Beyond the Blueprint: The Construction Wellbeing Initiative

Jun 29, 2023, 9:00 am4:00 pm


Event Description

Launched in summer 2022 by Sugarman Associate Practitioners Vivian Burgnon and Sebastien de Ghellinck, co-founders of SkillSignal,
the Construction Wellbeing Initiative (CWI) set out to combine academic and policy-focused resources from Princeton University, cutting-edge technology from SkillSignal, and the collective intelligence from construction professionals from every field to address the growing mental health crisis within the construction industry.

The one-day conference "Beyond the Blueprint," Thursday, June 29, at Princeton University's School for International and Public Affairs, aims to update partners on the initiative's compilation of field-tested interventions and suggest next steps in the evolution on a wellness movement within in the industry.

Presenters at the conference include Garo Hovnanian from McKinsey & Company on how companies should manage the skilled labor shortage; civil construction recruiter Laura Kidd on trends and changes in construction talent recruitment and development; Steve Jones, Senior Director of Industry Insights Research at Dodge Data & Analytics on trends in construction and its human resources; and Jon O'Brien and Chris Martin, hosts of the Building PA Podcast, with a focus on stories from the regional construction landscape.

Contact Sebastien deGhellinck for more information.


Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy