Event Detail

110718 Monthly Dinner Meeting at the University of Hartford

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Please join CSCE at the November dinner meeting at the University of Hartford where Tom Laliberte and Benjamin Szymanski of WSP will give a presentation on the West River Project. The West River project location is one of the most heavily traveled section of highway in the State.  The project includes the reconstruction of approximately one mile of I-95 and the reconfiguration of two interchanges, the replacement of two bridges with a widened single span bridge over Ella Grasso Boulevard in New Haven and a widened six span bridge over West River between New Haven and West Haven. The presentation will discuss the history of the project, provide a project overview and will touch on some of the innovative aspects of the design and construction of the project.


Tom Laliberte, P.E. - Tom is a Senior Supervising Engineer and the Structures Department Manager for WSP’s Connecticut Office. Tom has over 20 years’ experience in the design, evaluation and construction of various bridges and structures. Tom received his B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and M.S. from the University of Connecticut.

Benjamin Szymanski, P.E. - Ben is a lead structural engineer with WSP.  Ben has a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Connecticut and has 11 years of experience in structural engineering including design, analysis, construction support, rehabilitation, rating, inspection, and alternate delivery, including design-build and P3.  He was involved in the design and construction of Connecticut’s first design-built project, the accelerated Route 8 Rehabilitation Project.  Ben was a designer for Phase 2 of the cable-stayed, Kosciuszko Bridge in New York City and is currently serving as the project manager for the West River Bridge Replacement project.


5:30-6:30 p.m. - Social Hour & Registration, 6:30 p.m. - Dinner,  7:30 p.m. - Presentation


1877 Club, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117

To park at the University of Hartford, you need to park in an assigned lot and place a parking pass from the Department of Public Safety on your dashboard. 

Please click on the following link and print out the parking pass:

Parking Pass


Choice of:

Crispy Herb Chicken

Seared Beef Tenderloin

Rice Noodles with Julienne Vegetables and Tofu and Golden Ginger and Scallion Broth


CSCE Members: $40

ASCE Members who are not CSCE Members: $45

Non-Members: $50

Full-Time Students: $10

Reservations received and accepted after midnight on October 31, 2018, will incur a $10 additional fee. Payment is required with registration unless other arrangements are made. CSCE cannot give refunds after the final dinner order has been placed.



Table Top Sponsor - $100 - Table signs with your company logo on each dinner table

Flyer Sponsor - $250 - Your company logo on event promotional emails and upcoming events flyer distributed at dinner meeting

Social Hour Sponsor - $1,000 - Your company logo will be included on meeting promotional material and signage recognizing your sponsorship will be displayed at the social hour.


Donation Opportunities

Please consider a donation to the CSCE scholarship fund to help civil engineering students at universities in Connecticut. All donations will help students in need. To make a donation to CSCE, please click on the following link: