Latest plan for $130M West Haven High School project restores 8 classrooms to design

The latest — and according to the state, final — major tweak in the design of the $130 million West Haven High School rebuilding project restores eight of 14 classrooms that previously were cut from the plan to keep within budget, officials said. The state’s reimbursement rate for the project is 75.36 percent, with the […]

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Nearly half of all construction worker deaths are fall-related, database finds

New research has found that 42% of construction worker deaths involve falls, according to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) analyzed by Safety + Health. The data, which represented a 33-year period, also revealed that 54% of those killed did not have access to a personal fall arrest system, while […]

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CT offers paperless bidding for construction projects

Connecticut has introduced an online bidding process for “design-bid-build” construction projects to expedite the bidding, according to state Administrative Services chief Melody Currey. The new paperless system, which began Feb. 1, is expected to increase the efficiency of the bidding process, Currey said. http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20180205/NEWS01/180209957

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Casino Expansion Bill Resurrects Push For Open Competition

A bill that would scrap the license for a casino in East Windsor and open up competitive bidding for the state’s first casino off tribal lands is being proposed by legislators in Bridgeport. Allowing another operator into the Connecticut market would violate the state’s exclusive agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to operate […]

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Customers vent against Eversource Energy at regulatory hearing in Branford

A settlement reached in January between Connecticut’s Office of Consumer Counsel and Eversource Energy regarding an increase in distribution rates isn’t sitting well with some of the utility’s customers, if a regulatory hearing held Wednesday night is any indication. A decision in the rate case is scheduled for mid-April. The new rates, if approved by […]

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Voters pass $15.7 million Plainville water pollution project

Less than 250 voters showed up to the polls Tuesday to decide on a $15.7 million upgrade project to the town’s water pollution control facility in order to comply with the state-mandated removal of phosphorus. Town Manager Robert Lee said 193 people voted yes while 31 voted no on the project. Bids for construction are expected to be received […]

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