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Building Badasses Launches Construction 101 Crash Course to “Empower Female Homeowners Planning Construction Projects”



Building Badasses, a local support circle for women in the building industry, focused on educating and empowering women to find their voices in all aspects of construction, announced the launch of their Construction 101 Crash Course, a new in-person or remote seminar serving female homeowners. The course is a 4-hour intensive capped at 10 participants, offered monthly throughout the fall.  This in-person event aims to provide an efficient way for local female homeowners to learn the ins and outs of the construction industry to become educated and empowered to confidently pursue their upcoming renovation or new construction project in the changing COVID-impacted building landscape.

“Never before have women owned and maintained property as we have the opportunity to in this generation, but we aren’t culturally conditioned to know how to interact with the construction industry,” said Emily Cox, leader of Building Badasses. “Over and over, I see female clients nodding along at a table full of men, only to pull me aside later and remark, ‘I’m embarrassed, but I don’t understand what the contractor just said.”

Features of the 4-hour seminar include:

  • introduction to the members of a typical design/construction team and explanation of their roles

  • introduction to interview process for design/construction team members

    • templates for introductory emails for all members

    • templates for interview questions for all members

  • introduction to construction contracts

    • recommendations on contract structure for all team members

  • instruction in how to read architectural drawings

  • introduction to construction communication best practices

    • tech stack for project tracking

    • meeting notes template

    • project binder organization template

    • selections schedule template

    • project progress checklist template

  • Q&A session and review of participants’ renovation or new construction plans with Emily Cox, interior architectural designer of Onyx Design Collaborative

  • ongoing support via Building Badasses Construction Confidence Facebook group

The Construction 101 Crash Course dates are Saturday, August 28th; Saturday, September 25th; and Saturday, October 23rd. Cost to attend is $249 per person and ticket sales are limited to 10 participants for each date. Seminars will be held 9 am to 1 pm at the Circle Creative Coworking Space, 1809B Reynolds Ave., North Charleston.  For ticket sales or more information on the Construction 101 Crash Course and Building Badasses, visit:

If you’d like to join, Holy City Sinner readers can get $50 off with the discount code – HAMMERITOUT

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