No, they should not. Normally when a women is working just as long as a male construction worker she will (on average) do less work due to the physical inability to lift or move as much as the man.If the women is doing the same amount of work and building the same amount of stuff then of course they should acquire an equal pay. Generally speaking women do not work as hard as men in physical labor due to physical build. So i believe that they should not be given equal pay unless they are doing the same amount of labor! When a woman is lifting 20 beams a day and a man is lifting 50 then there is absolutely no reason the woman should be paid the same amount as the man.