The inaugural Construction Inclusion Week kicks off Oct. 18. Organized by Time for Change, a consortium of six general contractors, the collaboration's goal is to identify ways to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry.

The shared effort by Gilbane Building Co., DPR Construction, Turner Construction Co., Mortenson, McCarthy, and Clark Construction Group resulted in organizing an industrywide Construction Inclusion Week with affiliated partners Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors, and Culture of Care.

The theme is "Building the Foundation for Inclusion," and provided content includes toolbox talks for project sites, table talks for office locations, activities for use at home, and a bevy of supplemental resources for deeper exploration. Daily themes include leadership commitment and accountability, unconscious bias, supplier diversity, jobsite culture, and community engagement.

More than 1,100 construction industry firms throughout North and Central America have signed up to participate and have received access to materials and resources that will help foster conversations. Firms of all sizes, including top-ranked national firms and local small businesses, have registered to take part. Specialty contractors, suppliers, and affiliated industry organizations, including owner entities, have also signed up.

Visit www.constructioninclusionweek.com to sign up, access resources, and join the conversation Oct. 18 to 22.