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Celebrating Women in Construction Week:
Interview with Paige Davis

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Each year, the construction industry, guided by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), dedicates the first week of March to honoring and promoting the role of women in the construction industry. This year’s Women in Construction Week theme, Keys to the Future, celebrates women’s strength and knowledge and their vital role in shaping the construction industry’s future.

In honor of this year’s Women in Construction week, The Concord Group is sitting down with some of our very own women in construction for a special Q&A. Join us for this as we learn about their construction journeys, their roles at Concord, and their insights about being a woman in this industry.

Q&A with Paige Davis, Project Manager at Concord Addis

Meet Paige, Project Manager at Concord Addis. Today, we sat down with Paige and asked her a few questions about her career in construction.

How did you decide on a career in the construction industry? 
I pretty much fell into it.  I worked on farms and equine facilities through college. Spear-heading me into a love of fixing and constructing things and running machinery. Over the years I’ve evolved from being in the field, to construction administration.  Always onward and upward, no regrets!

What is your current role, and what does it entail?
I currently work as a Project Manager for a commercial construction consulting firm. Daily, I oversee the higher-level inner workings of a construction project. Aiding my client, the owner, in constructing the best product in the most efficient and cost-effective way.  There are many different things that make a project flow, and I like to think that my ability to navigate, moderate, research, review and react help get the team to the finish line!

What do you like most about your career? 
I love that I get to learn new things every day!  No two projects are the exact same.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
Mostly seeing the finished product. Sometimes its pretty rewarding to save the project money or mitigate a potential set back.  Some of my favorite projects are for community needs.

What advice would you give to women who are thinking about a career in construction? 
Don’t be intimidated.  We absolutely can do this job.  We’re also allowed to really enjoy it. 

What is the best advice you’ve received during your career? 
Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Do you have any female mentors? 
I do not. I also started in the asphalt field. There were very limited women.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as a woman in construction? 
This is a two-part answer.  In the field, it was very hard to be recognized as an equal in terms of abilities to perform the task.  Either physically or via machinery. Moving to the administration side, it’s been difficult to be viewed as an equal and not just an administrative support person.

Are you involved with any industry-related organizations? 
Not currently. I look forward to joining some of my local organizations here soon now that I’ve settled in my area a bit more.

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