On Saturday, March 2, 2019, the participants of the Carpenters Apprentice Ready Program (CARP) took the Carpenters’ Apprenticeship exam, and then went on a jobsite tour of Tutor Perini Building Corp’s W-Element Hotel in Center City, Philadelphia.

GBCA is looking for sponsors for the participants who enter apprenticeships. If your company can sponsor a CARP participant, contact Angela Hendrix at ahendrix@


About the Carpenters Apprentice Ready Program (CARP)

GBCA is proud to support CARP, a program in partnership with the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee that helps under-represented and under-served Philadelphia residents prepare for the Carpenters’ Apprenticeship exam and pursue careers in the construction industry. For more information about CARP, contact Angela Hendrix at ahendrix@


About the W-Element Hotel Project

The 51-story, 769,704-square-foot, dual-branded hotel will feature 755 rooms of which 460 rooms will be dedicated to the three-star Element Hotel with a 6,392-square-foot sky lobby, and 295 rooms under the four-star W Hotel with a 2,900-square-foot spa, a 3,505 sf outdoor pool and deck, a 1,590-square-foot pool bar, and a 2,974-square-foot garden area. The project will also include approximately 1,731 square feet of street-level retail and three levels of below-grade structured parking, for a total of 179 spaces.

General Contractor:

Other GBCA Members working on the project: