Capital & Contract Management

Manage contract workflows from start to finish, from contractor/supplier selection through contract closeout including the related buyouts, pay requests and change orders. With our capital and contract management solutions, you can facilitate contracts and changes throughout the project, resulting in a 20% reduction in turnaround time.

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Connected Analytics

Make real-time decisions as you gain visibility into metrics, KPIs and trends, driving continuity in operations.

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Document Management

Our document management solution helps you streamline the capture, review, management and distribution of project documents. Because all your project documentation is stored in a centralized repository, you can reduce processing time by 30%.

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Estimating & Project Cost Management

Our project cost management solutions help you create more accurate and timely project estimates, increase your forecasting accuracy, and improve the anticipated project ROI.

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Field Execution Management

Manage work packages and daily crew plans to deliver and capture predictable results in the field, reducing project costs 10%.

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Integrated Project Controls Platform

Only InEight provides a complete portfolio of capital project management software that supports enterprise-wide digital transformation.

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Planning, Scheduling & Risk

Collaboratively create and risk-adjust plans to achieve more than 75% confidence in project execution.

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Safety, Quality & Commissioning

Capture and analyze safety, compliance and quality data directly from the field, reducing rework by 10%.

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Virtual Design & Construction

Use an aggregated 3D model as a common data environment, increasing clash resolution efficiency by more than 200%

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Encouraging Initiatives and Opportunities for
Women in Construction

Why aren’t there more women in construction?

It’s a simple question with complex answers. Societal influences and gender biases can start as early as preschool. For example, several studies have noted that when children were asked to draw a mathematician or scientist, boys almost universally drew men, while girls were twice as likely to draw men as they were to draw women. These early influences and biases only seem to increase in adolescents when girls have more male STEM teachers and trailblazing women in science and technology are rarely discussed in the classroom.

We think about our careers long before we ever enter the workforce, and women considering a career in construction have faced an uphill battle. Women working in construction today continue to break that glass ceiling, but the misconceptions and stereotypes of women in the trade marches on, with some companies still hiring mostly people that fit a certain masculine stereotype.

No wonder we don’t see a lot of women in construction, where their representation hovers around 10%. Out on the actual job sites, that number plummets to 1%. And they’re certainly outnumbered in the industry’s front offices occupied by traditionally male-dominated science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines.

Despite the numbers, things are changing for the better.

Over the last couple of decades, initiatives across the country have sprung up to encourage women to enter, grow and lead within the industry. They run the gamut from national events and conferences, to local and regional programs with mentorship and networking opportunities. Some focus on specific trades, others encompass the broader construction industry.

It all couldn’t come at a better time. With older workers retiring or otherwise leaving the industry, there’s increased demand for construction labor — particularly those who are savvy and comfortable with technology. Combined with the initiatives below to support and encourage them, it’s a prime opportunity for women to step in to fill the gap at all levels, from the job site to the front office.

 

Initiatives and opportunities for women in construction

Many of the in-person initiatives (such as conferences and networking) scheduled in 2020 are now either virtual, postponed or canceled altogether due to the current pandemic. Visit the linked websites below for details about these opportunities and the organizations themselves.

On the younger end of the spectrum, there’s been a growing effort to inspire girls of all ages to enter the construction field. Several organizations and companies around the country host daytime events or week-long camps for those interested in learning about the trades. Add to this the active efforts to encourage them to pursue STEM classes that can expand their horizons to consider traditionally male occupations.

  • Build Like a Girl
    Sponsored by Miron Construction, this free annual event TREATS 7th-10th grade girls to a day-long construction experience in Wisconsin.
  • NAWIC Summer Camps
    Tween and teen girls participate in NAWIC-sponsored summer camps across the country where they learn about the trades and work on an actual construction project.
  • Rosie’s Girls
    This Vermont-based program teaches middle-school girls basic knowledge about the trades as well as social “power skills.”
  • Tools and Tiaras
    Inspiring and mentoring girls from elementary through high school, as well as women, who want to learn about construction through camps, chapters and workshops.

 

Industry employers can support women in construction

Employers are in a position to build on the work of these organizations by supporting women in their own recruitment and retention initiatives. This must be championed by executive leadership, where initiating and sustaining such efforts will have the greatest impact.

It’s no different at InEight. We believe women are critical to the success not only of our company, but the industry. And we’re proud of those we have on our team, such as Catie Williams, Director of Product Management at InEight and Suzanne Motica, VP of Services Delivery at InEight.

 

“As a woman in a traditionally male dominated field (construction) … I have been really fortunate to work with amazing, strong women in leadership who are also excellent mentors. They have had a significant impact on my career, having helped hone and sharpen my strengths, as well as help build my courage and confidence to lead. It is important as women to foster an environment of support for other women, building each other up, advocating and encouraging women as they grow and rise to leadership roles. InEight is positioned in a great way to help increase young women’s and girls’ interest in STEM through both technology and construction. With all the initiatives focused on women and girls in STEM, I am encouraged that soon we won’t think of construction as a predominately male field.”

            Catie Williams, Director, Product Management, InEight

 

“I started in construction 22 years ago as a business manager and have had many positions since then. My business and operations background led me into the technology space when Kiewit embarked on their digital transformation. Both construction and technology have become more diverse in the last 5-10 years, and I expect we will continue to see that trend grow. In every business or industry, fresh ideas and insights will only increase by having a diverse workforce.”

            Suzanne Motica, Vice President, Services Delivery, InEight

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