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August 2017

Fuss & O'Neill has acquired CLD Consulting Engineers, Inc. CLD will bring their expertise in highway and bridge design, traffic/transportation services, municipal engineering and private development to add to Fuss & O’Neill’s 90+ years of land development, traffic/transportation, water resources, environmental services and facilities engineering. Producing a company of nearly 350 engineers, scientists and planners, in 11 offices, the acquisition will establish Fuss & O’Neill as a New England leader of civil and environmental engineering services. The two companies will combine business operations in the coming year.

George Perham, a principal of Antinozzi Associates, breaks ground at Stratford High School’s $125-million renovation. The 1970 graduate of Stratford High School says this was one of the most special groundbreakings he has experienced. The new 236,000sf addition and renovation will create a state-of-the-art school for faculty and students and is slated for completion in 2020. Please visit this link for the full article.

July 2017

Elizabeth K. Wright of Robinson+Cole has been recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) New England as a “Top Young Professional." ENR New England, a weekly publication that provides construction news and information to industry professionals worldwide, recognized Ms. Wright in its annual class of “Top Young Professionals” for 2017. Ms. Wright handles all aspects of construction-related contract issues and litigation. She brings a strong resolution and problem solving focus to her practice due to her education and experience as a mediator. In addition to her practice, Ms. Wright serves on the board of directors and as co-chair of the programs committee for the Connecticut chapter of Professional Women in Construction, and on the membership committee of CREW-Boston. She also participates in a pro bono program sponsored by the Massachusetts Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, in which she represents victims of domestic violence seeking restraining orders. Ms. Wright was one of just nine construction industry professionals from across New England to receive the recognition, which was given for "leadership, industry work and community service." The honorees are profiled in the July 24, 2017, edition of Engineering News-Record New England.

 

Chad Hollingsworth, president and co-founder of Triax Technologies, Inc., will be giving a presentation with Doug Ware from Suffolk on implementing wearable and emerging technologies to improve site safety culture at this week’s AGC Safety and Health conference. Please visit this link for more information.

 

TRADE CONTRACTORS NEEDED: Hartford Housing Authority and their partners present Willow Creek - Phase 2 Rental on 7/27/17 from 5:30-7PM at the CI Office (260 Girard Ave, Hartford, CT). Construction of Willow Creek- Phase 2 community in Hartford, CT consists of the new construction of 43 units of housing in 11 wood-framed buildings totaling approximately 58,000SF. The work will take place in the beginning of the Second Quarter of 2018. LEARN MORE HERE

 

Construction Solutions Group, LLC (“CSG”) has announced that vice president Christopher Cykley and project manager Jason LaFleur have earned their Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program (“MCPPO”) certifications. Cykley and LaFleur bring the company-wide total to three MCPPO certified team members, further fortifying CSG’s submissions for owner’s representation and program management projects throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

BVH Integrated Services, P.C., announces the promotion of five employees: Michael W. Palleschi, Project Manager, Samantha Godin, Senior Electrical Engineer, Sabrina Randall, Plumbing Designer, Tinah K. Nakalawa, BIM Modeler, and Nicole M. Parker, CPD, LEED, Green Associate, Senior Plumbing/ Fire Protection Engineer. Please click here to read more.

 

June 2017

Robinson+Cole lawyers Gregory R. Faulkner and Dennis C. Cavanaugh have accepted fellowships with the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA.) Mr. Faulkner is chair and Mr. Cavanaugh is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Construction Group. CLSA is an invitation-only construction lawyer honorary society with membership limited to 1,200 practicing Fellows from the United States and internationally. Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated for effectiveness and accomplishment in construction law, along with ethical reputation.

 

Arcadis has released its seventh annual Global Construction Disputes Report 2017, “Avoiding the Same Pitfalls." The report reveals the average value of construction disputes in North America was lower than in most parts of the world in 2016. This report, conducted annually by Arcadis, the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, provides insight into the causes, duration and value of construction disputes while highlighting the best ways to avoid, mitigate and resolve them. To view the press release and report please follow this link.

 

OFI, a trusted leader in workspace planning and Certified Herman Miller Dealer, is growing and opening a new Stamford office to better showcase the latest workspace solutions and innovative interior designs. The office, located at 1010 Washington Blvd. in downtown Stamford, is a sleek, state-of-the art facility with easy access and parking. It will offer a signature customer experience, a robust and easily navigated swatch library of fabrics, finishes and resources, along with the latest technology to collaborate and create. The space will highlight the company’s history and the latest furniture designs to meet the ever-changing needs of people in their work. This move accompanies OFI’s new and future campaign called, “Work Well. Feel Good.” The campaign will include bold and innovative actions aimed at building corporate morale, strengthening client relationships as well as reinforcing their commitment to environmental stewardship and supporting the community.

