Dear CBC Members and Industry Colleagues,

Welcome to the inaugural edition of our newsletter, where we embark on a journey of connection, knowledge sharing, and professional growth within Connecticut’s AEC building industry.

At CBC, fostering a vibrant community has always been at the core of our mission. We believe in the power of collaboration, networking, and continuous learning to drive innovation and excellence in our field. With this newsletter, we aim to provide a platform for you to stay informed, engaged, and inspired.

We understand the demands of your busy schedules, which is why we’ve designed our newsletter to be issued every other month. Our goal is to deliver timely, relevant content that enriches your professional journey without overwhelming your inbox. We invite you to actively engage with us. Share your feedback, ideas, and success stories—because this newsletter is as much yours as it is ours.

Thank you for being part of the CBC community.


Ryan Scrittorale
CBC President
Senior Project Manager at Benesch

Meet the Board Fall Social 

Our annual ‘Meet the Board’ Fall Social kicked off the year in style at the stunning Millpond Gatherings Steakhouse. Set against the backdrop of this beautiful venue, members and guests mingled with the board, fostering connections and setting the tone for a year of collaboration and growth. It was a delightful evening, blending warmth, good conversation, and the promise of exciting events ahead.

28th Annual LeFloch Memorial Golf Outing and CBC Scholarship Fundraiser 

What a swingin’ success our annual golf tournament turned out to be! Hosted at a fantastic new venue this year, the sun was shining, and the weather couldn’t have been better for a day on the greens. The support from our incredible community was unparalleled, and we are thrilled to announce that we raised over $46,000 for CBC’s Scholarship Fund. A massive shoutout to all the participants, sponsors, and volunteers who made it happen. The new venue was a hit, so mark your calendars – we’ll be back there next year for another round of golf for a great cause!

Trinity Health Johnson Memorial Cancer Center Project Tour

This November, we guided our guests on a tour of the new Johnson Memorial Cancer Center, showcasing the collaborative approach that made this project a success. Following the tour, we headed over to Wood N Tap, where the intimate atmosphere and great food created an excellent chance for our guests to connect. Thank you to our sponsors for this event: Consigli, Haley & Aldrich, and the Massachusetts Building Congress.

Repurposing Higher-Ed Campuses

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Discover the Future of Higher Ed Spaces in a candid conversation with Connecticut’s college leaders. Join us as we delve into innovative approaches to revamping campus landscapes, addressing enrollment forecasts, economic shifts, and evolving student needs. This event is your gateway to reinventing the college experience for the 21st century – where ‘repurpose’ isn’t just a verb, but a transformative journey towards a brighter educational future. Secure your spot now and be part of reshaping higher education!

Joseph Banks, AIA, LEEP, Director of Construction, Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Bender, Director of Capital Planning and Construction, Quinnipiac University
Kathryn Hurley, Assistant Vice President and Director, Facilities Management, Fairfield University
Robynne Orr, Associate Director, Project Management, Yale University

Register for this event

CBC Scholarship Fund 

Application Deadline: March 01, 2024

The Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to graduating Connecticut high school students entering college-level programs in architecture, construction-related engineering, construction management, surveying, planning or other courses of study leading to associate, baccalaureate, or master’s degrees in the construction field. In the recent past, scholarships have ranged from $2,500 to $4,000 per year, renewable for up to 5 years.

Learn more about how to apply on our website

Donate to the CBC Scholarship Fund

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help support the future of the workforce in our industry. The Scholarship Fund is a 501-c-3 organization. Donations will be recognized verbally and in our program book at our annual Project Team and Scholarship Awards Banquet in June.

Please send your donation to:
Connecticut Building Congress Scholarship Fund, Inc.
PO Box 107
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Project Team Awards

Applications for CBC’s annual Project Team Awards will be opening soon!
CBC recognizes outstanding building projects that exemplify project team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, constructors and trades. Each year, CBC recognizes projects whose team members have met or surpassed goals and achieved higher project quality through this close collaboration.

Collaborating Sponsorships 

We’re excited to announce a new opportunity for industry partners! Collaborating Sponsorships give like-minded organizations a chance to support our events without a financial commitment. When you join on as a collaborating sponsor for an event, we simply ask that you spread the word to your members. To thank you for your support, your members will receive exclusive member pricing for the event, and CBC will provide you with event-wide recognition, including your organization’s name and logo on all communications and on signage at the occasion. We look forward to partnering with other organizations to help our members connect, learn, and grow! Reach out to CBC at for more details and to sponsor an upcoming event.

Join us in welcoming our newest members! We’re thrilled to introduce the latest additions to CBC, each bringing unique perspectives and expertise to enrich Connecticut’s A/E/C industry.

Hope Plumbing

Over 20 years experience in plumbing and contracting gives us the advantage over our competition. Let us help you get your plumbing job completed and give yourself one less thing to worry about.


At Automated Building Systems, Inc., we provide comprehensive energy efficiency services for commercial clients. Our comprehensive services range from energy audits and analysis, to installation and maintenance. We work with you to develop and implement a tailored energy reduction plan that meets your needs and budget, while taking advantage of the latest energy efficient technologies and products. ABS is your one-stop shop for all your energy efficiency needs.

In each newsletter, we proudly spotlight two of our Anchor Sponsors, acknowledging their unwavering support and commitment to the growth of CBC and the A/E/C community. Join us in recognizing and applauding the anchor sponsors who help us build a strong foundation for the future.

Gilbane Building Co.

For X years, Gilbane has been a cornerstone of our organizatoin, with a longstanding membership, dedicated employees serving on committees and the board, and consistent support that has significantly contributed to the CBC’s success.

About Gilbane: One of the largest privately held and family-owned construction and real estate development firms in the industry, Gilbane’s entities provide construction and facilities management, real estate development, property management, and consulting services across the globe. We bring our core values, expertise, and client-focused team approach to deliver value and positive outcomes across communities.

Loureiro Engineering Associates

As a CBC member for X years, the impact of Loureiro Engineering Associates has been swift and significant. Their team’s enthusiastic involvement on committees and the board has made them an invaluable asset to our organization.

About Loureiro: Loureiro’s broad range of integrated engineering, environmental and construction services, allows us to deliver ingenuity, flexibility, and a distinctly better level of service than anyone else in the business. That’s why 95% of our work comes from our existing client base or word-of-mouth. We are reverent about our relationships, and we know the trust our clients place in us is our most valuable asset.