Encouraged by a female colleague, Kelly Aust joined the National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) Portland chapter about five years ago and quickly discovered for herself its many benefits, which include fellowship.Read More
We had a great time at our Q2 Social event on June 6th at Top Golf Hillsboro. Join us for our next Social Event!Read More
Franklin High School Students competed in the Design Drafting Competition.
We had 9 Junior Girl Scouts in the morning for the gardening workshop. The activities went well, and they had fun building the box for their zen gardens at the end. In the afternoon we had 3 Seniors for the room makeover workshop. They all got experience using the tools, and measured, cut, and assembled the pieces themselves.
Many thanks to Lisa for being there to support us this weekend, and to the OTI organization for sharing their space!
Portland Chapter #54 (Portland, OR) — Kavika Sione, a 5th grade student in Mrs. Zoe Atallah’s class at Crestline Elementary School in Vancouver, WA, won 1st place in the Pacific Northwest Region Block Kids Competition.Read More
Congratulations to Kelly Aust with Skanska USA on winning the 2018 NAWIC Pacific Northwest Region Member of the Year!Read More
Thank you all for participating in National Rebuilding Together Day and for all your hard work this weekend!Read More
2018 marks the 22ndAnnual Canstruction Portland Design Competition and we are looking for teams to help make this year a success.Read More
Portland Chapter #54 wins Pacific Northwest Region 2018 WIC Week Award
Kelly Aust, Portland #54 Chapter President, accepts the award for WIC Week.
Happy April. A month to remember that taxes and the Portland rain are heralding a brighter and more glorious spring. To stay positive, confident and patient. Work towards your goals and smile more. April is the halfway point in the NAWIC calendar; and at this teetering moment I am looking around and believeit’s been a terrific year so far and it just seems to keep getting better.Read More
For Katie Coulson, Skanska USA's vice president and account manager, one of construction's biggest assets is its people and the knowledge they bring to the table.Read More
Next month the Safety Excellence Award applications are due. The 2018 Safety Excellence Award Application are linked below. We would love to see your companies enter for this National award!
Any qualifying company can turn their application in directly to national for the award this year! Applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2018.
Turner Construction is preparing for the 2018 Turner School of Construction Management. This will be the 12th year we’ve offered the program in Portland! The 7 week course covers topics fundamental to the construction industry and is offered to Minority owned, women owned, disadvantaged and emerging small businesses.Read More
NAWIC Block Kids Building Competition - 90 5th graders at Crestline Elementary School competed in our chapter competition.
1st Place - Tower Crane by Kavika Sione
2nd Place - Helicopter by Leo Polovin
3rd Place - Construction Ship by Ryan Wood
Block Kids Building Competition
Block Kids Building Competition is a National building competition that is sponsored on the local level by NAWIC chapters and other organizations.
The award-winning program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create awareness and promote careers in the industry.
A Kids Building Competition
Open to grades K-6
Construction of various structures with interlocking blocks
Use three of the following additional items:
Competition Structure and Winners
- Local winners advance to Regional Competitions
- One semi-finalist from each region is entered in the National Program competitions
- National prizes are awarded to the top three projects.
A New Year has dawned and I hope it found you and yours happy, healthy and ready to take on 2018! Hopefully, you were able to enjoy the holidays surrounded by friends and family and were also, able to take a moment to reflect.Read More
The Design Drafting Competition - High School Division has been in full swing at Franklin High School and shortly the College Division will come on line through partnership with Portland Community College.Read More
Check out the photos from our Girls Build Give Guide Kickoff Party!Read More