Press Release: 08.17.2021

McCarthy Proud to Announce the Inaugural Construction Inclusion Week

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McCarthy is a founding member of Time for Change, a construction industry collaboration dedicated to identifying ways to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry. We are proud to announce the launch of Construction Inclusion Week. Scheduled to be held October 18, 2021 – October 22, 2021, the week’s theme of “Building the Foundation for Inclusion” will encourage focused dialogue and action in the industry.

McCarthy is joined by Clark Construction Group, DPR Construction, Gilbane Building Company, Mortenson, and Turner Construction Company in this effort. “As an industry leader, we believe it is our responsibility to help drive forward real change,” said McCarthy CEO Ray Sedey. “We are committed to sustaining a culture that delivers great experiences for everyone and are pleased to help bring our industry together to focus on the important issue of inclusion.”

Construction Inclusion Week invites every member of the construction industry to unite to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. By working together, learning from one another, and being consistent commitments and actions towards maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment – free of harassment, hate, or bigotry of any kind – Construction Inclusion Week will effect positive change in the industry for generations of workers to come.

Construction Inclusion Week encourages participating firms to organize activities on their project sites and in their offices to offer opportunities for construction professionals around the world to discuss:

  • Leadership commitment and accountability for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Unconscious bias
  • Supplier diversity
  • Jobsite culture
  • Community outreach

By signing up to participate in Construction Inclusion Week, firms will have access to materials and resources that support bringing awareness to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Content will be tailored to enable jobsite conversations and office discussions and enable construction companies to plan targeted activities for their organization and trade partners. Construction Inclusion Week demonstrates how a united industry can collectively set expectations for behaviors that champion inclusion and empowers all people to reach their full potential. Participating in Construction Inclusion Week will enhance and deepen connections with colleagues, clients, and communities.

Visit to sign up and access valuable resources to bring awareness to diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts for job sites, teams, and companies. Participants will add their voice to address the need to support diversity, equity, and inclusion for all.

From safety to job site technology, the construction industry has made the most progress through collaboration. Fostering sustainable and buildable change requires unity, a common focus on achieving shared goals, and bold steps.

More details and registration information are available at



Construction Inclusion Week will harness the collective power of the construction industry to build awareness regarding the need to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the industry. Construction Inclusion Week will provide content and resources to share throughout the industry. For more information, visit


Established in 1864, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in America – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With more than 5,000 salaried employees and craft professionals, McCarthy is committed to sustaining a culture that delivers great experience for everyone. Repeatedly honored as a Best Place to Work, McCarthy was recognized as a Forbes Best Employer for Diversity for the firm’s commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. For more information, visit

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