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60th Anniversary Connecticut Building Congress Special Supplement

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Current CBC president, Martin Onorato, Robinson & Cole, addresses the group. icking off the celebration of Con- about who we are by looking more care- than ever, the success of a project and the success of the industry as a whole is built necticut Building Congress’s 60th fully at where we’ve been. CBC’s founders hailed from various on a foundation of teamwork as represenAnniversary has been an unexpected pleasure of my presidency this sectors of the post-war construction indus- tatives from every facet of the built enviyear. Until I paused to look back beyond try. They saw that the construction indus- ronment, including architects, engineers, my own involvement try was the backbone of the economy, and owners, contractors, consultants, bankin the organization that it needed a unified organization that ers, and suppliers collaborate on projects my focus was natu- included all participants in the construction across our region. CBC continues to play rally on the people, process. At each of CBC’s programs this a vital role in uniting the industry, studyindustry and issues year, we have enjoyed taking closer looks ing needs, solving problems, supporting that I’m living with at CBC’s early years, and we discovered education, and promoting best practices. right now. As fast as how much its early leaders shaped the in- These were its core goals in 1952, and they things move today, dustry as we know it today. CBC’s found- continue to be core goals today. As I pass the leadership of CBC to pausing to look back ers built companies and buildings that are is a luxury many of now icons in the region, and they have the capable hands of incoming President, Martin Onorato us don’t often in- mentored generations of industry profes- Ron Goodin, I am proud to be included dulge, which is why sionals. And though the leaders of 60 years among the stewards of the organization of these milestones are so important. We have ago are gone, their legacies remain strong the past 60 years. I’d encourage everyone our own Diamond Jubilee to celebrate here in companies, buildings and people – and to pause and look back at what it means for CBC have remained vibrant for so long. at home, and like Queen Elizabeth (who of course, in the CBC. The construction industry has And please get involved. It’s rejuvenating. ascended to the throne within months of CBC’s founding), we’ve discovered a lot changed dramatically since 1952. More

By Ron Goodin As the costs of a college education continue to rise, the need for a good college education becomes even more evident. For more than 16 years the CBC has been doing our part to help offset some of its costs. Each year more than 100 golfers from the AEC industry chase birdies to raise money for the Robert J. LeFloch memorial golf tournament. The proceeds from this tournament are given as scholarships to worthy aspiring architects, engineers, and other professionals involved in the construction industry. As part of our end-of-the-year gathering for the Project Team Awards, we celebrate these young minds.

CBC New Construction Guidelines

(l-r): Tom A. DiBlasi (president 1999-2000), John Hawley, and Clifton J. Cotter (president 1970-1971) present a check to the CBC scholarship fund in 2011.

Middletown, CT - The Connecticut Building Congress released the second edition of its Connecticut Construction Guidelines at a program held recently at the Inn at Middletown. The guideline 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. CBC used the occasion to honor its longtime member, IPC chairman, and pastpresident, Chris-Philip Onofrio, of Langan Engineering, who 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.

CBC held a program on-site at the UConn Health Center to hear details of the upcoming building program that will transform the campus into a world-class bioscience facility. Whenever possible, CBC likes to host its programs on site at notable projects, such as the Yale New Haven Smilow Cancer Center, the Henry C. Lee Institute

of Forensic Science, and the Connecticut Science Center. CBC’s program committee is currently assembling the calendar for the next year. If you are interested in attending or would like to offer a recommendation on a topic, please contact the CBC Programs www.high-profile.com Committee Chairman.

CBC president, Martin Onorato (left), honors past president and longtime member Chris-Philip Onofrio.

CBC Programs Offer Monthly Networking and Education to the Building Community By Stephen Connelly CBC’s monthly program meetings are forums for members and nonmembers to stay up-to-date on the latest trends, news, and best practices in the industry. CBC’s programs committee excels at highlighting timely program topics that are of interest to all industry players. The

discussion panels are comprised of leading professionals from the ranks of architects, engineers, construction managers, developers, and owners. When Connecticut reorganized its state public works agencies, CBC presented a program by the chief engineer and the deputy commissioner of the new department of construction services.

