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Join Forces to Make a Difference. Proceeds will be contributed to Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport. Our Special Guest Speaker is Cindy Borden, National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), Director, Technical Assistance and Training. Register today!
Features the presentation of the 2017 ConnDOT/CAAPA Asphalt Pavement Awards. Guest Speaker: Jay Hansen, Executive Vice President, National Asphalt Pavement Association.
Register today! Our guest speaker, Michael Culmo, is internationally recognized and will present Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC).
Come join us at one of Connecticut’s best-known breweries to support the AGC of Connecticut Foundation. You’ll enjoy the company of industry friends and colleagues, a variety of craft beers, and appetizers. All net proceeds of the event will be donated to the AGC of Connecticut Foundation. Register online today!
Join us to learn about the Build CT award-winning Orville H. Platt High School Additions and Renovations Project, presented by Presented by David Cravanzola, O&G Industries, Inc.
Join us for the 2018 AGC/CT Build CT Awards Dinner and the 71st AGC/CT Annual Meeting to celebrate projects that stand out for their excellence and quality. Register today!
CCIA ANNUAL MEETING & HOLIDAY RECEPTION - Award Winners and Photos
Congratulations to Safety and Communication Service Award Winners who were announced at the 2017 Annual Meeting & Holiday Reception, and special thanks to our sponsors and nearly 600 attendees for your continued support!
Photo gallery from Marinelli Photography is available at this link.
THANK YOU: A special thank you to program sponsors Garrity Asphalt Reclaiming, H.O. Penn Machinery Co., Inc., O&G Industries, and United Concrete Products. Award winners and platinum, gold, silver and bronze sponsors are listed in the event program.
Join us on Thursday, December 14th, at the City Steam Brewery Café for the the YCF Holiday Get Together and Annual Membership Meeting. We hope you can attend; and bring a toy donation for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. See registration and sponsorship form for details.
Online registration available!
Join us at the Aqua Turf Club on November 8th for an evening of fine food, drinks, entertainment, awards (Arthur Gruhn Excellence in Construction Awards) and company of good friends.
Featuring: Dan Nivison, PURA Gas Pipeline Safety Unit and Call Before You Dig, Dig Safe - Training Program. Register today!
Nominations are due on October 15th, 2017. Awards will be presented at the Connecticut Road Builders Association Fall Dinner Meeting, on November 8th.
CCIA will recognize outstanding community service projects at the CCIA Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Reception to be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Aqua Turf Club. Get your nominations in by October 27th and mark your calendar!
2017 Diggers Mixers Fixers: Jim Langlois Memorial Award - Register today!
EVENT SPONSOR: AGC/CT Industry Recognition Awards & Dinner
Who among your colleagues or professional contacts deserve recognition for exceptional achievement? Nominations accepted until Friday, August 18, 2017.
Encourage Women YOU Know to Apply! Applications due June 1, 2017.
WORK ZONE SAFETY - Awareness WEEK! April 3-7!
Eyes on the Road, Slow Down for Work Zones, Every Life Matters!
CAAPA/ConnDOT Asphalt Paving Awards will be presented at the 59th Annual Asphalt Paving Conference - April 7, 2017. [Register Today!] [Winners]
**Safety Roundtable - Postponed!**
Tuesday, March 14th - Safety Roundtable is POSTPONED! due to impending Stella! snow storm...
Register today for the 2018 Ethics and Compliance Summit - Thursday, April 5, at Aqua Turf Club. Breakfast buffet. There is no fee for the program, courtesy of sponsors Arborio Corporation, CohnReznick, Lane Construction Co., Manafort Brothers Inc., and O&G Industries, Inc.
Visit BuildConnecticut.com or Download the Construction Career Path [pdf] Today!
5:00 PM Dinner & Cocktails - 6:30 - Program [Registration & Sponsorship Information]
Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 4:30 pm | City Steam Brewery, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT
Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Doors Open at 4:45pm - Awards Ceremony at 5pm - Reception to follow 5:30 - 8:30 pm! Don't Miss This! Register at http://bit.ly/Year-End-Event
The 2016 Arthur Gruhn Excellence In Construction Award winners!
and International Guest Speaker on The power of thoughtful misbehavior ..[Registration & Information]
CONGRATULATIONS TO AGC of Connecticut Industry Recognition Award winners who were honored, October 13, 2016 at the Aqua Turf Club before over 330 members and guests. The winners are:
Davis-Bacon - Construction Survey - Important Links
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OSHA | CCIA | ConnOSHA SAFETY ALLIANCE CONFERENCE
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, 7:30 am - 1:00 pm, Best Western Plus, North Haven. Make Safety a Daily Commitment - Stop / Think / Prevent... Haven't registered yet...Call Carol - 860.529.6855 or email: email@example.com
Featuring articles showcasing - Construction Industry Awards - plus, news & views, and highlights & happenings. Read Today!
CCIA Closed in Honor of Memorial Day
CALLING ALL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS! Don't Miss EVENT!
YCF Summer Membership meeting featuring the Walk Bridge Project is Thursday, June 2, 2016, 4:30 pm at BAR, New Haven. e-registration: www.ctconstruction.org/ycfmmreg
Help Keep Construction Workers Safe by conducting Fall Hazard training and reporting the numbers to CCIA - [Safety Stand-Down Report] Keep Safety In-Mind!
Join the Mission as we Join Forces to “Bring Coast Guard History to Life!” [Sponsorship & Registration Information] Luncheon at 11:30 am with Special Guest: Jeff Creighton, Master Chief Petty Officer, US Coast Guard (Retired) and currently, Support and Development, National Coast Guard Museum Association.
Asphalt Pavement Awards, NAPA and WIRTGEN will be featured April 8, 2016, 8am, Best Western Plus, North Haven. [details] [winners]
ACI Grade I Class Practice Session will be held, tomorrow, Sat., Jan 23, from 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. at Tilcon’s lab facility in Plainville. However, if it looks like the weather is getting worse, we will close up even earlier for everybody’s safety.
Submit your Award Winning Accomplishment Today! - Submission Deadline is: December 18, 2015 | Awards Program & Dinner is, Thursday, February 11, 2016, Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT. Join us as we Celebrate Projects of Excellence!
THANK YOU & CONGRATULATIONS
To all the attendees, sponsors and award winners for helping make the 2015 CCIA Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Reception the best one yet – what a night! Photo Gallery courtesy of John Marinelli Photography and a Printable Program with all the Sponsors & Award Winners
CCIA Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Reception!
the premier year-end event, Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Registration at 4:45 pm, Meeting at 5:00 pm includes presentations of the Community Service Awards and Safety Awards, followed by the Holiday Reception from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm with a fine variety of food stations & open bar at the Aqua Turf Club, Kay’s Pier North. Registration and Sponsorship accepted until Wednesday, Nov. 25th. [Printable Registration Form]
How To Find & Recruit the Best Workforce!
Innovation Enhances Construction is available [online] now.
Don't Delay - Register TODAY! No charge thanks to our generous sponsors!
Memorial Celebration: John B. Farnham
Friends, Colleagues and family of John Farnham gathering to share memories of his joyous, memorable and often entertaining life. Thursday, Sept., 3, 2015 - 5:30 pm, The Inn at Middletown. [details>]
Developing a Working Force for the 21st Century is available now.
The April 23rd Joint Forces Luncheon featured an inspiring program by guest speaker U.S. Marine Master Sergeant William Spanky Gibson and concluded with a presentation of a donation of $20,000 to the Connecticut Fisher House.
Thank you to members of the Connecticut Road Builders Association, Connecticut Environmental and Utilities Contractors Association, and the Connecticut Ready Mixed Concrete Association for teaming up to raise awareness and money at the 3rd Annual Construction Industry Joint Forces Luncheon. [photos]
BE HERE! APRIL 9, 2015, 10:30 AM, the Great Hall at Union Station, Hartford.
Priority Transportation! is available on-line.
Stop and think before you excavate! Call Before You Dig – Connecticut is inviting contractors to attend a free safety seminar to prepare employees for a safe excavation season. Two Dates & Locations: Feb. 27, Plantsville and March 27, Orange, CT.
all children grades K-6 are asked to help promote roadway safety through art. Submissions due February 20th.
Also, please share this short animated video showing children how to be safe on the roadway as pedestrians, bicyclists and passengers in a car.details can be found here - -
CCIA Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Reception!
The Premier Year-End Commercial Construction Industry Event! Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, 5:00 pm-Membership Meeting with Community Service and Safety Recognition Awards! 5:30 pm-Food stations, open bar and dessert follow until 8:30 pm.
AGC of Connecticut Industry Recognition Award 2014 winners: Public Owner of the Year: Brian Armet, The Mattabassett District; Private Owner of the Year: Abul Islam, AI Engineers, Inc.; Designer of the Year: Craig Saunders, Tecton Architects, Inc.; GC/CM of the Year: Guido Petra, Petra Construction Corp.; Subcontractor of the Year: John Ferrucci, F+F Mechanical Enterprises, Inc.; Supplier/Service Provider of the Year: Donald Doeg, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, PC; Construction Supervisor of the Year: James Nardi, O&G Industries, Inc.; Project Manager of the Year: Darren Antolini, The Fusco Corporation; Educator of the Year: Raymond Perreault, Central Connecticut State University; and Safety Professional of the Year: Jody DeCarolis, Dimeo Construction Co.
Photo Gallery provided by John Marinelli Photography
A list of all finalists is provided at this link, and we extend special thanks to all sponsors and advertisers, listed at this link.
is a two-day conference sponsored by NRMCA and CRMCA at Mohegan Sun, Tues., Oct. 28, and Wed., Oct. 29, 2014. Please see the registration form for further details or visit 2014NEConcreteWorks. Vendor Tables and Sponsorship Opportunities available! and donations of die cast models needed!
Limited VENDOR Space available at the Northeast Region ConcreteWorks Conference.
Leadership & Innovation for the Future RECOGNIZED!
The Nominees for the 2014 Industry Recognition Dinner – Printable List - are nominated by their peers and will be honored at the dinner on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 where the 2014 Winners will be announced! Join us for dinner or sponsor this event - registration flier - .
Party-endorsed candidates to speak on transportation challenges facing state. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, 8:30 am, Best Western Plus North Haven, North Haven, CT. The event is open to the public with a $10 registration fee payable at the door via check or cash only. A Full House is Expected!
A Legislative Primer! Feature Articles include:
2014 FORUM ON TRANSPORTATION
will provide an up-close and candid discussion with Governor Dannel Malloy and candidate for governor, Thomas Foley, on Mon., Sept. 15, 2014, 8:30 am, at the Best Western Plus, North Haven. Registration Details on printable form or online registration – www.ctconstruction.org/TransportationForum.
THE 2014 SAFETY ALLIANCE CONFERENCE
Details available on the agenda and printable registration form
held on Tuesday, August 19, 11:30 am, Union Station, Hartford, a broad coalition of transit and transportation advocates released their 2014 Candidate Bulletin, Moving Transportation Forward in Connecticut. Two of the follow-up articles: by ctmirror and by ctnewsjunkie
featuring Connecticut's Comprehensive Energy Plan is available in the digital edition now!
for the prestigious 2014 Construction Industry Recognition Awards.
Please take a moment to encourage our State Senators to Fix the Highway Trust Fund!
OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
The CCIA Safety Committee is asking all members to participate by conducting Fall Hazard training at some point during the OSHA National Safety Stand-Down Week, June 2-6, 2014, and report the number of employees trained to CCIA [ http://www.ctconstruction.org/i4a/forms/index.cfm?id=27 ] on the CCIA website by Friday, June 13th please.
CCIA Supports Senator Murphy at a Press Conference
Friday, May 30, 2014 as he announces a plan to raise necessary funds to help maintain and repair the failing infrastructure in our state and our nation.
YCF JOINT Membership Meeting, Thursday, June 12, 2014, 4:30 pm, BAR, New Haven. Once again this year, the evening will include members from: *CCIA | AGC/CT Young Contractors Forum *AIA Emerging Architects Committe *Connecticut Engineers - Young Members *Green Building Council Emerging Professionals. Registration and more information [here].
CAAPA/ConnDOT ANNUAL PAVING CONFERENCE
presents an Intelligent Compaction [IC] Overview Workshop, Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8:00 AM - 12 noon at the Best Western PLUS North Haven, 201 Washington Ave., North Haven
CAAPA Paving Conference - Registration & Information or Public Officials & State Employees - REGISTRATION
Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 8:00 am - 12:00 noon | Sheraton Hartford South, Rocky Hill. No Registration Fee - But Registration Required. Featuring speakers on: OFCCP New Regulations, CASE Disparity Study, and Best Practices from an integrity monitor perspective. [Registration]
and Help Make a Difference. Three sectors of the construction industry came out in full force at the 2nd Annual Construction Industry Joint Forces Luncheon April 10, 2014 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. The combined efforts of the CRBA, CRMCA and CEUCA donated $20,000 to the State of CT Veteran's Memorial Project. Pictured in the center is special guest speaker Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and veteran, Paul W. "Buddy" Bucha. ]
A complete Photo Gallery is provided by Marinelli Photography.
will include guest speaker Paul Bucha, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and volunteer board member for the Connecticut State Veterans Memorial.
provided by John Marinelli Photography.
Due to the snowstorm the Build CT Awards and 67th AGC of Connecticut Annual Meeting at the Aqua Turf is now Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Aqua Turf, and the timing is the same – 5:00 p.m. social hour, 6:00 p.m. dinner, and 7:00 p.m. program.
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) recently announced that it is accepting applications for the “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Program”. The scholarship provides financial assistance to help the children of highway workers killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty pursue post-high school education. Details
THANK YOU to all CCIA members who attended, sponsored, or participated as nearly 500 members and guests attended the premiere event and had an enjoyable evening! A special thank you to program sponsors Garrity Asphalt Reclaiming and United Concrete Products. Photo Gallery provided by Marinelli Photography
CCIA Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Reception
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Aqua Turf Club - Kay's Pier North, Plantsville, CT
View Registration Information plus Sponsorship Information - CCIA Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Reception Registration & Registration FormDon't miss out on the premier event this year! RSVP by Monday, November 25, 2013
The Industry Recognition Award winners were honored October 17, 2013 at the Aqua Turf Club before over 370 members and guests.
Don't miss this - Register TODAY! The Connecticut Road Builders Association is proud to have been moving Connecticut since 1933! and will hold an anniversary celebration Thursday, October 10, 2013, 5:00 PM dinner, 7:00 pm program honoring CRBA and long time advocate - Ed Gilligan. Registration form
The CASE Disparity Study: Phase 1 questions the legality of CT’s Small and Minority Business Set-Aside Program and describes a path forward to a legally defensible program. Come learn first-hand about the current CT program, and what you can expect going forward, Fri., Oct. 11, 2013. Registration Flier
A new mobile app—“Transportation Construction Advocate”™—rolled-out to help the public and private sectors of the U.S. transportation construction industry and other interested stakeholders communicate easily with members of Congress about the importance of infrastructure investment to the U.S. economy. It puts all the information you need for your upcoming legislative meetings at your fingertips. How to Download the TransCon Advocate App.
Nominations for the AGC of CT Construction Industry Recognition Awards & Dinner are now being accepted through Friday, August 9, 2013. Nomination Categories include: Public Owner, Private Owner, Designer,GC/CM, Subcontractor, Supplier/Service Provider, Construction Supervisor, Project Manager(new this year), Educator and Construction Safety Professional. Nominees will be honored and winners announced at the Awards Dinner, Thursday, October 17, 2013. Nomination Ballot and Information Guide
Featuring Equipment Dealers in this issue with the following featured articles: Where Everyone Knows Your Name, Equipment Rebuild vs. New Replacement Economics, How Low Can They Go?, Telematics Makes Sense - And Cents.
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
THANK YOU TO all who attended, sponsored, or participated in the Joint Forces Luncheon Meeting on Wednesday, May 2, 2013. A crowd of 150 members and guests were treated to an inspiring program featuring co-founder of Purple Heart Homes, Dale Beatty, Jim Earl from H.E.A.R.T. 9/11, and Staff Sergeant Sandra Lee, for whom Purple Heart Homes is renovating a home in Manchester. After the program, the CCIA associations presented a check for $20,000 to Purple Heart Homes in support of its efforts on behalf of wounded veterans. Photo Gallery provided by Marinelli Photography
Thursday May 2, 2013, 11:30 am at the Aqua Turf Club, Wagon Room. Featuring Dale Beatty, a combat wounded veteran and co-founder of Purple Heart Homes, along with Staff Sergeant Sandra Lee, a survivor of multiple IED explosions and future recipient of a renovated home in Manchester, plus Jim Earl a volunteer from H.E.A.R.T 9/11.
FUNDING FOR THE CLEAN Water Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRF) was included in last week’s continuing resolution passed by Congress. The Clean Water SRF [...more]
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm, Aqua Turf Club. Program includes special guest speakers, Jay Hansen, Executive Vice President, National Asphalt Pavement Association and Nasreen Tasker, Global Editor, Argus Asphalt Report with a Presentation on: Liquid Asphalt | US Supply & Demand Fundamentals. Ad Sponsorships & Vendor Display Tables Available. - complete details [registration flier]
EXTENSIONS/WAIVERS/INCREASES - ENDED
All extensions, waivers, and increases in Gross Vehicle Weight relating to the blizzard of February 8 and 9 have been terminated or ended, by the Governor’s Executive Order #32, issued on Wed., Feb. 27, 2013.
EPA is hosting free webinars on the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) covering stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE), and revisions signed on January 14, 2013.
Webinar dates: 2/28/2013, 3/6/2013, 3/14/2013, 3/19/2013 - pre-registration required - Details
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, The Hartford Club
The Keynote Speaker sponsored by Petra Construction Corporation
Plus meet Joseph Jarboe, President, AGC of America and the AGC/CT 2013 Board of Directors.
Reservations with meal selection required by February 6, 2013
For more details down load the REGISTRATION FLIER.
CONNECTICUT’S ‘LITTLE MILLER’ Act applies to any construction, reconstruction, or development property rehabilitation by a municipality, governmental unit, or nonprofit corporation to [...more]
CONNECTICUT PROVIDES an in-state preference for local goods and services, but only when all other factors are equal; agricultural products; and certain small contactors, according to an Office Legislative Research report. The law also [...more]
TRANSPORTATION FUNDING sources may be unknown, but President Obama and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood “have a considerable opportunity to make a mark on transportation,” says [...more]
featuring Brian Deery, Senior Director, Highway & Transportation Division, AGC of America, along with other prominent speakers, is scheduled for next Thursday, January 17, 2013, from 8:00 am to Noon at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Headquarters Building in East Hartford.
The labor-force participation rate – the share of the adult population that either had a job or was trying to find one – stood at 63.6%, as of September, close to a 30-year low, according to [...more]
who attended, sponsored or participated in the CCIA Annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Reception at the Aqua Turf Club on Wednesday. A crowd of more than 400 attended the event. A special thank you to program sponsor Garrity Asphalt Reclaiming. The annual showcase event was an immense success due to the dedication, generosity and support of CCIA’s loyal members. Please visit the photo gallery courtesy of Marinelli Photography.
2012 CCIA Community Service Award Winners, KBE Building Corporation, for the Jennifer L. Hawke-Petit Health Lodge, WFSB Channel 3 Kids’ Camp; Paul Dinto, Paul Dinto Electrical Contractors, Inc., for Ann’s Place; O&G Industries, Inc., for Teacher of Teachers; and United Steel, Inc., for Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut, Walk for Thought. The awards were presented at the CCIA annual meeting 12-5-12.
UConn Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering researchers are testing a new style of bridge column construction with an eye to developing columns capable of [...more]
A Michigan-based automotive parts company will pay $750,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the agency announced.
A green building professional building skills training program begins December 4, 2012 [...more]
Health care construction has slowed a bit in the last few years, but it remains a critically important sector [...more]
A look at the skills-jobs mismatch finds no evidence that changes in the economy explain high joblessness; the problem is slow growth, according to [...more]
The fatigued driving BASIC will be changed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the more specific Hours-of-Service Compliance BASIC to [...more]
Submissions for the 2012 CCIA Community Service Award is Friday, November 9, 2012.
Technology Update CANCELED!
The Technology Update Seminar scheduled for this Friday, November 2, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am has been canceled. However, it will be rescheduled for December, and a new date will be announced shortly.
The deadlines for employers to make unemployment insurance tax filings and payments and to file a personal property tax declaration or request an extension were extended to Nov. 15, 2012, by [...more]
A Red Tape Review and Removal Task Force was convened by the Governor to streamline and consolidate unnecessarily burdensome state regulations and mandates, [...more]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made “significant progress” in implementing the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Program and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of [...more]
who were honored October 18, 2012 at the Aqua Turf Club before about 330 members and guests. The winners are:
Federal regulators would be required to better weigh how shifts in regulations affect industries concerned against the potential broader economic or social benefits of [...more]
Economic development efforts focusing on infrastructure, such as cleaning up and redeveloping contaminated property, restoring historic structures, revitalizing small town Main Streets, [...more]
Join us to see Who the Winners Will Be! Nominated by their peers for excellence in their fields - the attached list is this year's list of revered NOMINEES. The Awards of Distinction will be bestowed to all the finalists on Thursday, October 18, 2012 5:00 pm, Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT. View the REGISTRATION & SPONSORSHIP Information.
The method used to calculate the ideal amount of money that should be retained in the unemployment compensation trust fund will change [...more]
The federal motor-fuels tax, at 18.4 cents for gasoline and 24.4 cents for diesel, hasn't changed since 1993. As a result, the tax [...more]
A key environmental provision in MAP-21, the new two-year federal transportation bill, is the requirement that states set aside 25% of Construction Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement funds [...more]
A detailed overview of the construction projects and time schedule of new buildings, [...more]
Contractors need to plan for the risks that may arise on a construction project, according to “Dangerous Intersections: Where Environmental and Construction Law Collide on Construction Projects”, [...more]
The White House announced on Aug. 20, as part of its We Can’t Wait initiative, that it would expedite the permit and review process for four nationally and regionally significant surface [...more]
Methods to detect and track vehicles intruding into a work zone, and to detect missing work zone channelization traffic control devices such as barrels were examined in a report from
The Regulation Review Committee rejected a proposed regulation from the Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection that would add surface coating emissions requirements
Federal wage and hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to research by the law firm Seyfarth Shaw using data confirmed by the Federal Judicial Center, show a steady increase
State law, with limited exceptions, prohibits the state from disqualifying a person from engaging in an occupation, profession, or business that requires [...more]
AGC of CT INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AWARDS! We invite you to consider your colleagues within the industry and submit their names in nomination for this prestigious award by Friday, August 17, 2012.
AGC of Connecticut held its Annual Golf Tournament on July 2, 2012 at Wethersfield Country Club. From a full field of 32 foursomes, the low gross score of 60 was turned in by the foursome of Charles LeConche, Mike Lawton, Shawn Preston, and Mike Sapare. [photos] THANK YOU To Our MANY SPONSORS! and to Gold Sponsors, Marcum LLP and Ducci Electrical Contractors.
Seventy-five percent of all utilities have corrosive soil conditions and combined with a high portion of Cast Iron and Ductile Iron pipes, one in four main breaks is caused by [...more]
Unnecessary duplication among federal programs costs taxpayers billions of dollars a year, according to the [...more]
IRS resources “continue to be stretched thin, and the current trend of decreased resources coupled with increased complexity exacerbates the problem,” the IRS Oversight Board said [...more]
The job expansion tax credit would be extended by Public Act 12-1 of the June Special Session to employers hiring people receiving services from the Department of Mental Health and [...more] New energy-efficiency requirements were added to California’s state building code, which may reduce energy consumption but add to the cost of construction of commercial buildings [...more]
A new capital road fund, to be financed by a 0.39-mill levy, starting July 1, 2012, would appear on tax bills mailed to taxpayers [...more]
Coastline construction restrictions for commercial and residential buildings in other states and the ramifications for [...more]
Construction industry attendance and support is needed for a press conference with Senator Blumenthal!
Businesses once ranked as medium-sized are now considered small under definitions changed by the Small Business Administration, according to the Wall Street Journal. The agency [...more]
Jobsite runoff from rinsing concrete mixer chutes is getting more attention and officials in various states are looking at restricting the practice, according to [...more]
from ConnDOT and CAAPA were presented at the 2012 CAAPA Paving Luncheon meeting to:
The economic benefits of constructing, operating and maintaining the midstream infrastructure needed to transport domestic energy, such as [...more]
Construction NewsBRIEFS! 5-11-2012
Contractors will now have the right to a hearing to determine whether EPA has authority to issue a compliance order [...more]
U.S. drivers waste 1.9 billion gallons of gasoline each year, costing them more than $100 billion in lost fuel and time due to traffic delays, [...more]
Employers seeking to reduce workers’ compensation costs should legitimately advocate for their cause, Workers’ Compensation Commission Chairman John Mastropietro said [...more]
a double-feature of the award-winning Hoover Dam Bypass by HDR, Inc., on Thurs., April 19, 2012. Please join us for the CRMCA Annual Luncheon Meeting, at 11:30 am at Wethersfield Country Club, or the 2012 CRBA Spring Dinner Meeting, at 5 pm at the Aqua Turf Club. Please Pre-Register using the forms linked above. Sponsorship opportunities are available!
Local boards of education in Connecticut are allowed to take property by eminent domain for school projects, according to a report from the Office of Legislative Research. The board must seek [...more]
Municipalities would be authorized to finance certain remediation and redevelopment projects [...more]
Municipal stormwater authorities would be authorized to construct, own, operate and maintain [...more]
Excessive noise that violates a municipal ordinance and results in a citation and three or more arrests constitutes a public nuisance that [...more]
Development within areas around certain privately owned, publicly used airports in the state would require [...more]
Qualified professionals would be able to certify, for general permits issued by the DEEP Commissioner for stormwater discharges, the activity or project covered [...more]
Municipalities would be prohibited from enforcing local building codes or construction standards [...more]
A Modernizing Recycling Working Group that would analyze and make recommendations on how the state can modernize its approach to recycling, reduce waste [...more]
The requirements for posting bonds and other surety to complete public improvements [...more]
Solid waste, including demolition debris, generated in this state and exported [...more]
Converting what is now a liability—nearly $2.5 billion in tax credits state businesses have earned—into a powerful development asset [...more]
The AGC of Connecticut held its 7th Build CT Awards and 65th Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT.
Highlights of the evening included the formal induction of the 2012 Board of Directors and the presentation of Build CT Awards to seven member companies in recognition of individual project excellence for projects built between in 2010 and 2011. [...Details, photos and more]
Tax incremental financing programs would be expanded to include blended financing from property tax, sales tax and income tax to help finance building the [...more]
The maximum allowable unemployment compensation trust fund balance would be increased by Senate Bill 258 filed in the Labor Committee.
The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities would, according to a summary of the Governor’s midterm budget adjustments, be consolidated with [...more]
Work sharing programs would expand under H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. The bill, passed by Congress and signed into law, spends more on programs that allow [...more]
Any person who offers conveyor and crane installation, maintenance, repair or alteration services must be licensed to perform such work according to a recent notice restating the requirements and penalties [...more]
The White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness has released a report, Road Map to Renewal, which recommends a pro-business tax overhaul and regulatory streamlining. The year-end report is its third; in its October report, the jobs council recommended reauthorizing [...more]
Connecticut ranks 44th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in small-business friendliness, according to the Small Business Survival Index 2011: Ranking the Policy Environment for Entrepreneurship Across the Nation. The ranking [...more]
Department of Motor Vehicles customers will, within 3 years, be able to renew any vehicle’s registration online as part of the first phase of a three-phase [...more]
The Internal Revenue Service is presenting a free Worker Classification Webinar on Feb. 15, 2012, at 2 pm. The program, which requires registration, is for small business owners and payroll professionals to learn about and will cover employee and independent contractor issues [...more]
NEW START DATE - February 8, 2012.
A description and legislative history of the petroleum products gross earnings tax is summarized in a report from the Office of Legislative Research.
Enforcement inspections and safety consultation visits were effective in reducing compensable workers' compensation claims rates and lowering employer costs [...more]
The Annual Country Infrastructure Capacity Survey suggests that the United States is falling into second-rate status in the infrastructure arena, becoming a country [...more]
The National Conference of State Legislatures, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration Office of Operations, publishes the NCSL Transportation Operations, Management and ITS Legislation Database, which categorizes [...more]
New York State plans to spend $15 billion on infrastructure improvements, including repair of bridges, road and municipal water system improvements and [...more]
Infrastructure hardening and undergrounding utility facilities are two means of strengthening utility infrastructure to withstand damage from severe hurricanes, according to a presentation by [...more]
OSHA was not required to promulgate through notice and comment rulemaking its multi-employer citation policy and could impose multi-employer liability [...more]
The Governor opened his administration for 11 months to Ted Mann, former political journalist for The Day of New London, resulting in a three-week, 20-part series published by Hearst Connecticut [...more]
Construction NewsBRIEFS! 12-29-2011
Congress should fully fund EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council recommends [...more]
Building infrastructure that frames and supports family involvement efforts would help school districts direct resources and programmatic efforts [...more]
Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 11:00 am, near the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge at the intersection of Bridge Street and Youngsfield Road in New Milford.
The mandatory paid sick leave law is effective Jan. 1, 2012. Public Act 11-52 requires most employers of 50 or more people in the state to provide [...more]
Transportation infrastructure would be authorized a one-time $10 billion appropriation to capitalize an existing U.S. DOT program that helps states provide loans, loan guarantees, and other forms of non-grant assistance to leverage private dollars, and [...more]
Construction NewsBRIEFS! 12-16-2011
Congress would be required to approve all major federal regulations with an effect of $100 million or more, under H.R. 10, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, passed last week [...more]
for the CCIA’s 2012 Young Contractors Professional Institute.
Parties to construction contracts and their attorneys now can utilize a powerful new tool for facilitating settlement of disputes, [...more]
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state organized-labor leaders are exploring the idea of tapping private and public pension funds to help pay for [...more]
The Federal Highway Administration has a backlog of more than $2 billion in requests, [...more]
State officials in Massachusetts hope that as many as 16,000 jobs will be created by casino development in the coming years but [...more]
A true, fixed-price approach to designing and building complex capital projects is outlined in LePatner C3 Model™: Construction Cost Certainty, a white paper by attorney and author Barry B. LePatner that builds on [...more]
Construction NewsBRIEFS! 11-22-2011
The late-October ice storm should finally force Connecticut to put utility lines underground, according to a UConn professor of geology [...more]
Difficulties in obtaining financing are delaying many otherwise viable projects and therefore holding back a recovery in construction, according to [...more]
The Department of Administrative Services hosted its first online reverse auction bid recently, when it advertised the need for payloader machinery, [more]
Employees who experience under withholding during this transition year to implement state income tax changes on a catch-up basis, [more]
The twelve-member bipartisan Deficit Reduction Committee, the so-called “supercommittee”, has until Nov. 23, 2011, the day before Thanksgiving, to craft a plan [more]
A significant level of investment, $188.4 billion, in stormwater infrastructure spread equally over the next five years would generate $265.6 billion in economic activity [more]
Stepped-up scrutiny of unemployment benefits is part of the Obama administration’s government-wide effort to reduce the $125 billion in “improper payments” the government made [more]
CRBA FALL DINNER MEETING - Thursday, November 3, 2011
will take place as scheduled beginning at 5:00 pm at the Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT. All who have registered, attempted to register or would like to attend, please come out for a dinner and presentation by Barry LePatner. Registration / Information Flier - [Here ] Please note that CCIA's fax and email services have been unavailable since Sunday.
CCIA is Now Open
Please note that E-mail is temporarily out of service due to outages followed by ice storm Alfred.
The Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is sponsoring an employer seminar, Civil Rights is Good for Business, on Wed., Oct. 26, 2011 at the State Capitol, Room 310, from 10 am to 12 noon. The free program will focus on challenges [...more]
Transforming accumulated tax credits “from a liability to a powerful driver of new investment” would help promote jobs in Connecticut, according to Fred V. Carstensen, director [...more]
Drivers across the U.S. are paying more as more states and communities raise tolls or impose them for the first time to build and repair highways, bridges and tunnels, according to USA TODAY. The article includes a roll-over map [...more]
Contracting revenue from green building construction generated $44.41 billion in contracting revenue last year, a 3.2% increase over the year before,...[more]
The Rebuilding our Economy and Limiting the Impacts of Expected Flooding (RELIEF) Act, H.R. 3089, was introduced in Congress by Rep. Chris Murphy (D-5th Dist.). The bill would authorize FEMA to make $100 million a year in grants for each of the next five years to municipal governments for flood mitigation projects.
Public Owner of the Year: Keith Epstein, CT State University System; Private Owner of the Year: David Frassinelli, Fairfield University; Designer of the Year: Clarence Welti, Clarence Welti Associates; GC/CM of the Year: Damien Davis, Newfield Construction; Subcontractor of the Year: Robert Berkmoes, James T. Kay Co.; Supplier/Service Provider of the Year: Michael Donnelly, Murtha Cullina LLP; Construction Supervisor of the Year: Marty Tubbs, Manafort Brothers, Inc.; Educator of the Year: Howard Epstein, University of Connecticut; and the newest category, Safety Professional of the Year: Walter Tucker, Petra Construction Corp.Complete list of Finalists: [here]
Reporting requirements under a proposed rule issued by the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards would be expanded for labor relations consultants (including attorneys and associations) who [more]
Connecticut will be committing “substantial resources” to energy efficiency, renewable power and innovative technologies, DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty said [more]
Connecticut ranks among the top ten states in terms of an abundance of business regulations, which can result in a business climate that can “hamstring business owners and [more]
Energy efficiency, renewable energy and Brownfield redevelopment initiatives that promote “green jobs” are summarized in a recent Office of Legislative Research report. The report also discusses [more]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program substantially improves the [more]