MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Contractors Association of Eastern

December 7, 2010
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Concetta Danese
It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of Concetta Danese, beloved mother of
Tom Danese, Recording Secretary of Operating Engineers Local 542. Our deepest sympathies
are extended to the Danese Family.
Family and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at St.
Cyril’s Church, 153 Penn Blvd., E. Lansdowne, PA 19050 from 9:00 – 10:20 A.M. The funeral
mass will follow at 10:30 A.M. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery Yeadon, PA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 399 Market Street,
Suite 102, Lima, PA 19037 would be appreciated. Arr: Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West
Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA: Phone (610) 449-0300.
Bid Results
Philadelphia Procurement, Water Dept.
Bid No. 2320- Lining of sanitary sewers w/ resin impregnated liner in Cobbs Creek sewer
Spiniello Companies
En-Tech Corporation
Insituform Technologies
AM-Liner East, Inc.
Reminder! CAEP
Going Paperless
The CAEP is beginning the
process of going paperless
by utilizing e-mail for future
mailings of newsletters,
meeting announcements
and other communications.
If you need to update your
company e-mail addresses
with the CAEP, or if you
prefer to continue receiving
paper copies, please contact
us at 215-546-4555.
*Please also contact us if
you would like to only
receive the email versions.
Bid No. 2195- Chesterfield/Holme Sewer Lining
Reynolds Inliner LLC
En-Tech Corporation
Insituform Technologies
All State Power Vac
AM-Liner East, Inc.
Pipevision Products, Inc.
Spiniello Companies
Bid No. 2355- Reconstruction of sewer in Race St.
*Seravalli, Inc.
Carusone Construction, Inc.
*Philip Pio Construction, Inc.
*A.P. Construction, Inc.
Petrongolo Contractors, Inc.
*Nello Construction, Inc.
*JPC Group, Inc.
*Denotes Members of CAEP
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One Dock Street, Philadelphia PA
Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres will be served at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch begins at 1:00 P.M.
Amount per person: $95.00
Registration Forms are enclosed. You may also register online:
CAEP Annual Luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities
Many Sponsorship Opportunities are available for the 2011 CAEP Annual Luncheon. Sponsorship level details are on
the enclosed registration form. The CAEP Annual Luncheon is well attended by many Members and Industry Guests,
therefore making this a great advertising opportunity.
Urban Engineers is Honored by PENJERDEL as 2010 Company of the Year
Urban Engineers, Inc. was recently honored by the PENJERDEL Council at their 55th Annual Luncheon as the 2010
Company of the Year. Urban Engineers, Inc. has a proud and significant history of turning challenges into reality
and has been a leader in their industry since their 1960 inception in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Edward M. D’Alba,
PE, President of Urban, and Joseph P. McAtee, PE, Urban’s Executive Vice President, received the award. In
presenting Urban with the award, PENJERDEL’s Chairman James H. Carll, Esq., cited Urban’s leadership in the
engineering and planning industries, as well as the firm’s commitment to civic and community issues. Honorable
Mayor Michael Nutter spoke at the Luncheon and complimented Urban Engineers and his good friend Edward D’Alba
stating that “Urban Engineers is one of the finest examples of great corporate work and great corporate citizenship.”
You can view a video of the presentation at:
The Graham Company’s Vice President and General Counsel Authors
Chapter in Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Newest Construction Law Book
The Graham Company, one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest insurance and employee benefits brokers, announces
that its Vice President and General Counsel A. Peter Prinsen, Esquire, has authored a chapter on construction
insurance for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s newest publication, Pennsylvania Construction Law: Getting Started,
Getting Covered and Getting Paid.
The book’s editor, Richard Lowe of Duane Morris, invited Prinsen to contribute because of his expertise in
construction law and litigation. Prinsen authored the second chapter of the book, titled “Pennsylvania Insurance for
Construction Projects,” which outlines the many insurance coverages required to properly insure construction
projects in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The chapter addresses not only the commonly found property-type
and liability-type coverages, but also some of the more unique insurance coverages available, such as pollution,
aviation, maritime and owner-controlled insurance programs. Published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the book
is a practical, authoritative resource for lawyers who represent clients in the construction industry.
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Graham Company continued
As general counsel at The Graham Company, Prinsen works with producers, account managers and the Claims
Services Department to maximize insurance coverage, aggressively handle claims, ensure accurate reserves, and
advise Graham insureds on coverage and claims matters. He has received numerous awards in trial advocacy,
including the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award and the Lewis F. Powell Award for Excellence in Trial
Advocacy. To view Prinsen’s full profile go to:
Excel Document Solutions, Inc.
