HDR, Inc.

HDR, Inc.

659 Atlantic Ave

Boston, MA 02111

(617) 357-7700

mark.zydel@hdrinc.com

hdrinc.com

Services: civil, structural, transportation, site, environmental, municipal, geotechnical, hazardous waste remediation, electrical, mechnaical, HVAC, architecture

Notes: We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. Our employees, working in 225 locations around the world, push open the doors to what’s possible each and every day.

ACEC/CT Update 3.21.16

ACEC/CT Update

March 21, 2016

Upcoming Meetings:

March 23, 2016: ACEC/CT Breakfast Meeting, Realizing the Promise of Strategy, 7:30 – 9:00 AM, Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell. Click here.

April 7, 2016: Quality Assurance & Quality Control at Construction Sites seminar with William Rodwick, BSCE, MPA, P.E. 8 NYS PDHs. 8:30 – 5:00, AIA/CT, 370 James Street, New Haven. Click here for more information and registration

April 17-20, 2016, ACEC Annual Conference, Washington DC. Click here for more information.

April 19, 2016: ACEC/CT Legislative Reception, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, State Capitol, Hartford. Click here for information.

May 10-11, 2016, NECA/CPES 23rd Annual Joint New England Energy Conference and Exposition, Sea Crest Beach Hotel  North Falmouth, Massachusetts, Conference Website with Agenda

May 25, 2016: AEC High Performance Executive Forum hosted by ACEC/NY and Morrissey Goodale. New York City. ACEC/CT members can receive a $100 discount if you use the code “ACECCT” when you register. Click here for more information.

Government Affairs Update:

ACEC/CT is part of a coalition of transportation associations lobbying to support Governor Malloy’s transportation plan. We have been represented at several of the Governor’s news conferences and testified in support of HJ1, RESOLUTION PROPOSING A STATE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO PROTECT THE RESOURCES OF THE SPECIAL TRANSPORTATION FUND. Click here for a copy of our written testimony. The bill is currently awaiting action on the House floor.

ACEC/CT testified in opposition to SB 439, AN ACT CONCERNING THE STATE CONTRACTING STANDARDS BOARD AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATIZATION CONTRACTS. Click here for a copy of our testimony. The bill was also opposed by DOT, DAS and a number of other state agencies.

The overriding issue during this session of the General Assembly is the $262 million deficit for the current fiscal year which ends on June 30. The state is also projecting a $1-2 billion plus deficit per year in future fiscal years. Governor Malloy has indicated that state employee layoffs may number in the thousands and severe cuts may be made to programs. Members may remember that last year we had to head off a last-minute effort to impose a state sales tax on engineering and other professional services. If any similar proposals are made before the session ends in early May, we will notify you immediately.

DOT Liaison Committee

The committee met recently and discussed several items including retainage, payment for shop and working drawings, electronic signatures for contract documents, and the impact of legislation before the General Assembly.

 ACEC Professional Liability Survey

Every year, ACEC’s Risk Management Committee conducts a survey of member firms regarding their professional liability insurance, claims experience, and the impact of the threat of litigation.  This year’s survey runs through Friday, March 25, 2016.  As always, we ask that only one member of your firm take the survey. Click here for the survey.

Member firms that respond to this survey can receive a free copy of the complete results on request.  The complete results will also be available for purchase through the ACEC online bookstore.  A summary of the results will be published in the July/August 2016 edition of Engineering Inc.

If you have any questions about the survey, please send an email to ckim@acec.org or call (202) 682-4344. Thank you for taking the survey!

Welcome New Members:

CME Associates,

Roberge Associates Coastal Engineers (RACE)

CME Associates, Inc.

32 Crabtree Lane, PO Box 849

Woodstock, CT 06281

Phone: 860.928.7848

www.cmeengineering.com

Email: bradcheney@cmeengineering.com

Services: civil, structural, site, architecture, surveying, transportation, environmental, surveying, municipal

CME provides a variety of services including architecture, historic preservation, highway and traffic engineering, project management, environmental and stormwater management, structural engineering, accelerated bridge construction, planning and development, construction services, surveying and imaging.

RACE Coastal Engineering, LLC

611 Access Road

Stratford, CT 06615

Phone: 203.377.0663

www.racecoastal.com

devin@racecoastal.com

Services: civil, structural, site, geotechnical, surveying, coastal, marine

RACE specializes in Coastal Engineering services with a broad range of related experience on projects within the marine environment. Our waterfront projects include: shoreline stabilization and protection, beach restoration and nourishment, dredging design, design of bulkheads, seawalls, breakwaters, piers, floating docks, and the structural design of elevated dwelling foundations located in a flood zone. RACE’s team of qualified and licensed Engineers, Hydrographers, and Mariners has the experience and knowledge to provide professional services on your waterfront project from inception to completion.

What ACEC/CT Has Done for Members

Click here to download a one-page summary of our achievements during the past year to promote the business interests of our member firms.

As the 2016 regular session of the Connecticut General Assembly gears up, ACEC/CT will also be working on promoting the Governor’s proposed constitutional amendment to protect the state’s Special Transportation Fund in a “lockbox” against raids during budget crises. We will also be supporting the Governor’s Let’s Go CT! initiative to rebuild Connecticut’s transportation infrastructure, protecting member firms from efforts by state employee unions to restrict the use of consultants and defend against any tax increases (e.g. sales tax on professional services).

Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.

146 Hartford Rd

Manchester, CT 06040

Phone: 860.646.2469

www.fando.com

Services: civil; structural; transportation; site; environmental; municipal; hazardous waste remediation; electrical; mechanical; surveying; HVAC

Notes: Our civil and environmental engineers, scientists and planners are ready to discuss how our multi-disciplinary approach to engineering and design can help ensure success

P.W. Grosser Consulting

P.W. Grosser Consulting

4 Research Drive

Shelton, CT 06464

Phone: 203.402.7227

www.pwgrosser.com

Email: pwgc.info@pwgrosser.com

Services: civil/site; environmental; general municipal; geotechnical/soils; hazardous waste remediation; HVAC

van Zelm Heywood & Shadford, Inc.

van Zelm Heywood & Shadford, Inc.

Address: 10 Talcott Notch Rd

Farmington CT 06032

Phone: 860-284-5064

Steve Krawczynski, PE; Thomas Wunder; David Madigan, PE; Edward Allen, PE; Joseph Camean PE

skrawczynski@vanzelm.com

vanzelm.com

Services: electrical, mechanical, HVAC

Through the integration of architecture and technology, van Zelm Heywood & Shadford designs building system infrastructures that improve the quality of life in a way that balances the needs of the individual, society, and the environment. van Zelm’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond designing green buildings for our clients — we employ environmentally friendly practices within our own operations.

At van Zelm, we bring the breadth and depth of technical knowledge and experience embodied in our staff to every project. Engineering design and consultation is our life’s work, but at van Zelm, we never forget that it is our client’s interests we are dedicated to serve.

van Zelm utilizes Revit 2013-2016 and AutoCAD MEP 2014 with custom content to assist in the creation of efficient and accurate design documentation.

ACEC/CT Submits Tax Testimony

ACEC/CT Executive Director, Paul Brady, submitted testimony today for the state’s Tax Panel which is charged with making recommendations to modernize the state tax system. The General Assembly considered taxing engineering and other design services during the recent regular session but dropped the proposal when ACEC/CT and other business groups objected. Click here for a copy of the testimony.