CBC News

April 16, 2015
"Who Wants to be a Secret?"
HAMDEN CT –
Intelligent Expansion to Expand Intelligence was the topic for the Connecticut Building Congress April program, held at the Cascade in Hamden on April 14.
 
March 16, 2015
"Let's get these properties back on the tax rolls."
NEW BRITAIN, CT –
The March program for Connecticut Building Congress asked the question, “What lurks below the surface?” and provided a lot of information from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s brownfield development program.
February 13, 2015
"We have to look at value per square foot rather than cost per square foot."
HAMDEN, CT -
 
January 22, 2015
Say Ahhhh! Taking the Temperature of the Health Care Industry   
HAMDEN, CT - Come join us as we discuss emerging trends and where the healthcare industry is heading.
Register here for the program
 
January 16, 2015
"Why is the gem going unnoticed?"  
BRIDGEPORT, CT - Attendees of the Connecticut Building Congress’ January program were treated to a robust discussion of the vision for Bridgeport planning and development under the leadership of Mayor Bill Finch.  
July 16, 2014
CBC Elects New Board
HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) has elected its 2014-2015 Board of Directors and Officers.

May 14, 2014
Exploring the opportunities because "Connecticut's industrial buildings are disappearing"  
NEW HAVEN, CT - Last night, the Connecticut Building Congress took an architectural tour of New Haven followed by a discussion of Connecticut disappearing industrial buildings and a case study on two connected projects at Yale.
   
May 9, 2014
May 6, 2014
CBC Will Hold Annual Project Team Awards Banquet
HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress will hold its 18th annual Project Team Awards banquet Tuesday, June 10th at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford.
   
April 9, 2014
C-PACE Commercial Energy Improvements Financing - "This is a trend, not a fad"
HAMDEN, CT - "This is a trend, not a fad. It will be like any other specialized financing," noted Rob Hartt, Managing Member, Hartt Realty Advisors, LLC at last night's "Energize Connecticut" presentation hosted by the Connecticut Building Congress.
April 1, 2014
Magic Bus Tour and Program - Meet the Master Builders of New Haven
NEW HAVEN, CT - Celebrate New Haven's architecture, history and heritage.
March 17, 2014
CBC Scholarship Applications Available
HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the 2014 scholarship through March 31, 2014.
March 12, 2014  
Agencies to Move at the Speed of Business
NEW BRITAIN, CT - "We are trying to get our agencies to move at the speed of business", noted Catherine Smith, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) at last night's "3-D Vision" discussion put on by the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC).
March 7, 2014
Energize Connecticut
HAMDEN, CT - Get plugged in to the new wave of energy financing for commercial and industrial properties in Connecticut.
December 23, 2013
Construction Claims - Trips, Traps and Ploys
HAMDEN, CT - On Tuesday, January 14th, The Connecticut Building Congress will hold its January program at the Cascade in Hamden, CT. Rarely does a construction project finish free of claims and disputes. 

November 14, 2013
"Now" is the Best Time to Start your Diversity Program
HAMDEN, CT - "Now is the best time to start your diversity program", exclaimed Elizabeth Velez of Velez Organization at last night's discussion on diversity held by the Connecticut Building Congress.

November 13, 2013
CBC December Event - Tour of United Illuminating Central Facility
ORANGE, CT - On Tuesday, December 10th, The Connecticut Building Congress will hold its December program at the United Illuminating Central Facility at Orange, CT. The UI facility earned the CBC 2013 Project Team of the Year Award.
November 5, 2013
CBC Elects New Board
HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress has elected is 2013-2014 Board of Directors and Officers.
October 15, 2013
The Diversity Trifecta - Policy, Strategy, and Best Practices on November 12
HAMDEN, CT - On Tuesday, November 12th, the Connecticut Building Congress will hold its November program at the Cascade in Hamden to discuss the Diversity trifecta.