Attached is a flyer from CAEP Associate Member Excel Document Solutions, Inc. Excel has the availability to
offer thousands of products to their customers. They have everything from high end Lanier, Canon, and Kyocera
copiers, printers, fax and scanning systems to computers servers, PC workstations, firewalls, routers, software and
just about anything your office requires. Please call Bob Nieradka at 267- 803-1900 for ANY specific issue your
office may have. To learn more about Excel Document Solutions, Inc., visit their website at:
Construction Unemployment Rate Jumps to 18.8 % in November
The construction unemployment rate jumped to 18.8 percent in November as the sector lost another 5,000 jobs
since October, according to an analysis of new federal employment data released on Dec. 3 by the Associated
General Contractors of America (AGC). The data indicates that the construction sector has suffered more than any
other industry during the economic downturn. "The unemployment report shows construction still has not broken
free of the recession that has gripped the industry since 2006," said Ken Simonson, the AGC’s chief economist.
The only construction segment to add jobs in the past year has been heavy and civil engineering construction, which
has benefitted from federal stimulus, military base realignment, and Gulf Coast hurricane-prevention projects,
Simonson observed. Meanwhile, residential construction has lost 79,000 jobs over the past twelve months, while
nonresidential specialty trade contractors and nonresidential building have lost 62,000 jobs.
Association officials cautioned that the stimulus and other temporary federal programs would begin winding down in
2011, most likely before private, state or local demand for construction picks up. They urged Congress and the
Administration to act on a series of long-delayed infrastructure bills for water, transportation and other infrastructure
programs. Read AGC’s full press release here:
Deficit Commission Report Fails to Gain Needed Support
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (otherwise known as the deficit reduction commission)
failed to garner the necessary 14 votes on Friday to approve its proposed recommendations and forward them on
for Congressional consideration. Among the recommendations in the report was the gradual increase in the federal
gas tax by 15 cents between 2013 and 2015 with the revenue going to the Highway Trust Fund. There was little
public discussion about this recommendation by the Commissioners, except for panel member Sen. Max Baucus,
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee (D-Mont.), who said that among the reasons he did not support the report
was the gas tax increase proposal.
SAFETEA-LU established two commissions to look at the future of transportation financing, which recommended
increased federal investment in transportation infrastructure paid for by users in a variety of ways, including an
increase in the federal motor-fuels fee. The National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission
recommended an increase of 25 to 40 cents per gallon, while the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure
Financing Commission recommended an increase of 10 cents per gallon. Both commissions acknowledged the fact
that public/private partnerships have limited applications to fund transportation projects and are not a substitute for
core federal investment. Read AGC’s full article here:
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CAEP Safety Representative Meeting
Enclosed you will find a registration form for our upcoming CAEP Safety Representative Meeting on January 5, 2011
at 9:30 a.m. in the CAEP Office. If you or anyone in your company is interested in representing your interests within
the safety industry at our meeting, please fill out the attached form and fax it to 215-546-2259 or email to Brandon
Sterling at [email protected]
Cold Stress Safety Tips
Winter weather is upon us once again and with it comes an increased risk of injury. Take the time to practice safe
habits in cold weather to guarantee better health and safety in your work. Enclosed is CAEP Safety Bulletin S-26,
2010 with a quick list of tips to keep in mind during the cold months of the year for you and your employees.
FREE Workshops Offered by Penn State
Penn State University’s Abington Campus offers FREE Construction Industry Workshops. If you are interested in
either program listed below, contact Deb Bressler via e-mail at [email protected] or call 215-881-7400.
1. What You Really Need to Know About Project Management:
Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 6:00-7:00 p.m. What exactly is a project manager? Learn what you need to know
about project management and how project management can enhance your job skills. Presenter: Gary Somma,
MBA, M.S., PMP, Project Management faculty.
2. Building a Successful Business Using the Internet:
How to Start a Business or Market your Business on the Internet: Building an Effective Web Presence: Wednesday,
January 26, 2011, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Learn how to avoid the pitfall of building a site that doesn't attract visitors.
Find out how to get your business on the first page of Google results even if you don't have any programming skills.
Presenter: Cindy McGeever, successful Web entrepreneur and instructor.
For more information, go to:
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