NOVEMBER 18, 2019
TOP GBCA NEWS ● GBCA EVENTS ● CLC UPDATE ● RESOURCES ● AGC RESOURCES & NEWS ● INDUSTRY NEWS
TOP GBCA NEWS
GBCA Member Spotlight
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Holiday Schedule: Thanksgiving 2019
In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, please be advised that our collective bargaining agreements provide for the following with respect to the observance of Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019.
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.
WATCH: CCT Visits 2019 Construction Technology Expo
The Carpenter Contractor Trust Network stopped by at the 2019 Construction Technology Expo to explore how new technologies are impacting our industry.
GBCA EVENTS
GBCA Holiday Party
December 4, 5pm - 8pm, Citizens Bank Park
Join us for our members-only holiday party at Citizens Bank Park! Remember to bring an unwrapped toy for the CLC's Holiday Toy Drive in support of Northern Children's Services.
Technology Lunch & Learn:
OpenSpace - Managing Your Job with Automated 360 Photos
December 11, 12pm - 2pm, GBCA HQ
New visual documentation tools are using Al to create fast, simple ways to document work completeness and quality – and prevent costly disputes.
2019 Construction Excellence Awards
November 21, 5pm - 8pm, Vie Ballroom
We look forward to celebrating the winners of the Construction Excellence Awards this Thursday! Remember to bring canned goods to donate to the CLC's Camp Out for Hunger campaign, supporting Philabundance.
More Upcoming GBCA Events!
CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COUNCIL UPDATE
GBCA CLC Camp Out for Hunger Campaign
GBCA's CLC is starting its campaign in support of WMMR's Camp Out for Hunger for Philabundance! You can donate canned goods at the Construction Excellence Awards, and stay tuned to learn more about how the CLC is helping make this holiday season a happy one for all Philadelphians!
RESOURCES
Mass Timber 101:
A White Paper
This month, the AIA-GBCA Joint Committee is sharing a white paper about Mass Timber, written by Kevin Malawski of Karbon Architects, LLC and John DeFazio of LF Driscoll.
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk:
Leading Edge Safety
This week’s GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk continues our discussions about falls, and focuses on being safe around leading edges.
WEBINAR: What Contractors Need to Know about Medical Marijuana and Office Parties
November 20, 12pm - 1pm
This Cohen Seglias webinar will discuss the blurry line between legal and illicit drug use, and provide best practices to handle the risk from holiday office parties. 
AGC RESOURCES & NEWS
AGC Annual Outlook Survey
AGC is asking its members to help predict what next year will be like for their businesses. Take this short survey about expectations for market performance, hiring, and labor market conditions.
INDUSTRY NEWS
Skanska Celebrates Inspira Medical Center Grand Opening
On November 8, Skanska USA celebrated the grand opening of Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill in Mullica Hill, NJ.
NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation Block Kids
Congratulations to the winners of the NAWIC Philadelphia Foundation Block Kids Building Program, held on November 2 at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall!
GBCA Member Project Tours
GBCA Member projects were being highlighted in some recent tours!
The Philadelphia Emerging Architects toured the Hyatt Centric project, being built by Clemens Construction Company.
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia toured the Linode Headquarters, historic renovation done by C. Erickson and Sons, Inc.
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