MARCH 23, 2020
GBCA Member Spotlight
Advanced Disposal Solutions, Inc. is a women owned and operated full service disposal company. Since 2001, Advanced Disposal Solutions has served the local construction, demolition, roofing, landscaping, and industrial industries.
GBCA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Site Closure Extension
GBCA is working with state and local officials to ensure our members' voices are heard. In Philadelphia, a stay-at-home order has been issued, and enforcement of construction's end date has been extended to Friday, March 27.
Stay up-to-date with news and resources about the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Philadelphia's commercial construction industry by visiting GBCA's COVID-19 Updates webpage.
6abc Spotlights GBCA's Workforce Development Efforts
On March 21, 6abc Weekend News featured a segment about GBCA's workforce development efforts. Gina Gannon spoke with Jamal Byrd and Gina Yiantselis about how pre-apprentice programs changed their careers and lives.
Estimating and Bidding 1
April 6 - June 14, ONLINE
This ten-week, online course features hands-on estimating and quantity take off activities associated with General Conditions, Site Work, Concrete and Form Work, and Masonry Estimating.
Estimating and Bidding 2
June 29 - September 6, ONLINE
This ten-week, online course features hands-on estimating and quantity take off activities associated with Metals, Wood, Doors and Windows, Finishes, Electrical, and Mechanical Estimating
101 Introduction to Construction Estimating
10 Weeks, Self-Started, Self-Paced, ONLINE
101 Introduction to Construction Estimating is a 10-week self-started and self-paced online class which is the gateway to more complex and trade specific estimating courses. 
More Upcoming GBCA Events!
We value our members, and the health and safety of our membership is of the utmost importance. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, GBCA is evaluating next steps regarding GBCA events on an ongoing basis. We will communicate the status of events to our members as information becomes available. 
Help PIDC and PDC Assess Business Impacts of Coronavirus Response
The Philadelphia Department of Commerce and PIDC are working on a COVID-19 business relief package. Please take this survey to help them assess how they can best assist.
STIHL Recalls RE 90 Pressure Washer with Spray Wand
This recall involves the spray wand supplied with STIHL RE 90 Pressure Washers. The pressure washer nozzle can disconnect from the spray wand when under pressure during use, posing an injury hazard.
OSHA Focus Four Toolbox Talk: Working Safely Near Electrical Wires and Power Lines
This week’s OSHA Focus Four toolbox talk discusses safety issues when working near electrical wires and power lines, including when wires are downed.
Webinar: How to Handle an OSHA Inspection
Thursday, April 9, 12pm - 1pm, ONLINE
Cohen Seglias is holding a webinar about what contractors should expect from an OSHA inspection.
Remote Control: What Construction Companies Are Doing to Keep Work Going
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), many construction companies are turning having workers work from home. Read about how different construction companies are handling moving part of the construction workforce to remote work.
AGC 8-Part Webinar Series: Navigating the Outbreak in Construction
This 8-part webinar series for contractors addresses how to handle the impacts of response to coronavirus (COVID-19). This webinar series is free for GBCA members.
WINC Women in the Trades Series
Women in Nontraditional Careers (WINC) community encourages women to enter industries assumed to be occupied by men. The next event looks at leadership training and preparing for the national Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference.
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