Upcoming Events Spotlight

May 11, 2017 - 5:00pm - Go Karts and Networking with CLC

Join the Construction Leadership Council for a fun night of Go Kart racing and networking! 

The event will open with a brief update from your Construction Leadership Council Steering Committee, followed by two hours of networking and racing. 

Light appetizers and open bar. 

Go Kart racing, pool, and other "adult-friendly" arcade games are all included! 

All GBCA Members are invited to this networking event! And, feel free to bring a guest or colleague who is not a GBCA member. (see registration details below) 

To learn more about the Speed Raceway, click the logo below! 






May 24, 2017 - 12:00pm - Managing Up

The second of three leadership programs hosted by the CLC this year, Managing Up is being led by Dale Carnegie.

No matter how intelligent and well-informed leaders are in organizations, it is impossible for them to always see the big picture in each situation. We find ourselves wanting to communicate our ideas and suggestions in a way that will improve the overall leadership of the organization, but we are not in a leadership role. In this program we examine ways that we still can influence the efficiency and effectiveness of our work teams, even if we are not the ones giving all the orders. We commit to ways that we can be more flexible in responding to others. We explore ways of managing our priorities and expectations, and at the same time accomplishing our goals and the goals of our manager.

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Plan the way we communicate with managers and colleagues
  • Manage priorities and expectations
  • Receive suggestions and feedback
  • Sell an idea up the organization


This event is presented by: 



Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given one week prior to the event. Click here to view the full cancellation and refund policy. 







June 5, 2017 - 11:00am - GBCA Golf Outing!


  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Registration & Buffet Lunch
  • 12:30 pm (sharp): Shot Gun Start
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Open Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, Surf & Turf Dinner, Awarding of Golf Prizes


Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given one week prior to the event. Click here to view the full cancellation and refund policy. 



June 8, 2017 - 11:30am - PennFirst: The IPD Team that Tackles Urban Planning an AIA/GBCA/COAA Joint Event

A team of designers, healthcare specialists, engineers, and builders, self-named the "PennFIRST Team," is nearly two years into the design and construction effort of a New Patient Pavilion for Penn Medicine. Using an integrated project delivery (IPD) strategy, the team is collaboratively tackling complex urban planning, design, and construction challenges inherent in an approximately 1.5 million-square-foot facility on a dense urban site. Learn how shared integration space, parametric cost modeling, PITs, HBDI, decision trees, full-scale mock-ups, and live simulations are being put to the test to encourage multidisciplinary collaboration and promote team problem-solving and innovative thinking.

Speakers include:
Daryl Bodewin, HDR, Inc.
Steven Greulich, Penn Medicine
Ed Hanzel, L.F. Driscoll
Mack Stulb, L.F. Driscoll

Learning Objectives include:

• Explore real-life implications of using IPD to develop a large, highly integrated urban health complex.

• Learn how a well-conceived integration space positively contributes to a collaborative multidisciplinary planning and design effort.

• Understand the critical importance of thorough staff on-boarding, behavioral tendencies, servant leadership, and HBDI analyses.

• Explain how a project team PIT structure can integrate disciplines, solve design and construction challenges, and manage construction costs.

*** AIA members should register at, COAA PA members and local owners are invited as our guests. Please RSVP to Angela Hendrix at or 215-568-7015.

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June 13, 2017 - 7:30am - Eggs with OSHA: Focus on Silica

Join GBCA for the second 2017 installment of Eggs with OSHA!

7:30 am - 8:00 am: Eggs and Networking

8:00 am - 10:00 am: Silica presentation by Med-Tex, OSHA Presentation, and Silica tool demos


The event will conclude with a question and answer session to give guests the opportunity to address additional topics.

Parking is complimentary! 

To learn about Sponsorship Opportunities click here! 

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given one week prior to the event, however substitutions may be made.


June 15, 2017 - 3:30pm - CLC Behind the Scenes Tour: AmQuip

Join the Construction Leadership Council on a tour of the Corporate Headquarters of AmQuip Crane Rental LLC. 

The tour will include an upclose look in to a variety of crane models, a discussion on safety procedures, and plenty of opportunity for Q&A. 

After the tour participants will enjoy a networking happy hour. 



AmQuip Corporation was founded by Joseph L. Wesley, Sr. in 1967 and was originally known as the American Equipment Rental Company. 

In the late 1970's and early 1980's, the American Equipment Rental Company developed a major operations center and office in Vancouver and made other regional acquisitions to become a major US player in the crane rental industry.  After successfully re-trenching and managing through the early 2000's economic downturn, and refocusing under the name AmQuip "The Crane People", the company grew significantly, organically, and through acquisition. 

In June 2007, the company was acquired by an investor group comprised of Altpoint Capital Partners, Lehman Brothers, Joseph L. Wesley, Sr. and Bard Capital Group LLC.  Richard Bard of Bard Capital Group LLC was named Chairman of the Board.

AmQuip now has facilities in Atlanta, Georgia; Bensalem, Pennsylvania; Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; Carteret, New Jersey; Nashville Tennessee; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Memphis, Tennessee; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Birmingham, Alabama.

Upcoming Events

Eggs with OSHA: Focus on Silica

Start Date:June 13, 2017 - 7:30am

End Date:June 13, 2017 - 10:00am

Fee:Members: $60 Non-members: $80

Location:DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport

CLC Behind the Scenes Tour: AmQuip

Start Date:June 15, 2017 - 3:30pm

End Date:June 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

Fee:Members: $25 Non-Members: $40

Location:AmQuip HQ



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