by George Bowden
Originally published: July 27, 2017
Almost a third of women working in construction fear sexism will hold them back from the industry’s top jobs, new research has found.
Around 40 percent of male builders said they thought men were better suited to construction, the study found.
But the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which carried out the research, said the findings also revealed optimism that the industry’s gender pay cap could soon be lower than the national average.
Nearly half of the 1,000 people surveyed thought the gap in salaries would be below 15% by 2018.