AUGUST 26, 2019
GBCA Member Spotlight
Sunbelt Rentals is one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America, offering products including general construction equipment, industrial tools, pumps, power generation, climate control and HVAC, shoring solutions, scaffolding, remediation and restoration equipment.
Holiday Schedule: Labor Day 2019
Our collective bargaining agreements provide for the following with respect to the observance of Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019
Carpenters, Cement Masons, Drywall Finishers, Laborers, Plasterers, & 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.
Understanding Constructors
On August 21, GBCA held Understanding Constructors, an seminar that provided construction company staff with an introduction to construction processes. Thanks to our instructors, Dr. Charles Cook and Michael Youngblut!
GBCA & 6ABC Film Facebook Live Video at Carpenters' Hall
On August 19, 6ABC filmed a Facebook Live Video at Carpenters' Hall. Charles Cook talked about the history of Philadelphia's construction industry, and the role that GBCA members played in building the city.
GBCA Video Vignette Filming: Workforce Development
On June 26 & August 19, GBCA filmed interviews and footage for an upcoming video about GBCA’s efforts to prepare Philadelphians for careers in the trades.
Construction Excellence Awards: Now Accepting Submissions!
Submissions due on September 30
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.
REGISTER TODAY! 2019 Leadership Development Conference
Sponsorship Opportunities Available Until August 30.
September 11-13, DoubleTree Center City
The AGC National Leadership Development Conference brings together emerging construction leaders from across the country, and will feature seminars on drones, emotional intelligence in construction, motivational leadership, women in construction, and more!
Get national exposure by sponsoring the conference! Contact Lauren Hanan at for more details.
WEBINAR: BIM for Facilities Management
September 11, 12pm-1pm
Join this webinar to hear speakers from the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia discuss how they as owners are partnering with contractors to manage and use BIM data to build the best projects.
Principles of Estimating: 10 Week Course
Sept. 9 - Nov. 11, GBCA HQ
Principles of Estimating is a 10-week basics level course, designed to prepare professionals with an understanding of the core values and processes of estimating. This program will provide an overview of estimating and what makes up the estimate for each building trade.
2019 Construction Technology Expo
Come to the 2019 Construction Technology Expo to see the latest in new construction technologies, hear James Benham, CEO of JBKnowledge discuss the value of "mad scientists" in construction, and attend panels on topics such aas safety technologies!
Fall Membership Dinner
September 25, 5pm - 9pm, Ballroom at the Ben
Come to the Fall Membership Dinner and hear Meagan Johnson, Generational Humorist, 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.
More Upcoming GBCA Events!
Earn a Graduate Certificate in Construction Management!
Rowan University is now offering an online Certificate of Graduate Study in Construction Management. This program is eligible for GBCA's Tuition Reimbursement Program.
Sign Up for the GBCA Silica Safety Program
The GBCA Silica Program provides discounts on respirable silica sampling, helping members monitor silica levels on site and comply with OSHA’s Silica Rule.
Are We Taking Full Advantage of Drone Technology?
Drones have been a hot topic construction: are they a cost-saving tool, a liability, or just an expensive, fun toy?
Advanced Safety Management Training Course
October 23 - 25, Atlanta, GA
This unique three–day course provides construction safety and health professionals with the next–level knowledge required to successfully manage a company–wide safety program.

Participants will receive 2.3 IACET CEUs.
Autodesk integrates PlanGrid Software with BuildingConnected
Autodesk has integrated the field productivity app PlanGrid and bid-management platform Building-Connected, enabling contractors to use information developed during a project’s preconstruction and building phases.
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