July, 2012


High-Profile Special Supplement: 60th Anniversary CBC

60 Years of Connecting Connecticut’s Building Professionals

Roscoe Smith, past president 1967-68 (left) joins a group at the Park Plaza Hotel.


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High-Profile Special Supplement: 60th Anniversary CBC Desire To Combine Knowledge and Learn From Other Building Professionals was

Impetus from the Beginning

by Jim Elmasry Recognizing the wealth of knowledge inherent throughout various facets of the design and construction industry and understanding the benefits of bringing team members together to take advantage of that knowledge, several prominent

leaders of the Connecticut construction industry founded the Connecticut Building Congress in 1952. Sixty years later, it has become the premier organization for Connecticut's building professionals to develop strong industry connections. The sharing of knowledge and ideas across professions

and trades has influenced the development of our industry and allowed our members to evolve together while fostering strong and long-lasting relationships. Through open forum discussions and structured programs, our members share their experiences, thoughts, and ideas,

allowing members and colleagues to benefit from the broad wealth of knowledge. By providing a forum for collegiality and collaboration, CBC is an industry compass in a market of ever-changing forces, economic demands, new technologies, and teaming opportunities.

Project Team Awards and Scholarship Banquet

by Jim Fuda For the past 16 years, June has been the month for CBC to celebrate successful teamwork and rising stars in design and construction. The annual Project Team Awards and Scholarship banquet is CBC’s signature event recognizing winning teams of projects completed in the previous year. CBC’s tradition has been to focus less on style, luxury and exposure, but rather to recognize project teams that demonstrate exceptionally close collaboration while overcoming peculiar challenges, while delivering successful projects. CBC’s commitment to fostering a successful building community is reinforced by the longstanding dedica-

tion and giving of the CBC Scholarship Fund. Countless scholarship recipients have benefitted from the work of Clif Cotter, who recently retired as president of the Scholarship Fund after 39 years on its board. Clif joins CBC every year at the Project Team Awards banquet to award scholarships to promising high school seniors pursuing degrees as design and construction professionals. The well-attended event brings full representation of building owners, architects, engineers, constructors, subcontractors, and sub- consultants together celebrating the award-winning projects and highlighting the value of collaboration of the design and construction community.

l-r around the table: Chris-Philip Onofrio, George Mulvaney, Fred G. Lindquist, and Bob Vitelli

Thinking Outside the Box: Chess Clock Arbitration

by Raymond A. Garcia, Jane I. Milas, Nicole Liguori Micklich, and Michael V. Pepe s disputes become more complex and time-consuming, there is increasing pressure to make the dispute resolution process more efficient. Arbitration, promoted as cost-effective and speedy, in the context of complicated construction disputes often becomes as expensive and involved as traditional litigation. An unfortunate side effect is that the cost of the process becomes a more important driver of the result than the merits of the dispute. Construction professionals realistically wonder whether arbitration really is a preferred dispute resolution mechanism for a complicated construction dispute. There are many potential benefits of using arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism. A primary benefit is the ability of the parties to select experienced arbitrators who are knowledgeable about construction and construction law. Parties can find arbitrators with technical expertise in a particular discipline pertinent to the dispute. Arbitration generally provides the parties with more flexibility in terms of scheduling and the presentation of evidence than traditional court litigation, factors that are important in construction disputes involving large volumes of documentary evidence and coordination of multiple witnesses, including experts who


