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by Nancy Greenwald

All CI workshops and certificate programs are free to University of Hartford students, faculty, and staff.

The Construction Institute (CI) is a unique part of the University of Hartford. CI was formed by visionary leaders at the University and in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry who believed that collaboration is the key to advancing the industry. CI is a membership-based professional organization that is also a part of the University, creating tremendous synergies. For more than 40 years, the CI has been providing vision and leadership and holds a unique place in the industry. The core of CI’s mission is to provide resources and forums for cross-industry collaboration. Our member companies represent every part of the industry including architecture, engineering, and construction, as well as manufacturers, owners, and developers, and the industries that support them. Together, we accomplish remarkable things and move the AEC industry forward.

Construction Institute honors member companies at winter membership event.

PROGRAMMING: CI’s major programming addresses cutting edge issues. For example, the Visionaries Forum has become a premier gathering to learn from world class speakers at the cutting edge of innovations that are impacting the design and construction industry and changing the way the built-environment will be managed in the future.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: CI has a range of Professional Development Workshops that provide intensive hands-on training targeted to the needs of industry professionals. We offer certificates in Construction Management, Project Management, and Facilities Management. All CI workshops and certificate programs are free to UHart students, faculty, and staff.

THE CETA/CI COLLABORATION: CI members are eager to work with CETA to ensure that CETA students are the best prepared to enter their professions. During the past year we have greatly expanded the number and types of connections. Examples of ongoing activities include CI’s participation in CETA programs designed to get students career ready. CI members participate in the Three Steps to Success program, and engage with students through mock interviews and job shadowing. CI members recruit students during the University’s career fairs. The CI Board of Advisors is designing a unique internship program that will bring teams of students through several types of industry employers over the course of a summer, giving them real world experience in how industry participants interact. Other initiatives include the new CI student club, increased student attendance at CI events, and bringing CI members into CETA to discuss with Dean Manzione new opportunities for collaboration.Our vision is that the CI grows to become a national center for promoting collaboration and problem solving in the AEC industry, giving the University national recognition as a center for innovation and leadership in the industry.To learn more about the CI, please visit us at

CI logoLong Term Member Companies
Founding Member Firms
Associated Construction Company
Bartlett Brainard Eacott, Inc.
Close, Jensen and Miller, P.C.
Connecticut Construction Industries Association, Inc.
The S/L/A/M Collaborative
Tilcon Connecticut, Inc.
University of Hartford

Member of 35 Years

Member of 25 Years
Amenta/Emma Architects, PC

Members of 20 Years
Acoustics, Inc.
A.P. Construction Company
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
Associated Sheet Metal & Roofing Contractors of Connecticut
Clohessy Harris & Kaiser, LLC
Connecticut Department of Public Works
Legere Group, Ltd.
Macci Engineers, LLC
Mohawk Northeast, Inc.
Petra Construction Corporation
Pfizer, Inc.
Rotha Contracting Company, Inc.
Saybrook Associates, Inc.
United Technologies Corporation

Members of 15 Years
Aztech Engineers, Inc.
BSC Group, Inc.
GeoDesign, Inc.
Wesleyan University

Members of 10 Years
Branford Building Supplies
Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
Fairfield Public Schools/Construction Office
Innovative Engineering Services, LLC
Langan Engineering
The Metropolitan District
The Norwich Free Academy
Trinity College