ONE of the first women to establish a wholly female owned registered building company has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at this morning’s National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards.
Buildcraft WA owner and co-director Linda Hamilton started the company with co-director Pauline England in 2004 in a bid to address the disparity in employment opportunities between males and females in the building and construction industry.
Their goal is to demystify the career options for girls by making the current women working in construction more prominent and set up networks to easily promote each other.
Eight other women were recognised for their work in WA’s construction industry at the seventh awards.
NAWIC WA President Rebecca Carrick said the amount of women working in construction was rising annually and this year’s winners showcased the variety of career options available for women in the industry.
“The NAWIC Awards celebrate both leaders and up-and-coming women in construction,” Ms Carrick said.
2017 NAWIC Awards
– Crystal Vision Award – Kate West, Consulting Group Leader at Arup
– Outstanding Contribution to Construction Award – Noreen O’Shea, Senior Project Manager at APP Corporation
– Outstanding Achievement in Safety Award – Jenny Jones, National Health and Safety Manager at BGC Contracting
– Creating the Best Project Award – Natalie Geier from The Perth Children’s Hospital Architects Alliance
– Social Responsibility in Construction Award – Tina Godden, Acting Program Manager for the WA Country Health Service
– Young Achiever Award – Claire Lynch, Project Manager at APP Corporation
– Innovation Award – Shevaun Stringer, Senior Associate at Jackson McDonald
– Diversity and Inclusion Champion – Shelley Phillipson, National Marketing Manager for Wood & Grieve Engineers