often must travel from distant locations. Given the attractiveness of these features of arbitration as a process, parties have considered various ways to control the cost and time elements of arbitration in order to realize the full value of arbitration as a preferred dispute resolution mechanism. In international arbitration, where disparity in the culture of resolving disputes and the variation in jurisdictional process makes use of ADR techniques paramount, the chess clock has become an efficient tool in promoting quick, predictable, and economical ADR. Chess clocks can be used effectively in construction arbitrations as well. Chess clocks, as the name implies, are used in the game of chess to keep track of time to ensure that neither chess player delays the game. The simple technology, which simultaneously stops one player’s clock and starts the other player’s clock, has been adopted for use in many gaming tournaments. Its simplicity makes it a useful tool for tracking time in the arbitration of complex cases where time management and efficiency are paramount. Use of a chess clock to moderate consumption of time in an arbitration has moved arbitration away from the tenor and pace of court litigation. The chess clock method has to be implemented by agreement. A simple provision spelling out the use of the clock and allocation of a specific

amount of time—measured in days, hours, or minutes—to the parties can define the parameters of the proceeding. The definition of time can be modified to include argument, direct examination, cross-examination, and redirect examination by a party as well as the argument time arising from any evidentiary objections. The chess clock method provides a solution to issues regarding the party’s opportunity to be heard by literally equalizing the opportunity. The result is that each party has a limited amount of time over the course of the hearings. Typically in a two-party case, the time will be split evenly, but that is not always the case. The parties track their time on a chess clock and keep a running tally throughout the hearings. A party is charged time for presenting evidence, cross examination, or argument on any evidentiary matters that arise during the hearings. Time used by the arbitrators in asking questions is typically charged to both parties or not charged at all. Prehearing processes can be used to dispose of some issues without any charge against the allocated time for hearings. For the most part, the chess clock is implemented to control and limit hearing time, which is often the hardest part of the arbitration process to control and which leads to greatly increased costs. The chess clock promotes efficiency and encourages parties to raise any evidentiary issues prior

to the actual hearing or “off the clock.” It forces parties to think about the issues they will present ahead of time, making for a much more efficient hearing. By promoting an efficient hearing, and limited time, the chess clock also has the potential for cost savings As increasing pressure is placed on lawyers to offer efficient ADR practice, and on construction professionals to control and budget for dispute resolution costs, contractors and attorneys dealing with complex construction cases should consider methods that foster efficiency. The chess clock is an effective tool in doing so, and in the right case can make a significant difference in the cost and speed with which a matter can be resolved. Chess clock arbitration should be one dispute resolution tool construction professionals and their attorneys consider when crafting arbitration clauses in contracts. Raymond A. Garcia is a past President of the CBC and has spent over 30 years as a construction litigator. Jane I. Milas has over 25 years of experience litigating construction claims and advising clients in all sectors of the construction industry. Nicole L. Micklich is a former Board member of the CBC and advises and represents both the design and construction sectors. Michael V. Pepe is an associate of the Firm and regularly practices in the area of construction litigation.


July, 2012


High-Profile Special Supplement: 60th Anniversary CBC

CBC Board of Directors and Committees 2011-2012

Board of Directors President: Martin Onorato, Robinson & Cole, LLP President Elect: Ronald Goodin, Fletcher Thompson, Inc. First Vice President: Edward Weber, Grubb & Ellis, Inc. Secretary: John Jenney, Fletcher-Thompson Treasurer: Joseph Spagnoletti, J.H. Cohn Directors 2012 Norman Goldman, Desman Associates Douglas Poulin, Esq., McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter James Fuda, Purcell Associates

2013 Thomas Beebe, former owner Stephen Connelly, Fuss & O’Neill Enviroscience John Hawley, Gilbane Building Company 2014 James Elmasry, Newman Architects, LLC Roger Saulnier, Ames & Whitaker Architects Robert Golde, Towers|Golde Past President James LaRosa, LaRosa Building Group, LLC Historian Chris-Philip Onofrio, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

