SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
GBCA Member Spotlight
Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm.
Eggs with OSHA & L+I
On September 20, GBCA members received safety updates at Eggs with OSHA & L+I from area reps Elizabeth Baldwin, Nicholas DeJesse, and Theresa Downs for providing updates. Thanks to our event sponsor, Med-Tex Services, Inc.!
Construction Excellence Awards: ONE WEEK LEFT TO SUBMIT!
Submissions due on September 30
The Kimmel Center, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Philadelphia PA Temple, The CHOP Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care: These are past Construction Excellence Award winners, and your project could be next in the list. Submit an entry for the Construction Excellence Awards today!
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
A Night Out at the Theater with Bittenbender Construction
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Bittenbender Construction has sponsored the Philadelphia Theatre Company's production of A Small Fire. The play about follows a construction company owner who mysteriously loses control over her senses.
The Carpenters' Company and GBCA have reserved a block of tickets for the October 29 performance, which will feature a pre-show cocktail reception and a talk-back with Emily Bittenbender and Angela McCaffery.
LF Driscoll Pavilion Job Site Tour
AGC's 2019 Leadership Development Conference closed with a tour of LF Driscoll's Penn Medicine Pavilion Project! Attendees from across the US saw firsthand how the project is using IPD and prefabrication to build better and safer.
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!
AutoCAD - Basics and Intermediate: 4-Part Online Course
October 2, 9, 16, & 23, 12pm - 2pm, ONLINE
Whether you’ve used AutoCAD for a while and just want a solid refresher on basic skills, or you’re a new user trying to get just the tools you need to do your job efficiently, this online course (with a live instructor) will help.
SOLD OUT! Fall Membership Dinner
September 25, 5pm - 9pm, Ballroom at the Ben
The Fall Membership Dinner is SOLD OUT! We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday. Thank you to all of our sponsors!
More Upcoming GBCA Events!
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk: Flu Season Prevention & Safety Tips
It may still be warm outside, but soon, it will be cold & flu season! This week's GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk provides tips on preventing the flu.
Job Opportunity: OSHA
OSHA is hiring a CSHO position (Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, 0018) in the Philadelphia Area Office.
AGC Scholarship
Applications due November 1, 2019
AGC Education and Research Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships. These scholarships will be for the 2020-2021 academic year, and renewable for up to three years. GBCA and the family of B. Scott Holloway have endowed three scholarships for local students.
First Look at the Hyatt Centric
Get an inside look at the new Hyatt Centric Philadelphia project, being built by Clemens Construction. See a live shot of the site and watch footage from the project's recent topping off ceremony.
Christ Church Steeple Restoration on Hank's Take
Fox29'a Hank Flynn joined the Apache Industrial United crew on the Christ Church Steeple restoration project site. The project's GC is Haverstick-Borthwick Company.
EBA AIA Forum Happy Hour
October 3, 5pm-7:30pm, BNY Mellon Center
Join the Employing Bricklayers Association for an industry networking night that will bring together building owners, architects, engineers, construction managers, general contractors, and masonry contractors.
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