Dunkin Donuts Park Tour & Yard Goats Game, May 16th

Come Join CSCE & ACEC-CT and celebrate spring with good company at an excellent event.

Register Today!

The Event kicks off at 5:30pm at the Sam Adams Party Deck.

7:05pm Hartford Yard Goats v. New Hampshire Fisher Cats

Registration is $42 and includes: (2.5hr) Buffet Dinner, Access to the Yard Goats Club, Cash Bar and a Tour of the Park.

Registration Deadline is May 2nd! Register Today.

(This is an outside registration and not through ACEC-CT)

ACEC/CT Legislative Reception


2019 Legislative Reception

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Connecticut State Capitol
210 Capitol Avenue
Room 310
Hartford, CT 06106

5:00 – 7:00 PM

ACEC/CT will host a Legislative Reception at the State Capitol in Hartford on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The reception will be open to all legislators and legislative staff, DOT management, DCS management and ACEC/CT members and is a wonderful opportunity to show members of the General Assembly the great work we do for the people of Connecticut and our impact on the state’s economy.

A limited number of sponsorships are available and include a table for displays, literature, etc. and listing in the event materials.

If you would like to attend the reception or become a sponsor, please Register Now!

CT DOT: Process and Procedure Changes for Documenting Storm Water Quality Improvements

A Special Breakfast Meeting

Thursday, April 4, 2019 

Catered Breakfast: 8:00am-8:30am
Program: 8:30am-9:30am
Questions & Networking: 9:30am-10:00am

Registration is Closed.  Maximum seating capacity has been reached.

500 Enterprise Dr., 4th Floor Conference Room, Rocky Hill

$40 per attendee – Space is limited 

Presented by Adam Fox, P.E.
Connecticut Department Of Transportation
Environmental Compliance, Contract Development & Permit Coordination

On July 1, 2019, CTDOT will begin operating under the “General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Department of Transportation Separate Storm Sewer Systems” issued by CTDEEP. The permit is often referred to as the DOT MS4 permit. The permit will require the Department to develop and/or modify many practices and procedures across the organization including the existing design process for implementing and documenting stormwater quality improvements for projects. The presentation will give an overview of the permit’s requirements, how the Department is planning on meeting the permit’s core elements, and how the design process will change to address the permit’s stormwater quality requirements.

Special Thanks to our Annual Corporate Sponsors



Dinner Meeting Sponsorships are available…
or contact Tricia@grassrootsct.com or Lisa@grassrootsct.com

Joint Design and Construction Industry Dinner March 12th

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville, CT 06479

Click Here to visit the AIA site-scroll down to purchase tickets.

The Joint Dinner of the Design and Construction Industry is an evening of collegiality and relationship building. This annual event is an extraordinary business opportunity for members of the participating professional associations to network.

Each year a keynote speaker discusses what is happening in our state and the effects on the design and construction industry. Governor Lamont has been invited to be the keynote speaker (tentative).

5:30 pm                 Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm                 Dinner

Results of the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards

The 2019
Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

This year’s Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) Gala was a huge success.  The event was held on January 28th at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville, CT.  We were fortunate to have Fox 61 Anchor Brent Hardin as our emcee this year.  Brent added a new level of enthusiasm to our event and did a wonderful job presenting the awards.

Click Here to access pictures from the event.

On behalf of the ACEC-CT Board of Directors, we are pleased to congratulate our 2019 winners and their clients:

The 2019 Grand Award Winner
WSP/STV – New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Program, Connecticut/Massachusetts

2019 Engineering Excellence Awards were conferred to:

  • Beta Group, Inc. – Hartford Intermodal Triangle, Hartford
  • CDM Smith – City of Bristol-Water Pollution Control Facility, Bristol
  • DiSalvo Engineers – Highland Meadows Senior Residence, Beacon, NY
  • Michael Baker International, Inc. – Hartford Line Station Design, various locations
  • RACE Coastal Engineering – Nathan Hale Pier, New Haven
  • WSP/STV – New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Program, Connecticut/Massachusetts

Recipients of an EEA from ACEC/CT are eligible to submit an application for consideration for the 2019 ACEC National Awards.

2019 Merit Awards were conferred to:

  • AECOM – I-84 Interchanges 5 & 6 Improvements, Danbury
  • AI Engineers, Inc. – Waterbury Bus Storage and Maintenance Facility, Waterbury
  • Beta Group, Inc. – Dunkin’ Donuts Park, Hartford
  • Tighe & Bond – Transforming Blighted Brownfield into Community–Based HC, Middletown
  • Weston & Sampson – Byram Park and Pool, Greenwich

“This year’s submissions demonstrated excellent engineering projects completed by your firms and reflected a diversity of project types, clients, and engineering disciplines,” said Jim Fuda, EEA Committee Chair. “The number of Engineering Excellence Awards issued by the Judges reflects this diversity,” Fuda concluded.

