Perhaps there is no place in the industry for Ray O'Rourke? By saying that women should not work on building sites, all that is achieved is an enhanced perception of the industry as a bunch of masculine and unsophisticated builders. It is traditionalist and far from progressive.

There are myriad roles, beyond plumbers and electricians, that are suited to women on site - architects, engineers and indeed site managers. In fact I am yet to be convinced of something that a woman cannot do!

Caroline Buckingham, director, HLM Architects