September 18, 2013
UConn to Discuss Campus Plans and Development on October 8
HARTFORD, CT - On Tuesday, October 8th, Laura Cruikshank, Master Planner and Chief University Architect, University of Connecticut will be the keynote speaker at the Connecticut Building Congress program, "UConn, Where to Next?". 

August 15, 2013
CBC's Event Calendar Announced
HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress has set its 2013/2014 Event Calendar. 
See the full list here.  

July 10, 2013
Former CBC President in ENR New York
Former CBC President, Ron Goodin, has been quoted in ENR New York's "City Grill" section in the July 8th issue. The issue focused on the Hartford construction industry and Mr. Goodin provided insight into the K-12, Hospital and Multi-Family Housing sectors.
Read the full article on ENR New York's website, here.    

June 25, 2013 
CBC Awarded Scholarships to Future Members of the A/E/C Community
HARTFORD, CT - The CBC Scholarship Fund President Tom DiBlasi and Vice President John Hawley presented scholarships to four high school seniors who will be studying an A/E/C related field in the fall.
June 22, 2013  
Project Teams Recognized at CBC Banquet
HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress held the 17th Annual Project Team Awards banquet Tuesday, June 18th at the Bond Ballroom.
May 28, 2013
CBC Will Hold Annual Project Team Awards Banquet
HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress will hold its annual Project Team Awards banquet Tuesday, June 18th at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford.
May 23, 2013
CBC Tours Hartford Historic Architecture and Discusses Historic Preservation
HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress rode into Spring Tuesday night with an open top bus tour of Hartford's architecture. The program highlighted the significance of historic preservation for the industry and it culminated with a discussion at Hartford's historic Union Station. Read the full press release and view photos here
Download the press release as a PDF
 
May 7, 2013
Celebrate Hartford's Architecture with the CBC in May
HARTFORD, CT - It's revolutionary and it's happening in Connecticut. Historic preservation has been and continues to be a strong market for the industry. Celebrate Hartford's architecture and preservation of our heritage. It's one of a few markets in Connecticut that did not experience a downturn, and in fact increased over recent years.
April 24, 2013
The impact of the UConn Law School court decision on the Connecticut A/E/C Industry
March 27, 2013
2013 CBC Project Team Awards Call for Entries
HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress is looking for outstanding building projects that exemplify team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, construction manager and trades.
March 20, 2013
CBC Discussed Transit-Oriented Development Last Night
MERIDEN, CT - CBC members and guests gathered last night in the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center to discuss transit-oriented development opportunities along the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield "Knowledge Corridor". 
March 15, 2013
CBC Changes April Program Topic to Discuss the New Implications of Colonial Era Law on Connecticut Construction Industry
HARTFORD, CT - Hear from construction law attorneys regarding the implications of the November 2012 decision of the State Supreme Court in State v. Lombardo Brothers Mason Contractors and legislative efforts to level the playing field.
Read the full press release here
February 19, 2013
New Urbanism and Transit-Oriented Development as Focus of CBC's March Program
MERIDEN, CT - The momentum behind passenger rail service in the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield corridor is growing. Learn how the new generation, shifting lifestyles, and city transformations along the rail line will present opportunities for future design and construction projects. 
Read the full press release here
February 13, 2013
Industry Leaders Discussed Changing Higher Education Landscape at CBC Event
Manchester, CT - Members and friends of the Connecticut Building Congress discussed the changing higher education environment last night at Manchester Community College.
January 16, 2013
Design-Build Discussed at CBC Event
New Britain, CT - Connecticut Building Congress members and friends in the A/E/C community discussed Design-Build past, present, and future last night on the campus of Central Connecticut State University. 
January 15, 2013
THE CHANGING HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE WILL BE FOCUS OF CBC'S FEBRUARY PROGRAM
Manchester, CT - CBC will hold a discussion on the effects to a campus' facilities caused by Higher Education's changing approach to recruitment, retention, and increasing costs. Tom DiBlasi of DiBlasi Associates, PC will be honored for his long running participation and leadership at CBC.
January 9, 2013
DESIGN-BUILD IS FOCUS FOR CBC EVENT AT CCSU
New Britain, CT - CBC will hold a discussion on the relatively new concept of design-build which is starting to take hold in Connecticut. Industry professionals can join in on Tuesday, January 15th at Central Connecticut State University. 
December 19, 2012  
YALE'S 493 COLLEGE STREET PROJECT TEAM SHARES INSIGHT
New Haven, CT - How do you get your team members to arrive at the jobsite with a smile every day and ensure a safe environemnt? Members of Yale's award-winning 493 College Street project discussed how they made it hapen last night at a meeting sponsored by the Connecticut Building Congress held at the New Haven Lawn Club.
November 28, 2012
CBC WILL SPOTLIGHT AWARD WINNING PROJECT AT YALE FOR DECEMBER PROGRAM
New Haven, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress will spotlight the Project Team Award Winning project at its program on December 18, 2012 in New Haven.
November 14, 2012
BUILDING COMMUNITY TREATED TO INSIGHT FROM MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
Middletown, CT - Members and guests of the Connecticut Building Congress packed into a conference room at The Inn at Middletown last night to learn about the opportunities in the changing health care sector.
October 18, 2012
OCTOBER EVENT - ALTERNATIVE ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY - KOHLER ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER AT CHOATE ROSEMARY HALL
Hamden, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress began its program calendar by focusing on Alternative Energy & Sustainability: Choate's Kohler Environmental Center. 
Read the full press release here
View project photos and the presentation
October 8, 2012
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY - OCTOBER EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
Hartford, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress will begin it's program calendar with a focus on alternative energy and sustainability. Experience the first Net-Zero Energy facility of its kind at a secondary school in the U.S. and learn about Choate's holistic approach to sustainability.
September 14, 2012
CBC ADDS TWITTER ACCOUNT
Hartford, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress has expanded its social media effort to include a Twitter handle, @CTBuildingCong. The new account will allow its members and fans to follow news and activity from the organization and the industry.  
August 8, 2012
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR CBC GOLF OUTING
Hartford, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress is holding its 17th Annual Robert J. LeFloch Memorial Golf Outing at Shuttle Meadow Country Club in Kensington on Monday September 24, 2012.
July 20, 2012
CBC ELECTS NEW BOARD
Hartford, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress has elected its 2012-2013 board of directors and officers.
May 13, 2012
CBC RECOGNIZES PROJECT TEAMS AND YOUNG SCHOLARS WHILE CELEBRATING ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY
Hartford, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) held its 16th annual Project Team Awards banquet last night at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford. Owners, architects, contractors, engineers, and consultants packed the ballroom, drawing record attendance as CBC also continued its celebration of its 60th Anniversary.

May 15, 2012
CBC CELEBRATES 60 YEARS AND PROJECT TEAM AWARD WINNERS AT JUNE DINNER
HARTFORD, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress will celebrate its 60th anniversary and honor project teams that showed extraordinary collaboration in the execution of their projects on June 12th at The Bond Ballroom. For the first time, CBC will recognize one of the winning project teams as the overall project team of the year. 
May 9, 2012
CBC EVENT ON THE NEW CONNECTICUT CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES
MIDDLETOWN, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress presented a program last night at the Middletown Inn on its recently released Connecticut Construction Guidelines. This second edition of the Guidelines incorporates the significant changes in technology, speed, and delivery methods that the industry has seen in the decade since the publication of the first edition.
April 11, 2012
CBC HOSTS EVENT ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY
HAMDEN, CT – Members of the Connecticut Building Congress gathered last night to discuss the changes to the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code from the 2009 code. Connecticut state statute requires the adoption of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) as early as 2013. The changes call for 26 percent more energy efficiency than the current 2009 code.

