GBCA Members Participate in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction | Philadelphia, PA

2024, May 10 /

GBCA Members Participate in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

May 6-10 was Construction Safety Week and OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.


Be A Gem Crossing | Philadelphia, PA

2024, March 8 /

Affordable housing development replaces nuisance motel in North Philly

Be a Gem Crossing offers deeply discounted rents in a neighborhood where the median household income is roughly half of the city’s.


Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Bristol | Bristol, VA

2024, February 12 /

Bristol’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on target for summer opening

As guests placed their bets on the Super Bowl at the Bristol Casino’s sportsbook, crews are building up Bristol’s next big attraction.


Lower Bucks Government Services Center | Levittown, PA

2023, September 2 /

Bucks County Breaks Ground on Updated Lower Bucks Government Services Center

The Bucks County Commissioners broke ground today at the future site of the updated Lower Bucks Government Services Center, announcing the impending start of construction on a project that will greatly improve public access to county government.


Wind Creek Bethlehem | Bethlehem, PA

2023, June 8 /

Look inside Wind Creek Bethlehem’s swanky $160 million expansion that includes a spa | PHOTOS


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Ottawa | Ottawa, ON

2023, June 7 /

Opening Act: Construction Starts on Future Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Ottawa

Construction has officially started on Ottawa’s newest tourism and entertainment destination, the future Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Ottawa. A groundbreaking ceremony, with guests using Hard Rock’s legendary guitar-handled shovels, was held on June 6 at the Rideau Carleton Casino, Future Hard Rock where it will host the new state-of-the-art facility.


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol | Bristol, VA

2022, December 2 /

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol Breaks Ground at Permanent Location

This afternoon, Hard Rock International and the Bristol community celebrated the groundbreaking of the long-awaited permanent casino located at 500 Gate City Highway. The celebration featured a commemorative shovel groundbreaking with Hard Rock representatives and local community leaders.


Pre-Apprentice Programs in Carpentry and Masonry are Bringing More Philadelphians to the Construction Industry | Philadelphia, PA

2022, July 1 /

Construction leaders help open doors to equitable career opportunities for more Philadelphians

At 43, Mike Favors — born and raised in North Philadelphia — has taken charge at notable construction projects throughout the region. As a superintendent with TN Ward Company, he plays a vital role in shaping the city, but he never thought he would be where he is today.


Be A Gem Crossing | Philadelphia, PA

2022, June 8 /

Local nonprofit hopes to “Be a Gem” for North Philadelphia Neighborhood

The corner of Westmoreland Street and Germantown Avenue will soon be home to the “Be A Gem Crossing.”


Laborers’ District Council Training and Education Center | Philadelphia, PA

2021, December 8 /

6abc Action News was live at the Laborers’ District Council’s New Training and Learning Center

WE’RE LIVE with Gina Gannon at the Laborers’ District Council’s brand new Training and Learning Center in North Philadelphia. The building is one of this year’s winners of the GBCA 2021 Construction Excellence Awards, which honors the best projects and programs from Philadelphia’s union commercial construction industry.


2021, August 27 /

GBCA and TN Ward Celebrate LDC Training and Learning Center Groundbreaking

On June 25, 2021, the Laborers’ District Council celebrated the grand opening of the Workers’ District Council Training and Learning Center. GBCA President & CEO Ben Connors, Esq. was one of the Management Trustees of the project. TN Ward Company was the General Contractor for the 60,000 square foot project


2018, December 6 /
Laborers’ District Council Celebrates New Training Center

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, The Laborers’ District Council of Philadelphia and the Vicinity held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Training and Learning Center, the Samuel Staten, Jr. Building, at 1333 North Broad Street. The new building is named for Samuel Staten, Jr., the Business Manager of Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 332.


2018, December 11 /
Ground Breaking Ceremony-Sam Staten Jr. Laborers’ Training And Learning Center

For years, many of members cited the difficulty of attending our training school in Exton, Pa. While our training school is a great facility, with Exton, Pa being more than an hour away, it was just too far for our members to attend on a regular basis. As a result, the Laborers’ District Council of Philadelphia and Vicinity decided to solve this problem by bringing our Training School to Philadelphia, Pa. On December 6th, 2018 the ground was broken for this new, historical training school.


Project HOME School of Nursing | Philadelphia, PA

2021, November 15 /
Groundbreaking of the Long-Term Recovery Residence in Kensington

Project HOME today announced the groundbreaking of its 21st and second affordable residence in Kensington to be held on Monday, November 15, 2021, at 10:45 a.m. The residence, located at 100 E. Lehigh Avenue provides 62 new homes to men and women.


