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funding in the state and construction industry jobs by spearheading a news conference to advocate for the release of funds for construction projects that had been approved previously by the State Legislative and Government Bond Commission. Also, CCIA met with Relations leadership of the General Assembly to CCIA continued its tradition of playing a successfully advance the authorization lead role on behalf of the industry in federal date for capital resurfacing and improveand state government affairs in 2010. Pubment projects under the vendor-in-place lic officials and lawmakers regularly seek program, which ensured an early start to CCIA’s support or consult its staff and the paving season. members for their expertise and resources CCIA, in order to level the playing field on commercial construction, transportafor contractors, helped advance legislation tion, and infrastructure issues. that would allow an offer of compromise during arbitration of a construction conBuilding a Stronger Business tract dispute and prohibit commercial construction contract provisions that require At Marcum, we understand mediation or arbitration to be held outside the unique and complex of Connecticut. CCIA also continued to support legislation sponsored by the Citichallenges facing the construction zen’s Ethics Advisory Board to provide due industry today -- issues like changing process for state contractors. Specifically, regulations, varying state laws and the legislation would require the Office of surety bonding requirements. State Ethics to conduct a hearing and find a violation prior to a state agency deeming a contractor a non-responsible bidder for a violation of certain state ethics laws. CCIA actively participated in a tion that successfully supported additional bond authorizations for construction of wastewater treatment facilities and municiAUDIT • TAX • CONSULTING • LITIGATION SUPPORT pal water pollution control projects under International Member of Leading Edge Alliance the Clean Water Fund. Also, CCIA successfully opposed legislation requiring 508499_marcum.indd 1 1/19/11 10:43:50 AM documentation of utility road cuts. You need an insurance agency that cares CCIA successfully opposed a proposed about you and your business . Bruen Deldin declaratory ruling by the state Plumbing & DiDio is a diversified, multi-line,independentlyPiping Work Examining Board on whether owned insurance agency. Our extensive a P-1 or P-2 license is required to install brokerage agreements allow us to find and aeration piping. negotiate the best insurance & bonding CCIA filed a brief with the state Supreme scenario for your business. Our goal is to be our Court as an amicus curiae in support of client’s business partner. We want to make sure your the defendants-appellees in State v. Lombusiness can weather any storm. bardo Brothers Mason Contractors, Inc., in which the court is considering whether statutes of limitation and repose bar the state from suing for alleged defects in the design and construction of the UConn Law School library 12 years after the project was completed. 1-800-660-6934 • CCIA submitted comments to the leg621 Clock Tower Commons • Route 22, Brewster, NY islative Program Review and Investigations achievement of a good safety record, and to provide an incentive to all construction companies to do the same. Despite a stubborn recession and a difficult fiscal environment, CCIA and the construction industry fared reasonably well during the 2010 legislative session. Mindful of the economic situation facing the state and a lean budget, CCIA presented a modest legislative agenda and prepared to oppose bills that would be adverse to the industry. CCIA had several significant victories and successfully opposed several bills that would have been detrimental for contractors. Prior to the legislative session, CCIA helped bring attention to infrastructure Groundbreaking Insurance & Bonding Programs Specialized for Your Business. 458697_Bruen.indd 1 18 / CONNstruction / Spring 2011 1/7/10 5:44:22 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CONNstruction - Spring 2011

CONNstruction - Spring 2011
Banking on our Future
Innovative Alternative Methods to Finance Infrastructure Projects on the Horizon
Ahead: 2011 Labor Front
Industry Survey Reveals Contractors’ Guarded Outlook for the Future
Executive Summary
2010 Training, Educational Programs and Safety Roundtables
Safety and Training
Legislative and Government Relations
Government and Industry Related Groups
Labor Relations
Member Benefits and Services
2010 Officers and Board of Directors
2010 CCIA Divisions and Activities
Turner Construction Company – Saint Francis Hospital
Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. – Wheeler Clinic’s Northwest Village
CCIA Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Reception
CRBA Fall Dinner Meeting
Index to Advertisers/

CONNstruction - Spring 2011