Special thanks to Tricia, Lisa, Jim and our judges, Don Doeg, Jake Argiro, Nate Whetten, George Jacobs and Ted von Rosenvinge.  A link will be made available shortly to access pictures from the event.

CCSU Announces GIS Certificate Program

The CCSU Department of Continuing Education has announced the NEW Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate Program. The original program of 3 courses over 10 months has been refined to provide more flexibility and provide more focused content to meet the targeted needs of professionals and students, as well as employers. The NEW program is now 2 stand alone programs- GIS Certificate 1, and GIS Certificate 2, each comprised of 2 courses offered over 20 weeks, with 8 on campus meetings each, and on-line instruction for the remaining weeks.

Certificate 1 will focus on the foundational essential practical skills that all GIS practitioners and professionals in the field utilize on a regular basis. The two courses that will comprise Certificate 1 include “GIS Fundamentals” and “Practical Applications of GIS”. This certificate program will introduce students to the initial tenants of GIS and progress through learning the software tools and how to accomplish basic tasks. Additionally students will be taught how to utilize software tools and apply them with basic GIS principles to solve typical industry problems and answer questions raised to GIS professionals every day. Real world scenarios will provide exposure to methodologies and common practices that can be directly tied to workplace projects and everyday GIS challenges. Students will be learning the most recent version of Esri’s ArcGIS platform including ArcGIS Pro. No prior GIS experience is required for this certificate program.

In GIS Certificate 1, course 1: GIS Essentials,  the course content includes discussion of basic geographic principles such as direction, coordinate systems, spatial relationships, and geographic thought; introduction to what GIS is and how it works in general; introduction to the ArcGIS environment and ArcMap/ArcCatalog/ArcGIS Pro applications. It also includes discussion regarding cartography and GIS data and data types. Students leave being able to navigate basic software tools including pan, zoom, query, identify and measure and create shapefiles and shapefile data. This course will begin Feburary 2, 2019, and run until April 6, 2019. The cost is $1095.00 per student and does not include the textbook. Registration can be found at https://bit.ly/2CPuYWe.

In GIS Certificate 1, course 2: Practical Applications of GIS, the course content includes discussion of practical applications of GIS in the real world using geoprocessing tools (buffer, clip, join) and an introduction to the geodatabase data structure. Topics include GIS design, implementation and administration. Students leave with basic geoprocessing skills, geocoding, georeferencing, and being able to create a geodatabase and associated data structure. This course will begin April 27, 2019, and run until June 29, 2019. The cost is $1095.00 per student and does not include the textbook. Registration can be found at https://bit.ly/2QmGHPF.

Certificate 2 will focus on advanced GIS skills that will build upon those taught in Certificate 1, including the creation of web based maps and applications, custom tools, and additional data collection tools. The two courses that will comprise Certificate 2 include “Web GIS” and “Advanced GIS Applications”. This certificate program will provide students with exposure and instruction on utilizing web based technology and other related technologies to extend their GIS tools to provide additional functionality. Additionally students will be introduced to opensource computer programming languages and remote sensing technology that is commonly used in the GIS field. Hands-on activities and assignments will offer students a chance to apply the lessons they learn in practical scenarios. Prior GIS experience and fundamental knowledge is required for this certificate program.

In GIS Certificate 2, course 1: Web GIS, the course content includes discussion of internet based GIS sources and applications, web application design, and mobile GIS applications. It also includes discussion regarding social implications of GIS applications and web mapping platforms. Students will leave the course having created basic web GIS applications and exposure to using internet GIS data sources. The cost is $1095.00 per student and does not include the textbook. This course will begin in Spring of 2020.

In GIS Certicicate 2, course 2: Advanced GIS Applications, the course content includes discussion of advanced technologies and tools that integrate with GIS. Students will be instructed in creating custom tools and applications, and introduced to object oriented programming, GPS, Lidar, remote sensing, and photogrammetry. Students will leave the course having created a custom GIS tool or application. The cost is $1095.00 per student and does not include the textbook. This course will begin in Spring of 2020.

For further information, you can contact Judy Ratcliffe at jratcliffe@ccsu.edu or (860) 832-2277.

