October 3rd, 2018


Hilton Downtown Harrisburg

1 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101


Limited to 500 participants

7:30 – 9:00am

Networking Breakfast and Conference Opening

MC: Lisa Godlewski, AGMA and Lauren Tosti, General Building Contractors Association (GBCA)



  • Honorable Thomas Wolf – Governor
  • Senator John Rafferty – Transportation Chairman
  • Frank Sirianni – President Pennsylvania State Building Trades
  • Sean McGarvey – President National Building Trades
  • Ben Connors – President of the General Building Contractors Association
  • Jon O’Brien – Executive Director Keystone Contractors Association
  • Jeffrey Nobers – Executive Director Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania


Safety, Risk Management, and Regulatory Compliance

9:15am — 10:00am

OCIPs and CCIPs—Benefits, Eligibility, Enrollment and Navigating the Process

Presented By: Connor Strong Insurance & Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council

10:15am — 11:00am

Navigating Safety and Compliance with the Owner

Presented By: Penn State University and The Keystone Contractors Association

11:15am — 12:00pm

Safety—De-Escalation Management: The Ups and Downs of Dealing with Interpersonal Conflict

Presented By: Med-Tex Services & American Society of Safety Engineers


9:15am — 10:00am

Benefits and Opportunities for MBE / WBE – and Apprenticeship Training

Presented By: Palm Built-Rite and Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Coordinators

10:15am — 11:00am

Infrastructure Spending – Pittsburg Airport

Presented By: Morgan O’Brien CEO Peoples Natural Gas – Jeffery Nobers Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania

11:15am — 12:00pm

Mass Transportation: Rail and Public Transportation

Presented By: Delaware River Port Authority and Urban Engineering


9:15am — 10:00am

Energy Sector – Electrical Transmission

Presented By: National Electrical Contractors Association – ProtoGen Energy

10:15am — 11:00am

Transportation and Infrastructure Spending

Presented By: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission – Bradly Heigel Director of Engineering Ironworkers Employers Association – David Daquelente Executive Director

11:15am -12:00pm

Private Sector Spending in the Utilities & Energy Market
The Pennsylvania Shell Ethylene Cracker Plant

Presented By: Kenneth Broadbend Lu 449 – Rege Claus Western Pa Mechanical Association

Marketing and Expansion

9:15am — 10:00am

Development & Design Build

Presented By: Pennoni Engineering – National Design Build

10:15am — 11:00am

Construction Spending Outlook in the Education

Presented By: Temple University – Mechanical Association of Eastern PA

11:15am -12:00pm

Healthcare Expansion

Presented By: UPMC Pinnacle – Keystone Contractors Association