GBCA is proud to spotlight the best of the Philadelphia regions’ union commercial construction industry, and we’re even more proud to ensure that everyone knows the strength and excellence of our members. GBCA’s 2021 Construction Excellence Awards – the website and virtual event – was recently awarded the Gold 2022 TRENDY Award for Best Commemoration/Tribute from Association TRENDS.



About the 2021 Construction Excellence Awards

To honor Greater Philadelphia’s commercial construction leaders – who refused to let the challenges of the pandemic hinder their commitment to keeping the region’s hospitals, schools, businesses, and communities moving forward – the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) took its annual Construction Excellence Awards (CEA) to the next level.

With health and safety considerations top of mind, our team at GBCA took our signature awards gala virtual. To truly transport viewers and generate an energy among members that rivals the real deal, we produced a Hollywood-style video, modeled on a classic awards telecast, that debuted during a live event on November 18, 2021. The video was set on a virtual stage, where award presenters — leaders from GBCA member companies who were strategically selected to showcase the diversity of the industry — honored GBCA members in 22 award categories. Winning projects — magnificent and meaningful works of construction — and the collaborative teams that made them possible were featured through the stunning display of professional photography and a bold voiceover providing an overview of each winner.

The winners were also spotlighted through multi-faceted public relations and advertising efforts with news authorities in the region. This included a special 24-page CEA supplement in the Philadelphia Business Journal; a marketing partnership with 6abc – consisting of online content, a homepage advertising takeover and a Facebook Live segment featuring winner interviews; and nearly a full issue of GBCA’s Construction Today magazine dedicated to winner features. These placements raised visibility for award winners and put CEA in front of more than 205,000 people throughout the region.

Overall, CEA was an outstanding tribute that allowed GBCA to honor the best building projects in the Philadelphia region and celebrate the winners in a spectacular fashion.