CBC Committees Contact the Committee Chairs or Theresa Casey at (cbc@cbc-ct.org) or (860) 2280163 for questions or to get involved. Programs Plans programs and speakers for CBC membership meetings. Co-Chairs: James LaRosa, LaRosa Building Group and Jim Fuda, Purcell Associates Marketing Responsible for enhancing visibility and promoting the programs and efforts of the organization. Chair: Richard Bergan, Bergan Architectural Woodworking Golf Outing Plans annual fundraiser for CBC Scholarship Fund. Co-Chairs: Ron Goodin, Fletcher Thompson, Inc. and Martin Onorato, Robinson & Cole Steering- Long range planning for the CBC and the construction industry. Chair: Open Government Affairs Keeps abreast of and informs members about important legislative issues related to the construction industry. Chair: Open Nominating Nominates officers and Board members. Chair: James LaRosa, LaRosa Building Group

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Industry Practices Committee (IPC) Meets monthly to discuss issues affecting the construction industry and propose solutions and procedures to resolve common problems. Learn more about construction industry issues by accessing the most recent results of this committee in Connecticut Construction Guidelines: The Manual for Successful Building Projects. Chair: Chris-Philip Onofrio, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Ways and Means Develops revenues for the CBC to fund operations, including sponsorships. Chair: Martin Onorato, Robinson & Cole CBC Scholarship Fund, Inc. Charitable foundation grants scholarships to college students in design and construction related fields. President: Cliff Cotter, Retired Vice President: John Hawley Treasurer: Tom DiBlasi, DiBlasi Associates Secretary: John Ruffalo, John Ruffalo, III, Architects Board Members: Christopher Woods, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Dick Jagoe, Tomlinson Hawley Patterson Graham Gurry (retired) Fran Ferrucci, F+F Mechanical Enterprises, Inc. James LaRosa, LaRosa Building Group

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High-Profile Special Supplement: 60th Anniversary CBC

CBC’s Professionally Diverse Board of Directors

Keeps the Conversation as Vibrant Today as it Was 60 Years Ago

by John Jenny The Connecticut Building Congress’ volunteer board of directors represents a diverse cross-section of businesses involved in the building industry. It includes architects, engineers, owners, attorneys, accountants, contractors, and consultants with hundreds of years of combined experience in the building industry. The broad composition of the board ensures that CBC’s leadership takes a comprehensive view of matters facing the industry. This cross-pollination of perspectives provides a better understanding of issues impacting today’s design and construction industry, breeding a spirit of cooperation, mutual respect, and understanding.

The board of directors consists of the six officers, nine board members, the immediate past president, and a historian who meet regularly to manage matters of administration, policy, direction, membership, and operation of the Building Congress. In addition, these meetings allow directors an opportunity to share “lessons learned,” advise each other of new matters facing the industry, and provide updates on regulatory changes. Through these efforts, the board of directors, under the guidance of President Martin Onorato, works to provide a Building Congress that fosters relationships and enhances the building process for the betterment of their members.

Garcia & Milas Welcomes Lynch New Haven, CT - Garcia & Milas, P.C. welcomes Michael W. Lynch as the newest member of its construction and commercial law team. Lynch is a graduate of Fordham University and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He served as an activeduty infantry officer from 2001 to 2007, and currently serves as a Captain in the Connecticut Army National Guard.

Michael Lynch

CBC past presidents (top to bottom): David A. Carlson, P.E. – 2007-2008, 2008-2009; Ramond A. Garcia, Esq. – 2006-2007; John C. Oliveto, P.E. – 2004-2005, 1996-1997; Robert J. Vitelli – 2003-2004; Chris-Philip Onofrio – 2002-2003; Kenneth J. Russo – 2001-2002; John Ruffalo, AIA – 2000-2001; George Mulvaney – 1997-1998; Richard F. Jagoe – 1994-1995; and Fred G. Lindquist, P.E. – 1992-1993

Bergan congratulates CBC on 60 years. We are looking forward to being a part of the next 60. Waterbury City Hall 2011 PTA Winner

