APRIL 5, 2021
TOP GBCA NEWS ● COVID-19 UPDATES ● CLC UPDATE
GBCA EVENTS ● RESOURCES
AGC RESOURCES & NEWS ● INDUSTRY NEWS
TOP GBCA NEWS
GBCA Member Spotlight
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UPDATE: Philadelphia Emergency Paid Sick Leave
On March 29, the Mayor signed the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Bill, making the law effective immediately and for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. For employers with 50-500 employees, check out our pertinent highlights of the bill.
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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.
GBCA Helps Students Build Rewarding Careers
6abc.com is spotlighting how GBCA is working to introduce middle and high school student to rewarding careers in construction! This story was featured on the site's homepage on March 30, and we also had banner ads running with the story!
Meet the Developers
April 21, 9am - 10:30am, ONLINE
Join the Center City Proprietors Association for a discussion about Philadelphia's current developments. The program features GBCA member Angelo Perryman of Perryman Builders & Construction Services, and includes time for Q&A and networking.
COVID-19 UPDATES
City of Philadelphia Moves to Phase 1C, But Construction to Wait
The City of Philadelphia is moving to Philadelphia Phase 1C on Monday, April 5. To start, the city is prioritizing four groups in Phase 1C: Sanitation workers; Maintenance and janitorial staff; Utility workers; and Postal and package delivery workers. Construction workers and other 1C groups are expected to become eligible later in April.
Employee Retention Credit Extends Through End of 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) extends Employee Retention Credit extends through December 31, 2021. Read Kreischer Miller's explanation.
COVID-19: What We Have Learned and What We Are Still Learning
April 22, 12pm - 1:30pm, ONLINE
Attend the next OSHA-VPP Philadelphia Area Virtual Best Practices Workshop for an update on managing COVID-19 protocols on the jobsite. This workshop features Dr. Sheri Timpanelli, Assistant Vice President of Clinical Services, WORKNET Occupational Medicine.
Stay up-to-date with news and resources about COVID-19 at GBCA's COVID-19 Updates webpage.
CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL UPDATE
CLC Coffee Chat: Mack Stulb, President, LF Driscoll
April 27, 9am - 10am, ONLINE (via Zoom)
Join the Construction Leadership Council for a virtual Coffee Chat with Mike Armento, SVP of Torcon, Inc. and GBCA's Chairman of the Board! Learn about his path to leadership and why he's focused on building up the construction industry's next generation.
AGC CLC Leadership Development Conference
Early bird pricing ends NEXT WEEK, on April 12!
August 11-13, Chicago, IL
Don't miss this opportunity to meet emerging construction leaders from across the US. Attendees will discuss pertinent issues in construction, as well as participate in professional development workshops.
GBCA EVENTS
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!
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
RESOURCES
GBCA Safety Training Materials
GBCA is supporting OSHA's Focus Four Campaign, OSHA's training efforts to stop fatalities on jobsites.

In April, we will be featuring resources about Struck-by Object Hazards.
Tool Safety When Working from Heights
GBCA & OSHA Struck-by Object Hazards Toolbox Talks
The BIM Coordinator's Essential Toolkit
This course provides practical resources to help BIM coordinators streamline their tasks, work more collaboratively with project partners, and set up a strong career path. This course can be submitted towards CM-BIM credential renewal.
University of Delaware Safety Trainings
The University of Delaware has updated its spring schedule for its COSS, COSM, and SAF Frontline Safety Training courses. GBCA members receive a discount on these courses, which are now offered both online and in-person!
AGC RESOURCES & NEWS
Get Your Company a National Audience in 2021 with AGC!
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO APRIL 9!
AGC of America is seeking proposals for speaking opportunities at 2021 AGC conferences, webinars, and more. Let's show the country the Philadelphia region's construction expertise!
INDUSTRY NEWS
2021 Preservation Achievement Awards
Congratulations to the GBCA members that worked on winning projects of the 2021 Preservation Achievement Awards! Presented by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, the awards winners will be celebrated at a virtual event on June 9, 2021.
PA Separations Act of 1913 is Now Failing
A recent Carpenter Contractor Trust article in Bisnow examines the need to re-examine the Pennsylvania Separations Act of 1913. It is time for developers and contractors to be given more choices.
PBJ Best Real Estate Deals of 2020
Congratulations to the honorees of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals of 2020! GBCA is proud to sponsor the celebration of these honorees on April 22.
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