The Carpenters Joint Apprentice Committee of Philadelphia and Vicinity held its 64th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 24, 2018 at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.
Speakers and awards presenters included Carpenters JAC Co-Chairman Philip Radomski of Frank V. Radomski & Sons, Inc., Carpenters International Training Fund Executive Director William Irwin, GBCA President Benjamin Connors, Carpenters JAC Director Charles Brock, Carpenters Company President Cameron Mactavish, and Healy, Long & Jevin Vice President Sean Healy.
Prior to passing the Federal Aviation Administration’s airman knowledge test and earning his FAA Part 107 remote pilot certificate, Brian Wagner’s roof inspections entailed daylong undertakings that required renting expensive equipment and enlisting the assistance of co-workers. Since passing the exam on his first try, this entire process has been reduced to about two hours for Wagner, a project manager for the Belcher Roofing Corporation in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, and can be done by himself without his feet leaving the ground.
On May 17, Sam Arabia, Director of Engineering & BIM Services for Torcon, Inc., gave an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Building Information Modeling (BIM). His presentation also introduced practical applications, identifying some of the necessary technological devices, and describing how General Contractors, such as Torcon, are using these new methods and technologies.
Many thanks to Sam Arabia for the engaging presentation!
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