Asnuntuck Community College Celebrates New Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center

Asnuntuck Community College Celebrates New Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center

Governor Dannel Malloy was on hand for the ribbon cutting in the new welding center at Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) yesterday, along with the president of the College, James Lombella and the director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, Frank Gulluni.  This project, designed by Tecton Architects, is the first phase in expanding the cutting-edge technology learning center.  Remarks were made by Mr. Lombella and Paul Murphy, Vice President and COO of Mallory Industries, an industry partner with ACC.

Governor Malloy noted that this manufacturing technology program at Asnuntuck was so successful that it is being replicated at other community colleges around Connecticut. “Our future in precision manufacturing is now bright…brighter than it’s been in a very long time,” he said, reminding the students and guests in the audience that Connecticut workers are the most efficient and productive workers in the country.

Kevin Kerchaert, Tecton Project Manager, shows off a new state of the art welding booth.

Kevin Kerchaert, Tecton Project Manager, shows off a new state of the art welding booth.

Students demonstrate the different manufacturing equipment.

Students demonstrate the different manufacturing equipment.

Governor Malloy, President Lombella, and Director Gulluni cut the ribbon.

Governor Malloy, Director Gulluni and President Lombella cut the ribbon.

2015 Tecton University Kicks Off

Reintroducing a Tecton tradition, Tecton U kicked off this afternoon with the first program of 2015.  The Revit Forum Group was led by veteran power users Dennis Brown and Steve Hills.  Over thirty Tectonites gathered for pizza and a discussion of best practices.  The series will provide an interactive learning environment geared towards projects and current trends and obstacles.  The Revit Forum Group will meet six times this year interspersed with other topics on subjects like site verification, Code/BOMA and MEP coordination.  See everyone next month!
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Groundbreaking for Kent Library addition/renovations in Suffield

Yesterday marked the groundbreaking for the handicapped-accessible addition to the Kent Memorial Library in Suffield.  The addition will permit patrons to enter at street level adjacent to existing parking, allowing them the option of using the stairs or an elevator to the circulation desk, as well as handicapped-accessible bathrooms, according to Patrick McMahon, the town’s director of economic and community development.

“With a population currently consisting of almost 12 percent disabled residents and almost 18 percent seniors aged 62 and above, and with those numbers projected to increase, it is wise to retrofit the library to accommodate this segment of the population,” said McMahon.

Tecton Architects has been working alongside the Library for a number of years to appropriately update this important postmodern building designed by Warren Platner.  Enterprise Builders is constructing the project and has an expected completion date of October 30, 2015.  057

Hartford Hospital Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI) Expansion

The expansion of Hartford Hospital’s CESI Center is underway. For details, you can read/watch the story at:

http://www.courant.com/real-estate/hc-hartford-hospital-jefferson-street-demolitions-20141126-story.html#page=1

Tecton honors Veteran’s Day

On behalf of the men and women who have served our country, Tecton salutes and thanks our veterans, especially those who are part of our staff, our colleagues and our clients.

The Tecton Blend Draws Hartford’s Elite

The noteworthy of Hartford were in attendance at Tecton Architect’s annual open house on Thursday, October 16th. Coined The Tecton Blend, over two hundred guests enjoyed the blending of music, food and camaraderie at the firm’s offices on Wyllys Street where they have been located for over 25 years. Even the rain couldn’t keep away Oz Griebel, President and CEO from MetroHartford Alliance and from the City of Hartford, Thomas Deller, Director of Department of Development Services and Wayne Benjamin, Director of Economic Development Division. What began as a way to thank our loyal clients and colleagues, the event has become “the” Hartford celebration.

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Craig Saunders wins AGC-CT Designer of the Year

At the 10th annual awards ceremony hosted by the Connecticut Associated General Contractors, Craig was chosen for the 2014 Designer of the Year.
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