Upcoming Events Spotlight

April 8, 2019 - 5:00pm - GBCA PAC Fundraiser

The 2019 GBCA PAC Host Committee will welcome industry leaders and various elected officials for cocktails at GBCA on April 8, 2019 from 5pm to 6:30pm. Guests will network with key industry stakeholders as we focus our attention on the upcoming local primary elections for Mayor and City Council. We will look for champions to ensure that the development trends in the city continue to spur the growth of our local economy. GBCA has upheld a strong tradition of supporting pro-construction candidates for elected office and will look to continue that tradition in the May 2019 primaries.



2019 GBCA PAC Host Committee

  • Emily L. Bittenbender
  • Joseph P. Clearkin
  • William A. Cobb Jr.
  • Charles W. Cook
  • Jim J. Dolente, Sr.
  • B. Scott Holloway
  • David E. Panichi
  • Patrick S. Pasquariello III
  • Philip F. Radomski
  • Craig J. Sabatino
  • Nicholas K. Sabia



April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm - CLC Leadership Series: Build Trust, Credibility, And Respect

Research by Dale Carnegie Japan found that the emotional trigger that drives employee engagement is trust. Yet some statistics say that a staggering 40% of employees don’t trust management. This creates a conundrum, because employees are motivated by working in a trusting environment, yet too many times find themselves in one where they lack this foundation. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to avoid this gap by fostering a culture of trust, and that starts with building trust between yourself and each team member. A relationship grounded in trust spawns credibility and respect which shores a culture that works harder together.

In this module, you learn the difference between trust, credibility, and respect, and how their nuances contribute to your ability to lead people to great heights. Building and restoring trust is not easy, but using the right techniques and tools will engender a healthy environment that engages people and ensures you retain them.

Completion of this module will empower participants to:
• Discern the differences between trust, credibility, and respect and how they interconnect
• Cultivate a trust-based work environment using proven principles
• Restore broken trust and maintain trusting relationships moving forward
• Appreciate how trust is cornerstone to employee engagement and retention

Primary Competencies: Interpersonal Skills, Professionalism
Related Competencies: Values, Leadership

June 4, 2019 - 12:00pm - WEBINAR: Target Value Delivery: Leveraging Builder Expertise to Deliver a Better Building

Target Value Delivery is a set of lean design and construction practices developed from an understanding of lean principles that integrates the work of people planning, design, and constructing a building project. The intent is to develop a facility that aligns with the operational needs and values of the users, is delivered within an allowable budget, and promotes innovation throughout the development process.

This webinar will focus on Target Value Delivery from a builder’s perspective. It will include a brief introduction to lean design and construction, including background on the development of the Target Value Delivery. It will continue with a description of the builder’s role in each of the core practices, and conclude with a case study of how the practices were used on a recent project.

Who Should Attend? Senior level management focused on client relationships, project managers, and cost estimators from construction managers, general contractors, and trade contractors.


AGC of America recognizes GBCA’s Target Value Delivery Webinar as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn 1 hour of CE Credit by attending this webinar.









Tom Richert, Principal, Lean Project Consulting, Inc.

Tom coaches lean transformations at the project team and enterprise levels, primarily for owners, architects, contractors, and suppliers in the building design and construction industry. His approach employs a combination of team-based training with hands-on simulations followed by on-the-job observations and coaching, often on a one-on-one basis. His current focus is on helping leadership and project teams develop sustained enthusiasm for lean practices.

Tom began his work with lean principles in 2000 while working at the Linbeck Group, a founding member of the Lean Construction Institute. He was responsible for leading the implementation of lean practices on two New England projects in 2001 and co-designed and delivered companywide lean training workshops. His undergraduate degree in architecture is from Washington University.

Tom has lectured on lean construction at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. He is a member of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), and has presented work at past LCI annual conferences. He has facilitated workshops at conferences for Lean Frontiers, the Lean Enterprise Institute, and the Lean Construction Institute; and is a contributor to the Lean Enterprise Institute Lean Post. He is author of Lean Conversations, reporting insights from his work that John Shook, Executive Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Institute, calls the beginning of a landmark initiative.


This is the second webinar in a four part series hosted by GBCA this year.

Save the Dates:

  • March 18 – From Kickoff to Closeout with Josh Progar, PlanGrid, and Steven Martinez, Related Companies
  • June 4 - Target Value Delivery with Tom Richert, Lean Project Consulting, Inc.
  • September 11 - BIM for Facilities Management with Kelly Vigneault, CHOP
  • November 12 – TBD


October 29, 2019 - 8:00am - Construction Technology Expo

Join the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA), Architectural Glass & Metal Association (AGMA), the Mechanical & Service Contractors Association of Eastern PA (M&SCA), and the National Electrical Contractors Association of Southeastern PA, NJ and DE (NECA) as we host our second annual Construction Technology Expo presented by PlanGrid.

Technology and innovation have revolutionized, and will continue to change, the way we build. The second annual GBCA Construction Technology Expo will offer insight on new technologies that are transforming all stages of the engineering and construction process, as well as give guests an opportunity to see, touch, and feel all types of applications, platforms, products, and services.

Join us to make sure your firm is up to speed on new applications, tools, technologies and platforms. From our keynote and breakout sessions to our hands-on expo floor, learn how to implement new products and services, how they are being used in the idustry, the common pitfalls of technology, and have the opportunity to share and exchange information with other firms.





CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Are you a general contractor, construction manager, subcontractor, or specialty contractor implementing cutting edge technology on your projects? If so, submit your information via this form to by April 15, 2019.


Tentative Agenda:

8:00 am               Registration & Vendor Exhibits Open

9:30 am               Keynote

11:00 am             Breakout Session

12:00 pm             Lunch

1:00 pm               Breakout Session

3:00 pm               Breakout Session

4:00 pm               Exhibit Floor Closes, Event Ends




For sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, contact Angela Hendrix at

See GBCA’s 2018 Construction Technology Expo here!


Presenting Sponsor: 




Platinum Sponsors







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

Upcoming Events

2019 GBCA Annual Sponsorship Packages

Start Date:November 28, 2018 - 12:00pm

End Date:December 31, 2019 - 5:00pm

Fee:$500 - $20,000

Location:Pay now for your annual sponsorship!

GBCA PAC Fundraiser

Start Date:April 8, 2019 - 5:00pm

End Date:April 8, 2019 - 6:30pm

Fee:     $100 Minimum Contribution CLC: $50 Minimum Contribution

Location:GBCA HQ

CLC Leadership Series: Build Trust, Credibility, And Respect

Start Date:April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

End Date:April 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

Fee:Member: $50 Non-Member: $100

Location:GBCA Training Room

WEBINAR: Target Value Delivery: Leveraging Builder Expertise to Deliver a Better Building

Start Date:June 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

End Date:June 4, 2019 - 1:00pm

Fee:Members: $25 Non-Members: $50


Construction Technology Expo

Start Date:October 29, 2019 - 8:00am

End Date:October 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

Fee:Member: $50 Nonmember: $150 Exhibit Table Member: $350* Exhibit Table Non-Member: $700* *Exhibiting opportunities are limited to companies who have a physical product, platform, tools, or system to showcase.



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