Inclusive Construction Initiative
The initiative shares the progress the University and UChicago Medicine have made toward ambitious construction diversity goals established in 2017 through regular reports.
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Taylor Electric, a South Shore–based, black-owned electrical contracting firm founded in 1922, has grown significantly since it began working on UChicago construction projects. Kendra Dinkins, Taylor Electric president and CEO and the firm’s fourth-generation leader, says that part of the credit goes to the University.
Michael Childress and his team have been taking down walls at the University for more than two decades. MJC Demolition, the firm Childress founded in 1987, has worked on more than 70 demolition projects — including UChicago Medicine’s Advanced Cellular Therapeutics Facility, Family Birth Center…
Every time Jason Bonaparte drives by UChicago Medicine’s Center for Care and Discovery (CCD), he says, “I look up at that tall, shiny masterpiece and think: There’s my work.” Bonaparte’s electrical company, B3 Integrated Solutions (B3i), installed the fire alarm system on the CCD’s third and fourth floors — one of the University contracts…
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The University of Chicago encourages contractors to hire minority and female construction workers, particularly from neighboring zip codes, to work on major University projects.
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