FRIDAY, MARCH 24TH 2023 / 7:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Hilton Inn Penn’s Landing | 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA 19106

Join us for the most exciting construction conference in recent memory. Philadelphia is the hub of the emerging life sciences community and Brandywine’s Schuylkill Yards is the center of that hub. Find out why the building trades are bullish on the economic outlook for our city, and what’s in store for Schuylkill Yards and University City. Our talented tradespersons and signatory contractors are building the facilities that will be staffed by those working on treatment and cures that will benefit all mankind. Great things are happening, and greater things are in planning stages. Don’t miss this event as Philadelphia is the new epicenter of Life Sciences!


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