Building Stronger Teams
Diversity—for our teams, our projects, our offices—expands our range of view and strengthens who we are. It creates awareness, reveals new perspectives, builds stronger problem-solvers and eager innovators—that, in turn, make us better builders and more collaborative, responsive partners.
A proactive approach. When it comes to strengthening diversity on our projects, we are always one step ahead. Our proactive approach leads to enduring relationships with Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), Small Business (SB), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE), Veteran/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) participation trade partners. Our pre-project outreach programs continually work to educate, promote, track and follow up on subcontractor and workforce participation initiatives. We don’t just meet diversity goals—we exceed them.
We consistently seek opportunities to connect those businesses to our project teams to develop mentorships, so they continue to be supported and strengthened—even after the job is done.
Partnerships & Affiliations
- ACE Mentoring of Greater Boston – providing internships, mentorships and career-building events to engage and excite high school students to pursue architecture, construction and engineering career
- AGC MA – inspiring construction companies to create a culture of sustainable business practices that promote a workforce of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and inclusivity through quarterly trainings/speaking forums
- Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) – assisting BFIT to establish an Industry Advisory Board to further enhance and develop their Construction Management program through job site visits, in-class trainings and financial support
- Building Pathways – supporting the selection, training and job placement of low-income area residents seeking careers in construction
- Wellesley College – participating in a committee that evaluates “best practices” and works to set MBE/WBE and workforce goals on all capital projects
- Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) – working collaboratively with WPI to establish their first set of workforce utilization goals on a campus construction project, including the tracking of Worcester residents, people of color and women trade workers
- YMCA – New York City, Board #9 – supporting fundraising events and developing a mentorship/summer internship program to increase community support and build our organizational inclusive culture