JULY 19, 2021
GBCA Member Spotlight: Torrado Distributors Inc.
Torrado Distributors Inc. (TDI) is an MBE-certified building materials supplier. With a foundation in Philadelphia's construction industry through Torrado Construction, founder Luis Torrado is proud to also offer material supplies though TDI. TDI provides building materials, paint supplies, bar reinforcing, masonry supplies, and equipment sourcing.
2021 Safety Awards Reception
On July 15, members of Philadelphia’s union commercial construction industry gathered to celebrate the exceptional safety records of GBCA members at the 2021 Safety Awards Reception.
Thank You to the Safety Awards Reception Sponsors!
GBCA, BTC, and EAS Carpenters Support Job Site Safety
On July 15, representatives from GBCA, BTC, and EAS Carpenters visited the LVL North project to promote safety in the Philadelphia region’s construction industry.
2021 MyWIC Camp at Med-Tex Services
On July 13, the Mentoring Young Women in Construction Camp visited Med-Tex Services to learn more about construction safety. They put out fires, tested fall protection, and were featured on KYW Radio!
2021 Philadelphia Business Journal Construction Guide
The Philadelphia Business Journal Construction Guide includes an article highlighting several young women poised to lead their family construction businesses and an article about why the construction industry needs to pay attention to mental health and substance abuse issues.
Hard Hat Tour & Happy Hour: Anova @ uCity Square
August 5, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Check out an exciting uCity project by Clemens Construction Company and network with industry professionals.
Help Fight Childhood Cancer!
Help the CLC reach its $3,000 fundraising goal for Alex's Lemonade Stand, which funds research for better treatments and cures for cancers affecting children. We're supporting collecting funds online until July 31.
Dealing with Delegated Design
July 28, 12pm - 1pm, Online (via Zoom)
Join AIA Philadelphia, GBCA, and COAA PA for a FREE virtual discussion on Delegated Design from the perspectives of architects, contractors, and owners/developers. This program is worth 1 AIA LU credit.
Lean Education Units (1-7)
July 29 - August 27, 1pm - 5pm, Online (via Zoom)
This 7 unit series is intended for lean champions, who will design and implement a company's lean transformation strategy at the corporate and project levels.
Trenching & Excavation Hazards in Construction Safety Training
August 19 or August 20, 8am - 5pm, Med-Tex Services
GBCA is offering a FREE one-day training twice in August. This AGC safety awareness training is supported by a Susan Harwood Federal Training Grant.
GBCA "Down the Shore" Happy Hour
July 30, 4pm - 7pm, Icona Avalon Resort, NJ
Join GBCA for a casual networking Happy Hour down the Shore. A chance for members to connect, kick back and enjoy summer. Full bar and food stations are included in the ticket price. Spouses and Guests of Members are welcome. Tickets are limited.
Thank You Down the Shore Happy Hour Sponsors!
To sponsor the GBCA "Down the Shore" Happy Hour, contact Lauren Hanan at lhanan@gbca.com.
More Upcoming GBCA Events
Support Apprentices by Donating Materials to the Carpenters’ Apprenticeship School
The Carpenters JAC is looking for any materials, such as doors, frames, and hardware, that companies would otherwise throw away.
Provide Feedback on Construction Drawings Delivery Methods
Fill out a quick survey and help improve access to design and construction documents on the jobsite. This survey supports a Drexel University Architectural Engineering construction research project.
GBCA Safety Resources
July 26-30 will be Construction Opioid Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. Get started early and make sure that workers know how to avoid opioid misuse.
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk:
Opioid Awareness in Construction
GBCA Personal Health Toolbox Talks
Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference
October 13 - 15, St. Louis, MO
AGC's Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference is the premier education and networking destination for HR, training and workforce development professionals in the construction industry. Connect with construction HR and workforce development leaders and take home practical solutions to solve your industry's greatest challenges.
Look Inside Jefferson Health Silvestri Patient Tower Built by P. Agnes
Get a first look inside Jefferson Health’s Silvestri Patient Tower, being built by P. Agnes, Inc. and scheduled to open later this year.
Turner Construction Company Celebrates CHOP Project Topping Off
Congratulations to Gilbane Building Company, recently named one of the healthiest companies in the region by the Philadelphia Business Journal!
Thank you GBCA Golf Outing Sponsors!
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