C3 Index Sets Record High

The Master Builders’ Association’s Commercial Contractors Condition Index (C3 Index) for the first quarter of 2018 indicates that the grade point average for the commercial construction industry in southwestern Pennsylvania is: 2.82 on a scale of 4.0 or 83%. This B grade point average is due largely to major increases in bidding activities and backlog.

The C3 Index saw significant improvements across the board during the first quarter of 2018, resulting in the highest score in the history of the C3 Index. The increased optimism of our members doesn’t come as a surprise. Long anticipated projects are coming to fruition and several new, large scale projects are on the horizon. Our members are providing comments such as, “It’s all systems go with steady improvement” and “The waves are getting bigger.”
Ladder Safety Game Released

Earlier this month, MBA and Simcoach Games introduced their latest construction safety game:

AGC Members Save More Than $10M Annually, Are You Participating? 

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  April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

More than 37% of the U.S. workforce is sleep deprived. Fatigue can affect our ability to  #JustDrive . Learn more at
 Welcome New Members

At the MBA Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, April 19, the Directors voted that the following companies be approved for membership.
We are pleased to welcome Specialty Contractor Members:

Please join us in welcoming the newest Affiliate Members of the MBA!

Are you interested in joining the MBA? Do you know a prospective member?
Contact Eric Starkowicz, Director of Industry Relations, at or 412-922-3912.

Hard Hat Tour: Carnegie Science Center Expansion
Monday, April 30, 2018
MBA & GBA Members Only

Owners Roundtable "Pre-Construction vs Free-Construction"
Expectations for Pre-Construction Services in a GMP Project
Thursday, May 3, 2018
KML Regional Council of Carpenters Council Meeting Room

National Safety Stand-Down
May 7-11, 2018

COAA 2018 Spring Owners Leadership Conference
May 9-11, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

MBA Young Constructors Annual Golf Outing - SOLD OUT !!!
Monday, May 21, 2018 - Olde Stonewall Golf Club
Registration (Waiting List)

Celebrate ACE 2018 Engage and Enlighten
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Carnegie Science Center

2018 Evening Hands-On Courses (MBAYC & AIAYF)
Hosted by: The Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Carpenters' Training Center
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