Conference Program

Canceled – March 27th 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to postpone The Build Conference. We will be announcing a new date soon, so please check back for updates. We want our community to stay safe and healthy, so we will pay close attention to all COVID-19 updates to ensure that we choose a new date that is safe for everyone.


March 27th 2020

7:00am Breakfast – 12:00pm Closing


Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing

201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106


7:00 – 9:00 AM: Networking Breakfast and Conference Opening

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Workshops

11:00 AM: Featured Presentation

Networking Breakfast and Conference Opening

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 AM

Sponsored by: Urban Engineering / Med Tex Safety Services


John Dougherty

Philadelphia Building Trades Council

Honorable James Kenney

Mayor of Philadelphia

Ben Connors

President, CEO – GBCA

Sean McGarvey

National Building Trades

Michael Venuto

Delaware River Port Authority

Leslie Richards

General Manager – SEPTA

Joe Ashdale

IUPAT DC21 – Philadelphia
Parking Authority Chairman

Jonathan Saidel

Former City Controller

Kenneth Fulmer

President of Urban Engineers


Workshops Session 1: 9:15 – 9:45 AM

Topic: Safety, Regulatory Compliance

Presented by: Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Construction Council / Philadelphia Airport


Topic: Engineering – Rail and Infrastructure

Presented by: Urban Engineers – DRPA PATCO


Topic: Training Programs

Presented by: Philadelphia Building Trades Penn Assist Program / Philadelphia Airport


Topic: Expansion in the Education and Health Care Markets

Presented by: Cooper University Health Care, Drexel University, and The University of Pennsylvania

Workshops Session 2: 10:00 – 10:30 AM

Topic: Management and Financing

Presented by: MD Capital Former City Controller Jonathan Saidel


Topic: Heavy Highway and Infrastructure Spending

Presented by: PennDot / Pennoni Engineering


Topic: Electrical and Power Management

Presented by: Mechanical & Pipeline Distribution Challenges

Featured Presentation: 11:00 AM

Topic: Schuylkill Yards and Camden Waterfront Development

Presented by: Drexel University / UC Square