Synagro New Biosolids Recycling Facility | Cumberland County, NJ

2021, September 30 /
Synagro Begins Construction of New Biosolids Recycling Facility in Cumberland County, New Jersey

Synagro Technologies, Inc., the preeminent provider of biosolids and residuals solutions services in North America, recently began construction of a new biosolids recycling facility in Cumberland County, New Jersey. The composting facility is privately financed, owned and operated by Synagro and is located on land leased from the Cumberland County Improvement Authority.


Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana | Gary, IN

2021, May 13 /
Gary Casino to Mark Grand Opening with Guitar Smash

Indiana’s newest land-based casino will Friday celebrate its grand opening. The $300 million Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary will open its doors following a “Guitar Smash” event featuring celebrities, including Gary natives Tito, Jackie and Marlon Jackson.


2021, May 9 /
WATCH NOW: An exclusive look inside the new Hard Rock Casino

A new era of gaming, dining and entertainment in Northwest Indiana begins at 5 p.m. Friday when officials press “play” and open the doors of the Hard Rock Casino to the public for the first time.


2020, January 20 /
$400M Hard Rock Casino Underway in Indiana; More in the Works

Spectacle Entertainment and Hard Rock International revealed the development and construction of Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana at an official groundbreaking ceremony. The ceremony was conducted at the construction site, located at 5400 West 29th Ave. in Gary, IN, and included state and local officials, as well as Spectacle Entertainment and Hard Rock executives.


Aqua Pennsylvania Lab Building Addition | Bryn Mawr, PA

2020, March 6 /
Aqua Pa. is spending $8 million to build a new testing lab in Bryn Mawr

Aqua Pennsylvania on Friday broke ground on an $8 million laboratory in a new addition to the Bryn Mawr headquarters of its corporate parent, Essential Utilities Inc.


Wind Creek Bethlehem Hotel Expansion | Bethlehem, PA

2018, February 5 /
Wind Creek Bethlehem goes swanky with new hotel thanks to lucrative tax incentive (PHOTOS)

Wind Creek Bethlehem will be able to bring the “glitz and the glamour” to its new 270-room hotel tower if the $100 million project gets added to the city’s lucrative special tax zone.


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City | Atlantic City, NJ

2018, December 29 /
T.N. Ward Company: Like a rock on project management

You could say the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino placed a safe bet in the hands of Thomas Falvey and the T.N. Ward Co. team headed up in Atlantic City by Executive Vice President John Devecchio.

A large one, to be sure—the resort chain entrusting them to wager $1 million per day over the span of seven months. For that’s how long it would take last year to overhaul the former Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


2018, June 28 /
Rock on! Hard Rock Hotel & Casino blasts into Atlantic City with grand opening

More than a year after Hard Rock pumped some serious juice into Atlantic City’s stagnant casino market, the amped-up revival of the former Trump Taj Mahal made its official debut on Thursday with the expected glitz, glamor and guitar smashing.


The Sustainable Energy Fund Net Zero Office Building | Schnecksville, PA

2020, December 11 /
5 Net Zero Energy Building Examples Worth Emulating

Designed by Ashley McGraw Architects and TN Ward Company, the Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF) office building lies in a former apple orchard in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, and it’s greener than ever. Inspired by Passive House projects, the building was positioned to take maximum advantage of the sun and shade, including windows sized and spaced for optimal daylight and to minimize energy loss.


2020, October 13 /
This Net Zero Office Design Sets a New Standard

In a former Pennsylvania apple orchard, Ashley McGraw Architects and TN Ward Company designed and built the first energy positive building in the Lehigh Valley for the Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF). In a region known for its steel industry, the Schnecksville office building intends to set an ideal for energy-conscious construction that satisfies the needs of occupants with innovative, sustainable solutions.


The National | Philadelphia, PA

2018, October 24 /
Long-awaited Old City project, The National, starts leasing

It’s been a long road for The National apartment project—located smack dab in the middle of Old City—but an end is finally in sight.


NewCourtland at Allegheny | Philadelphia, PA

2017, August 22 /
PHOTO TOUR: NewCourtland Allegheny Campus

The NewCourtland Allegheny Campus in North Philadelphia was designed to serve a community of seniors with low incomes and diverse levels of physical ability and healthcare needs. The NewCourtland Allegheny Campus developed in stages to include the NewCourtland LIFE Allegheny Center, the Apartments at Allegheny, and the NewCourtland Philadelphia Senior Center-Allegheny branch.


