Category Archives: Construction Industry

Stories from the construction industry.

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Sometimes, It’s Not So Bad To Be “The Girl”

I know I write a lot about the problem of being the only woman on a construction site that now has over 60 men working on it.  But I’ve always…

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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Everyone has heard the phrase “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish”.  Most people equate it to someone dropping their habit of a $3 latte in the morning “to save money”, but…

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It’s a digger…

When I first started in the construction industry, I knew two pieces of equipment…a bulldozer and what I called, “a digger”.  A “digger” to me, was anything with a bucket….

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A 6′ Centerfold

Thought you’d open the post up to a hot chickie?  Ha! Tricked you with a folding table! HAHA! Over the course of the last few years, I have both designed…

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Make Way for Ducklings!

Most of what I do onsite as Builder Babe is stormwater control.  It boils down to making sure that as we disturb soil (ie demolition, digging, utility installation etc) we…