Upcoming Events Spotlight

May 10, 2018 - 12:00pm - CLC Leadership Series: Work-Life Balance

Work-Life balance is a hot topic of conversation among many employees. While you and your colleagues may discuss the topic, what are you doing to create your desired level of balance? What are your priorities? What are the critical factors in your life that you desire to balance? How do you create and implement an action plan that helps you achieve goals and develop a desired level of balance?

In this module, you examine the degree of balance that you feel in your life related to areas such as work, family, health, community, spirituality, social life, and finances. You assess your current level of satisfaction with the degree of energy and time that you are devoting to various areas of your life, and commit to actions that will bring your life further into appropriate balance.

At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:
• Assess the degree of balance in their life
• Define areas where they could spend more time or less time
• Plan to bring more balance into their life

Lunch will be served




May 17, 2018 - 12:00pm - BIM: General Overview and Its Capabilities, Lunch & Learn

Learn the fundamental concepts of Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM offers a wide range of functionality and capabilities. This will be an introduction to its application.

Lunch and Networking from noon to 12:30. Program starts at 12:30.


Sam Arabia, CM-BIM
Director of Engineering & BIM Services
Torcon, Inc. 

As Torcon’s Director of Engineering and BIM services, Mr. Arabia establishes and implements standards for BIM projects, BIM project set up, oversight and support of 3D coordination effort, software license management and implementation, evaluation and training on the use of BIM technology, preconstruction studies, development and implementation of 4D and 5D BIM. Sam coordinates internal company-wide BIM support and development of future BIM technology as it fits into the construction industry workflow.  

Sam has written extensively about BIM in construction, and has been published in over six national publications including ConstrucTech (“A BIM Transformation”—March/April 2013); Construction TODAY (“Exploring the Process of Building Information Modeling”—Fall 2012); and PSMJ’s Project Management (“BIM Might be your Magic Wand”—March 2013).


June 7, 2018 - 3:00pm - CLC Hard Hat Tour & Happy Hour

Attendees Should meet at the corner of Broad & Washington no later than 3:00 pm

Please complete this waiver before arriving. 

Join GBCA's Construction Leadership Council for a hard hat tour of the INTECH construction site, Lincoln Square, followed by a networking happy hour at the Garage South Philly, 

548,000 SF

Lincoln Square Property Group


Lincoln Square is a mixed-use development under construction between Broad Street and 15th Street, and Carpenter Street and Washington Avenue. The project will include a new tower, parking garage, and renovation and addition to a historic train shed building. The building will feature approximately 67,000 SF of retail at the first and second floors with glass facades facing Broad Street and Washington Avenue. Above the retail will be 322 residential apartment units on seven levels. Both the retail and residential functions will be served by a parking garage that will be strategically placed between the tower and the train shed and whose roof will connect to the indoor amenity on the second floor. This roof deck will feature landscaping, green roof areas, a running track, and spaces for gathering and relaxing. The indoor amenity space will have views of both Center City and South Philadelphia.

** Attendees should wear a safety vest, safety glasses, a hard hat and protective footwear, preferably steel-toed boots.** 

The tour will be followed by happy hour at The Garage South Philly, from 5:00 - 7:00pm. 



June 13, 2018 - 7:30am - Eggs with OSHA: Culture of Safety - Understanding Safety Communications

Understanding Safety Communications – To Achieve an Injury-Free Workplace

Now more than ever before, our workplaces are challenged with understanding safety communications – this is true even with all our technological advances. In reality, nearly everything we do comes back to communications and management of expectations.

Communication expectations and consequences are clear to all of us, for example:

  • Research studies point to 70% of workplace mistakes being caused by poor communication.
  • NIOSH reports that “Language differences between immigrant workers and their supervisors and coworkers are one of the most frequently cited challenges companies face in promoting safety among immigrant workers.”
  • OSHA requires training to be provided in a manner that the employee is capable of understanding. 
  • Some OSHA training provisions include specific requirements that the employer ensure and verify actual comprehension of the material, not just completion of a training program. 
  • Most injuries are due, in part, to risky behaviors, yet employees often are reluctant to provide safety-related feedback to coworkers.
  • And you would only mentally process these five bullets if you read and comprehended them, i.e. – if we communicated correct?

