Upcoming Events Spotlight

September 11, 2018 - 2:00pm - Microsoft Project: The Basics (8-hour ONLINE course)

Microsoft Project Professional is the industry leading Project Management tool in the construction world, and understanding how to use it is vital to every construction professional. This class will cover all the tools a Project beginner needs, from developing project schedules, assigning resources, and editing timelines, all the way through sharing and outputting the Project for real-world use/update. The class will address concepts of Critical Path Methodology, setting Milestones, and updating timetables and workloads throughout the Project lifecycle. 

Course Work includes:

Session 1: Understanding MS Project
Session 2: Schedule and Resources
Session 3: Timelines and Deadlines
Session 4: Project Output


Presenter Bio:



James Coppinger, Principal, ZenTek Consultants

ZenTek Consultants, a certified Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider, will show students the tools they

need in order to use MS Project on real-world jobs. This eight (8) hour course is delivered in four (4),

two-hour long sessions that students can attend online, right from their own desk. A live instructor will

explain the detailed functions, and address questions as the class progresses.





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

September 11, 2018 - 5:00pm - GBCA Safety Awards Reception

GBCA invites member safety professionals, executives, and owners to a reception to celebrate and honor those GBCA members who have received safety awards in 2018; these awards include the Associated General Contractors or America's National Safety Awards and the GBCA Project Safety Awards. 

GBCA has a long-standing commitment to safety in the commercial construction workplace, and has continued to reinforce our credibility in the construction industry and safety communities. Safety awards provide member firms with a source of pride and prestige. Our award programs provide the opportunity to document your firm’s achievements in safety, receive well-deserved recognition from your peers in the industry, and provide you a competitive advantage.

Project Safety Awards are designed to acknowledge safe work sites by providing the site owners with a plaque commemorating safe work performed by GBCA members while assigned to their projects.  The GBCA produces the plaque which is then given to the eligible member.  The member, at their convenience, then presents the plaque to the owner or their representative.

This event will include an open bar, hors d'ouevres, and complimentary parking! 

**Parking is located in back of the building.**


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




September 12, 2018 - 10:00am - Prompt Pay Seminar & Webinar

Stanley B. Edelstein Esq. from Fineman, Krekstein & Harris P.C. will walk through the Bill and point out areas where the new law will impact contractors and contracts for work performed in PA.

The event will be a Seminar held at GBCA from 10am to 11am.

Those who are unable to attend in person can sign up to participate via webinar.

When registering, please choose if you would like to attend the seminar or participate in the webinar.  


Prompt Pay Bill Amendments Become Law, will go into effect in October 2018

House Bill 566, which amends the state’s Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (otherwise known as Prompt Pay), was signed into law on June 12th. The amendments provide contractors and subcontractors with the ability to suspend work without penalty due to nonpayment. The suspension of performance provision requires that certain notification timelines are followed. The bill will take effect in October 2018.

Important Changes

Contractors and Subcontractors will be permitted to suspend work on a project if payment is not received per the terms of the construction contract. Any Contract language that exceeds the newly enacted procedures around the suspension of performance will no longer be enforceable. The work stoppage clause is triggered if 30 days from the end of the billing cycle have passed without payment. The contractor must then provide written notice of the intent to suspend performance. After an additional 30 days have passed without payment, a notice of intent to suspend performance must be sent at least 10 calendar days prior to the suspension of performance.








Presenter: Stanley B. Edelstein
For more than 35 years, Stan Edelstein has been helping contractors (prime, CM and specialty trades) owners, developers, design professionals and suppliers minimize the chances of a dispute on a project, resolve disputes before they evolve into litigation, and win disputes when they do. With a practice concentrated in construction litigation and construction law, he approaches every matter as a problem to be solved so that the client can put the dispute behind it and get back to its business. Understanding that construction is to a large extent a relationship business, where the client wishes to preserve a relationship, he works with that in mind while still working to obtain the best result possible.

As a construction lawyer, most of his experience is in commercial, industrial, institutional, infrastructure and government construction, in a diversity of projects including hospitals, pharmaceutical research and manufacturing facilities, airports, railroads and mass transit, bridges, office buildings, schools, water and sewer plants, sitework and heavy highway, and in disputes over scope, delay, acceleration and impact, defective work and deficient performance. He also defends large construction-related personal injury, wrongful death and property damage cases for self-insured and high deductible parties, and where GL coverage may have been denied. His litigation practice is divided among state courts, federal courts and the arbitration tribunals of the American Arbitration Association.

September 18, 2018 - 12:00pm - Technology Lunch & Learn: Leveraging Apps & Solutions

Once known as being slow to adopt new things, the construction industry is quickly catching up when it comes to the use of technology. Mobile applications and solutions provide contractors ways to streamline processes, cut down on waste, increase efficiency, foster collaboration, emphasize safety, and more. But where do you start? Which applications have worked for other contractors? How will your team handle the adoption of a new process and what stumbling blocks have other contractors experienced? Join GBCA members from Belcher Roofing Corporation, EDA Contractors, Gilbane Building Company and P. Agnes to learn about applications and solutions they have implemented within their respective firms, bringing fluidity to their work, increasing efficiency, and decreasing errors.



Matthew DeBasio, CM-BIM, Project Estimator, P. Agnes

Ryan Hanf, Assistant Project Manager, EDA Contractors

David Maser, CM-BIM, Senior VDC Manager, Gilbane Building Company

William V. Reis, CHST/STSC, Safety Professional, Belcher Roofing Company


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



September 27, 2018 - 5:00pm - Fall 2018 Membership Dinner

Cocktails and Dinner for GBCA Members. Dinner is for members and guests of members only. 

The Membership Committee invites all members to the GBCA Fall Membership Dinner featuring a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, full course dinner, open bar and free parking in the designated parking lot across from the Ballroom at the Ben.




Click below to learn more about sponsorships for the 2018 Membership Dinner:




Featured Speaker

Joseph F. Coradino
Chairman of the Board
Chief Executive Officer







Joseph F. Coradino has been Chief Executive Officer of PREIT, a publicly traded New York Stock Exchange company (PEI), since 2012 and Chairman of the Board since 2016.  PREIT owns and manages a portfolio comprising over 20 million square feet of retail properties, primarily shopping malls, with a concentration in two top 10 MSA markets, Greater Philadelphia and Washington DC. 

Mr. Coradino is a leading executive in the commercial real estate industry with an impressive track record of accomplishment.  As CEO, he successfully implemented a new strategic vision for PREIT based on foundational precepts including achieving a strong balance sheet, creating a quality portfolio, establishing operational excellence with a laser focus on internal growth.  He has been with PREIT since 1998 and has been a member of PREIT’s Board of Trustees since 2006.

From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Coradino also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the arts and crafts retailer, A.C. Moore (NASDAQ:ACMR).  He chaired its Nominating and Governance Committee and served on its Compensation Committee.

Mr. Coradino serves on Temple University’s Board of Trustees and is Vice Chairman of their Facilities Committee and was recently appointed a Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).  He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Center City District, the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and is an Advisory Board Member of the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia.

Mr. Coradino has served on numerous charitable boards and was honored to receive the 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America Cradle of Liberty Council and to co-chair the Academy of Music 158th Anniversary Concert and Ball in 2015. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Heart of Philadelphia Award from the American Heart Association for his leadership and dedication to the community.

Mr. Coradino has been profiled in numerous business publications and is a featured business leader in the book, “Wisdom at the Top” by Scott D. Rosen.  

A Magna Cum Laude graduate from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, Mr. Coradino also holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Arizona.




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



October 2, 2018 - 7:30am - Building Information Modeling (BIM) Education Program Series

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way projects are constructed. Whether you are a prime contractor using BIM across an entire project or a subcontractor impacted by a specific BIM implementation, this practice requires specific mindsets and technological know-how in order to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control.

AGC’s Building Information Modeling Education Program (BIM EP) is designed to educate construction professionals at all experience levels in BIM concepts and processes. The full program consists of four courses, intended to give participants a broad understanding of the new processes required in BIM. These highly interactive courses combine the latest information on BIM processes and technologies, step-by-step procedures for integrating BIM into the project delivery process, real-life case studies of successful BIM implementation and the practical issues all parties need to understand when using BIM on a construction project.

After completion of all four BIM units, participants can register to take the credentialing exam, and earn their CM-BIM credentials. The credentialing exam will be offered at GBCA on October 30th.

Mark your calendar for all four BIM Courses to be offered in this series. All courses will be held at GBCA. The exam will be hosted by GBCA on the Tuesday following the BIM Series completion.

