May 9, 2012

Connecticut Building Congress
Contact: Rich Bergan – 860.301.8921

For Immediate Release


MIDDLETOWN, CT – The Connecticut Building Congress presented a program last night at the Middletown Inn on its recently released Connecticut Construction Guidelines. This second edition of the Guidelines incorporates the significant changes in technology, speed, and delivery methods that the industry has seen in the decade since the publication of the first edition. 

The Connecticut Construction Guidelines is an educational and reference tool for the industry. It contains especially important information for building owners seeking to better understand the process, reduce risk, and minimize unnecessary costs.

Guests and members of CBC heard from contributing authors that serve on CBC’s Industry Practices Committee and who worked with AIA and other industry organizations to update the Guidelines.

Ed Weber, P.E. (Senior Project Manager, Grubb & Ellis), John Oliveto, P.E. (Principal, Fletcher Thompson), Gary Sheldon, Esq. (Partner, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP), William Mack, AIA (Architect and Construction Arbitrator), and Thomas Beebe (CBC Board Member and former owner) spoke about this unique document and answered questions from those in attendance through the moderator, John LaPlante, P.E. (Principal, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services).  

CBC used the occasion to honor its longtime member, IPC Chairman, and past-president, Chris Philip Onofrio, of Langan Engineering. Mr. Onofrio has been a member and strong supporter of CBC for more than 20 years. Many past presidents were in attendance to congratulate him, support the new Connecticut Construction Guidelines and celebrate the 60th anniversary year of CBC.

CBC is Connecticut’s leading construction industry networking organization. Since 1952, its members have included prominent owners, engineers, architects, attorneys, general contractors, developers, cost consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, and testing laboratories. CBC’s educational, networking and philanthropic programs encourage the growth of its members and the sustained progress of the industry.

For additional information regarding the event of Connecticut Building Congress please contact:
Richard Bergan – Marketing Chair – Connecticut Building Congress (, 860.301.8921)
Theresa Casey, FSMPS, CPSM, Executive Director, --Connecticut Building Congress (, (860) 228-0163

Photo attached: CBC President, Martin Onorato (left), honors past president and longtime member Chris Philip Onofrio (right)


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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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