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Women Who Are Changing the Face of the Construction Industry in This Month’s Construction Digital Magazine

Plus, Dick Green of Independent Explosives Engineers, Paula Al Chami of The Big 5 Exposition in Dubai and more in the November issue of Construction Digital

Carlsbad, CA, November 05, 2009 --( Some of the biggest players in the construction industry are women and despite deep-seated stereotypes, they are running highly successful construction companies that supersede many of their male counterparts. Sure, they’re outnumbered 10 to 1, but the leading women featured in this month’s Construction Digital magazine, found on (, are anything but overpowered. In fact, armed with expertise and confidence, they are determined to overcome obstacles and pave the way for a future where women are recognized fixtures in the construction industry.

Learn more about these women business owners who continue to crack the proverbial glass ceiling:

Dick Green of Independent Explosives Engineers Ltd. gives readers a window into the world of demolition. Although it was a natural step for Green to leave his 25 years of military explosives and safety training behind to move into civilian explosives, there is still a big divide between the two jobs. “In the military you blow things up to cause obstructions, spreading the debris as far as possible. In civilian demolition, however, we blow buildings down within confined areas whilst maximizing fragmentation.”

Green’s work has taken him all over the world, from India to Korea to the UAE. He was even part of the team that helped plan and supervise the demolition of the bridge in Saudi Arabia used annually by six million Muslims during the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Because Green and his team are not Muslim, this made for a difficult job as they were not permitted to go within 15km of the bridge, which is considered a sacred site. More on Green’s colorful history in The big bang:

Other November Highlights:

· An exclusive Q&A with Paula Al Chami, show director of The Big 5 Exposition in Dubai. With visitors from over 70 countries already signed on to attend, The Big 5 will be 15 percent bigger than in 2008 in terms of exhibition space. Known as the leading international building and construction show, The Big 5 is set to take place from November 23 to 26, 2009 at the Dubai World Trade Center. To get a glimpse of the show’s highlights, read the Q&A with Al Chami directly at:
· Profiles of 21 construction companies on the leading edge of the industry, including a host of international firms making an impact today:

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About is a pioneering digital media site exploring sector-related issues and opportunities facing top executives, with daily, intelligent news, as well as rich and entertaining monthly content via the Construction Digital Magazine. meets a previously unmet demand for busy, top-level construction executives, who can find pertinent business news, sector-driven articles, exclusive interviews, and digital tools and resources all in one place. In just two short years, has offices in Boston, San Diego, Toronto and Norwich, UK, as it aims to build one of the largest global marketplaces for B2B executives.

Entrepreneur Glen White founded in January 2007.

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