October 2, 2018

Unit 1: Introduction to BIM

October 9, 2018

Unit 2: BIM Technology

October 16, 2018

Unit 3: BIM Project Execution & Planning

October 23, 2018

Unit 4: BIM Process, Adoption, and Integration


October 30, 2018

CM-BIM Credentialing Exam

The Certification of Management–Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) program is the construction industry’s first and only certificate program teaching the practical application of the BIM process for commercial construction firms.

Presenters Include:

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

Matt DeBasio CM-BIM, Project Estimator, P. Agnes, Inc.

David Maser, Sr. VDC Manager, Gilbane Building Company


Description of Units

Unit 1 - An Introduction to Building Information Modeling (3rd Edition) A full-day course designed as the first step for any company looking to understand the role of BIM in our industry and develop its own “BIM Champion”, Unit 1 provides a comprehensive understanding of BIM terminology while introducing important concepts that are necessary to understand how BIM changes the construction process. The course culminates with participants developing a company BIM assessment to bring back to their organizations to begin implementing on BIM projects and corporate-wide.

Unit 2 - BIM Technology (3rd Edition) A full-day course designed to provide a neutral introduction to BIM tools. Tools are introduced as they relate to the functions they perform, as well as particular phases in a project where they have the strongest capabilities. Instructors will cover a four-step process of software selection that participants can use as they start the BIM softwarepurchasing process. The course concludes by examining file formats, compatibility, and emerging technology, and how they work together to transform the industry.

Unit 3 - BIM Project Execution Planning (3rd Edition) A full-day course that begins by articulating the roles and responsibilities for BIM use on a project using contractual BIM addendums. Participants learn how to define terms that are used to negotiate a BIM contract. Building on this knowledge, this course will explore concepts of liability exposure and standards of care that arise from using BIM. The course includes a BIM Execution Plan development workshop that takes students through industry standard templates while providing a detailed outline of all the procedural and substantive activities.

Unit 4 - BIM Adoption, Implementation and ROI (3rd Edition) A full-day course that describes how to establish and execute the BIM process, facilitate its adoption, and achieve integration on a single project and on multiple projects simultaneously. Participants review several real-world case studies to analyze the costs, benefits and impacts of each decision made while experiencing how BIM breaks down the isolation found in organizational silos. While it may appear at times that BIM is a technology-led movement, the reality – and AGC’s BIM Education Program – speaks to a resultsdriven shift with real change happening within the construction industry.

The highly interactive program provides 32-hours of instruction and training to get construction industry professionals at all levels ready to take advantage of the benefits of BIM. After participants complete all four courses in the program they become eligible to sit for an exam to earn the Certificate of Management - Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM).


Unit  Member Non-Member
1 $375 $475
2 $375 $475
3 $375 $475
4 $375 $475
Full Series $1,349 $1,900

CM-BIM Exam: $575 – must register through AGC (

November 8, 2018 - 5:00pm - 2018 Construction Excellence Awards

The 21st Annual Construction Excellence Awards is the premier construction awards program, recognizing excellence in construction and safety. The Excellence Awards Program is dedicated to creating an awareness of the quality workmanship produced by GBCA member companies. We invite you to join us in recognizing our region's winners at this spectacular event! 

The evening will start promptly at 5:00pm with a cocktail reception and networking, followed by a dinner, dessert, and the awards presentation.

Valet parking is complimentary for this event. 

Click here to view the 2018 Award Categories

** Submissions will be accepted July 23 - September 30, 2018**



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

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!

REGISTRATION CLOSED: 10 WEEK ONLINE TRAINING: Construction Materials and Processes

Start Date:June 25, 2018 - 8:00am

End Date:September 2, 2018 - 6:00pm

Fee:Member: $450 Nonmember: $650 CLC: $425


Microsoft Project: The Basics (8-hour ONLINE course)

Start Date:September 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

End Date:September 20, 2018 - 4:00pm

Fee:$150 Member $250 Non-Member 


GBCA Safety Awards Reception

Start Date:September 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

End Date:September 11, 2018 - 7:00pm


Location:Yards Brewing Company

Prompt Pay Seminar & Webinar

Start Date:September 12, 2018 - 10:00am

End Date:September 12, 2018 - 11:00am


Location:GBCA HQ



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