International Women’s Day

To mark InternationalWomensDay2022 we spoke to Samantha Beames on what it is like to be a female in the Construction industry.

What advice would you give to young girls looking to get into construction?
Do it! Construction has a real variety of areas to go into and there’s something to suit everyone! I’ve always found it a very versatile industry to discover key skills. I’ve worked in Estimating and Quantity Surveying during my working years.

Why do you like working at Earthstone Construction?
I like that we are able to interact and work closely with architects, and consultaas well well as just our Stonewood colleagues. We are able to see the job in all aspects and follow it through from start to finish rather than a specific groundwork package. The team really works well together and I have found that Earthstone are really made to feel part of the Stonewood Group by the other companies. It is also the first place I have worked where the focus isn’t just on the men of the company.

What are some challenges you’ve faced as a woman in the construction industry?
I would say the challenges I have faced have been rewarding and would say as a positive focus on the industry, that is has evolved quickly making it a more inviting place for a female.