Construction News has launched a survey to investigate the industry’s attitudes towards LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people.
Last year, CN revealed that 71 per cent of LGBT workers in the industry felt they could not be open about their sexuality on a site and 51 per cent said their sexuality prevented them from progressing in their careers.
The results prompted industry leaders such as Bovis Homes COO Keith Carnegie to speak out about improving attitudes to LGBT workers in construction.
He said the industry has a “long way to go” to become more LGBT inclusive and called for the industry to diversify, stating it is “very male, pale and stale”.
This year, we want to hear whether attitudes have improved.
Whatever your sexuality or gender, we want to hear your views on whether the industry is doing enough to create an inclusive environment for LGBT workers.
Take our anonymous survey which is open to contractors, consultants, property professionals, engineers, surveyors, students and architects.
The data will be used in both print and online articles and will provide an insight into how the industry treats its LGBT+ employees.
Watch the first episode of our three-part series examining diversity within construction– part one looks at the benefits an LGBT workforce can bring your business.
This survey is being run in collaboration with CN’s sister titles, the Architects’ Journal and New Civil Engineer