March 16, 2012
THE STORRS CENTER PROJECT FOCUS AT CBC’S MARCH PROGRAM
ROCKY HILL, CT – CBC held its March program on the Storrs Center Project on Tuesday night. Cynthia van Zelm (Executive Director, Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Inc.) and Macon Toledano (VP Planning & Development, Leyland Alliance, LLC, Master Developer) discussed the first phase of the mixed-use development, located at the crossroads of the town center and UConn.  
March 6, 2012
CBC MARCH PROGRAM ON THE STORRS CENTER PROJECT
HARTFORD, CT – On the heels of UConn’s ambitious 20-year campus renovation, the Town of Mansfield has embarked on its own complementary public-private partnership to create a true college town and regional center of commerce, with a vibrant residential component. The first phase of the mixed-use development, located at the crossroads of the town center and UConn, is now under construction. 

March 5, 2012
CBC WELCOMES GOVERNOR TO JOINT INDUSTRY DINNER
ROCKY HILL - Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) joined many other A/E/C industry organizations in welcoming Governor Dannel Malloy on Wednesday night at the Rocky Hill Marriott.   
February 2, 2012  
SMILOW CANCER CENTER IS FOCUS OF CBC VALENTINE EVENT
NEW HAVEN – The Connecticut Building Congress will focus its February program on the award winning Smilow Cancer Center at Yale New Haven Hospital on February 14th.

January 3, 2012
CBC JANUARY PROGRAM ON ASSET MANAGEMENT:
SHOULD YOU BUILD NEW OR RENOVATE EXISTING?
HAMDEN – The Connecticut Building Congress will host a program on asset management on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at The Cascade in Hamden, CT. Owners face challenges when evaluating whether to build new or to renovate existing structures. The management of these assets requires a comprehensive evaluation from different perspectives – real estate, construction, and design. This program provides an interactive forum to discuss the factors that an owner should consider when deciding to build new or renovate. 

November 17, 2011
CBC EVENT DREW RECORD PARTICIPANTS TO DISCUSS UCONN HEALTH CENTER AND BIOSCIENCE CONNECTICUT   
FARMINGTON – The Connecticut Building Congress hosted Courtney Hendricson (Town of Farmington, Director of Economic Development) and Tom Trutter (University of Connecticut Health Center, Associate Vice President, Facilities Development & Operations) at the UConn Health Center Cell & Genome building Tuesday night. Ms. Hendricson focused on Farmington’s development efforts and the benefits to the community from the expansion and renovation plans for the UConn Health Center. Mr. Trutter provided a deeper insight into the plans for the Health Center.   
October 13, 2011
CBC EVENT ON RE-ORGANIZATION OF STATE DEPARTMENTS PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO MALLOY ADMINISTRATION GOALS 
HARTFORD – State officials Pasquale “Bud” Salemi (Deputy Commissioner, Department of Construction Services), Allen Herring (Chief Engineer, Department of Construction Services), and Jessie Stratton (Policy Advisor, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection) joined moderator Richard Connell (The S/L/A/M Collaborative) at the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) October program. 

August 2011
CONNECTICUT BUILDING CONGRESS TO HOLD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
MERIDEN – The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) will hold its 16th Annual Robert J. LeFloch Memorial Golf Outing on Wednesday, September 28th at Shuttle Meadow Country Club in Kensington, CT.
Read full press release

June 6, 2011
CLOSE COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK HIGHLIGHTED AT CONNECTICUT BUILDING CONGRESS’ ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER
HARTFORD – Distinguished members of Connecticut’s construction community assembled at The Bond Ballroom in Hartford on Tuesday night for the annual Project Team Awards dinner hosted by the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC). The winning project teams were recognized for their achievement in project quality excellence through close collaboration. The more than 200 attendees included developers, architects, contractors, subcontractors and consultants.
Read full press release

June 2011
CONNECTICUT BUILDING CONGRESS ELECTS NEW BOARD AS IT APPROACHES ITS 60TH YEAR
MERIDEN – The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) recently elected its 2011/2012 Board of Directors. Outgoing president James LaRosa, LaRosa Building Group, LLC, commented, “With the slow economy, the board this year worked exceptionally hard and that resulted in a very stable year for CBC.”
Read full press release

 

 

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