 

May 2017

Diversity Construction Group President James A. Keaney, Jr. has been invited to speak at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Legislative Week: Diversity & Inclusion Summit from June 19 to June 20, 2017. Keaney conveyed, “I am excited to share our passions and values that have led us, our partners and subcontractors to promoting diversity and inclusion in our industry. DCG is committed to making a difference in the construction industry.” Please see full press release here.

 

BVH Integrated Services, P.C., announces that Steven Haines has joined the organization as Director of Technical Operations. In this newly created position at BVH, Steve will take a leadership role in the firm’s information technology and related practice areas, forming the foundation for the firm’s ability to work effectively, communicate ideas, and produce quality project documentation. Steve previously served as Managing Director of Centerbrook Architects and Planners, where he was responsible for the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure excellence in design and business practices. In addition to his extensive experience in the areas of firm management, staff development, technology, and marketing, Steve is a frequent lecturer, speaker, and advisor on a variety of industry-related topics. His audiences have included Autodesk Executive Forum, Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Connecticut Building Congress, Construction Institute at the University of Hartford, AIA Pittsburgh, Society for Marketing Professional Services, and University of Connecticut.

 

Construction Solutions Group has announced the promotion of Roger LaFleur to Chief Operating Officer and Christopher Cykley to Vice President. The promotions are the result of an increasing workload, which includes recently awarded contracts for multi-year program management services. In his new role, Roger will manage internal company operations. As Vice President, Christopher will ensure the effective implementation of CSG’s business strategy. In April, CSG was awarded a $1.3 million contract to provide program management services for the Norwalk Board of Education’s five-year school facilities master plan, which includes over $170 million in new construction and facility renovations. For more about CSG please visit their website.

 

The Construction Institute extends a warm welcome to new member Triax Technologies! Please visit this link to discover news and events from Triax!

 

March 2017

The Diversity Construction Group Foundation (DGCF) is now accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors. DCGF is a 501(c)(3) established in 2016.  The Foundation was created for charitable purposes, primarily for providing education scholarships to high school seniors.  The DCGF is focused on the issue of racial and gender capacity in the Construction industry.  Our goal is to provide encouragement and financial assistance to high school students that wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a major that will lead to a career in the field of Construction. 

Please share our scholarship information and application with your friends,  co-workers, staff members, and anyone working in the design and construction industry that may know of someone in need. Our deadline for applications is June 1, 2017.

 

Siemens has donated $315 million in software to Connecticut Community Colleges to be distributed over the next 18 months as reported in this article from Westfair Communications.

 

Diversity Construction Group of Cheshire, Connecticut, today announced that it has been awarded a National Diversity Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The ABC National Diversity Excellence Awards recognizes members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices, and training and mentoring programs. Diversity Construction Group won in the small and emerging contractor category. Diversity Construction Group President, James A. Keaney, Jr stated “We are excited to be recognized by the ABC for our efforts to promote diversity in our industry.  I want to express my extreme gratitude to the many subcontractors, vendors and volunteers that helped make the 1st Annual Diversity Construction Group Foundation Golf Tournament such a success in the spirit of promoting diversity in our industry.”

 

EMCOR Group, Inc., a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services for a diverse range of businesses, has been ranked #2 among the “World’s Most Admired Companies” in the engineering and construction industry by Fortune®. It is the 9th consecutive year EMCOR has been named to the top five of the list. Fortune’s annual list of the “World's Most Admired Companies” is selected through an in-depth survey of 680 companies from 28 countries. The survey asks key executives, directors, and analysts to rate companies within their own industry, considering factors such as financial stability, long-term investment value, management, social responsibility, total assets, quality of services, innovation and global relevance.

 

CI Members Svigals + Partners and Fathom featured in Forbes article!

 

January 2017

Congratulations to CI member Matt Wunch, BIM Manager for BVH Integrated Services, P.C., for the publication of his article "InfraWorks 360: A Brief Overview for Beginners" in the February 2017 edition of AUGIWorld (page 24), the official publication of the Autodesk Users Group International.

 

CI Member Lewis Finkel, F.C.P.E. of Professional Construction Services, Inc. has written an article titled "Achieving Excellence in Estimating", which we have included on our "Articles / Resources" page.  

