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GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk: Trenching and Excavation: Sloping and Benching

This GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk discusses sloping and benching, two protective systems to prevent cave-ins in excavation and trenching activities. Click below to download the Toolbox Talk as a multi-page handout. DOWNLOAD Trenching and Excavation: Shielding and Shoring

By |December 4th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Safety, Toolbox Talks|Tags: , , , , , |

GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk: Trenching and Excavation: Shielding and Shoring

This GBCA Safety Toolbox Talk discusses shielding and shoring, two protective systems to prevent cave-ins in excavation and trenching activities. Click below to download the Toolbox Talk as a multi-page handout. DOWNLOAD Trenching and Excavation: Shielding and Shoring

By |December 4th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Safety, Toolbox Talks|Tags: , , , , , |

Preservation Trades Center Launches Carpentry Academy

The Preservation Trades Center (PTC) at Eastern State Penitentiary is starting a Carpentry Academy in 2023, a 6-week paid hands-on training carpentry program with an emphasis on preservation work. Through specialty trade academies, the PTC connects Philadelphia communities that

2022 Construction Excellence Awards Photo Gallery

GBCA hosted its 25th Annual Construction Excellence Awards, the premier construction awards program recognizing quality workmanship and industry initiatives by GBCA members. Contractors, architects, and owners of 21 awards were honored at a ceremony held at Vie in Philadelphia

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Eggs with OSHA: L&I Excavation Contractor Requirements

On December 1, GBCA held its last Eggs with OSHA of 2022. OSHA’s local representatives, Jake Ladd, James Touey, Theresa Downs, and Bret Robinson, gave updates about OSHA’s activities and upcoming campaigns. Elizabeth Baldwin from L&I discussed the new

Pride Enterprises Renovates Temple University’s Center for Anti-Racism and Africology

Temple University celebrated the grand opening of their new center for Anti-Racism and Africology, renovated by Pride Enterprises, Inc. The design and build of this project were completed by an all-African American team of builders, architects, and engineers.

Delaware County Building Trades Meet & Greet

Delaware County Building Trades is honored to host a Meet and Greet and breakfast for Delaware County contractors, officials, and school board members. Delaware County Building Trades Meet and Greet Date: Friday, December 9, 2022 Time: 9:00am Location: Laborers’

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Four New Considerations for Making a Bond Claim in PA

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC provided clarity and takeaways regarding claims that a subcontractor may bring against a surety in Pennsylvania. From Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC: The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently clarified the claims

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L&I Excavation Webinar

The rules and requirements for excavation are changing in 2023. In this 1-hour presentation, the Audits and Investigations Unit will explain license application and worksite requirements related to the new excavation contractor license. Learn how to get an excavation