While the construction industry has traditionally been male-dominated, there has been an evolution in the sector in recent years which has seen an increased number of women entering the industry – and thriving. To further encourage this trend, the Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) has launched the inaugural Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards. In promoting information about the awards and its prestigious nominees, the cidb has named Crown Publication’s Construction World as the official media partner.

The construction industry has potential to create employment opportunities to cushion the impact of an anticipated increase in unemployment in the immediate aftermath of the current nation-wide lockdown. This is according to a submission made by the Construction COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Team (CCRR19TT) to motivate for a phased reactivation of the construction Sector. The task team is body representing major organizations in the sector including contractors, property developers, construction professionals, suppliers, and service providers.

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