 

October 2016

 

THE NATIONAL ACADEMY of Construction (NAC) has elected Raymond R. Oneglia, Executive Vice Chairman, O&G Industries, Inc., as a member of its 2016 class, according to a press release.  He was inducted Oct. 20 at the NAC Annual Meeting in Napa, CA. The 2016 class includes 30 inductees. Three hundred industry leaders were considered for NAC’s rigorous nomination and election process.

 

The final phase of the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University Biotech Accelerator (Upstate Biotech), a LEED® Silver designed project by The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) is complete. In addition to wet- and dry-lab space, a shared equipment wet-lab and shared equipment public areas, the 60,000-square-foot facility now features the Upstate MIND—a Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery Center— which opened on September 1 on the 3rd floor of the Accelerator.  Read more here...

 

The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) has ranked 26th for the sustainability category in Architect Magazine’s 2016 Architect 50.  View article here.


September 2016

The Metropolitan District Commission has established a Small Contractor Development program working with the University of Hartford Entrepreneurial Center to provide management counseling and training to emerging minority contractor programs.  Read more in the CONNstruction article.


June - 2016 

Filomeno & Company celebrates 50 years in business. To view the article in the Metro Hartford Alliance, click here. 

 

Skanska was featured in High Profile for their collaboration with Stamford Hospital on a new patient-centered facility.  To view the article, click here. 

 

May - 2016 

Tecton Architects has filled two key positions;Steve Hills has been promoted to BIM Manager and Rebecca Hopkins as Manager of Emerging Technologies. To read more, view the accompanying article in High Profile.

 

BVH Integrated Services is pleased to announce that Matt Wunch, BIM Manager for BVH Integrated Services, has been selected to join the Autodesk Expert Elite Program for his knowledge and expertise in the use of InfraWorks 360.

 

Maureen Funke of Gilbane Building Company is heading up a Women Build team for Habitat for Humanity on May 7, 2016.  CI Executive Director Nancy Greenwald is looking forward to joining them on Saturday.
 

April - 2016

BVH Integrated Services announces the promotions of two engineering professionals within its Bloomfield office. Brad Huff, P.E., has received the title of Senior Engineer, and Adam Gower, P.E., has been promoted to Commissioning Project Manager.

February - 2016

Brent Robertson of Fathom, Inc is featured in the Hartford Business Journal...to read the article, click here... 

JCJ Architecture announced that multiple leadership team members earned provisional accreditationthrough the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).  To read the full article, click here ...  

The Institute of Transportation Engineers, New England Section recently awarded the Transportation Engineer of The Year 2015 award to Ted DeSantos of Fuss & O’Neill, Inc. Ted’s award was for outstanding leadership as project manager for 100 College Street in the City of New Haven, CT, a mega project involving the removal of an expressway for economic development. 

 

Heather Conley Photography: CI member Heather Conley was featured in an article on the University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center webpage as one of their "Successful Women at the Women’s Business Center". To view the article, click here ... 

January - 2016

PES Structural Engineers, Inc. (PES) announced today that David Aucoin, P.E., has been promoted to Senior Associate and named him as a new owner of the firm. An 11 year veteran of PES, David is the leader of the firm’s New England office.  To view the announcement in High Profile, click here ...
 

December - 2015

Brent Robertson of Fathom, Inc and CI Board member published an article of interest to all - What do you get when you remove generational labels? Something amazing...to read the article, click here... 

 

November - 2015

BVH Integrated Services: BVH's BIM Manager Matt Wunch will be presenting at Autodesk University in Las Vegas December 1-3, 2016.  Read More...


Congratulations to Dennis C. Cavanaugh of member ROBINSON+COLE on being named Best Lawyers® 2016  “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Construction in Hartford, Connecticut. Additionally, Gregory R. Faulkner was recognized as  “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation - Construction in Hartford for 2015. Read more....


September - 2015

TURNER CONSTRUCTION:  Engineering News-Record’s annual Green Sourcebook recognizes Turner as the number one green builder in the country, performing more than $5.4 billion in green work in 2014.  Click to read more...

 

LANGAN: Hydrogeologists and remediation engineers from three Langan offices will give presentations on innovative techniques and lessons-learned about characterizing and remediating groundwater in fractured rock environments at the National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA) Conference on Groundwater in Fractured Rock, Sept. 28-29 in Burlington, Vermont. Read more...

August - 2015

FATHOM is in the News! Brent Robertson, Partner at Fathom is featured in Marketer Magazine. The article discusses how a company can thrive in the age of choice. Click the read the article...

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