Upcoming Events Spotlight

September 14, 2017 - 3:00pm - CLC Hard Hat Tour & Happy Hour

Join GBCA's Construction Leadership Council for a hard hat tour of the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia, followed by a happy hour at The Field House! 

Spanning 3 city blocks, Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia will be the largest cohesive retail project in downtown Philadelphia. 

Conveniently connected to Reading Terminal Market, the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the largest regional rail hub in Philadelphia, Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia will offer 730,000 SF of the best designer outlet brands and artisanal dining experiences.

Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia is a joint venture partnership with Macerich and PREIT.

The tour will be followed by happy hour at The Field House, from 5:00 - 7:00pm. 



September 28, 2017 - 5:00pm - Fall Membership Dinner

Cocktails and Full-Course Dinner for GBCA members to hear presentation on upcoming building projects including Schuylkill Yards by Sara Merriman, Director, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships,  Brandywine Realty Trust, and Diego Rincon, Deputy Director of Capital Projects, Philadelphia International Airport. The presentation will be moderated by Michael P. Sheward, Principal, The Sheward Partnership​.

* Valet parking is complimentary*

This event is for members, and guests of members only. 


Sara Merriman, Director, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Brandywine Realty Trust

Sara Merriman is a trusted, action-oriented leader with over 20 years of experience in marketing, business and economic development. Sara joined Brandywine Realty Trust in January 2017. She leads all marketing and business development activity for Schuylkill Yards, Philadelphia’s next generation innovation community.


Diego Rincon, Deputy Director of Capital Projects, Philadelphia International Airport

Diego Rincón serves as Deputy Director of Aviation and Capital Development for Philadelphia International Airport. He has direct involvement in capital improvement projects with the Airport’s tenants and internal departments, ensuring safety and quality. Rincón oversees major construction and engineering projects, introducing new, progressive approaches to engineering management and execution. Rincon is an Accredited Airport Executive (“A.A.E.”) and aviation professional with an international and domestic background in planning, engineering, airport operations, program management and construction management.  His experience includes over 20 years leading and contributing to major airport programs in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Texas, and Mumbai, and he has supported airport development work in Mexico, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, Hungary and India.  Rincón has served as a consultant and has held senior executive roles in airport management in both public and private sectors.

The Moderator is Michael P. Sheward, Principal, The Sheward Partnership​

As the Design Principal of The Sheward Partnership, Michael has over 25 years of experience in the industry on a wide range of projects. Michael has overseen the design and construction of over $1 billion worth of construction in the transportation, education, and healthcare markets. Significant projects in his portfolio include the design of major aviation terminal projects at Philadelphia International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Harrisburg International Airport, and Atlantic City International Airport. Michael's firm is also a leader in sustainable design and LEED consulting and has managed the certification of nearly 600 LEED projects, across every major rating system and every certification level. Michael earned a Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College and a Masters of Architecture from The Catholic University of America.





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










October 2, 2017 - 8:00am - CM Lean Exam


The AGC Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to lean adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program. You must apply for the exam on AGC’s website. Your application will be reviewed against the national database of Lean Construction Education Program course completers. Applications should not be submitted until you have completed all seven units of LCEP. Please allow five (5) business days once this form is submitted for it to be reviewed and approved. You will receive a follow-up email with details related to next steps.

Exam takers must have completed all 7 Lean Units and may have taken them at any AGC approved instruction center across the country:

Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems

 Unit 2: Pull in Production

 Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring

 Unit 4: The Last Planner® System

 Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly

 Unit 6: Lean Design and Preconstruction

 Unit 7: Problem-solving Principles and Tools

Participants who successfully complete the Lean Construction Education Program and pass the exam can be recognized for their accomplishment on the AGC CM-Lean Holders web directory. 


***** Please register on AGC’s website:

October 10, 2017 - 12:00pm - CLC Leadership Series: Effective Public Speaking

Some people seem to be natural public speakers. Words flow easily and they glide effortlessly across a room. Everyone laughs at their jokes and it doesn’t seem like they know how to perspire.

Fact is, good public speakers are made.

With coaching and practice, you too can become more comfortable and confident with delivering a speech or leading a meeting. Winning over an audience isn’t always about what you’re saying. Body language, energy, eye contact and intonation go a long way in effectively speaking to groups.

During this interactive session, you’ll learn tips and tactics on how to write better speeches, prepare more compelling presentations, and engage your audience.

** Lunch will be served **

About the speaker:

As partner and EVP at one of Philadelphia’s leading communications firms, Matt Broscious has coached CEOs, political leaders and nonprofit executives.








November 14, 2017 - 5:00pm - 2017 Construction Excellence Awards

The 20th Annual Construction Excellence Awards is the premier construction awards program, recognizing excellence in construction and safety. The Excellence Awards Program is dedicated to creating a great awareness throughout the region of the quality workmanship produced by GBCA member companies. We invite you to join us in recognizing our region's winners at this spectacular event! 

The evening will start promptly at 5:00pm with a cocktail reception and networking, followed by a dinner, dessert, and the awards presentation.

Valet parking is complimentary for this event. 

Click here to view the 2017 Award Categories and Submit Today! 

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

Upcoming Events

Eggs with OSHA: OSHA's New Online Record Keeping and Accident Investigation

Start Date:October 27, 2017 - 7:30am

End Date:October 27, 2017 - 10:00am

Fee:$60 Members $120 Non-Members

Location:DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport

2017 Construction Excellence Awards

Start Date:November 14, 2017 - 5:00pm

End Date:November 14, 2017 - 9:00pm

Fee:$150 per person

Location:Vie Ballroom



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