The Journal of Management in Engineering has published a new collection, “Diversity and Inclusion in the Engineering-Construction Industry.” This timely collection of papers addresses the challenges the construction industry is facing in hiring and retaining skilled labor. To help solve this growing problem, it is imperative to increase diversity and inclusion in this critical workforce. The National Science Foundation reports that underrepresented groups include gender, race, and ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+, first-generation college, and socioeconomic status in the United States.  

This special collection, curated by editors Jin Ouk Choi, Jennifer S. Shane, and Ying-Yi Chih, establishes a scholarly foundation and evidence-based practice for diversity and inclusion in the engineering-construction industry, and contributes to enhancing the diversity and inclusion of all underrepresented populations in the construction workforce. 

Learn more in the Editor’s Note,, or view the entire collection at