On Thursday, May 25, 2017, General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) will be presented with a citation from Philadelphia City Council in formal recognition of its work that has increased awareness of safe construction practices in the City of Philadelphia, specifically during Construction Safety Week, held May 1-5, 2017.

Media, as well as GBCA members and the public-at-large, are invited to attend the City Council meeting on Thursday, May 25, during which a Safety Week resolution that was passed unanimously by City Council on April 27 will be read. Councilman Bobby Henon, who represents Philadelphia’s 6th Council District in Northeast Philadelphia, will formally present a copy of the resolution recognizing GBCA’s instrumental role in promoting safe construction practices to Benjamin J. Connors, Esq., president, GBCA; James J. Dolente, Sr., chairman, GBCA, and chairman of the board, Madison Concrete Construction; and members of the GBCA Safety Committee.

Construction Safety Week is an annual event that encourages the construction industry to work together to strengthen its safety culture. During the week, special safety training and education activities are conducted to share best practices and to ensure safety preparedness and awareness among every worker, on every jobsite, every day.

With Philadelphia currently experiencing a growth in construction, now more than ever, there is a need for construction safety awareness in our communities. Beyond Construction Safety Week, GBCA has worked closely with the City of Philadelphia and its City Council to pass regulations encouraging safe and injury-free construction in Philadelphia.


WHEN:                 Thursday, May 25, 2017

                                10:00am – 12:00pm

                                Suggested Media Arrival: No later than 11:00 am


WHERE:               Philadelphia City Hall

                                Room 400, City Council Chambers

                                1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia



  • Councilman Bobby Henon of Philadelphia’s 6th Council District (Northeast Philadelphia)
  • Jim Dolente, Chairman of the Board, Madison Concrete Construction, Chairman, GBCA Board of Directors
  • Benjamin Connors, President, GBCA
  • Mary Pat Geppert, President, Geppert Bros Inc., Chair of GBCA Safety Committee
  • Members of the GBCA Safety Committee, including safety representatives from top safety consultation companies and general contractors throughout Greater Philadelphia


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About General Building Contractors Association

As one of America’s oldest trade associations, GBCA advances commercial construction in the Philadelphia region by serving as a powerful voice, an industry watchdog, and a critical resource. Established in 1891, GBCA is the Philadelphia chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). GBCA provides more than 250 member companies with access to proven advocacy, networking opportunities, safety services, education, and training programs. For more information, visit www.