The biggest change David has seen in the construction industry over the last 40 years.
The role of women has totally changed. In 1980, to have a woman on a major project was extremely rare – it basically didn’t happen. Today, there are more and more women in the industry - in supervisory positions, in engineering and managerial roles. It’s been a positive and much needed change and I have worked to support many women in their careers with our company. We still have a long way to go to get more women into the industry.
How does it feel to go back to a project and use some of the infrastructure you helped build?
I feel very proud of the infrastructure I’ve worked on, and it is great to see these projects are still being used by the community, years or decades later.
We’ve always had lots of good people, committed people, who want to get projects done. The buzz of project work, and doing a good quality job, is what drives people.
Our major asset is people and CPB Contractors’ reputation attracts good people, which is incredibly important.