SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
GBCA Member Spotlight
For over 75 years, Rosenberg & Parker has been serving their clients’ surety bond needs for construction and other industries.
Help us Serve You Better: GBCA Wants Your Input!
This week, GBCA is asking members to take a quick feedback survey about their GBCA member experience. This survey will help us plan our services and future programming. The survey will be open until Friday, September 20.
Construction Excellence Awards: TWO WEEKS LEFT TO SUBMIT!
Submissions due on September 30
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.
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
The Excellence in Safety Award recognizes a general contractor or specialty contractor that holds the highest level of safety standards for their employees and others with whom they work. 
For more information, contact Lauren Hanan at and Byron Lee at
GBCA Welcomes New Members!
On Monday, September 9, 2019, GBCA’s Board of Directors welcomed eight new members. Please join us in welcoming them, and we look forward to seeing them at our upcoming events!
Thank You, Benjamin Connors!
On September 9, GBCA Chairman of the Board Joseph Clearkin recognized GBCA President Benjamin J. Connors for 5 years of service to the organization. 
2019 Leadership Development Conference
Thank you to everyone who participated in and attended AGC's 2019 Leadership Development Conference! GBCA's Construction Leadership Council was proud to host over 200 attendees from across the United States, showcase our members' expertise, and demonstrate the strength of Philadelphia's commercial construction industry - from the nation's founding to now and beyond.
Fall Membership Dinner: Last Week to Buy Tickets!
Register Now! Ticket Sales Close on September 20.
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.
THIS WEEK! Eggs with OSHA & L+I
September 20, 7:30am - 9:30am
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. Thanks to the event sponsor, Med-Tex Services, Inc.!
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!
More Upcoming GBCA Events!
Why Business and Labor are Collaborating to Combat Poverty in Philadelphia
Ryan N. Boyer, President of the LDC of Philadelphia & Vicinity argues that business and labor organizations need to collaborate to reduce poverty in the city.
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk: Caring for Your Hard Hat
This week’s GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk discusses how to care for your hard hat, one of the best defenses against struck-by hazards.
Job Opportunity: Skanska USA Building
Skanska USA Building is seeking a Mechanical Preconstruction Engineer to participate in its Mechanical Preconstruction Professional training program.
Federal Judge Finds in Favor of Participants in Safety Investigation
A federal judge in PA awarded $1.04 million to two former employees of a Montgomeryville manufacturer that fired them in retaliation for participating in a federal safety investigation.
AGC Business Development Best Practices
In the latest AGC Business Development Best Practices, Rich Friedman, Friedman & Partners, explains why “It’s Time to Change Your Story About Business Development.”
KML Carpenters Scholarship Golf Outing
Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters is holding its Scholarship Golf Outing on October 11 in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.
Skanska Philadelphia Office Promotes Rebecca Pizzi
Skanska promoted Rebecca Pizzi, LEED AP BD+C, Lean/Six Sigma Yellow Belt, STS-C, to Vice President of Operations for its Philadelphia-based regional operations, which includes PA, NJ, and DE.
Support NAWIC's Block Kids Building Program
NAWIC Philadelphia Chapter 145 is holding the Block Kids Building Program a free event that aims to get kids interested in construction. They are seeking sponsors, volunteers, and participants for the event.
National Healthcare Series: Greater Philadelphia Summit
The National Healthcare Greater Philadelphia Summit on September 25 will feature GBCA members from Gilbane Building Company and Skanska USA Building.
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