NOVEMBER 16, 2020
TOP GBCA NEWS ● CLC UPDATE ● COVID-19 UPDATES
GBCA EVENTS ● CEA WINNERS SPOTLIGHT ● RESOURCES
AGC RESOURCES & NEWSINDUSTRY NEWS
TOP GBCA NEWS
GBCA Member Spotlight
Stantec’s Philadelphia office includes over 150 architects, project managers, engineers and interior design professionals providing services to the healthcare, education, commercial and public sectors.
GBCA COVID-19 Safety Drill
November 23, 10am - 10:15am, ONLINE (via Zoom)
GBCA urges all contractors and trades workers to be safe as COVID-19 cases rise in the region. We are hosting a virtual stand down on Monday, November 23, at 10am, to remind everyone about what precautions to take before traveling, how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during the holiday season, and how to keep construction – and construction jobs – open in the region.
Holiday Schedule: Thanksgiving 2020
Our collective bargaining agreements provide for the following with respect to the observance of Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26, 2020.
CARPENTERS, CEMENT MASONS, PLASTERERS, LABORERS, DRYWALL FINISHERS & RODSETTERS
  • Not a paid holiday. If worked, Double-Time.

OPERATING ENGINEERS
  • Paid holiday. Employees employed on a weekly basis shall be paid for a holiday falling during the scheduled work week, provided such employees worked the scheduled work day previous to the holiday and the scheduled work day following the holiday. If worked, they are paid Double Time, which includes holiday pay.
CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL UPDATE
Camp Out for Hunger 2020
November 16-20, Xfinity LIve! & Online
Watch the CLC's video supporting Philabundance through Preston & Steve's Camp Out for Hunger! You can either drop off non-perishable food to Xfinity Live! or click below to donate online.
Thanks to the GBCA members collecting food!
  • Armor Masonry Restoration
  • Battaglia Electric, Inc.
  • Eureka Glass & Metal, Inc.
  • Madison Risk Group (MRG)
  • P. Agnes, Inc.
  • Revolution Recovery

If your company is collecting food, or donating funds, please let us know so we can recognize your contribution!
CLC Coffee Chat: Maura Hesdon, Shoemaker Construction Co.
November 19, 9am - 9:30am
Maura Hesdon, General Manager of Shoemaker Construction Co., will join the CLC to chat about her role as a leader in Philadelphia's commercial construction industry.
COVID-19 UPDATES
COVID-19 Tip of the Week
If you have had close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, or travel to a known hotspot, you need to quarantine for at least 14 days even if you get tested and test negative, or feel fine. No medical test is 100% accurate. If you yourself test positive, you need to isolate for at least 10 days.

Check out our toolbox talk on Isolation and Quarantine (updated on November 11, 2020) for more information.
GBCA COVID-19 Toolbox Talk: Isolation and Quarantine
GBCA COVID-19 Toolbox Talks
Check out the latest COVID-19 Toolbox Talks from GBCA. These toolbox talks include COVID-19 related topics such as,
  • GBCA Recommended Job Site Protocols
  • Traveling and Returning to Work
  • The Chain of Infection (updated November 11, 2020)
  • Face Coverings
  • Suggested Response for COVID-19 Exposures
  • and more!
Stay up-to-date with news and resources about COVID-19 at GBCA's COVID-19 Updates webpage.
GBCA EVENTS
Virtual Eggs with OSHA: COVID-19 Reporting and Recording
December 2, 8am - 9am
Join the OSHA reps and GBCA for our last Virtual Eggs with OSHA program of 2020 as we discuss recording and reporting of COVID-19, overhead lines, and preventing back overs.
More Upcoming GBCA Events
2020 CONSTRUCTION EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS SPOTLIGHT
Best Historic Preservation Project
Congratulations to Mara Restoration, Inc., winner of the 2020 Construction Excellence Award for Best Historic Preservation Project for the St. Agatha-St. James Parish project!
Best Fit-Out Project
Congratulations to Turner Construction Company, winner of the 2020 Construction Excellence Award for Best Fit-Out Project for the Entercom Office Fit-Out project!
2020 CONSTRUCTION EXCELLENCE AWARDS SPONSORS
RESOURCES
Drexel Construction Management Online Graduate Program Info Session
November 19, 9am, ONLINE
Dr. Christine Fiori and Jessica Cruz will host a virtual Information Session for Drexel's Construction Management graduate program.
Apprenticeship Week Philly
November 19, 3pm, ONLINE
GBCA's Director of Training and Workforce Development, Angela Hendrix, will be speaking with high school students about Philadelphia's trades apprenticeship opportunities.
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk: Scaffold Foundations
This GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk discusses scaffold foundations.
Download our Toolbox Talk Toolkit QR Code Poster to access our mobile-friendly toolbox talks on the job site!
AGC RESOURCES & NEWS
AGC WebEd: Ctrl + Alt + Delete: Reset your plans and strategy to swiftly adapt during market uncertainty in 2021
For most of us, 2020 did not go according to plan. This webinar will focus on industry trends and key KPI’s to monitor, in order to be proactive in your planning and realign your strategy ahead of potential risks.
INDUSTRY NEWS
Philadelphia can 'Build Back Better' with Union Apprenticeships
Joe Ashdale, District Council 21, reflects on the vital role of apprenticeship programs for supporting Americans’ livelihoods and rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure.
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