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The Opportunity Gap: Increasing Access to Design & Construction Jobs

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

$35.00 – $45.00
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GBA Equity Series

About This Event 

Creativity is rooted in diverse experiences, yet fields like architecture, engineering, and construction struggle with representation in their project teams At this event – the third in our series on Social Equity in the Built Environment, we’ll identify opportunity debts and gaps in the fields of design, construction, and engineering that span from young children through adulthood; share the financial case for a diverse workforce;  and explore ways we can help ensure that everyone has access to high quality design and construction jobs. 

This event includes networking as well as refreshments. If you are working on a limited budget, please contact Leslie Montgomery for scholarship opportunities. 


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will explore current opportunity debts and gaps in the fields of architecture, construction, and engineering.  
  2. Participants will learn about the benefits of a diverse workforce within these fields. 
  3. Participants will understand how this topic relates to both sustainability and equity in the built environment. 
  4. Participants will learn about programs and tools for recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and closing the opportunity gaps that span from childhood through adulthood. 


Social Equity in the Built Environment Series

GBA’s series on Social Equity in the Built Environment will equip participants with the awareness, mindset and tools to embed equity into their processes, projects and outcomes. The series will explore historical context and neighborhood trends shaping Pittsburgh’s equitable transformation. 

You can choose to attend one event in the series, or dive deeper into the topic by attending all four events. Members of GBA have the opportunity to purchase the entire series at a significant discount.  


This event is pending approval for 2.0 GBCI CEUs and 2.0 AIA HSW hours.

Partnering with USGBC and AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits. Please provide your GBCI and/or AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events). Non-members can still earn continuing education credits but will need to self-report their GBCI CEUs.


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July 31
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$35.00 – $45.00
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Leslie Montgomery