Upcoming Events Spotlight

January 28, 2019 - 4:45pm - SOLD OUT! 2019 GBCA Annual Meeting

The GBCA 2019 Annual Meeting is SOLD OUT. There are some select sponsorship opportunities still available that include tickets. Please call 215.568.7015 to be added to our wait list. 

The Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to network with fellow members, celebrate the previous year's accomplishments and learn about GBCA's strategy for the upcoming year. 


4:45 - 5:30pm: Business Meeting

5:30 - 6:30pm: Cocktail Reception

6:30 - 9:00pm: Dinner & Program


Keynote Speaker: Mike Missanelli, 97.5 The Fanatic

The man who revolutionized what great Philadelphia sports radio is all about and in the process turned PM drive-time talk radio on its head, Mike Missanelli, can be heard on the Fanatic weekdays from 2-6pm. Mike’s sports acumen, witty pop-cultural references and overall fun persona are just a few of the many factors that draw listeners to the show and helped him ascend to #1. After his start as a newspaper writer, on the high school beat and with the Philadelphia Inquirer, and years on-air at WIP and WMMR,  Mike paved the way for the first FM sports radio station in Philadelphia history, and signed a multi-year deal to ensure his leadership for years to come at 97.5 The Fanatic.

February 13, 2019 - 12:00pm - CLC Leadership Series: How to Communicate with Diplomacy and Tact




Join the Construction Leadership Council for the first course in the 2019 Leadership Series! 

This program will help you influence outcomes and create cooperation through diplomatic and tactful communication. You’ll realize that standing up for yourself, when done effectively, doesn’t offend others; rather it strengthens your relationships and enables positive results through effective communication. Diplomatic communication skills not only improve your professional image; they just make people like you!

What You’ll Learn
Develop flexibility in your communication style and assess the intent of your messages against the outcomes. Learn to control your “hot buttons” and respond instead of reacting, maintain composure when criticized. Avoid conflict by staying calm and poised under pressure.

Why you want to learn it
You'll gain dexterity and grace in dealing with new or trying situations. You’ll recognize how you come across to others, learn to speak honestly and confidently, manage your emotions, give and receive criticism constructively, and present yourself as strong – but not intimidating. Most importantly, you’ll discover how to communicate in a manner that does not offend or create conflict.

How it will help you
This course sheds new light on your communication strengths and weaknesses. You’ll learn to disagree in an agreeable manner. Addressing difficult situations assertively and diplomatically, builds your image as a strong, fair-minded, leader.

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February 28, 2019 - 8:00am - Last Planner System Workshop

The Last Planner® System is one of the hallmark collaborative planning tools supporting lean design and construction.  It has been shown to facilitate collaborative schedule development for greater team ownership, improve work flow reliability and increase productivity throughout multiple disciplines. Understanding of the Last Planner® System is invaluable to firms and individuals progressing on their lean journey. 

This workshop will cover introductory level information, hands-on practical training and simulations to give you the knowledge to successfully start implementing the Last Planner® System at any phase of the building project with your project team, within your firm or even just for your scope of work on your projects.  This program is intended for individuals who have some basic understanding of lean design and construction principles and who would like to learn more specifically about the Last Planner® System and the pull planning process.


Specific Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of each element of Last Planner® System:  Milestone Planning, Phase Pull Planning, Look Ahead/Make-Ready Planning, Weekly Work Planning and Learning/Improvement Cycles.
  • Practice the application of each element through a simulated project experience.
  • Understand measurable feedback metrics within Last Planner® System and how to leverage these for continuous project improvement.
  • Learn leadership and implementation tips for getting started with Last Planner® System with your project teams.
  • Implementation strategies for key elements of Last Planner® System to improve workflow reliability and productivity even on an individual trade level.


Presenter Bio:

Christian Pikel, Managing Principal, Senior Coach, The ReAlignment Group







Christian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer and serial builder owner.  This is coupled with Christian’s ten years of experience as practitioner and student of lean construction and engagement with over 25 IPD projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.

