GBCA Membership Spotlight: September 25, 2017

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For over 25 years, U.S. Glass & Metal, Inc. has been a part of the commercial glazing industry. They have earned a reputation for innovative solutions and quality workmanship.  They work hand and hand with the General Contractor on every project to ensure the project is done to the highest standards.

Resources to Help Your Company Understand and Implement the New Silica Standard

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Silica exists just about everywhere on and off construction sites. It’s the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust, and it’s contained in sand, brick, block, concrete, tile and other building materials. Mechanical construction workers frequently engage in activities that produce respirable silica dust. Whether or not the dust containing silica becomes harmful depends on many factors, including the size of the particles, the concentration of respirable silica being inhaled and the duration of the exposure.

The SPEC MIX Bricklayer500 Regional

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Pennsylvania Competition was held on September 21, 2017 at GBCA Member, Fizzano Brothers Concrete Products in Delaware County. The regional winner will travel to compete in Las Vegas  at the World of Concrete convention for the title “World’s Best Bricklayer” and will take home $65,000 cash and prizes including a new Ford F-250XLT 4x4 truck. First place went to Joe Master and his tender, Ryan Drakely from GBCA Member, Dan Lepore & Sons Company. Second place went Mike Kowalski and his tender, Ron Goode from GBCA Member, D.M. Sabia & Co., Inc.


OSHA Announces 30-Day Enforcement Policy for the Silica Standard in Construction

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On Wednesday, September 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum (attached) to OSHA Regional Administrators announcing how the Agency will handle enforcement of the new silica standard for the construction industry, which takes effect on September 23, 2017.

Master Builders Dialogues: A Carpenters’ Company Event

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Featuring: "The Integrated Project Delivery Model (IPD)- Revolutionary Results" hosted by the AIA/GBCA Joint Committee

Date: November 7, 2017

Full Day Tickets: $276

Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (breakfast and lunch included – reception at Carpenters Hall to follow)

Location: Museum of the American Revolution

For tickets and additional information contact Alicia Bono at 215.925.0167 or