CONNstruction - Spring 2017 - 16
A Year of Opportunities
Steadfast industry support led to many
opportunities for CCIA members in 2016.
With continuously growing participation,
CCIA enjoyed meeting with the members
of Congress, state legislators and the governor, as well as a variety of public officials.
Throughout the year, CCIA members furthered their knowledge base by attending
programs and learning from ethics and
compliance authorities, management and
business development experts and safety
trainers. On many occasions, the members
engaged in best practice discussions and
shared industry knowledge with policy makers and contracting agencies. Going hand-inhand with the technical programs and public
policy activities, the members enjoyed opportunities to be recognized for their work and
to network. They enjoyed many opportunities
to promote their products and services and
build business relationships.
Please take a moment to review the
report and the timeline that provides a
sample of activities and accomplishments
of 2016. These activities and accomplishments were only made possible by the
participation and support of the members.
In 2016, CCIA continued to build
awareness about the need for long-term,
sustainable infrastructure funding. The
association advocated the economic benefits, safety implications, and needs for
investments at both the State and Federal
levels. The year began with press conferences, receptions, rallies and the entire
Connecticut Congressional Delegation
being appreciated for the enactment of
the FAST Act. The efforts started with a
legislative briefing from National Asphalt
Pavement Association, and continued
through to a forum with American Road
and Transportation Builders Association
and the American Public Transportation
Association on the importance of investing
in transportation. CCIA representatives also
traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate
in the Transportation Construction Coalition
Fly-In, and the AGC/A National and Chapter
Leadership Conference. Both initiatives
provided opportunities to meet with the
Connecticut Congressional Delegation.
Additionally, the industry was well-represented at receptions with prominent members of the U.S. House Transportation &
During the year, members along with
CCIA and AGC/CT staff met with: DEEP
Council on Environmental Quality regarding
the storm water proposals; the Office of
Consumer Protection, the Attorney General,
legislators and the press on residential concrete foundations; legislators on industry
topics, the Governor's Transportation
Finance Panel on funding options; and the
Department of Transportation regarding
contracting matters. Many other meetings
that occurred throughout the year continued to bolster the association's priorities.
Training on best practices and compliance for management and safety were
offered to members throughout the year.
Opportunities were made available for firms
to attend educational training programs.
Member employees received certification
training in a variety of areas, such as concrete field technician, flat work, CPR and
The safety motto for 2016, "Make Safety
a Daily Commitment", gained much attention over the year. Over 1,000 construction workers were provided life-saving
fall awareness training during the annual
OSHA Prevent Falls Safety Stand-Down.
Many safety professionals participated in
the annual CCIA-OSHA-ConnOSHA Safety
Alliance Conference. Representatives
from member firms acquired additional
Opportunities to meet with the Connecticut Congressional Delegation,
State Legislators, the Governor, State Officials, and more;
Opportunities to learn from safety trainers, ethics & compliance authorities, management
and business development experts, and more;
Opportunities to inform and engage in best practice discussions and share industry
knowledge with law and policy makers, industry experts, and more; plus
Opportunities to be recognized, to network and to promote their products.
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