Although it’s not as well known a cause as breast cancer, this epidemic affects over twice as many women worldwide. Given the increasing recent accounts of politicians’ and celebrities’ experiences in the media, I’d like to take a few moments to shine the light on Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More often than not this issue is swept under the rug or avoided in conversation…it’s embarrassing. Far too many women and children live in fear day in and day out. The World Health Organization reports that an astounding one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.
In our previous article we discussed the stigma of affordable housing. Most people associate low-income housing with crime, poverty and lack of contribution to society. That is simply not the case and it shouldn’t be a generalization for affordable housing. With rising housing costs and increased construction costs the solution has begun affecting more and more people. In this article we will address the demographics affected by the lack of affordable housing. Understanding who the affordable housing crisis affects is a step towards community buy-in. With little to no understanding of the affordable housing demographic, many people take the stance,
Michael Stephenson, NarmourWright’s (NWA) lead construction administrator, has been elected for his second term as part of the Building Development Commission (BDC). Michael was nominated by Carocon Construction, with whom NWA has had a forty-year trusted relationship. The Building Development Commission reviews, advises and makes recommendations to the Board and Code Enforcement. To learn more about the significant matters that impact the design and construction community that the BDC discusses and resolves, view the quarterly newsletter here. Why is the BDC important to Mecklenburg County? The BDC allows our industry the opportunity to have a forum in which to communicate our
At NarmourWright we believe that it’s vital to provide continuing education opportunities for our staff. This includes AIA standard lunch & learns each week that all employees are encouraged to attend. These informative sessions allow us to learn more about industry products and practices from various manufacturers therefore allowing us to keep up with the state-of-the-art products and designs we’re seeing across the country. We also conduct internal lunch & learns when a member of our staff has insight into a specific practice or has gained additional knowledge based on his/her learning experiences. Additionally, we support our staff by advancing their