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Hard Hat Chat2019-06-09T15:13:35-04:00

2019 Active Member Dinner

On October 15, 2019, GBCA’s Active Members and invited guests gathered for dinner with the Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia. KML Carpenters Executive Secretary-Treasurer William (Bill) C. Sproule and

Cyber Security Risks in Construction

At the 2019 Construction Technology Expo on October 29, Stephanie Snyder, Senior Vice President of AON Cyber Solutions, will discuss what contractors need to consider as we move more information into the digital realm. Cyber Security Risks in Construction Presenter:

ConstructorCast: Virtual Design

Listen to the latest episode of ConstructorCast: Virtual Design. Hear virtual design and construction (VDC) leaders Matt Hedke and Alan Todd from Barton Malow Company discuss the benefits of VDC, technology selection and how to ensure successful companywide integration.   Barton

CCT Network Meets Local 158

Carpenter Contractor Trust (CCT Network) recently spotlighted Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters Philadelphia Local 158. The video features scenes from Penn Medicine's Pavilion project, the Charles Library at Temple University, and Habitat for Humanity's Oxford Green

Project BUILD and CARP Build Up Philadelphia Workforce

The Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program's (YOACAP) Project BUILD program recently created a short video featuring Anthony Hayman. Through Project BUILD, Anthony also completed the Carpenters’ Apprentice Ready Program (CARP) (2019 class, including Anthony, pictured above) and is now

OSHA Implements New Weighting System For Workplace Safety and Health Inspections

OSHA is updating its weighting inspection system to place greater emphasis on addressing fall hazards. From GroundBreak Carolinas: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it has recently implemented the OSHA Weighting System (OWS)

Lafayette College Dedicates Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center

On September 27, 2019, the Lafayette College community dedicated the new Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center. This 103,000 square foot facility was built by Turner Construction Company, is set for LEED Gold certification, and opened to students for the first day

Assessing Your Company’s Prefab Readiness

At the 2019 Construction Technology Expo on October 29, Amy Marks, CEO of XSite Modular, will discuss what contractors need to know to use and succeed using prefabrication on their projects. Assessing Your Company’s Prefab Readiness Presenter: Amy Marks, CEO,

Philadelphia MED Week Contractor Roundtable

On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, GBCA hosted Contractor Roundtable: A Conversation with MBE/WBE Contractors, as part of Philadelphia’s Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. The event featured owners of MBE/WBE Certified contractors, who had a frank and meaningful conversation about being