GBCA Member Spotlight
Madison Risk Group (MRG) is a Specialized Risk Management Property & Casualty Brokerage. MRG is the only firm in the Philadelphia area that solely handles P&C insurance and risk management for contractors.
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.
Construction Excellence Awards: Now Accepting Submissions!
Submissions due on September 30
We are honoring the best in Philadelphia's commercial construction industry! Showcase your company's dedication to construction excellence and ability to face and overcome challenges. The winners will be honored at a gala event on November 21 at Vie Ballroom.
We are recognizing the breadth of our members' work: This year, we are giving out awards in 21 possible award categories! For more information, contact Lauren Hanan at and Byron Lee at
Project-Based Awards
  • Excellence in Craftsmanship
  • Adaptive Re-Use Project
  • Concrete Construction Project
  • Cultural Institution Project
  • Educational Institution Project 
  • Electrical Construction Project 
  • Excellence in Craftsmanship
  • Green Space Project
  • Healthcare Project 
  • Historic Preservation Project
  • Hospitality Project
  • Mechanical Construction Project 
  • Residential, Mixed-Use or Office-Space Project
  • Retail Project 
  • Specialty Contractor Project
Program and Member Awards
  • Excellence in Technological Advancement
  • Excellence in Education and Development
  • Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
  • Excellence in Workforce Development
  • Affiliate Member of the Year
GBCA's CLC is Building Philadelphia's Construction Industry Leaders
GBCA's Construction Leadership Council is cultivating the next generation of construction industry leaders. Through education, professional development, community service, and networking, these individuals will be the people we want to work for and work with.
Leadership Development Conference Spotlight:
Diversity & Inclusion: Women in Construction
Friday, September 13, 2019
The construction industry is changing, and women are already a part of that change. At the 2019 Leadership Development Conference, women will be talking about the future of construction, and how their work is helping the industry thrive and grow stronger.
NEXT WEEK! 2019 Leadership Development Conference
September 11-13, DoubleTree Center City
The AGC National Leadership Development Conference will feature seminars on drones, emotional intelligence in construction, motivational leadership, and more!
2019 Construction Technology Expo
October 29, 8am - 4pm, Penn State Navy Yard
Come to the 2019 Construction Technology Expo to see the latest in new construction technologies!

Keynote Speaker:
James Benham, CEO of JBKnowledge
The Expo will feature Exhibits and Breakout Sessions, providing attendees with in-depth looks at technologies and issues impacting the construction industry.

Breakout Sessions:
  • Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence
  • Measuring Tech ROI
  • Wearable Safety Technologies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Prefabrication
  • Leveraging BIM Data
  • and more!
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.
More Upcoming GBCA Events!
Will Wearable Technologies Boost Worker Safety?
Join us on October 29 for a discussion about how wearable technologies, such as sensors and smartglasses, are increasing workers' awareness of jobsite hazards.
Learn Concrete Steps to Transform Productivity
Download the 2019 Design and Construction Technology Report from ARC Document Solutions for insights into managing and utilizing project management software.
Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire
Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling construction workforce positions, according to AGC and Autodesk survey results. There is no data from PA, but there is overall data comparing Union and Open-Shop contractors.
Torcon Celebrates Grand Opening of Villanova Commons
Congratulations to Torcon, Inc., which celebrated the grand opening of The Commons, Villanova University's 400,000 square foot residence complex.
Look Inside Penn Medicine's Pavilion Project
The Philadelphia Business Journal featured a photo gallery of the Pavilion Project's progress. The project, being built by LF Driscoll and Balfour Beatty US, will open in 2021.
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