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Event Recaps

Groundbreaking Ceremony in Philadelphia

December 8

Laborers’ District Council Training and Learning Center Samuel Staten Jr. Building has achieved a milestone with the groundbreaking ceremony in Philadelphia! View more photos here!

Labor Trustees
James Harper Jr
Ryan Boyer
Anthony Moss
Stanley Sanders
Samuel Staten Jr
Daniel Woodall Jr

Management Trustees
Amy Hennessey
James Davis
Benjamin Connors
James Dolente Jr

Alan Parham. Administrator

Construction Technology Expo

November 29

On November 29, the General Building Contractors Association (GBCA), Architectural Glass & Metal Assoc (AGMA), Employing Bricklayers Association (EBA), the Mechanical & Service Contractors Association of Eastern PA (M&SCA), and the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter, NECA presented Philadelphia’s first ever Construction Technology Expo! Over 100 attendees from the construction industry and the Drexel University Construction Management Program and Engineering Department communities came to see the new applications, tools, and platforms from over 20 exhibitors. They also took part in discussions with other contractors about opportunities and challenges with implementing new technologies in the field. View more photos here!

Masonry: Structure and Design Seminar

November 13
Our Masonry: Structure and Design Seminar back in November provided insight to key changes made in the code since 2009 International Building Code, highlighting the most recent changes to TMS 402/602, ASTM C90, ASCE 7, ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC. The seminar focused on both structural and architectural elements. In addition, a collaborative panel discussion will explore how the two disciplines can coordinate and implement more efficient designs in masonry!

EBA & BAC Local #1

EBA & BAC Local #1 connected Dzwil Contracting, EP Henry Corporation and Haye Landscaping Inc to Entercom for the project for the Travis Mannion Foundation. The subcontractors and suppliers partnered to renovated the patio and surrounding area. BRIAN MCGRATH and John Haye are veterans themselves. A proud moment for all involved!

Annual Golf Outing

We had a wonderful day at Cedarbrook Country Club for the Annual EBA and BAC Local 1 Golf Outing. Sold out!!! Thanks to everyone who came out! John J. Sabia Sr. Scholarship has given over $600,000 in scholarships, adding another $55,000 in 2018 where 11 students received $5,000 each.


The MULE does the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to.

The MULE! MC of NJ coordinated efforts to host a demonstration for the industry. Dooley & Kretschman and DM Sabia were some of those interested to learn of the innovation and impact on the industry. Representatives from EBA and IMI were also in attendance.

2018 Apprentice Dinner

The 2018 Apprentice Dinner was a success! A night full of fun for all!

Morgans Pier with the Masons

The sun came out for the Masons at Morgan’s Pier.  Fun was in the air with the attendees and venue!

Williamson College

In a week spent at the State Penitentiary with Local #1, IMI, Pullman SST and EBA, Williamson College of the Trade Students experienced OSHA awareness, on the job training, and support from the industry players!


At Drexel University’s awards dinner to honor Senior Awards and Sigma Lambda Chi Honor Society, Keast & Hood received a special honor for their involvement with the Academy of Music. Their engineering process was documented in a special video, “To Preserve These Walls”. It truly was a night to remember with for all future engineers and attendees.