company for hosting us at The Mercy Health Campus in Muskegon.  The job site tour was interesting and informative.  Learning about the use of pre-fabricated MEP racks was especially interesting.  These racks allow the mechanical contractor to configure ducting, hosing and tubing that will be…
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October Job Site Tour

 We have been invited to tour the new Mercy Health Center in Muskegon, Mi.  The project broke ground in 2016 and is slated to be completed in the middle of 2019.  The new health center is a 9 story medical tower, aimed at centeralizing the services provided by Mercy Health. …
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Statewide Fun at the Zoo!

Thank you to Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Chapter for hosting this year’s Michigan Statewide event.  We met the President and CEO, Diane Thompson, of Binder Park Zoo.  We also met Leslie Walsh, the Manager of Marketing and Development.  We learned a lot about the overall plan of the zoo and what makes…
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West Michigan Construction Industry Forum

We have been invited to attend The West Michigan Construction Industry Forum.  This event is hosted by 2 of our wonderful member companies.  They have graciously offered NAWIC members a discount code to use for $25 off registration. Also, 2 of our local NAWIC members will be speakers for the…
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Procore Women In Construction: Empower Series Chicago

Procore is a construction document control software.  As a company they are supporting and encouraging women in construction through their Empower Series.  If you are interested in attending their Empower Series in Chicago on October 19, 2017.  They are hosting a panel discussion, an intereactive workshop and networking.  Check out…
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Watch & Listen to Our Panel Discussion on Workforce Shortage

Thank you to our panelist Rita Brown, BCC+ President & CEO Heather Smith, Michigan Concrete Association Director of Engineering – Private Markets Karen Ingle, GVSU Facilities Planning Project Manager Ken Bertolini, Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Assoc. Director of Work Force Development

Panel Discussion: Encouraging Women to consider construction as a career

One of the largest issues facing the construction industry today is a shortage in the workforce.  General Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Architectural Firms and Engineering Firms alike are all facing a shortage of skilled and experienced workers.  The construction industry employs a large spectrum of workers, yet there still seem to be…
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