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These stories are dedicated to and for the women who build our communities. Stay tuned for weekly chats with women of architecture, engineering, and construction. Let's share our wins our struggles and what it means to be in the AEC industry. There are so many roles to explore, and we hope you will join us for those discussions!

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These stories are dedicated to and for the women who build our communities. Stay tuned for weekly chats with women of architecture, engineering, and construction. Let's share our wins our struggles and what it means to be in the AEC industry. There are so many roles to explore, and we hope you will join us for those discussions!

    S2E11. Reflecting on Growth with Kayla Bonish

    S2E11. Reflecting on Growth with Kayla Bonish

    Welcome to the LAST episode of Season 2 of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.
    This episode our guest is Kayla Bonish.
    Kayla is a project engineer at Davis Construction. She works within the commercial interiors department.  She is another Hokie who graduated in 2019 with a Bachelors in Construction Engineering and Management.
    She shares about her first year out of college, the day to day look as a project engineer, a taste of what tenant fitout work looks like, lessons learned, compassion in industry, and a glimpse into the life at Davis Construction, one of regulars on the Engineering News Records top contractors lists.
    I had so much fun catching up with Kayla and picking her brain as she reflects on Year 1 of life post college.
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    Thank you so much for following along this season!  I had a blast chatting with these talented ladies.  I plan on releasing Season 3 this Summer (2021), but first, I will be taking a short hiatus to focus on other goals within Space to Build and in my personal life.  I look forward to the new growth to come.  Stay tuned via our email list (spacetobuild.co) and come hang out on Instagram (@spacetobuild)!  Seriously, leave me a DM.  I love hearing from listeners!
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    You can also join us online at 
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    Special thanks to the podcast editor, Sean Watkins!
    Another special thanks to Epidemic Sounds for the awesome music.

    • 32 min
    S2E10. Speaking Up with Tenika Chavis

    S2E10. Speaking Up with Tenika Chavis

    Welcome to the second to last episode of Season 2 of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.
    This episode our guest is Tenika Chavis.
    Tenika is the owner of Lady Carpenter LLC.  Her services include general contracting, renovations, and real estate investing.  
    In this episode she shares her experiences in the union as a carpenter, how she plans on pivoting her construction career, and advice and a deeper dive into finding your voice and speaking up.
    I am grateful for my chat with Tenika!  She is full of wisdom!
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    You can find Tenika at www.theladycarpenter.com!
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    You can also join us online at 
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    Special thanks to the podcast editor, Sean Watkins!
    Another special thanks to Epidemic Sounds for the awesome music.

    • 47 min
    S2E9. Building for Community with Natalie Goodin

    S2E9. Building for Community with Natalie Goodin

    Welcome to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    Season 2 has been about building confidence and community. Ordinarily we look at building community in the sense of building your own network to help elevate your career. This week we are taking on a new angle. 
    This episode our guest is Natalie Goodin.
    Natalie is a midwest-based Architectural Designer with a background in nonprofit work and community design. She is an Associate AIA member, LEED Green Associate, and a past National AIAS Advocate. Her research and design work surrounding human-centered design has won her academic awards and earned her a spot in Beyond the Built Environment's Great Diverse Designers Library.
    She shares her traditional and nontraditional roles in construction, how to change a clients design vision, and what identity means to our society.  Let's take a look at advocacy while we build our communities!
    I had a great time with Natalie! Can’t wait to hear what you think! (Feel free to reach out to me via email or Instagram!)
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    You can find Natalie and Good Build Collective @goodbuildco @gnatalie_13!
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    You can also join us online at 
    SpacetoBuild.co
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    Special thanks to the podcast editor, Sean Watkins!
    Another special thanks to Epidemic Sounds for the awesome music.

    • 39 min
    S2E8. Daring to Win with Michelle Hands

    S2E8. Daring to Win with Michelle Hands

    Welcome to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week we have Michelle Hands of She Who Dares Wins!

    Michelle is a mom, setting out engineer, land surveyor, and business woman.  She works hard to advocate for women in male dominated industries as well.  We chat about levels of confidence, workplace failures, and connecting with people that you may think are out of your league.  This is your episode if you want to learn more about construction in the UK and pick up tips on taking the steps you are afraid to to move on.

    I loved this laid back and honest conversation with Michelle.  I hope you do too!
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    You can find Michelle at shewhodareswins.com or on IG @shewhodareswins_
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    Please subscribe, rate, and comment!

    You can also join us online at 
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    Special thanks to the podcast editor, Sean Watkins!
    Another special thanks to Epidemic Sounds for the awesome music.

    • 31 min
    S2E7. Bringing Inclusivity to Construction with Alex Burd

    S2E7. Bringing Inclusivity to Construction with Alex Burd

    Welcome to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week, we have Alex Burd, a 24 year old environmental solutions business owner in Tennessee and a founding member of the Crew Collaborative.  She is passionate about making a change in the construction industry and advocating for a more diverse and inclusive workplace for all individuals.  I had so much fun chatting with Alex.  I can't wait for you to hear this conversation!


    Just a quick disclaimer:  She uses a few curse words, but not in an offensive manner.  Curse of the industry, really.  You just pick up a more colorful vocabulary!
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    You can find Alex and the services she offers at www.bonaquaenvironmental.com 

    I encourage you to follow her construction and wellness adventures on Instagram at bonaquaenvironmental or aburd7!

    She is also on LinkedIn, Alex Burd.
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    You can also join us online at 
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    Special thanks to the podcast editor, Sean Watkins!
    Another special thanks to Epidemic Sounds for the awesome music.

    • 48 min
    S2E6. Uncovering Confidence in Change with Kelly Ireland

    S2E6. Uncovering Confidence in Change with Kelly Ireland

    Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week, we have Kelly Ireland, a registered Master Plumber in Philadelphia.
    We explore her journey through her apprenticeship, her experiences in the commercial sector and her new move to residential service work.  We dive into what building confidence has looked like for her through these different stages. 
    She also gives us great tips on how to treat our plumbing and how to prep for service appointments as a homeowner or renter.
    We also discuss some harder topics in this episode and the importance of setting clear boundaries upfront.
    She also brings up an instance where someone took Instagram posts meant to be in good humor and twisted them into a nasty experience.  While it isn’t a common experience, it is a lesson to keep in mind as we share our work lives and personal lives on social media.
    I would also like to throw out a disclaimer, for those not as familiar with construction terminology, there are words that can very easily turn into sex jokes.  If you are a parent who is looking to share this episode with your kid, then I would encourage you to listen to this episode on your own first.
    Despite all these warnings, I appreciate having Kelly on this show.  She is a candid and bold person who made a career shift in the midst of the pandemic that has really elevated her career in construction.  I enjoyed learning about her experiences, and I hope you do too!
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    Please subscribe, rate, and comment!

    You can also join us online at 
    SpacetoBuild.co
    @spacetobuild on Instagram

    Special thanks to the podcast editor, Sean Watkins!
    Another special thanks to Epidemic Sounds for the awesome music.

    • 46 min

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