College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Eric Brinkman, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The construction industry today continues to be a male-dominated field, often lacking diversity. The lack of diversity and inclusion is attributed to the lack of equitable access to the industry. As a result of continued efforts promoting diversity and inclusion, in August 2022, the construction industry reached an all-time high, with 14% of all construction workers in the U.S. being women. This construction management outreach event, in partnership with the Pedrozzi Foundation, was created to expose young scholars to the topic of construction management. At the event, students and their parents were exposed to the topic of construction management, learning industry sectors, careers, growth opportunities, industry advancements, how to get started in the construction industry, construction management as a major at Cal Poly, and more. Industry supporters attended and provided great insight to the students answering questions and providing new perspectives on the industry. New connections between the Cal Poly CM CASA Club, Pedrozzi Foundation, and Professional Women in Building were established and reinforced in organizing this event. By executing an informative and interactive event for young scholars, we hope for a more diverse selection of students entering the construction management field and help combat our current diversity and inclusion problems.

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