State of the State: A View from the Department of Administrative Services

  • Tue, November 14, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • The Marquee, Gershon Fox Ballroom, 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103


  • Fully paid members of Connecticut Building Congress and CBC member guests by registration deadline.
  • Regular Rate $90 / Membership Drive Discount Rate $75.
    For everyone who is not a member of Connecticut Building Congress by registration deadline.
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  • For Non-members registering after the posted deadline.
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State of the State: 
A View from the Department of Administrative Services

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
(Snow Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017)

Click on the image to learn more about the program from Amar Shamas, Gilbane Building Company, CBC Pres-Elect (L) and Nathan Whetten, Freeman Companies, CBC President

Please join The CBC and our distinguished panelists as we discuss the CT Department of Administrative Services' ability to deliver complex projects during extraordinary budget challenges.  The panelists will discuss the DAS' future project plans and provide some insight on the current project delivery methods as well as the selection process. 


Pasquale “Bud” SalemiDeputy Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, Construction Services

Kevin Kopetz, Esq., Lead Counsel, Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, Construction Services

David H. Barkin, AIAChief Architect, Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, Construction Services

Konstantinos (Kosta) Diamantis, Director, Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, Construction Services

Moderator: Robert May, Fuss & O'Neill EnviroScience

Program Sponsors: (sign up here to be one one of our limited number of sponsors)




CBC Board Member Door Prize Sponsor: 
Nathan Whetten, Freeman Companies                     

College and High School Students Welcome
We welcome college and high school students with an interest in the design and construction industry, especially those from CBC's alliance colleges: Capital Community College Construction Management and Engineering Technology programs and Central Connecticut State University Construction Management program. Learn about the industry and build your network. Please register using your college email address.                               

Tuesday, November 14, 2017*

*In case of a snow cancellation, the event will be held  on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, same time and location.

The Marquee
Gershon Fox Ballroom
860 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Available on the street and in nearby lots and garages. Please see map. 

5:30 - 6:30 PM  Networking and Registration
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM   Dinner & Dessert 
7:15 - 8:15 PM   Program and Q&A
8:15 - 8:30 PM  Closing Remarks and Door Prize Drawing

Program and Dinner Registration**
CBC Members: $60 per person
Nonmembers special rate: $75 per person
Government Employee/Student/Subsidized:  $30 per person

**Please register by  Thursday, November 9. 2017, to avoid a $10 administrative fee.

Meal Choice: (all are gluten-free)
Sliced Flank Steak
Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken Breast
Maple Bourbon Glazed Salmon


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Connecticut Building Congress, Inc. P. O. Box 107 | Rocky Hill, CT 06067-0107

Michelle Hopson, CBC Executive Director, (203) 340-0092 or
Grace DelStritto, CBC Administrative Assistant, (203) 934-4831 or 
Jennifer Gordon, CBC Operations Coordinator Intern,

Emily Yih, CBC Systems and Data Intern,  

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