The goal of this presentation is to review some insights and options to improve safety – through communications. Topics will include:

  • Components of effective communications
  • Verification and monitoring of communicated information
  • Cultural impacts in the flow of communications
  • Technological advances and consequences
  • LEP – Limited English Proficiency
  • Learning styles and comprehension
  • The role of signs and visual management tools

Workplace safety and health is dependent of communications. What can you do to make it better? 

Join us at the next Eggs with OSHA event where we’ll unveil part two of our three-part series exploring the critical importance of understanding safety communication in the construction industry and its impact on worker safety and health.


Join GBCA for the second 2018 installment of Eggs with OSHA!

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

8:00 am - 9:00 am: The Culture of Safety: Understanding Safety Communications

9:00 - 9:30 am: OSHA Presentation

9:30 - 10:00 am: Q&A



Featured Speakers: Jim Corrado, and Hoyt Emmons, Med-Tex Services, Inc

Jim Corrado, Med-Tex Services, Inc

Jim is a Human Resources, Operations and Administration professional with more than 25 years progressive experience.  He has developed and executed proactive, creative strategies and programs that have driven and supported business results in a number of industries, including pharmaceutical, healthcare and financial services.  Jim’s experience is in organizations ranging from 50 through over 3,000 employees, both domestically and internationally, and in both union and non-union environments.  His experience includes direct and indirect responsibility for workers’ compensation and employee health and safety programs.

Jim has been a part of Med-Tex Services, Inc., for close to 12 years, with is responsible for managing day-to-ay operations, administration and product sales.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies/Human Resources Development and a Masters in Management in Business Administration from Neumann University and Pennsylvania State University, respectively.

Jim is past president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and a member of the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council. He is a 20 year active volunteer member of the Highland Park Fire Company (Upper Darby Township, PA) and most recently held the positions of District Chief and Board of Director.


Hoyt Emmons, Med-Tex Services, Inc

Hoyt Emmons has over 30 year of EHS professional experiences include being the senior EHS Officer at several companies ranging from start-up operations to billion dollar multi-national corporations.  Hoyt has been successful in developing and implementing EHS programs by bringing together and addressing the interdependent needs of key stakeholders including: the organization, the workforce, and the core values of sustainable safety.

Hoyt’s education includes a BS in Animal Husbandry, a MBA in Management, and a MS in Environmental (Occupational) Health. 

When Hoyt enjoys spending time with family and friends and when he’s not busy doing occupational safety work, he’s busy shearing over 2000 sheep each year as a professional shearer.


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 18, 2018 - 11:00am - 2018 GBCA Golf Outing


  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm: Registration & Buffet Lunch
  • 12:30 pm (sharp): Shot Gun Start
  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Open Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, 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 22, 2018 - 10:00am - GBCA Alex's Lemonade Stand

Join GBCA in supporting a good cause!  

We are accepting donations online, you can DONATE directly to our lemonade stand online.


GBCA's Alex's Lemonade Stand will take place on June 22, 2018, from 10:00am - 2:00pm; however, we will be collecting donations from March through the end of June. 

Help GBCA make a difference! Our goal is $5,000 this year! 


About Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation:

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott—a cure for all children with cancer.  Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is the living embodiment of Alex’s spirit of determination and hope. Like Alex, we believe that every person can make a difference. Together, we can bring about a cure. Please join us in “making lemonade” today!

Upcoming Events

2018 GBCA Annual Sponsorship Packages

Start Date:November 28, 2017 - 12:00pm

End Date:December 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

Fee:$500 - $20,000

Location:Pay now for your annual sponsorship!

CLC Leadership Series: Work-Life Balance

Start Date:May 10, 2018 - 12:00pm

End Date:May 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fee:Members: $50 Non-Members: $100

Location:GBCA HQ

BIM: General Overview and Its Capabilities, Lunch & Learn

Start Date:May 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

End Date:May 17, 2018 - 2:00pm

Fee:Member: $45 Non-Member: $90 CLC: $40

Location:GBCA HQ

CLC Hard Hat Tour & Happy Hour

Start Date:June 7, 2018 - 3:00pm

End Date:June 7, 2018 - 7:00pm

Fee:$60 Members $80 Guests of Members (non GBCA member fee) 

Location:Lincoln Square and The Garage South Philly

Eggs with OSHA: Culture of Safety - Understanding Safety Communications

Start Date:June 13, 2018 - 7:30am

End Date:June 13, 2018 - 10:00am

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

Location:DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport



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