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High-Profile Special Supplement: 60th Anniversary CBC

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Construction Practice Tip – Termination Clauses

By Mary B. Ryan Termination of construction contracts is an area fraught with significant risk and potentially devastating consequences to the parties and the project. It is a remedy that should be exercised with the utmost caution and exactitude. There are two types of termination provisions in construction projects – for cause and for convenience. Briefly, a termination for cause is a right that can be exercised by Mary Ryan either party to the contract when the other party commits a material breach. In contrast, a termination for convenience is typically exercisable by the owner with respect to the general contractor or by a general contractor with respect to a subcontractor and is without cause or a need to justify the decision. Termination for Cause The grounds for and method of terminating for cause can vary considerably, so it is vitally important for the party exercising this right to make sure that proper notice is given (including to the surety on a performance bond) during the time period specified in the contract and that it set forth the material breach(es) at issue. The contract may contain additional termination preconditions, such as providing an opportunity to cure for a specified time period or certification by the architect of record that grounds for termination for fault exist. Failure to comply with any of these provisions may render the termination wrongful. An owner who wrongfully terminates a contract may be ordered to pay the general contractor the value of the work performed, lost profits on unperformed work, and direct or consequential damages. Sometimes the termination for cause provision will also include a safety net for the owner in the event the owner improperly terminated for cause, by converting a defective default termination into a termination for convenience, thus substantially minimizing the owner’s risks. Termination for Convenience Not all construction contracts contain termination for convenience provisions, which originated in federal contracts. While there is an extensive body of federal case law interpreting when and how such rights are properly exercised, in the private sector in Connecticut, where there is a grow-

ing trend to include termination for convenience clauses, there is a dearth of case law to provide guidance in the event a dispute arises upon the owner’s exercise of such right. As a result it is extremely important that termination for convenience provisions describe in detail the compensation to which the terminated party is entitled. In federal contracts and generally in non-AIA contracts, a termination for convenience precludes recovery of profit on the work not performed as of the termination date. Even when an allowance is made for some profit, it is usually substantially less than the contractor would have earned if it completed the project work. The termination for convenience language contained in AIA A2012007 General Conditions, Section 14.4.3 provides for recovery for work executed, costs incurred by the termination, and reasonable overhead and profit on the work not executed. After a termination for convenience, disputes often arise when the owner seeks to assert set-off and counterclaims based upon pretermination breaches. In some states, such as New York, there is a developed body of law; in others, such as Connecticut, there is a dearth of case law. In a 1998 Connecticut trial court decision, a termination for convenience was held to preclude the owner’s claims for pretermination damages. In contrast, in a 2010 case, the trial court relied heavily on the contract language to find that the owner had preserved certain rights and remedies and could assert those even after terminating for convenience. In Connecticut, owners should confirm that the termination for convenience provisions in their contracts contain language preserving the owner’s right to assert claims against the contractor notwithstanding the owner’s termination for convenience. Contractors, on the other hand, will want to include contract language that precludes such claims in the event of a termination for convenience. (This article is for general informational purposes only, does not constitute and should not be relied upon as legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship between Gordon, Muir and Foley, LLP and any party. Statutes and case law vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and may change from time to time. You should consult a licensed attorney for legal advice relating to your specific situation.) Mary B. Ryan is an attorney with Gordon, Muir and Foley, LLP, practicing in the firm’s construction law unit.

