MAY 11, 2020
GBCA Member Spotlight
Norris Sales Company, a certified WBE, has been providing best in class construction equipment rentals, sales, supplies, parts and service to Philadelphia and its suburbs since 1956.
Holiday Schedule: Memorial Day 2020
GBCA’s collective bargaining agreements provide for the following with respect to the observance of  Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020.
Carpenters, Cement Masons, Plasterers, Laborers, Drywall Finishers & Rodsetters
Not a paid holiday. If worked, Double-Time.
Operating Engineers
Paid Holiday. Employees employed on a weekly basis shall be paid for a holiday falling during the scheduled work week, provided such employees worked the scheduled work day previous to the holiday and the scheduled work day following the holiday. If worked, they are paid Double Time, which includes holiday pay.
Are You Having Issues with Philadelphia Permitting or Inspections?
GBCA has partnered with the Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections to help respond to contractor issues with their department processes. GBCA members with questions about permitting, inspections or navigating eCLIPSE should contact Lance Claiborne, GBCA’s Director of Industry Relations.
Safety Services and Products for Job Sites During COVID-19 Response
Check out the latest updates from members providing safety resources and PPE, such as temperature monitoring, face shields, and COVID-19 safety signage printing.

If you're providing safety products and services, click below and let us know!
Reopening a Business After the COVID-19 Shutdown
Madison Risk Group (MRG) has shared a document detailing issues that businesses should consider as they reopen after shutting down for COVID-19 response.
Use the Appropriate Respirator and Use It Correctly
Make sure that you're ordering the appropriate respirators, and that workers are using them correctly. Here are a couple of announcements and reminders from the US FDA and OSHA.
Not All Filtering Facepiece Respirators Provide Adequate Respiratory Protection
OSHA Respirator Use Review
Latest GBCA COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Exposure Prevention Plan Template
Recommended Response Protocols (co-signed with the Philadelphia Building Trades Council)
Recommended Response Protocols (co-signed with the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters)
Stay up-to-date with news and resources about COVID-19 at GBCA's COVID-19 Updates webpage.
Social Media and Philadelphia's Construction Industry
Thursday, May 21, 12pm - 1pm
Whether you're a marketing professional working in construction, or a construction professional tasked with handling your company's social media accounts, this webinar will help you make your company's social media presence effective.
CLC Virtual AT-Large Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 13, 12pm - 1:30pm, ONLINE
Join the CLC Steering Committee for the first ever Virtual At-Large Committee meeting! We'll review the mission of the CLC and then break into groups to discuss our upcoming activities.
More Upcoming GBCA Events & Online Course Offerings
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.
Bid Opportunity: Rebuild East Poplar Street Playground
Bittenbender Construction, LP is looking for diverse subcontractors for the Rebuild East Poplar Street Playground project.
Toolbox Talks: Prevent Falls in Construction
This week, we have two Toolbox Talks supporting OSHA's Focus Four Campaign. Use these Toolbox Talks during safety huddles (maintaining social distancing!) and help prevent falls in construction.
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk:
Fall Protection Safety
OSHA Focus Four Toolbox Talk:
General Protection & Awareness
AGC’s Two Part Webinar Series: Building Contractors - Preparing yourself and your jobsites for the Impacts of COVID-19
May 11, 2pm - 3pm
May 14, 11:30am - 12:30pm
AGC is holding two webinars - free for GBCA members - about the life cycle of a project while operating through COVID-19.
Part 1: Determining Project Viability and Keeping a Jobsite open amid COVID-19
Part 2: Reopening Projects Previously Shutdown
Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with the 2020 Preservation Achievement Award Winners
May is National Historic Preservation Month, and to celebrate, we’re recognizing GBCA members involved in projects being honored by the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia at the 2020 Preservation Achievement Awards!
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