Spotlights

2021 Women in Construction: Nicole Phillips, Senior Project Manager, Network Design and Construction, Inc.

What was your greatest achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? The greatest achievement was the renovation project of an occupied health care facility. Due to the pandemic the construction industry faced challenges.

2021 Women in Construction: Nikki Dunham, Project Engineer, Network Design and Construction, Inc.

Why should women consider a career in the A/E/C industry? The A/E/C industry is constantly evolving. It is not just a career for men; Women can be extremely successful in it as well. Being able to see the project from start to finish

2021 Women in Construction: Pam Corey, Associate - Construction Administrator, SLAM Collaborative

What was your greatest achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? Construction completion of the 370,000 s/f Weaver High School in Hartford, CT. This notable, $120 million renovation of the existing 45-year-old school

2021 Women in Construction: Heather Van Deusen, Senior Associate, SLAM Collaborative

How have you adapted and changed in the last 12 months? My concept of the workplace is more fluid than it was a year ago. Pre-pandemic I was very much invested in being at the office and rarely worked remotely, though I had the technical capability to do so.

2021 Women in Construction: Johanne Griffin, Associate, Project Architect, SLAM Collaborative

Why should women consider a career in the A/E/C industry? COVID-19 underscores how interconnected we all are. Working in design and construction allows you to use your creative and technical abilities to benefit others.

2021 Women in Construction: Mahreana Hopson, Structural Engineer, SLAM Collaborative

What steps have you taken to ensure the continued success of your firm? As an A/E firm, on a growth curve and requiring more architects, I encouraged SLAM’s structural department to recruit new engineers by attending local career fairs.

2021 Women in Construction: Kate Shing, BIM Manager, Callahan Construction Managers

What steps have you taken to ensure the continued success of your firm? Building a foundation. Creating best practices and relationships that makeup who you are as a company and honoring them.

2021 Women in Construction: Jessica Anthony, Director of Internal Operations, Callahan Construction Managers

What steps have you taken to ensure the continued success of your firm? I invest in our people. Callahan Construction Managers can only be as good as the people we employ to represent us.

2021 Women in Construction: Danna Day Ransom, Principal and Director of Marketing, Copley Wolff Design Group, Inc.

What are you most looking forward to post-pandemic? In addition to spending time with my family and friends, I am actually looking forward to returning to the office and seeing everyone in person! Working from home has its conveniences

2021 Women in Construction: Christine Wilson, Associate, Copley Wolff Design Group, Inc.

What was your greatest professional achievement or most notable project in the last 12 months? Construction on my first two playground projects for Boston Parks was completed in late 2020 and opened to very eager children.