SEPTEMBER 30, 2019
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TOP GBCA NEWS
GBCA Member Spotlight
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Construction Excellence Awards
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2019
Late Submission Deadline: October 7, 2019
We've extended the deadline for Construction Excellence Awards submissions to October 7!

Entries received after September 30 will be assessed a late submission fee.
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

  • Excellence in Safety Award
For more information, contact Lauren Hanan at lhanan@gbca.com and Byron Lee at blee@gbca.com.
Fall Membership Dinner
Thanks to all who attended the 2019 Fall Membership Dinner on September 25 at Ballroom at the Ben. Thanks to Meagan Johnson for her engaging ideas about multi-generational work environments!
CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL UPDATE
Leadership Development Conference: Trends in Construction
At the AGC 2019 Leadership Development Conference, September 11-13, attendees discussed current issues and trends in the construction industry, such as drones and women in construction. Thanks to the GBCA members who spoke on the discussion panels and shared their expertise!
GBCA EVENTS
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!
The Expo will provide attendees with in-depth looks at new technologies and issues impacting the construction industry.

Keynote Speaker:
  • James Benham, CEO of JBKnowledge

Breakout Sessions:
  • Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence
  • Measuring Tech ROI
  • Wearable Safety Technologies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Prefabrication
  • Leveraging BIM Data
  • and more!
GBCA-Sponsored Events
Master Builders' Dialogues:
2019 Trendsetters Series
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Join the Carpenters’ Company and leaders and professionals in the AEC Industry interested in trends in design, construction and development that will affect their future projects.
NAWIC Block Kids Building Program
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Support NAWIC's Block Kids Building Program by sponsoring, or by bringing friends and family who are in grades 1-6 for a day of learning about the building trades, and a structure building competition!
More Upcoming GBCA Events!
RESOURCES
Construction Executive Boot Camp 2019
Join Philadelphia's construction industry leaders for educational presentations and networking opportunities to help companies navigate current industry issues.
OSHA Approves New Respirator Fit Testing Protocols
OSHA has issued a final rule that provides employers with two new fit testing protocols for ensuring that employees’ respirators fit properly.
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk: Scaffold-Use Safety
This week’s GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk provides tips on maintaining and using scaffolds safely.
AGC RESOURCES & NEWS
AGC Lean for Trades Toolbox Talk Series
AGC’ has developed the Lean for Trades Toolbox Talk Series to introduce Lean Construction concepts to the job-site. These will help your team identify ways to improve processes, eliminate waste, and adopt a Lean culture. 
INDUSTRY NEWS
GBCA Members Celebrate Project Milestones
LF Driscoll, Shoemaker Construction Co., Skanska USA Building, and Gilbane Building Company recently celebrated project milestones, from breaking ground to grand openings.
Philadelphia Museum of Art North Entrance Grand Opening
Fashion District Philadelphia Grand Opening
Fusion Arena Ground Breaking
2019 SPEC Mix Bricklayer 500
Congratulations to Vincent Polverini (mason) and Rich Small (tender) of DM Sabia & Co., Inc., on winning the 2019 SPEC Mix Bricklayer 500 Pennsylvania Regional!
Skanska Construction Technology Showcase
On September 17, Skanska USA Building hosted a Construction Technology Showcase at its Blue Bell office.
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