Most recently, Assistant Director in Design & Construction for a major national healthcare network, Christian has been integrating project teams from initial team member selection through all phases of project delivery, while supporting internal development of process improvement practices and improving organizational learning behaviors.  Christian is base in the Washington, DC area and travels nationally and internationally to support project team, companies and organizations on their lean/IPD journeys.

His expertise includes:

  • Facilitation, training and coaching for lean capital project development
  • Lean design and construction implementation
  • Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
  • Visual management, cost benchmarking and organizational dashboard implementation
  • LCI Improved Instructor:
    • Introduction to Lean Design & Construction
    • Last Planner® System (Construction and Design)
    • Effective Big Room Management
    • Target Value Delivery
  • CoreClarity™ Certified Facilitator and Strengths Coach
  • Scrum Alliance® Certified Scrum Master



Additional information:

  • This class is capped at 30 participants on a first come, first served basis.
  • 4 LU Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members.
  • CEs are available for CM-Lean holders through AGC of America.

March 1, 2019 - 7:30am - Eggs with OSHA

Eggs with OSHA 2018 focused on the culture of safety, we looked at the way safety professionals and businesses approached safety patterns and methodologies and asked …"is this the right fit for todays construction market, and what about the future?"

We look into the future and see the future of safety is now. 2019's first edition of Eggs with OSHA will focus on the latest in safety technology available. From drones to wearables and hardware to software, todays safety leaders have a plethora of gadgets for their safety tool belts. Join us as we explore some of the latest safety technology from Smartvid.IO whose product line combines hazard recognition software with 360 degree video streaming. Also featured will be Triax company's Spot-R product line which provides real-time visibility into workers, safety, and resources across project sites …come see the future today.

Presenter Bios: 

Bob Dolan, National Sales Director, Triax Technologies
Bob oversees Triax’s national direct sales force and works to build relationships with key construction contractors and owners/developers to grow sales and help the company meet strategic business objectives.  Prior to joining Triax in 2013, Bob worked for two separate medical technology start-ups that transformed the pharmaceutical services process throughout the U.S. Bob holds a B.S. degree in Business and Marketing from Bentley University.

Mike Perozek, Vice President, Sales & Marketing,
Mike Perozek heads up's sales, marketing, partner, and customer success programs. Mike is passionate about helping customers adopt new technology and achieve breakthrough financial and operational improvements. Prior to, Mike built and led sales and customer success teams at leading vertical SaaS companies Buildium LLC (real estate) and Bullhorn (recruiting/CRM). Mike's alma maters include Stanford University and MIT Sloan and when he's not working he's hanging out with his family and spending time outdoors.

March 28, 2019 - 1:00pm - CLC Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park

GBCA's Construction Leadership Council is hosting a day at the ballpark, on Opening Day! 

We have reserved a block of 50 tickets for the CLC to sit together, network, mingle, and enjoy the first day at Citizens Bank Park for the 2019 Philadelphia Phillies season! 

The group will meet at Xfinity LIVE at 1:00 pm for a brief networking opportunity at the Broad Street Bullies Restaurant before we head over to the ballpark for the 3:05 pm game vs. the Florida Marlins. 

Tickets include networking at the Broad Street Bullies section at Xfinity LIVE, a free commemorative rally towel at the ballpark, and of course a ticket to the game! 



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!

SOLD OUT! 2019 GBCA Annual Meeting

Start Date:January 28, 2019 - 4:45pm

End Date:January 28, 2019 - 9:00pm

Fee:$275 Cocktails & Dinner $2750 Table of 10

Location:The Union League of Philadelphia

CLC Leadership Series: How to Communicate with Diplomacy and Tact

Start Date:February 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

End Date:February 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

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

Location:GBCA HQ: Classroom

Last Planner System Workshop

Start Date:February 28, 2019 - 8:00am

End Date:February 28, 2019 - 4:00pm

Fee:Member: $200 Non-Member: $400

Location:GBCA HQ

Eggs with OSHA

Start Date:March 1, 2019 - 7:30am

End Date:March 1, 2019 - 10:30am

Fee:Member: $60 Non-Member: $85

Location:Doubletree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport



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