Women in Construction

Collection with 35 media items created by Jonathan Alpeyrie

United States 18 Mar 2014 22:00

If women are today represented in all professional sectors, they remain marginal in construction, a traditionally male realm. In the United States, they now account for around 13% of the workforce in New York, but only 3% nationally. Yet, the progress made is huge. In forty years, they have gradually shaken up the conventional ideas and earned their place on the field, by dint of skill and perseverance. In Manhattan, a school run by a non-profit organization trains every year as many as 500 women to get them into higher-paying jobs in construction trades. Often more involved than their male counterparts in the projects, these women impress with their professionalism. As Elise Harris, a journalist in the process of reconversion, Pia Hofmann, one of the few American women to operate a crane, or Barbara Armand, who runs a respected and successful construction management company. Here’s an overview of these New-Yorker women in construction and the challenges they face to achieve integration on a field which was until recently 100% male.

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By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Lenor Janis the president and owner of the PWC (profesional Women in Construction) is posing for the cameras inside the office. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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002_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Lenor Janis the president and owner of the PWC (profesional Women in Construction) is smoking inside her office. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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003_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A female construction worker is directing traffic in Tribeca near a construction site. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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004_Female Workers
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By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Two construction workers Dorene and Michelle (from left to right), are posing during their break in Tribeca near a construction site. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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005_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Two construction workers Dorene and Michelle (from left to right), are posing during their break in Tribeca near a construction site. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A construction workers Michelle is posing during their break in Tribeca near a construction site. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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007_Female Workers
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By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A female construction worker is controlling pedestrian traffic near the Ground Zero site in Wall Street. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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008_Female Workers
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Mar 2014

March 17, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A female construction work has just finished her work day in Ground Zero. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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009_Women in Construction
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By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2014

March 18, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Barbara Armand, the CEO and owner of a construction business in Manhattan. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Mar 2014

March 18, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Barbara Armand, the CEO and owner of a construction business in Manhattan. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work force. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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011_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
19 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Female workers from the Armand construction company are getting to a work site in the Bronx, closely fallowed by their male counterpart. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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012_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Female workers from the Armand construction company are getting to a work site in the Bronx, closely fallowed by their male counterpart. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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013_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Gina Camdan, project manager assistant of the Armand company, is checking for potential problems on the job site in the Bronx. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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014_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Gina Camdan, project manager assistant on a job site in the Bronx is giving orders to construction workers. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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015_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Gina Camdan, project manager assistant on a job site in the Bronx is giving orders to construction workers. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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016_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Shakiya, a young New yorker trainee is learning the ropes to become one day a business owner in the construction business. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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017_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
19 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Gina Camdan, project manager assistant on a job site in the Bronx is giving orders to construction workers. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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018_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Gian and Shakiya are returning to their office after inspecting the work site on a rooftop of a Bronx building. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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019_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Gina, Shakiya and Shamsell Abdill are working from an underground office near the job site in the Bronx. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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020_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Pia Hoffmann, an immigrant from Germany and a crane operator is taking a break for lunch near a job site in mid town Manhattan. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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021_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Pia Hoffmann, an immigrant from Germany and a crane operator is taking a break for lunch near a job site in mid town Manhattan. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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022_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Pia Hoffmann, an immigrant from Germany and a crane operator is taking a break for lunch near a job site in mid town Manhattan. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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023_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Pia Hoffmann, an immigrant from Germany and a crane operator is about to operate her crane on a job site in mid town Manhattan. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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024_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Pia Hoffmann, an immigrant from Germany and a crane operator is about to operate her crane on a job site in mid town Manhattan. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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025_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Pia Hoffmann, an immigrant from Germany and a crane operator is about to operate her crane on a job site in mid town Manhattan. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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026_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Pia Hoffmann's hemlet is on the ground near her construction site in mid town Manhattan. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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027_Women in Construction
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By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Pia Hoffmann, an immigrant from Germany and a crane operator is showing an srticle about her writer by the well known German magazine Der Spiegel. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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028_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Female students are learning how to pick up heavy loads at the NEW center (Nontraditional Employment for Women organization), and organization meant to train women in construction jobs. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Female students are learning how to pick up heavy loads at the NEW center (Nontraditional Employment for Women organization), and organization meant to train women in construction jobs. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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031_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Female students are learning how to become electricians at the NEW center (Nontraditional Employment for Women organization), and organization meant to train women in construction jobs. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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032_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Female students are waiting for their teacher before a class on safety at the NEW center (Nontraditional Employment for Women organization), and organization meant to train women in construction jobs. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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033_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Female students are waiting for their teacher before a class on safety at the NEW center (Nontraditional Employment for Women organization), and organization meant to train women in construction jobs. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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034_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Female students are waiting for their teacher before a class on safety at the NEW center (Nontraditional Employment for Women organization), and organization meant to train women in construction jobs. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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035_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. A female student is learning how to become an electrician at the NEW center (Nontraditional Employment for Women organization), and organization meant to train women in construction jobs. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.

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036_Women in Construction
New York
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
20 Mar 2014

March 20, 2014, New York, NY, United States. Female students are waiting for their teacher before a class on safety at the NEW center (Nontraditional Employment for Women organization), and organization meant to train women in construction jobs. It is only recently that a Federal law was put together nationwide to force quotas within the contruction business world in the US. Contractors owned public companies, are encouraged to take both minorities and women within their work forces. Today, it is estimated that nationwide, only 3% of the entire work force in construction are women, while it reaches 13% in the City of New York. From Security flagging, to laborer, carpenter and electrician or even crane operater, some women have found their place within the construction business.