Engineering Rebuilt

Yvonne, Tina, and Lina

We're making 2022 the year to make noise, reclaiming the narrative of the construction industry, and shining a light on the amazing thing women in engineering do! read less
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#0017 Kit Wolverson
27-10-2022
#0017 Kit Wolverson
For Episode 17, Yvonne and Tina are joined by Kit Wolverson, a consultant for Mott MacDonald, as they discuss bridges, community work, Kit's experience in the construction industry, and what Kit would like to see different in the industry in the next five years. Ever so often we, as an industry, congratulate ourselves on a minor rise in  the percentage of women joining the construction industry. Whilst this is good and we should be pleased with the rise in diversity, when we dig a bit deeper, we find that attitudes towards women in construction, particularly on the construction site, are still in need of improvement. In this episode Kit tells us about her perspective and experience of working on site which helped her to decide to work in a design office.   Kit believes that, by being more visible and more vocal about women in construction and their experience, we can get to a point in the next 5 years where, seeing women on a construction site is 'normal' and not a novelty.  Kit also tells us what she wants to see in the construction industry with respect to sustainability.  The key topics in this episode are: - Community work, - Building bridges, - Experience working on site, - Why are bridges so good, - Shining a light on women in construction, and - Sustainability. Come and join us to learn more! If you're interested to know more about the podcast, you can visit our website here: https://linktr.ee/engineeringrebuilt     Engineering Rebuilt is Hosted by Yvonne Raleigh, Tina Gunnarsson, and Lina Soderberg, and Produced by FAC. Fisher Audio Cast. For more information, visit: https://fisheraudiocast.com -
#0009 Rebecca Lapraik
30-06-2022
#0009 Rebecca Lapraik
Writing Bids and Tenders, Starting up a nursery, and regenerating an ancient woodland!    Plenty is packed into Episode 9 of the Engineering Rebuilt Podcast with the brilliant Rebecca Lapraik.   In this Episode Yvonne and Lina meet with Rebecca, Proposals Manager at Colas, as they discuss the other side of the Engineering of bidding and tendering and the role that it plays in driving innovation and sustainability in construction.    Rebecca also tells us about how she started a nursery in her village to help working parents back to work with flexible child care. Rebecca also tells us about the efforts her own organisation is going to to recruit and support returns into the work place!    As well as a busy and damaging job in proposals, Rebecca is resorting an ancient woodland back to its original condition and become a space for her whole community to enjoy!    This is a truly great conversation with lots packed in! Enjoy!   In this episode the topics covered are:   - Bidding and tendering,  - Starting up a nursery,  - Helping and supporting returners back into work, and  -  Resorting an ancient woodland.   Come and join us to learn more! If you're interested to know more about the podcast, you can visit our website here: https://engineeringrebuilt.com/    Engineering Rebuilt is Hosted by Yvonne Raleigh, Tina Gunnarsson, and Lina Soderberg, and Produced by FAC. Fisher Audio Cast. For more information, visit: https://fisheraudiocast.com/