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High-Profile Special Supplement: 60th Anniversary CBC

What some of our members say about CBC:

Connecticut Building Congress CBC Membership Benefits

“I would highly recommend joining CBC. I have found many rewards, both personally and professionally, in my 35 years of participation.” Richard F. Jagoe Tomlinson-Hawley-Patterson “Over the years, we have been party to countless conversations about job-related issues. We’ve always known that we can count on CBC members to offer their professional expertise and provide resource recommendations for virtually any issue that arises in the construction process in a non-confrontational atmosphere.” Susan Wing Wing’s Testing & Balancing Co., Inc. “Interviewing student candidates that have decided to enter the construction and design fields as their vocation has given me a sense of gratification in awarding scholarship aid to these very qualified students, but even a higher degree of comfort and satisfaction in knowing that the industry will be in good hands in the future.” John Ruffalo, III, AIA John Ruffalo III, Architects, PC

“The CBC Golf Outing has raised over $300,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven over the years. It’s also a great chance to network.” Robert Vitelli Blakeslee Prestress, Inc. “CBC meetings and committees are a great resource for discovering trends in the construction industry. Its members are a great treasure of information about almost any topic.” Gregory Faulkner Robinson & Cole, LLP

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“The Industry Practice Committee (IPC) is a great way to test the market. The diversity of the group and its professionalism always brings fresh and exciting views to industry issues and problems. Set in a round table format the group never fails to bring new thoughts and ideas to some of the new and life long issues and problems that continually plague the industry. The committee’s openness, candor, and respect for all, allows for very enlightening discussions and sometimes conclusions.” Chris-Philip Onofrio Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

Your Invitation

What CBC can do for you… As a member of the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC), you will have access to information and people vital to your business. CBC is an active organization with representatives from every facet of the building industry — architects, engineers, owners, attorneys, bankers, contractors, developers, consultants and suppliers, meeting monthly with keynote speakers to discuss mutual interests, share business information and leads, and learn about events that shape our industry.

Industry Information Exchange CBC’s Industry Practice Committee (IPC) plays a key role in keeping members informed about the changes in the industry. IPC monthly meetings are designed to improve the quality of performance within the construction industry. Challenges and issues are confronted in an informal atmosphere through open dialogue, and results are published in Keystone, CBC’s quarterly newsletter.

Community Outreach Each year, CBC awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors who are the future of our industry. The CBC Scholarship Fund grants scholarships of up to $2,000 per year to college students studying in areas of benefit to the construction industry, including architecture, engineering, construction management, and construction technology. Special events such as the annual Robert J. LeFloch Memorial Golf Outing in the Fall help fund these scholarships.

Apply online at cbc @cbc-ct.org. Payment is due upon application and is refundable, minus a $50 processing fee, if membership is not approved by the Board.

Professional and Personal Growth Our networking and social events bring new opportunities to your company and provide the chance to share in a fun environment. Whether you attend a program or social event, or become more active by joining a committee, CBC will provide you with the resources and opportunities to help you grow and increase your value in your firm.

Additional Benefits ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Monthly Targeted Programs on Industry Issues Industry Practices Committee (IPC) KEYSTONE, CBC’s Quarterly Newsletter Annual Project Team Awards Annual “Public Meets Private” Open House Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities Website Online Directory and Registration Outreach to Other Industry Associations Community Outreach Access to the Connecticut Construction Guidelines

CBC Membership Levels 2011-12* Individual Government Association Small firm Medium firm Large firm

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Individual For individuals in-between engagements and/or not affiliated with an organization/company. Entitled to 1 vote. Government Federal, state, county, or municipality officials or staff connected with a public construction work in Connecticut. Membership rights are granted to the individual to represent him/herself alone. Entitled to 1 vote. Association Representatives from any association whose welfare depends wholly or partly on the construction industry. Entitled to 1 vote. Small Firm (1- 9 staff) Any corporation, company or partnership of good reputation engaged in or connected with the building and construction industry. Entitled to 1 vote. Medium Firm (10 -25 staff) Any corporation, company or partnership of good reputation engaged in or connected with the building and construction industry. Entitled to 1 vote. Large Firm (26 or more staff) Any corporation, company or partnership of good reputation engaged in or connected with the building and construction industry. Entitled to 1 vote. Contact cbc @cbc-ct.org or call (860) 228 - 0163 if you have any questions. *Number of employees resident in and/or actively serving Connecticut


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