June 10, 2019
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TOP GBCA NEWS
GBCA Member Spotlight
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City of Philadelphia Proposes Parking Permit Bill
GBCA is looking for input on the construction industry’s parking needs in the City of Philadelphia. On May 23, a bill was introduced to increase the cost of the PPA's Contractor Parking Permit from $150 to $600. The bill also proposed an increase in fines for violators of the program from $100 to $1,000.
Clemens Safety Stand Down
GBCA Director of Safety Services, Frank Durso, attended a Safety Stand Down for Clemens Construction Company. Held at its Hyatt Centric site, the Stand Down was organized by Clemens Safety Director Ed Christy and featured a fall protection equipment demonstration.
Congratulations, Kayla Brown!
GBCA was proud to support Kayla Brown’s Senior Class Project at Abington Friends School, for which she built Free Library Boxes in Montgomery County. She was also awarded scholarships from AIA and the ACE Mentor Program of Philadelphia to support her studies at Drexel University this Fall.
GBCA EVENTS
GBCA Alex's Lemonade Stand
June 14, 10am - 2pm, GBCA HQ
Join GBCA's CLC in supporting a good cause! GBCA's Alex's Lemonade Stand will take place on June 14. Mark your calendars to come visit us and support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation!
SAVE THE DATE: GBCA & AIA Philadelphia Joint Events!
Stay tuned for more details about these two upcoming events:
Women in Leadership in AEC: an AIA/COAA/GBCA Joint Event 
July 9, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Center for Architecture & Design
CLC Joint Networking Event with AIA's PEA
July 11, 5pm-7pm
Carpenters' Hall
GBCA Safety Awards Reception
June 26, 5pm - 7pm, Yards Brewing Company
Come to GBCA's 2nd Annual Safety Awards Reception, and honor the recipients of GBCA's Project Safety Awards!
SOLD OUT! 2019 GBCA Golf Outing
June 17, Philadelphia Cricket Club
GBCA's 2019 Golf Outing is SOLD OUT! Call 215-568-7015 to be put onto the wait list.
More Upcoming GBCA Events!
  • Women in Leadership in AEC: an AIA/COAA/GBCA Joint Event, July 9, Center for Architecture & Design
  • CLC Joint Networking Event with AIA's PEA, July 11, Carpenters' Hall
  • CLC Hard Hat Tour & Happy Hour, August 8, W/Element Hotel & SPIN
  • Understanding Constructors, August 21, GBCA HQ
  • The Principles of Estimating: 10-Week Series, September 9 - November 11, GBCA HQ
  • AGC CLC Leadership Development Conference, September 11-13, DoubleTree Center City
  • Fall Membership Dinner, September 25, Ballroom at the Ben
  • AutoCAD: Basics & Intermediate, 4-Part Online Course, October 2-23, ONLINE
  • Construction Technology Expo, October 29, Penn State at the Navy Yard
RESOURCES
North American Contractor Certification: A White Paper
The AIA/GBCA Joint Committee has published a white paper about the North American Contractor Certification, written by Terry Webb of Eureka Metal & Glass and Stephanie Staub of the Architectural Glass Institute.
United Rentals 2019 Trench Safety Stand Down
United Rentals is hosting a Trench Safety Stand Down on June 21 in support of Trench Safety Stand Down Week, June 17-21! This FREE breakfast will feature industry experts speaking about trench and excavation hazards.
LF Driscoll Project Shows IPD Process Working
A recent ENR webinar highlighted LF Driscoll’s PennFIRST project as an example of Integrated Project Delivery working well.
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk
This week, we continue supporting OSHA's Focus Four Campaign, and have Toolbox Talks about avoiding Caught-In/Between Hazards on the construction job site.
AGC RESOURCES & NEWS
Sponsor Philadelphia's 2019 AGC Leadership Development Conference
September 11-13, DoubleTree Center City
Sponsor the CLC Leadership Development Conference, which brings emerging construction leaders to Philadelphia from across the country!
ConstructorCast Podcast: Technology Changing the Construction Industry
This episode features a panel of industry experts discussing significant technological innovations changing the construction industry, including robotics, blockchain, BIM, interoperability, and more.
AGC of America Member Benefit of the Week
GBCA Members are also AGC members! Limited Time Offer: Save an additional $500 OR $1,000 Fleet Cash on select fleet vehicles. Offer can be stacked with the current AGC Discount.
INDUSTRY NEWS
GBCA Members Top List of Largest Contractors
GBCA is proud that 15 of the largest 36 contractors in the Philadelphia Region, ranked by the Philadelphia Business Journal, are members!
Revolution Recovery Spotlight in Waste Advantage Magazine
GBCA Member Revolution Recovery was recently featured in a Spotlight for Waste Advantage Magazine.
2019 Carpenters JAC Academic Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2019 Carpenters Apprentice Graduates who won awards for being at the top of their class!
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