There's a generation gap in the construction industry, and 29-year-old Avree Bujaczek (B.Sc. CPM '15) is determined to address it.

She knows first-hand the rewards of construction work, having been involved in projects ranging from the Airport Trail tunnel and new runway, to flood mitigation at the Calgary Zoo, to University of Calgary field research stations. As a field coordinator with PCL Construction Management Ltd., Bujaczek assists with overall project performance and is responsible for relationship-building and coordination with sub-trades and clients.

"Every day is different, which keeps it exciting. There are new challenges, new people, new projects to move along," says Bujaczek.

As vice-chair of the Calgary Construction Association's Young Construction Leaders Committee, Bujaczek helps her industry peers under 35 to increase their knowledge and skills in key areas such as networking and communication.

And as a member of a BuildForce Canada advisory panel on recruiting and retaining women and promoting diversity in the industry, she is ensuring many others have access to a career in construction. "Coming out of high school I never would have thought I'd be where I am, doing what I'm doing."

a view of the moutains and stream in between

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.