12 January 2020

BMD partners with not-for-profit to support gender equality in the construction industry

Last year, BMD entered into a partnership with not-for-profit organisation Power of Engineering as part of our commitment to increasing gender diversity within the construction industry. Power of Engineering aims to inspire young women and rural high school students to consider a career in engineering by shifting the perception of engineering from being a field dominated by men, maths and hard hats to being an opportunity to innovate, find solutions and create a positive future. During October, BMD employees volunteered at events in Townsville and on the Gold Coast with senior company representatives speaking to year nine and 10 students about their experience in civil construction and outlining why engineering should be considered as a career choice. Employees also worked closely with students on the Gold Coast to undertake engineering style exercises including building robotic hands and undertaking the famous marshmallow challenge. BMD looks forward to continuing to work with Power of Engineering which is just one way we are ensuring we remain an inclusive employee that empowers our people and recognises the positive impacts that different perspectives can add to our business.

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