DECEMBER 14, 2020
GBCA Member Spotlight
Stuart Dean is a national provider of renowned interior and exterior architectural restoration services, specializing in beautifying, restoring and protecting metal, stone, wood, façades, chandeliers & decorative fixtures and glass surfaces.
Holiday Schedule: Christmas 2020 and New Year's Day 2021
Our collective bargaining agreements provide for the following with respect to the observance of the Christmas and New Year's Day holidays.
Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, 2020

Rodsetters Local #405:
Holiday; paid for 4 hours. Foremen; paid for 8 hours. Employees who work on Christmas Eve Day shall work 4 hours and be paid for 8 hours. Any time worked beyond 4 hours shall be paid at the double time rate plus 4 hour holiday pay. To receive the holiday pay, the employee must work the day before Christmas Eve and the first working day after Christmas Day. When Christmas Eve day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the four-hour provision shall apply to the preceding Friday.

Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020 and
New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1, 2021

Carpenters, Cement Masons, Plasterers, Laborers, Drywall Finishers & Rodsetters:
Not a paid holiday. If worked, double-time.

Operating Engineers:
Paid holiday. A holiday falling on Saturday shall be recognized as a paid Holiday and celebrated on Friday. Holidays falling on a Sunday shall be recognized as a paid holiday and celebrated on Monday. Employees shall be paid for Holidays provided such employees worked the scheduled work day pervious to the Holiday and the scheduled work day following the Holiday. If worked, double-time which includes holiday pay.

Rodsetter Foreman:
Paid holiday. If worked, triple time, which includes holiday pay.
Welcome New Members
On December 3, 2020, GBCA’s Board of Directors welcomed two new members! Please join us in welcoming them!
This Holiday Season, We Build This Skyline!
This holiday season, GBCA has a promotional banner up at the Broad Street entrance of Philadelphia’s sports complex.
We Want Your Feedback: Educational Opportunities
We want to hear from you! GBCA is looking to expand its educational offerings, and we want to know what types of courses you, our members, would like to take. Please share this request with your workforce! Those who provide feedback by January 5, 2021, will be entered to win an Amazon gift card.
COVID-19 Tip of the Week
The FDA has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. While millions of vaccines are being shipped to Americans, this first wave of vaccines will be reserved for at-risk populations, such as those in nursing homes and frontline healthcare workers.

In the meantime, GBCA urges the commercial construction industry workforce to continue practicing COVID-19 response measures: wear your mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently.
Please review our Toolbox Talk on Face Coverings:
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk:
COVID-19: Face Coverings
PA COVID-19 Updates
Recently, the Pennsylvania government issued updates about its COVID-19 response. The construction industry in PA has NOT been shut down for now.
PA Announces Additional Business Restrictions
PA Aligns with CDC Quarantine Recommendations
Stay up-to-date with news and resources about COVID-19 at GBCA's COVID-19 Updates webpage.
2020 GBCA Holiday Toy Drive
Get into the holiday spirit and donate to GBCA’s 2020 Holiday Toy Drive! We can't be in person this year, so the Construction Leadership Council is collecting funds online! We're raising funds to purchase toys, sporting equipment, learning supplies, and more for Northern Children's Services.
CLC Leadership Series: How to Present Online
December 17, 2pm - 3pm
Improve how you present online! We're doing more virtual presentations: bids, sales pitches, and company meetings are now being done online. This workshop will help you overcome challenges to presenting online, engage your audience, and get the results you want from any online presentation.
CLC Coffee Chat: Pat Pasquariello, P. Agnes, Inc.
Thanks to Pat Pasquariello, CEO of P. Agnes, Inc., for joining the Construction Leadership Council for a Coffee Chat on December 8, 2020! Pat shared many valuable tips for young construction professionals looking to grow in the industry, and to be part of the industry's community of contractors.
Members Only Webinar: Specialty Contractor Impact Forecast
December 17, 10am - 11:30am, ONLINE (via GoToWebinar)
Building on previous political and economic forecasts we will do a deeper dive on how economic factors are likely to impact different specialties.
Thank You to Our Economic Forecast Webinar Series Sponsors:
10-Week Online Construction Courses
January 11 - March 21, 2021
GBCA is offering four online courses from January 11 to March 21, 2021. these courses are on foundation skills in construction, skills that can benefit all construction professionals, if not required of them!
Construction Blueprint Reading
January 11 - March 21, 2021
Construction Materials and Processes
January 11 - March 21, 2021
Estimating and Bidding 1
January 11 - March 21, 2021
Estimating and Bidding 2
January 11 - March 21, 2021
Best Specialty Contractor Project
Congratulations to DM Sabia & Co., Inc., winner of the 2020 Construction Excellence Award for Best Specialty Contractor Project for The Commons at Villanova University project!
Best Mechanical Construction Project
Congratulations to Gilbane Building Company, winner of the 2020 Construction Excellence Award for Best Mechanical Construction Project for the PhilaPort-Southport Vehicle Processing Facility project!
Bid Opportunity:
Bristol Township
We're pleased to share this bid for Croydon Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion project in Bristol Township.
GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk: Caring for Your Hard Hat
This GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk discusses caring for your hard hat. Take care of your hard hat, and it will take care of you!
AGC Business Development Best Practices:
Engaging Contacts in a "Contactless" Environment
As we move closer to a year of making social distancing a new way of interacting with one another, let's keep in mind that there are many ways to maintain, grow and engage with clients and prospects. Make yourself stand out and be successful!
Turner Construction Named Construction Dive’s Company of the Year
Construction Dive has named Turner Construction Company the Company of the Year for 2020. Turner was recognized particularly for its efforts to improve Diversity and Inclusion in construction. Congratulations!
Torcon Professionals Named in Top 40 Under 40 Women in Construction
Congratulations to Project Manager Jaime McGeehan and Estimator Jacqueline Harris of Torcon, Inc., who were recognized in the Professional Women in Construction’s Top 40 Under 40 Women in Construction list!
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