SC4 Carpenters Articles - Neurodiversity in Construction

Neurodiversity is common in construction managers and workers throughout the UK and being neurodivergent is encouraging people to pursue a career in construction. This section includes a number of articles discussing neurodiversity, reasonable adjustments, the benefits provided by a neurodiverse workforce as well as the challenges neurodivergence presents.

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10 Tips to Boost Productivity for Neurodivergent People

10 Tips to Boost Productivity for Neurodivergent People

Katy Hall - 21-May-2024

This ADHD Productivity Cheat Sheet includes 10 Tips to Boost Productivity for Neurodivergent People, because standard methodologies, tips and tricks aimed at neurotypical brains don't work and can leave someone who is neurodivergent feeling like a failure.

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Being a Neurodivergent Woman in Construction

Being a Neurodivergent Woman in Construction

Katy Hall - 14-Mar-2024

Katy Hall is a neurodivergent (ND) woman who has been working in technology & construction since the 1980s. In this article she shares how being neurodivergent affects her and the benefits she believes she brings to her role.

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What is the Impact of Neurodiversity on the Construction Industry?

What is the Impact of Neurodiversity on the Construction Industry?

Katy Hall - 15-Jan-2024

Two 2023 surveys from the Association of Project Managers and On the Tools suggest that around half of Construction Project Managers and Tradespeople describe themselves as Neurodivergent. 

Reassuringly, 9 out of 10 Neurodivergent Project Managers in Construction say their employers have made changes to accommodate their needs.

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Equal Representation in the Construction Industry - What Can You Do Better?

Equal Representation in the Construction Industry - What Can You Do Better?

SC4 Carpenters - 06-Sep-2023

Whether you are a business owner, manager, or employee, we all have a part to play in creating a more welcoming and inclusive work environment within our industry. As business owners, it is easy to make all the right moves in our attempts to hire a more diverse team of tradespeople and on-site operatives, but what happens when they quit due to bullying, discrimination, or lack of accessibility?

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Research shows Neurodiversity is widespread in UK Construction

Research shows Neurodiversity is widespread in UK Construction

Katy Hall - 08-Aug-2023

New research from National Federation of Builders, published in August 2023 in conjunction with CITB, has discovered that neurodiversity is common amongst construction workers in the UK and being neurodivergent is encouraging people to pursue a career in construction. SC4 Carpenters Ltd employs neurodivergent people at all levels from Directors to Carpenters and Decorators on site and believes they bring a lot of benefits to our business.

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Building a Neurodiverse-Friendly Work Culture in Construction

Building a Neurodiverse-Friendly Work Culture in Construction

Katy Hall - 19-Jul-2023

In this article, Katy Hall discusses neurodiversity in construction and how to build a neurodiverse work culture. Many people working within SC4 Carpenters from Directors to tradespeople, and within the Construction Industry as a whole, are neurodivergent, including Katy herself. Many of the challenges faced by ND people are invisible - don't assume everyone else is ok, just because you are not struggling with the working environment.

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UK Construction Week Role Models 2023 - Katy Hall

UK Construction Week Role Models 2023 - Katy Hall

Katy Hall - 04-May-2023

In this article, SC4 Carpenters Ltd Owner/Director talks more about her nomination as a UK Construction Week Role Model in 2023 and why the promotion of women, neurodiversity and equity in construction is so important. When I first started out there were very few women in construction and in fact it took me many years to understand that I was working in the construction industry.

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Celebrating Neurodiversity in Construction

Celebrating Neurodiversity in Construction

Katy Hall - 14-Mar-2023

During Neurodiversity Celebration Week, 13 -19 March 2023, Katy Hall, Owner/Director of SC4 Carpenters Ltd, considers the pros and cons of being neurodivergent, including the many benefits neurodiversity brings to the company as well as the difficulties neurodivergent people face. In construction , neurodiversity is more common than you probably realise and frequently an advantage.

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Celebrating dyslexia and neurodiversity in Construction

Celebrating dyslexia and neurodiversity in Construction

Conrad Hall - 03-Feb-2022

In this article, Conrad Hall, owner/Director of SC4 Carpenters Lt discusses his 40 year career in construction and how his dyslexia and neurodiversity has contributed to his success. In January 2022, when I received my NVQ 7 in Senior Construction Management it was validation for years of hard work, experience and building belief in myself.

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American Dyslexia Study

American Dyslexia Study

Rachael Suttacheep - 23-Jan-2020

Results of an American Study identifies working as a Carpenter as one of the Top Jobs for a person with Dyslexia due to greater awareness of spatial relationships. Dyslexia is a learning disability that makes it difficult to read and write words. Sometimes dyslexics transpose words or mix up numbers they are trying to read. This can lead to difficulty in the workplace.

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