DOT Publishes Book on Q Bridge Program

The CTDOT has published a book about the Q Bridge Program.  Building America’s First Extradosed Bridge chronicles the start of a bridge replacement project that became one of the largest programs undertaken by the Connecticut Department of Transportation in its history.  The Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, the program’s signature feature, is the first extradosed bridge constructed in the US.

Copies of the book are $25 and available from the DOT bookstore located in the basement of DOT headquarters, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT.

Register TODAY! Avoiding Pitfalls in Contract Language

ACEC Breakfast Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Catered Breakfast: 8:00am-8:45am
Program: 8:45am-9:30am
Questions & Networking: 9:30am-10:00am
Offices of Updike Kelly & Spellacy, 100 Pearl St 2nd Flr, Hartford, CT

Come join us for networking and breakfast with a discussion led by Don Doeg of Updike, Kelly, and Spellacy P.C. Learn where improvements can be made in contract development and execution.

This program will touch on topics such as:

  • Contract Basics
  • Essential Clauses
  • Dispute & Resolution
  • Fees, Billing, and Payment, and More!


Parking is available directly across the street from the main entrance on Pearl Street and another around the corner next to Trumbull Kitchen.

Special Thanks to our Annual Corporate Sponsors



Program Sponsorships are available…
Please contact Tricia@grassrootsct.com or Lisa@grassrootsct.com

Register NOW!

22nd Annual Joint Dinner of the Design and Construction Industry

Please join ACEC-CT and others in the AEC Community for:

22nd Annual Joint Dinner of the Design and Construction Industry

For more information or to register online visit the AIA CT website.

As a hosting organization, ACEC-CT cordially invites you to the 22nd Annual Joint Dinner of the Design and Construction Industry, an evening of networking, collegiality, and relationship building.

This annual event is an extraordinary business opportunity for members of the various participating professional associations. In an effort to stay connected to government officials, state agency officials and legislators are invited.

ACEC-CT is one of the 31 hosting A/E/C industry organizations.

Keynote Address:
Lyle Dwight Wray, PhD., Executive Director, Capitol Region Council of Governments will present the keynote address: “Leveraging Transportation Investments for Growth in Connecticut

Through the American Institute of Architects CT. For questions, call AIA CT at (203) 865-2195.

Time and Location:
Wed, February 28, 2018, 5:30 PM
Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, CT 06479

Reception and Dinner $59.00
Reception only 5:30-6:30 p.m $30.00
Reserved Table of 10 $590.00

2017 Engineering Excellence Awards

The ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Awards  honor the very best of Connecticut’s engineers and the projects they have created for our citizens. We congratulate the engineers for their creativity and professionalism.

We also want to thank the clients and owners for making these projects possible. Their vision inspires us to greater achievements. And thanks to the many other professionals: architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers and others who contributed to the effort and built the project from the engineers’ designs. In a real sense, these are team awards; without your effort, these projects would not be possible.

201 Grand Award
Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge

Engineer:  AECOM

Client:  Connecticut Department of Transportation


Engineering Excellence Award

I-95/I-91/Rt 34 Interchange

Engineer:  Lochner

Client:  Connecticut Department of Transportation


Engineering Excellence Award

Route 8, Design Build, Rehabilitation of Bridges

Engineer: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Client:  Connecticut Department of Transportation


Engineering Excellence Award

Steelpointe Harbor Waterfront Improvement Project

Engineer:  RACE Coastal Engineering, LLC

Client:  Bridgeport Landing Development


Engineering Excellence Award

Lake Gaillard Pump Station Electrical Improvements

Engineer: Tighe & Bond

Client:  South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority


Engineering Excellence Award

Main Street Bridge Replacement

Engineer: TranSystems Corporation of Connecticut

Client: Connecticut Department of Transportation


Merit Award

Construction Engineering, Inspection and Contract Administration for Steelpointe Roadway Reconstruction

Engineer:  AI Engineers

Client:  Connecticut Department of Transportation


Merit Award

The Prospector Theater

Engineer: The DiSalvo Engineering Group

Client: Prospects, Opportunity and Enrichment, Inc.


Merit Award

Means Brook Reservoir Gatehouse and Dam Rehabilitation

Engineer: Tata & Howard, Inc.

Client: Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut


Merit Award

Repair and Modification of Stone Masonry Arch Bridge

Engineer: Tata & Howard, Inc.

Client: Town of Watertown


Merit Award

Connecticut Safe Routes to School Program

Engineer: VN Engineers, Inc.

Client: Connecticut Department of Transportation

Photographs of the 2017 ACEC/CT Engineering Excellence Awards Gala can be viewed and downloaded here.