Category Archives: Construction Industry

Stories from the construction industry.


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…


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…

Komatsu 30

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….


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…


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…