The Isle Apartments | Philadelphia, PA

2015, June 25 /
Manayunk’s Oasis

Venice Island lays just across the Lock Street Bridge from Main Street Manayunk. Nestled in between the Schuylkill River and the Manayunk Canal, the forgotten about island has been flourishing since its redevelopment in 2014. Venice Island was always a waterfront playground, and most recently provided activity in the form of a basketball court and a hockey rink.


Rowan University – Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering Building | Glassboro, NJ

2017, January 26 /
New Rowan building ‘home of big ideas’

At the front doors of Rowan University’s new Engineering Hall, an equation is tiled into the lobby floor. It’s a nod to Henry M. Rowan, an electrical engineer who changed the university with a $100 million gift to then-Glassboro State College in the early 1990s.


2016, September 08 /
TN Ward – Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering expansion

One of New Jersey’s largest public universities is looking to general contractor TN Ward Co. to meet its growth needs.


2014, December 19 /
Rowan gets $15 million for engineering school

The Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation will donate $15 million to the engineering school at Rowan University, the second-largest gift in the Glassboro school’s history, the school announced Wednesday.


2014, December 17 /
Rowan University announces $15 million donation from Henry Rowan, renames college of engineering

Rowan University President Ali Houshmand announced Wednesday morning that the Rowan family had donated a $15 million endowment to the university’s college of engineering.


2013, October 9 / Narrative Media
Video: Rowan University Engineering Building Expansion Groundbreaking

The university is planning a major expansion of their engineering campus and reached out to us to capture the groundbreaking ceremony and asked us if we could create a color piece that contained highlights from the day’s events.


2013, October 2 /
Rowan’s new engineering building critical to N.J. economic growth, its president says

Rowan University is scheduled to break ground today on an engineering building that will help the university more than double enrollment in its engineering program, to 2,000 students, officials said.


2013, October 2 / Philadelphia
Rowan To Break Ground For $71M Building Addition

The $71 million expansion of Rowan Hall will allow the enrollment of the engineering school to double.


2013, October 2 /
Rowan breaks ground on $71 million expansion of engineering building

Rowan University officials broke ground Wednesday for an expansion to its engineering building on the Glassboro campus.


Vue32 Apartments | Philadelphia, PA

2016, May 19 /
Hard Hat Tour: The View From Vue32

Ground was ceremonially broken one week ago for Vue32, the new apartment tower Radnor Property Group (RPG) is building and will manage for Drexel University at 32nd and Race streets. But a recent hard-hat tour of the site reveals that work on the foundation and substructure is well under way.


2016, May 11 / ABC6

Officials broke ground Wednesday on a 59 Million dollar development project called Vue 32. The complex will include a 16 story apartment tower, plus town homes, a pre-school and a community plaza by the time it is finished next spring.


2016, May 11 / DrexelNow
Radnor Property Group and Drexel Break Ground on Newest Mixed-Use Development: Vue32

The new complex, designed by Erdy McHenry Architecture, will include a 176,000+ square-foot 16-story residential tower, for-sale townhomes, a Nobel Learning Communities preschool and a community plaza with spectacular views to Center City.


2016, May 11 /
Developer breaks ground on $56M University City project

The $56 million project includes a residential tower, for-sale townhouses, a preschool and a plaza area for community use.


2016, May 11 / OCF Realty
Groundbreaking For Vue32

A little over a year ago, we told you about a plan for a sixteen story tower and twelve for-sale residential units at 3201 Race St., replacing a surface parking lot and some poorly maintained homes.


2016, April 24 / Philadelphia Business Journal
Ground breaking set for University City apartment complex

Radnor Property Group is scheduled to officially break ground on its next University City project, a $55 million mixed-use development on Drexel University’s campus.


2016, March 18 /
Developers break ground on View32 tower in University City

As future development plans take shape in University City, View32 will target medical professionals and educators eager to join the increasingly innovation-driven West Philly neighborhood.


2016, March 18 / Philadelphia
Developers break ground on View32 tower in University City

Radnor secured $53.43 million in construction financing for the high-rise residential building at 3201 Race Street, which will include 164 1- and 2-bedroom apartments and and a child-care center on the first two levels. Designed by Erdy McHenry Architecture, the firm behind EVO at Cira Centre South and Edge at Avenue North, View32 will be catered to the educators and medical professionals in University City.