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2014 special feature CCIA Annual Report At The Forefront - The Measure of Success CCIA As the industry continued to adapt and adjust to market and regulatory pressures in 2014, CCIA focused on what it does best - maximizing its industry's collective strength. CCIA made a point of staying involved and was in the headlines throughout the year keeping transportation funding, fair business regulations and key policy issues at the forefront of public discussions. It was proven that our collective advocacy was effective, when Gov. Dannel Malloy announced in the 2014 Gubernatorial Election Campaign that transportation, infrastructure improvement, and funding are top priorities. "Connecticut's next governor has two choices: provide safe and efficient transportation, or allow our infrastructure to crumble," Don Shubert, president of the Connecticut Construction Industries Association (Advocates to candidates: Find money for Connecticut's transportation network by: Keith M. Phaneuf, August 19, 2014) CCIA continued to serve as a recognized, responsible, and respected voice on public policy and infrastructure and was called upon repeatedly to clear the path, gather the forces, and provide information and resources for a variety of commercial construction related topics, such as ensuring: that a trained workforce is available for the expansion of natural gas in Connecticut; construction contracting and bidding meets fair and transparent standards; the state school construction funding approval process is free from unnecessary regulations and burdens. Nearly two-thousand members and others received training, certification and information as they participated in Safety Training, Management Training and ACI Certification Training. Also, members stayed engaged through participation in the following regularly scheduled meetings that offered timely and relevant topics: the CCIA Safety Roundtable discussions, CRBA/ CAAPA ConnDOT meetings, Equipment Maintenance Forum meetings, Young Contractors Forum programs. Projects and people were honored and revered with the following awards in 2014: Asphalt Pavement, Build CT, Industry Recognition, Arthur Gruhn Excellence in Construction, Safety, Platinum Safety and Community Service. Friendly competition was in full swing at the Annual AGC of CT Golf Tournament, new YCF Charity Golf Tournament, Annual Diggers Mixers Fixers Golf Tournament and also the CCPC Annual Picnic. Along the way, the industry joined forces for another year to support our veterans, with a generous contribution to the Connecticut State Veterans Memorial. Scholarships were presented to well-deserving students by Continued on page 18 CONNstruction / SPRING 2015 / 15

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CONNstruction - Spring 2015

On the Right Track
Is it Time to Re-Think How We Fund Our Transportation Program?
More Work to Do
Improvement Program Enhances Mobility and Safety While Encouraging Economic Growth
Roads and Bridges: Key to Connecticut’s Economic Life
2014 CCIA Annual Report
Federal Surface Transportation Funding Outlook in 2015
Connecticut Road Builders Association Fall Meeting
ConnDOT 2014 Arthur W. Gruhn Excellence in Construction Awards
Connecticut Environmental and Utilities Contractors Association 2014 Annual Fall Program
The North East Regional ConcreteWorks
CCIA Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Reception
Index to Advertisers/

CONNstruction - Spring 2015