For over 28 years, CME’s CTO, Michael P. Culmo, has been an active member of the Northeast Bridge Technical Committee, a regional subgroup of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. The committee consists of DOT engineers, consultants, and fabricators whose objective is to standardize precast concrete bridge products across the region and develop new precast technologies. The committee has been at the forefront of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) methods and innovations since 2004. Based on recurring problems with typical projects, members identified a need for training so that designers could better understand precast concrete bridge technologies. Mr. Culmo worked on a small sub-committee to develop training modules for this effort where they focused on the following items:
The Interstate 91 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project in Springfield, Massachusetts, was among those chosen by the panel of judges as a Silver Award winner of the ACEC/MA 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards competition! The ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Awards Competition Recognizes Engineering Achievements that demonstrate the Highest Degree of Merit and Ingenuity.
The award was evaluated based on five categories
1. Uniqueness and/or innovative applications of new or existing techniques
2. Future value to the engineering profession and perception by the public
3. Social, economic and sustainable development considerations
5. Successful fulfillment of client/owner needs
Michael Garafalo, NICET IV, Samuel Gucciardi Jr. PE, Simon Disla, NICET III, Richard Smith, NICET III and Jaime Mitchell NICET III have joined CME. The addition of Garafalo, Gucciardi, Disla, Smith, and Mitchell expands CME’s technical bench and brings an array of valuable expertise in construction-based services that include roads, bridges, rail and transit systems.
CME was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in
Connecticut. This marks the third consecutive year that CME has been
C.G.S. 8-30G is a law in Connecticut that governs affordable housing land use appeals. It provides an exception to the standard land use approval process. Unless a Town finds substantial proof that if built, the project will have a significant impact on the health, safety or welfare of residents – the project must be approved. In most cases, conformance to zoning regulations for parking, setbacks and other standards are typically not required. Unless a town has sufficient affordable housing, it is subject to this burden.
CME is proud to be recognized as #34 on Zweig Groups annual Hot Firm List for the 4th year! For over 20 years the Zweig Group Hot Firm List has recognized the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the United States.