From June 21-25, ABC’s Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter held its fifth “Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls” at Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School to introduce girls ages 12-18 to the construction trades, architecture, engineering and construction product manufacturing through hands-on experiences and field trips.
The campers spent the week learning architecture, carpentry, electrical, engineering, flooring, HVAC, heavy equipment operations, leadership skills, masonry, painting, plumbing and siding. They also visited a local manufacturing company to learn about assembling metal roofing and metal wall systems, as well as SCF Architecture and The Architectural Studio to learn about residential and commercial architectural design.
The camp, which is organized by ABC’s Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Construction Specifications Institute’s Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter and the Construction Specifications Institute Foundation, was created to address workforce shortages in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.
Below is a list of ABC members who joined together to support the 2021 camp through volunteering and sponsorship:
- A. Pickett Construction
- All American Concrete Form
- Bastian Carpet
- Builders FirstSource
- Dual Temp
- Haztek Inc.
- Jerdon Construction Services LLC
- L&W Supply
- R.L. Reppert Inc.
- Schlouch Inc.
- Servpro of Easton, Bethlehem & Whitehall