|The Western Washington DBIA Chapter gathered for the monthly program on March 9th and took advantage of meeting in person to engage and connect by way of interactive roundtable discussions. The central theme was “Back to the Future” and explored what might be compelling changes we’ll see in the future of Design-Build.
The meeting was opened with a new impactful segment that will be a part of all our monthly programs: a DE&I Moment. Jennifer Eckert, McKinstry’s Director of Preconstruction, candidly and passionately shared information on gender equity in the workplace informed by her experiences working in male dominated industries. She has seen positive changes in recent years, yet the large gap is still present across our industry.
The program was supported by 13 volunteer table captains representing all sectors of the Owner and A/E/C community who facilitated the conversations, logged their responses on whiteboards and SLIDO, and reported their findings to the greater group. The overarching themes that were revealed: