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    12/1/2014    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.
    10/31/2014    THE 2014 CCIA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD


    - member companies are recognized for outstanding contributions made to their communities. Nominations being accepted until 5 pm, November 7, 2014. Nomination Guidelines & Application [here]
    10/16/2014    CONGRATULATIONS TO INDUSTRY RECOGNITION AWARDEES!

    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.

    10/10/2014    ConcreteWorks - North East - Regional Conference


    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!

    10/7/2014    SHOWCASE YOUR FIRM


    Limited VENDOR Space available at the Northeast Region ConcreteWorks Conference.
    9/24/2014    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 - .

    9/15/2014    PRESS RELEASE - 2014 Forum on Transportation

    9/10/2014    MONDAY: GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE FORUM ON TRANSPORTATION

    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!

    9/9/2014    CONNstruction - FALL 2014:


    A Legislative Primer! Feature Articles include:
    Picking Connecticut's Next Governor
    Congressional Candidates Weigh In
    Your Critical Addition to the Industry Voice – Made Easy!
    Step-up and Advocate or the Opposition Wins by Default

    9/2/2014    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.
    8/28/2014    THE 2014 SAFETY ALLIANCE CONFERENCE


    Details available on the agenda and printable registration form

    8/20/2014    PRESS CONFERENCE - Transportation Advocates

    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

    8/8/2014    CONNstruction - Summer 2014


    featuring Connecticut's Comprehensive Energy Plan is available in the digital edition now!

    8/1/2014    Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council


    launches new website: http://ctconcretepromotion.org/home.html

    7/30/2014    NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED


    for the prestigious 2014 Construction Industry Recognition Awards.
    7/21/2014    PRESS RELEASE! Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4)


    visited Norwalk’s deteriorated Yankee Doodle Bridge to highlight the urgent need for long-term federal transportation investments to create jobs and improve the safety and efficiency of Connecticut's transit and highway networks. [more]
    6/27/2014    INCREASE in the Federal Gas Tax = INCREASE IN CT ROAD REPAIR!

    Please take a moment to encourage our State Senators to Fix the Highway Trust Fund! (more)
    6/2/2014    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.

    more information | reporting form

    5/30/2014    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.
    5/20/2014    CALLING ALL YOUNG PROFESSIONALS!


    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].

    5/19/2014    CAAPA/ConnDOT ANNUAL PAVING AWARDS


    were presented at the 2014 Annual CAAPA Paving Conference, Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Best Western Plus, North Haven, CT. [Award Photos]
    5/5/2014    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

    5/4/2014    2014 CCIA Ethics and Compliance Summit


    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]
    4/11/2014    JOINING FORCES TO HONOR CT VETERANS


    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.

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    4/1/2014    2014 JOINT FORCES LUNCHEON


    will include guest speaker Paul Bucha, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and volunteer board member for the Connecticut State Veterans Memorial.
    3/21/2014    CONNstruction Spring 2014 | Digital Edition


    Featuring CCIA's 2013 Annual Report and the 2013 Community Service Awards.
    For advertising opportunities
    in our online and print publication, please contact Jamie Williams - jwilliams@naylor.com or 800-369-6220 ext. 3393

    3/13/2014    Build CT 2014 - Photo Gallery

    provided by John Marinelli Photography.
    3/1/2014    CCIA 2014 SAFETY TRAINING SCHEDULE


    2/28/2014    2014 BUILD CT AWARDS DINNER - NEW DATE!


    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.
    2/25/2014    BIM Unit 1: New Date! MARCH 21, 2014

    2/24/2014    LEAN Construction - Unit 1: NEW DATE - MARCH 13, 2014

    2/23/2014    AGC/CT MANAGEMENT TRAINING - 2014 Schedule


    2/20/2014    2014 ROADWAY SAFETY POSTER CONTEST


    Due date: March 7, 2014: The children of Connecticut are being asked to help promote roadway safety through art.  Students in grades K-6 are invited to submit their original impressions of roadway safety.  Contest information and application

    2/10/2014    2014 CCIA Membership Directory and Buyers’ Guide


    Browse and Save to Your Desk Top the 2014 Digital Edition! The print edition is "in the mail" and should be arriving within the next two weeks.  Thank you to our many supporters and advertisers.

    2/7/2014    CCIA SAFETY ROUNDTABLE change of LOCATION

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Safety Roundtable will be held at The Gallery, 141 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury and will feature Construction Defects and Record Keeping, presented by Bob Tomko of The Travelers Companies. Registration and Information Form
    1/30/2014    2014 BUILD CT AWARD WINNERS!


    were announced by AGC of Connecticut and will be honored on Thurs., Feb. 13, 2014, at the Aqua Turf. Congratulations 2014 Winners!
    Program Book Ads, Sponsorship and Dinner Registration details available in the - Announcement
    1/29/2014    ARTBA-TDF HIGHWAY WORKER SCHOLARSHIP


    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
    1/13/2014    CONNstruction Winter | Digital Edition Here!


    Feature Articles Include:

    12/9/2013    CCIA Annual Membership Meeting and Holiday Reception

    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

    11/19/2013    The PREMIER ANNUAL EVENT!


    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 Form
    Don't miss out on the premier event this year! RSVP by Monday, November 25, 2013
    11/7/2013    Plan to Join Us!


    The Connecticut Transportation Summit
    How to prioritize (and pay for) Connecticut's critical transportation projects.
    Thursday, December 12, 2013 
    Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 East Main Street, Stamford
    Registration: 8 am | Program: 8:30 am to noon
    Register Here

    11/6/2013    CEUCA Fall Luncheon Program


    CEUCA Fall Luncheon Program
    Monday, November 18, 2013
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Wethersfield Country Club

    featuring the administrative changes
    and proposed legislative changes to the CBYD and PURA rules.

    10/18/2013    CONGRATULATIONS TO AGC/CT WINNERS!


    The Industry Recognition Award winners were honored October 17, 2013 at the Aqua Turf Club before over 370 members and guests.  (more)
    10/11/2013    AGC/CT Industry RECOGNITION Awards FINALISTS Revealed


    Join us on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at the Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT to see who shines the brightest...as one finalist in each of 10 categories will be selected as Winner!

    FINALISTS | REGISTRATION & AD/Sponsorship Form

    10/7/2013    CRBA 80th Anniversary Celebration honors Ed Gilligan


    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

    9/27/2013    CASE DISPARITY STUDY: NEED TO KNOW INFO!

    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 (more)
    9/11/2013    CONNstruction FALL 2013 | ONLINE NOW!


    Read the latest issue featuring Construction Managers and General Contractors with articles on High Performing Facilities, Innovation in Action and Highlights & Happenings with photos.

    8/28/2013    OSHA - CCIA - ConnOSHA Safety Conference

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | 7:30 am - 1:00 pm | Holiday Inn, North Haven. There is no charge however, registration is required by Sept. 4th. Safety Conference Agenda and Registration Form
    8/16/2013    THE NEW TRANPORTATION CONSTRUCTION ADVOCATE APP


    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.

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    8/2/2013    DEANDLINE EXTENDED for NOMINATIONS!


    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

    7/19/2013    CCIA MEMBER Helps Kids DIG INTO READING!


    Workers from W.I. Clark of Wallingford joined the Levi E. Coe Library celebrate its Summer 2013 "Dig Into Reading" Program and brought along an excavator...[more details]
    7/12/2013    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING

    with Don Shubert, President CCIA explaining the future needs of transportation infrastructure investment in Connecticut. [view the details on the video]
    6/12/2013    CONNstruction SUMMER 2013 | ONLINE NOW!


    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.

    For advertising opportunities in our online and print publication, please contact Jamie Williams - jwilliams@naylor.com or 800-369-6220 ext. 3393

    6/7/2013    TRANSPORTATION and INFRASTRUCTURE FORUM

    Don’t Miss This: Transportation & Infrastructure Forum with Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Congressman Bill Shuster.  Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:00am – 11:30am, Riverfront Boathouse, 20 Leibert Rd., Hartford, Connecticut.

    5/30/2013    CT Sales & Use Tax for Construction Contractors


    The Thursday, May 30, 2013 free seminar offered by CCIA and Marcum LLP was filled with useful, good-to-know information. A copy of the presentation can be found – here - .
    5/9/2013    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

    4/19/2013    CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY JOINT FORCES MEETING!


    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

    Details are available below and on the Sponsorship and Registration Form or contact Carol Hall 860.529.6855.

    4/8/2013    TRUCK INSPECTION TRAINING

    The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, Commercial Vehicle Safety Division will be conducting several “training and education” events [...more]
    3/22/2013    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    THE OFFICE OF STATE TRAFFIC Administration has adopted regulations Section 14-298-500 updating its uniform system of traffic control signals, [...more]

     

    3/15/2013    55th Annual Paving Conference and Luncheon


    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]

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    3/15/2013    Associated General Contractors of CT Scholarship


    two years of tuition at $2,500 per year for enrollment in College/University with either civil engineering or building & construction technology major. Application -[word-doc] or [pdf] [Postmark Deadline - March 31, 2013
    3/5/2013    THE AGC OF CONNECTICUT 66th Annual Meeting


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    3/1/2013    Every Life Counts in Connecticut


    is the theme for the 2013 Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children.  It focuses on the fact that all of Connecticut’s road users deserve safe and efficient roadways and that those people who work to maintain our roadways deserve a safe workplace.  Contest Details
    2/27/2013    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.
    2/14/2013    US EPA WEBINAR - RICE Air Quality Regulations +

    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

    2/12/2013    Emergency Declaration - Weight Limits

    from the Commissioner of the CT Department of Transportation regarding weight limits for commercial motor vehicles hauling salt.

    2/1/2013    The AGC/CT 66th Annual Meeting & Dinner


    Wednesday, February 13, 2013, The Hartford Club

    The Keynote Speaker sponsored by Petra Construction Corporation
    Kelly Riggs, author and dynamic speaker and trainer in the fields of leadership, sales development, and strategic planning, brings a thought-provoking presentation - Positioning Your Company for the Future: How to Structure Your Organization to Adapt to the Coming Changes.

    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.

    1/24/2013    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    1/8/2013    2nd Annual Ethics and Compliance Summit

    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.
    Registration & Details:  registration form

    12/20/2012    Season Greetings from CCIA


    Please note CCIA will be closed on December 24 & 25, 2012 plus December 31, 2012 & Jan 1, 2013. [message]
    12/12/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    MSHA accident investigators and special investigators recently underwent a two-week training program facilitated by the FBI Laboratory's Evidence Response Team Unit. The training covered [...more]

    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]

    12/12/2012    THANK YOU to all CCIA members


    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.

    12/11/2012    CONNstruction WINTER 2012


    now available on-line with a focus on Construction Material Suppliers.
    For advertising opportunities in our online and print publication, please contact Jamie Williams - jwilliams@naylor.com or 800-369-6220 ext. 3393

    12/7/2012    CONGRATULATIONS to the

    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.
    12/7/2012    Congratulations to the 33 recipients

    of the CCIA Safety Awards – Platinum Level and Safety Recognition awards that were presented at the CCIA annual meeting Dec. 5, 2012.
    12/4/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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.

    11/28/2012    Governor Dannel Malloy will be

    the Featured Speaker along with Keynote Speaker Jack Basso, Director of Program Finance and Management for AASHTO for the Dec. 10, 2012 Transit for Connecticut program sponsored by CCIA. [registration information & details]
    11/21/2012    Sponsorship & Registration Information!


    11/21/2012    Construction NEWBRIEFS!

    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 construction safety survey (responsed due by months end) is being conducted by an Atlanta labor and employment lawyer who represents employers [...more]

    11/9/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    U.S. EPA is continuing to weigh two proposed alternatives of its Coal Combustion Residuals Proposed Rule and whether to designate coal ash as a “hazardous waste” [...more]

    11/6/2012    CCIA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD - DEADLINE FRIDAY!


    Submissions for the 2012 CCIA Community Service Award is Friday, November 9, 2012. (more)
    11/1/2012    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.

    10/31/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    The state Department of Revenue Services has extended the deadline for state tax filings and payments due this week to the end of the business day on Nov. 7, 2012, [...more]

    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]

    10/24/2012    CONGRATULATIONS TO AGC of Connecticut Industry Recognition Award winners


    who were honored October 18, 2012 at the Aqua Turf Club before about 330 members and guests. The winners are: (more)

    10/19/2012    The Connecticut Road Builders Association


    will be honoring Senator Joseph Lieberman at the CRBA Fall Meeting, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 - 5:00 pm, Aqua Turf Club, Plantsville, CT. Registration is Required. Details

    10/17/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    10/11/2012    It is with deep sorrow that we report...


    MARVIN B. MORGANBESSER, 79, of Falls Church, Virginia, passed away Thurs., Oct. 11, 2012. Marvin was President of CCIA from 1977 until his retirement in 2008.

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    10/5/2012    The 2012 AGC/CT Industry Recognition NOMINEES ANNOUNCED!


    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.

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    10/4/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    10/2/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    Technical revisions to the Conn. Fire Safety Code proposed regulation from the Dept. of Construction Services, necessitated by adoption  [...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]

    9/17/2012    CONNstruction FALL 2012


    now available on-line with a focus on Connecticut's workforce and job growth.
    For advertising opportunities in our online and print publication, please contact Jamie Williams - jwilliams@naylor.com or 800-369-6220 ext. 3393

    9/17/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    A detailed overview of the construction projects and time schedule of new buildings, [...more]

    OSHA has educational materials on its Safety and Health Topics pages to learn about Flood and Hurricane Preparedness and Response, including its Response/Recovery page with a  [...more]

    9/7/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    Light utility/work trucks and trailers were the most frequently stolen construction equipment in 2011, at 36%, according to the 2011 LoJack Construction Equipment Theft Report. [...more]

    8/29/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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

    8/24/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    The federal budget deficit will total $1.1. trillion for fiscal year 2012, which ends on Sept. 30, 2012, the Congressional Budget Office estimates, marking the fourth year in a row – a first – [...more]

    8/20/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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

    8/13/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    State law, with limited exceptions, prohibits the state from disqualifying a person from engaging in an occupation, profession, or business that requires [...more]

    A whistleblower complaint led OSHA to investigate a construction site, where the agency found enough trenching violations to levy a $122,400 fine against a contractor. [...more]

    8/8/2012    LAST CALL! Submit Your Nomination for the


    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. (more)
    8/6/2012    AGC of CT 2012 Golf Outing

    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.
    8/6/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    U.S. Congressmen Christopher S. Murphy (D-5th Dist.) and Jim Himes (D-4th Dist.) are hosting a jobs fair on Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, at 9 am at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Employers are invited to participate [...more]
    8/6/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS! continued

    Organized labor unions spend about four times as much on politics and lobbying than they contribute directly to candidates [...more]
    The State Building Code became a statewide code in 1969, requiring municipalities to follow it, but allowing them [...more]
    7/27/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Hartford District Office, will present Workforce: Under Construction, on Wed., Aug. 1, 2012, at 1 pm [...more]

    U.S. Congressmen Christopher S. Murphy (D-5th Dist.) and Jim Himes (D-4th Dist.) are hosting a jobs fair on Fri., Aug. 10, 2012, at 9 am at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. [...more]

    7/19/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    7/18/2012    CONNstruction SUMMER 2012!


    now available on-line with a focus on school construction.
    For advertising opportunities in our online and print publication, please contact Jamie Williams - jwilliams@naylor.com or 800-369-6220 ext. 3393
    7/13/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    The International Playground Contractors Association is presenting the Playground Construction School on  [...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]

    6/27/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]
    6/22/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    Engineers and scientists in several states are testing rubber, asphalt and gravel to develop roadway surfaces meant to reduce noise, according to the Wall Street Journal. [...more]

    6/12/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    Coastline construction restrictions for commercial and residential buildings in other states and the ramifications for [...more]

    Engineers and scientists in several states are testing rubber, asphalt and gravel to develop roadway surfaces meant to reduce noise, according to the Wall Street Journal. So-called quiet [...more]

    6/8/2012    THANK YOU to AGC of CT Golf Tournament

    Gold Sponsors, Marcum LLP and Ducci Electrical Contractors, for their support of the annual event, which is on Mon., July 2, 2012, at Wethersfield Country Club. Foursomes are still available as well as Sponsorship Opportunities.
    6/7/2012    ALERT - PRESS CONFERENCE JUNE 8, 2012

    Construction industry attendance and support is needed for a press conference with Senator Blumenthal! (more)
    6/1/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    5/28/2012    The 2011 ASPHALT PAVEMENT AWARDS


    from ConnDOT and CAAPA were presented at the 2012 CAAPA Paving Luncheon meeting to: (more)
    5/24/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS! 5-23-2012

    Preparation is the key to an effective workplace incident investigation, according to Pre-planning for incident investigations, from [...more]

    The economic benefits of constructing, operating and maintaining the midstream infrastructure needed to transport domestic energy, such as [...more]

    5/11/2012    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]

    AGC of America supports establishing a six-year federal statute of repose for latent defect claims. [...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]

    5/4/2012    Verizon Wireless Savings!


    In collaboration with National Purchasing Partners, CCIA/AGC of CT is going to make it easy for you to save on your company’s wireless plan. [...more]

    4/26/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    The Senate-passed transportation bill, MAP-21, would protect 1.9 million jobs nationwide and create one million more jobs through [...more]

    The Internal Revenue Service is seeking civic-minded volunteers from Connecticut, among [...more]

    The Governor proclaimed April 2012 as Call Before You Dig Month in the state, issuing an official statement encouraging [...more]

    4/13/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    The Governor proclaimed April 2012 as Call Before You Dig Month in the state, issuing an official statement encouraging [...more]

    Employers seeking to reduce workers’ compensation costs should legitimately advocate for their cause, Workers’ Compensation Commission Chairman John Mastropietro said [...more]

    4/13/2012    CCIA IS PLEASED to present

    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!

    4/4/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    Contractors or subcontractors on prevailing wage projects required to pay an employee’s wages and benefits on behalf of a subcontractor who failed to do so would, under Senate Bill 179,  [...more]

    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]

    The new Director of the Connecticut Department of Labor Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Kenneth Tucker, is featured in the February edition of CONN-OSHA Quarterly. Tucker, [...more]

    3/28/2012    CCIA PITCHES IN TO HELP WOUNDED VETERAN

    New York Times, March 26, 2012, on page A11...[online version]
    3/26/2012    Local Construction Executive Elected as Chairman


    of the Building Division of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the largest construction trade organization in the country. [...MORE]
    3/25/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    3/19/2012    CONNstruction SPRING 2012


    Features include the CCIA 2011 Annual Report, CCIA Community Service Award Winners, and so much more.
    3/18/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    3/9/2012    March 13, 2012 | PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILS

    3/8/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    3/2/2012    Build CT Awards and 65th Annual Meeting


    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]

    3/2/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    2/24/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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 President’s 2013 Budget provides $4.7 billion for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Civil Works, a $271 million or 5.4% decrease from the 2012 enacted level. While it focuses on [...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]

    2/12/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    2/3/2012    2012 BUILD CT


    SPONSORSHIP and AD Reservations are due today, Friday, February 3, 2012.
    You Don't Want to miss out on being a part of Connecticut's premier construction awards...February 16, 2012, Aqua Turf Club. Details: Registration and Sponsorship Form | Winners

    2/2/2012    Young Contractors Professional Development Institute


    NEW START DATE - February 8, 2012.
    A professional training program that addresses key needs both of your company and the next generation of our industry’s leaders. It delivers the skills your company needs to come out of the recession in a position of strength. More information

    2/1/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS! 2/1/2012

    The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s ‘Lead By Example’ program is designed to reduce energy use [...more]

    A description and legislative history of the petroleum products gross earnings tax is summarized in a report from the Office of Legislative Research.

    The National League of Cities, as part of its 2012 legislative agenda, will advocate for Congress and the Administration to authorize a new federal surface transportation program that [...more]

    Enforcement inspections and safety consultation visits were effective in reducing compensable workers' compensation claims rates and lowering employer costs [...more]

    1/26/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    Common Ground Alliance, the stakeholder-run organization focused on protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, announced [...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]

    1/17/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    CTI Technology Transfer Center at UConn recently presented a safety brief to municipalities about a new state law, Public Act 11-256, effective Oct. 1, 2011, which [...more]

    New York State plans to spend $15 billion on infrastructure improvements, including repair of bridges, road and municipal water system improvements and [...more]

    The Mine Safety Accountability and Improved Protection Act, H.R. 3697, was introduced by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). The bill, which was filed in response [...more]

    1/5/2012    Construction NewsBRIEFS! 1-5-2012

    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]

    12/29/2011    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]

    12/27/2011    Press Conference with Congressman Murphy

    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. (more)
    12/23/2011    Construction NewsBRIEFS! 12-23-2011

    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]

    OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program provides small business workplaces with free, confidential advice and assistance in [...more]

    12/16/2011    LAST OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT


    AGC of Connecticut Build CT Award Applications, which are due 5 pm, Wed., Dec. 21, 2011. The Awards program is Thurs., Feb. 16, 2012, at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Registration material for the evening awards banquet will be sent out early next month.
    12/15/2011    Construction NewsBRIEFS! 12-16-2011

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has published Information for Contractors and Vendors, which includes links to contracts, grants, small business opportunities, [...more]

    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]

    Connecticut ranks 22nd among the 50 states, according to an analysis by 24/7 Wall Street, [...more]

    12/9/2011    REGISTER NOW!


    for the CCIA’s 2012 Young Contractors Professional Institute. (more)
    12/7/2011    Construction NewsBRIEFS! 12-7-2011

    Parties to construction contracts and their attorneys now can utilize a powerful new tool for facilitating settlement of disputes, [...more]

    CPTV is seeking audience members for Retirement Realities: A Town Hall Meeting, Why So Many Americans Feel Unprepared, a panel discussion, on Thurs., Dec. 15, 2011, [...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]

    12/5/2011    AVAILABLE ONLINE: CONNstruction Winter 2011


    12/2/2011    REGISTER TODAY for the ANNUAL HOLIDAY RECEPTION!


    12/1/2011    Construction NewsBRIEFS! 12-2-2011

    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]

    11/22/2011    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 U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in response to an employer’s request, recently issued a non-binding opinion letter that provides insight [...more]

    11/18/2011    Construction NewsBRIEFS! 11-17-2011

    Proposed Stream Flow Standards and Regulations have been revised and were submitted to the [...more]

    New public-health studies and laboratory experiments suggest that, at every stage of life, traffic fumes exact a measurable toll on [...more]

    11/10/2011    Construction NewsBRIEFS! 11-10-2011

    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]

    11/3/2011    Construction NewsBRIEFS! 11-3-2011

    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]

    11/2/2011    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.
    10/31/2011    CCIA is Now Open

    Please note that E-mail is temporarily out of service due to outages followed by ice storm Alfred.
    10/21/2011    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    10/18/2011    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    ‘Buy American’ provisions in the American Jobs Act of 2011, S. 1549, which some in Congress may try to pass piecemeal, are identical to the provisions in the Recovery Act of 2009, ...[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.

    10/13/2011    2011 WINNERS ANNOUNCED


    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]
    10/6/2011    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    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]

    9/30/2011    Construction NewsBRIEFS!

    Significant changes to the law concerning how developers and builders post performance bonds with municipalities ...made in Public Act 11-79, effective Oct. 1, 2011, [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]

    9/28/2011    Available Now: CONNstruction Fall 2011


    Features include:
    Shovel Ready: Governor Malloy Pledges to Spend More on Infrastructure
    Aiding Economic Growth: Redeker Looks to Make an Impact as the DOT's New Commissioner

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