MARCH 22, 2021
GBCA Member Spotlight
ClarkDietrich offers products and services for both cold-formed steel framing and drywall/plastering finishing systems. They manufacture products for interior and exterior framing, interior and exterior finishing, floor and roof framing, as well as clips, connectors, metal lath, welded wire, barrier mesh and accessories.
COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar: What You Need to Know Now
April 6, 10am - 11am, ONLINE
Join us for a webinar about COVID-19 vaccination policies and protocols, proof of vaccination, employee exemptions or refusals, incentivizing vaccines, and additional tips surrounding the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines.
President Biden Visits GBCA Member Smith Flooring
On March 16, President Joe Biden visited Smith Flooring, Inc. as the first stop of the “Help is Here” tour. He met with Smith Flooring’s President, Kristin Smith, and Vice President, James Smith, to discuss his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
COVID-19 Tip of the Week
You're not considered "fully vaccinated" until 2 weeks after your last shot (the 2nd Pfizer or Moderna shot or the single Johnson & Johnson's shot). The Philadelphia region is now seeing cases of individuals getting sick and testing positive for COVID-19, even after receiving the first of two COVID-19 vaccine shots. Remember to continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, and keep up with increased hand hygiene, even after getting vaccinated.

Check out the CDC's latest guidance and recommendations for individuals who have been fully vaccinated, including when you may gather without masks, or when you may see unvaccinated family and friends.
Stay up-to-date with news and resources about COVID-19 at GBCA's COVID-19 Updates webpage.
CLC Coffee Chat: Mack Stulb, President, LF Driscoll
March 25, 9am - 10am, ONLINE
Mack Stulb, President of LF Driscoll will join us for a coffee chat for emerging construction professionals. Find out what it takes to not only lead the construction of iconic Philadelphia buildings, but also the city's construction industry!
CLC Coffee Chat Recap: Todd Lofgren, Skanska USA Building
The CLC Coffee Chats introduce emerging construction professionals to the region's industry leaders. Read this in-depth recap of our chat with Todd Lofgren of Skanska!
Spring Micro Membership Dinners
April 15, April 29, May 10, May 20
GBCA will host four Spring Micro Membership Dinners. Members are invited to dinner and cocktails in an outdoor setting, featuring remarks from GBCA Board Members.

Each dinner is limited to 30 attendees. Members may only register for one dinner and a maximum of two attendees.

When you register, you'll be asked to select one of the dates listed below.
Thursday, April 15: Radnor Valley Country Club
  • Remarks by Stephen Pouppirt, Clemens Construction Company

Thursday, April 29: Pomme Radnor SOLD OUT!
  • Remarks by Michael K. Armento, Senior Vice President, Torcon, Inc.

Monday, May 10: Flourtown Country Club
  • Remarks by Joseph P. Clearkin, Vice President, James J. Clearkin, Inc.

Thursday, May 20: Normandy Farm
  • Remarks by Craig Melograno, President, PDM Constructors
Thank You Spring Micro Membership Dinners Sponsors!
For sponsorship opportunities, please click on the registration button above, or contact Anne Liberto at
10 Week Online Construction Courses
April 5 - June 13, ONLINE
GBCA is offering online courses that provide foundational construction knowledge and skills: Construction Blueprint Reading, Construction Materials & Processes, and Estimating & Bidding.
Bluebeam Educational Series
April 21, September 30, December 7, ONLINE
Join us for a 3-part Bluebeam Educational Series covering Takeoff & Estimation, Document Management, and Construction Management. Take them individually, or purchase a series package by April 21. Worth up to 6.0 AGC CM-BIM CE Credits!
More Upcoming GBCA Events
Take This Survey: Help Produce Effective PPE for Women
Most PPE is not sized or fitted for women's bodies. NAWIC Philadelphia Chapter 145 and WINC are asking women to fill out a quick survey about wearing PPE. Please share this survey with women who work in the field and help identify issues that safety researchers need to address to keep everyone safe.
GBCA Safety Training Materials
March is National Ladder Safety Month. Click below for a toolbox talk about Ladder Inspections.
GBCA is supporting OSHA's Focus Four Campaign, OSHA's training efforts to stop fatalities on jobsites.
In March, we will be featuring resources about Electrocution Hazards.
Working Around Overhead Power Lines
GBCA & OSHA Electrocution Hazards Toolbox Talks
March 2021 AGC Coronavirus Survey Results
AGC of America conducted a survey of the US construction industry and found that supply-chain issues and supply costs were among the primary issues raised by contractors. This survey will inform AGC's policy suggestions and lobbying efforts.
Sellers and Doers:
Long-Lasting Business Development Works Best as a Team Effort
In AGC's latest Business Development Best Practice article reminds us that business development and retainment is much more successful when your entire team is empowered to contribute.
O’Donnell & Naccarato and ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia Named Faces of Philanthropy
Congratulations to O’Donnell & Naccarato and the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia! The Philadelphia Business Journal will honor them at the 2021 Faces of Philanthropy event on April 15!
Law Firms Reconsider Office Space Needs
Philadelphia area law firms are reconsidering how they use their office spaces. Firms are re-examining the number of professionals that need to be in the office at any given time, as well as the types of spaces needed to conduct business. Not all firms, however, are looking to eliminate space.
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