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Construction Today 2019 Issue 2
The latest issue of Construction Today is out! Read a preview of the topics that will be covered at the 2019 CLC Leadership Development Conference. You can also read about
  • The upcoming 2019 election,
  • Contractor obligations in the design assist model,
  • Impacts of 2018 Tax Reform,
  • An Interview with 2019 Construction,
  • Technology Expo James Benham,
  • Going beyond Hazard Recognition in Excavations,
  • and more!
GBCA: We Built This Skyline
Watch Board Chairman Joseph Clearkin & Board Member Charles Cook talk about how for over 125 years, GBCA members have built most commercial construction projects in Philadelphia.
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 22 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
  • Excellence in Safety
  • Affiliate Member of the Year
THIS 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!
THIS WEEK: Webinar - BIM for Facilities Management
September 11, 12pm - 1pm, ONLINE
Learn how owners UPenn and CHOP are working with contractors to manage and use BIM data.

This webinar is worth 1 CE credit for AGC CM-BIM holders.
Fall Membership Dinner: Last Chance to Sponsor!
Sponsorship Opportunities Available Until September 12.
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.
Eggs with OSHA & L+I
September 20, DoubleTree PHL
Join us and hear safety updates from Elizabeth Baldwin P.E., Chief Code Engineer for the Department of L+I, and Nicholas DeJesse, Assistant Regional Administrator, Cooperative and State Program, OSHA. 
AutoCAD: Basics and Intermediate 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!
End Tax Fraud to End Worker Exploitation in Construction
William Sproule of Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters argues that we must stop worker misclassification in PA.
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk: Signs of Depression and Substance Abuse
September is National Recovery Month. This week’s GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk discusses Recognizing the Signs of Depression and Substance Abuse.
Product Recall: Retractable Devices
Honeywell reports that there are potentially non-conforming brake components in certain models of Miller MightEvac and MightyLite Self-Retracting Lifelines ranges.
ConstructorCast: Handling a Crisis
Listen to the latest episode of the ConstructorCast: Handling a Crisis. Hear two industry experts discuss how construction firms can best prepare for and handle the aftermath of a crisis. 
2019 Groundbreaker Awards Honorees Announced
Congratulations to the GBCA members that worked on projects being honored by Green Building United!
Emily Bittenbender Appointed to Philadelphia Works Board
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney appointed four new members to the board of Philadelphia Works, including Emily Bittenbender, Owner and Managing Partner of Bittenbender Construction, LP. 
Brandywine Realty Trust Releases Schuylkill Yards Towers Designs
Brandywine Realty Trust released the renderings of the new Schuylkill Yards Towers, designed by PAU.
McComas Engineering Joins O’Donnell & Naccarato
O’Donnell & Naccarato has merged with Indiana-based structural engineering firm, McComas Engineering. 
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