August 5, 2019
GBCA Member Spotlight
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Access GBCA Events Through the Info Hub
Manage your GBCA events more easily through our new Info Hub! Don't remember how to log in? We've re-posted that information.
Construction Excellence Awards: Now Accepting Submissions!
Submissions due on September 30, 2019
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 Construction Excellence Awards! We are honoring the best in Philadelphia's commercial construction industry in over 20 possible categories.

The winners will be honored on November 21 at Vie Ballroom.
GBCA Job Opportunity: Programs Associate
We are looking for a Programs Associate who provides operational, logistical, and administrative assistance for GBCA programs and events.
#WeBuiltThisSkyline Photo Contest
GBCA is proud of our members who have built Philadelphia's skyline. Honor your work - even buildings that are now done - by entering the #WeBuiltThisSkyline Photo Contest!
Receive National Exposure by Sponsoring the 2019 Leadership Development Conference
September 11-13, DoubleTree Center City
The Leadership Development Conference is bringing to Philadelphia emerging construction leaders from across the country. You’re invited to sponsor this event, and gain visibility and recognition among the industry’s top companies.
The Leadership Development Conference provides attendees opportunities to discuss construction issues, develop professional skills, and network.
Conference Panel Spotlight: Diversity & Inclusion - Women in Construction
This panel looks at how women in construction have done more than simply challenge “how things have always been done.” There is more to think about than just workforce development: Men and women alike will see from our panelists that women are part of the future of construction. Click here to learn more.

  • Christine Fiori, Drexel University Construction Management Program
  • Iliana Limon, Shoemaker Construction Co.
  • Angela McCaffrey, Bittenbender Construction, LP
  • Amy Novak, Torcon, Inc.
  • Karla Wursthorn, T.N. Ward Company
  • Moderator: Maura Hesdon, Shoemaker Construction Co.
GBCA Announces Fall Membership Dinner Speaker
September 25, 5pm - 9pm, Ballroom at the Ben
The GBCA Membership Committee invites all members to the Fall Membership Dinner and hear nationally-recognized speaker, Meagan Johnson, discuss generational differences in the workplace! The event features an open bar cocktail reception, dinner, and free parking at the Ballroom at the Ben.
Thank you to our sponsors! To sponsor this event, contact Anne Liberto at 215-568-7015,,
or click below.
Principles of Estimating:
10 Week Course
September 9 - November 11, GBCA
This 10-week basics level course is designed to cover the values of estimating and prepare professionals with an understanding of the estimating process.
AutoCAD - Basics & Intermediate: 4-Part Online Course
October 2 - 23, ONLINE
This course is designed to help the casual user become proficient with everyday tasks and tools in the AutoCAD system.
More Upcoming GBCA Events!
Become a Better Project Manager
Villanova University offers courses in Project Management and PMP Certification Prep. These courses start in September and are eligible for GBCA's Tuition Reimbursement Program!
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk:
Water. Rest. Shade.
This week’s GBCA Safety resources include a toolbox talk about Protecting Yourself from the Sun, a Water. Rest. Shade. video from Med-Tex Services, and information about Protecting Workers from Heat Stress.
WEBINAR: Working Toward Managing an Asset
August 8, 2pm-3pm
Many contractors don’t pay attention to the potential efficiencies to be gained when operating an asset. This webinar will discuss strategies for increasing operational efficiency to maximize asset value.
AGC & Autodesk Construction Workforce Survey
AGC is seeking help from its membership to help accurately report on the state of qualified workforce levels in the construction industry.
Diversity in Philadelphia's Commercial Construction is Improving
Comcast recently released its 2019 Values Report. In addition to innovative building methods and materials, the report noted that 30% of the construction workforce on that project was people of color or women.
GBCA Members Honored for Historic Preservation Work
On June 5, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia held the 2019 Preservation Achievement Awards, honoring projects and leaders that have helped restore and maintain historic properties in the Philadelphia region. Several GBCA Member projects were honored at this gala event.
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