Construction-related conferences for 2021 and beyond

Whether virtual or in-person, these events provide access to hands-on demonstrations, educational sessions, networking opportunities and products and services promoted by exhibitors. As 2021 passes the halfway mark, here is a list of the rest of the year’s construction industry events and a look forward at those scheduled for 2022: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/construction-industry-conferences/603494/

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ABC announces new campaign to fight PLA legislation

Proponents of PLAs, such as the AFL-CIO trade union, argue that PLAs protect taxpayers by eliminating costly delays due to labor conflicts or shortages of skilled workers, because unions can quickly supply the labor needed. The group also claims that PLAs help improve the terms and conditions of employment for all craft workers — union […]

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10 years in the making, New Haven’s Q House ‘finally coming to fruition’, officials say

The long-awaited Dixwell Community Q House will open its doors in September, offering city youths and others a multitude of activities and opportunities to learn. While it will serve everyone from “7 to 107 and all in between,” the Q House especially will keep young people occupied rather than potentially getting into trouble, according to […]

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State expected to approve another $1.7 million to demolish New London high-rises

It brings the state’s contribution to $3.7 million, enough to cover the entire cost of the removal of hazardous material, demolition and cleanup of the 12-acre property on Crystal Avenue. The city has already chosen a contractor for the project, Stamford Wrecking Co., which started work earlier this month. The demolition is expected to begin […]

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Bristol receives nearly $5 million for City Hall parking structure, downtown development

Governor Ned Lamont has provided funding to Bristol in the form of $4,692,000 to be utilized for a parking structure for City Hall and further downtown development, along with an additional $1,200,000 to be utilized to reconstruct a retaining wall in Memorial Boulevard Park.The city is looking to build a parking structure with 132 spaces […]

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Park City Wind opening Bridgeport headquarters

Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to make an appearance in downtown Bridgeport this afternoon to mark the official opening of the headquarters of Park City Wind, an offshore wind energy project planners say will channel 804 megawatts of renewable power to Connecticut residents. The central office, situated at 350 Fairfield Ave., will serve as the […]

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Planners examine how another bridge in Farmington would reduce Route 4 traffic back-ups

The Capitol Region Council of Governments previously did some preliminary traffic modeling and concluded a bridge could benefit motorists on Route 4, one of the busiest east-west thoroughfares in the Farmington Valley. “The results show significant decreased traffic volume in Unionville center, minor decreased traffic volume in Farmington center, and significant increases in traffic on […]

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