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PBJ Call for Nominations: Best Real Estate Deals & Dealmakers Awards

The Philadelphia Business Journal (PBJ) will be honoring top projects completed in Greater Philadelphia, the top dealmakers, and the rising stars of 2021. Nominations are due on February 2, 2022. The Best Real Estate Deals of the Year This year,

OSHA Withdraws COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS

From the US Department of Labor: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is withdrawing the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard issued on Nov. 5, 2021, to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers with 100 or

By |January 26th, 2022|Categories: Hard Hat Chat, Industry News, Safety|Tags: , , , , , |

Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2022 Economic Forecast

On January 13 and January 20, the Philadelphia Business Journal held its 2022 Economic Forecast. Sponsored by GBCA and GBCA member EBA: Employing Bricklayers Association, the events featured keynotes from Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker and PA Department

OSHA Policy on Recording and Reporting COVID-19 Cases

While OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing ETS is currently under a federal court stay, contractors must still remember OSHA’s current policy on recording and reporting COVID-19 cases. OSHA still requires that contractors have a COVID-19 Response Plan in place and

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Mayoral Luncheon

Join the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and Mayor Jim Kenney in person as he addresses important issues impacting the City of Philadelphia and outlines his top priorities for 2022 to members of the Greater Philadelphia business community. Annual

Become an ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia Mentor

The ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia is seeking mentors for the Winter/Spring Semester for its virtual program, ACE360 Online. As a mentor, you can contribute by leading sessions with high school students interested in careers in architecture, construction, and engineering.

By |January 23rd, 2022|Categories: Hard Hat Chat, Industry News|Tags: , , , |

GBCA to Launch New Online Learning Platform for the Construction Industry

On January 31, 2022, the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) will launch its new online learning platform for the construction industry. This platform (learning management system, or LMS) will feature courses for members of the construction industry. GBCA’s LMS will

City of Philadelphia Releases 2022 Apprenticeship Guidebook

City of Philadelphia Councilmember At-Large Katherine Gilmore Richardson has released her office’s second Apprenticeship Guidebook for the region. Developed with support from local unions, many of the programs featured in the guide are in the construction industry. READ THE GUIDE

Superior Scaffold’s Monorail, Hoist, and Swing System Lifts Exterior Panels into Place at Arthaus

Dranoff Properties’s new Arthaus building in Center City, being built by INTECH Construction, is not only a spectacular addition to Philadelphia’s skyline, but the 47-story building is another example of how strong collaborators in construction can make challenging tasks look

By |January 16th, 2022|Categories: Hard Hat Chat, Industry News|Tags: , , , |

A Conversation with the Governor

Join the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia for a candid and engaging conversation with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf where he will discuss his blueprint for the upcoming budget, his legislative goals for 2022, and thoughts about the future of