Event Detail

CANCELLED - 021219 Monthly Dinner Meeting at Quinnipiac University

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 5:30pm to 9:00pm

MEETING CANCELLED - This meeting has been cancelled because of the predicted weather. CSCE intends to reschedule the meeting for later in February. More information about the rescheduled meeting date will be available soon.


Please join CSCE at our February dinner meeting at Quinnipiac University for a presentation on “The State of Connecticut’s Infrastructure”, featuring remarks from guests Senator Richard Blumenthal, State Rep. Josh Elliott (88th District), and former State Rep. Antonio “Tony” Guerrera (29th District).  CSCE President David Chapman and co-authors Brianna Maljanian, Thomas Loto, and Aaron Foster will present the findings from CSCE’s inaugural 2018 Report Card for Connecticut’s Infrastructure, followed by remarks from our elected officials.

The Report Card gives five categories of Connecticut’s infrastructure an overall grade of “C-“, and includes an evaluation of the state’s bridges, drinking water, rail, roads, and wastewater systems.  The presentation will focus on the specific grades and findings from the Report Card, provide details on the condition and future needs for specific infrastructure systems in Connecticut, and offer solutions to address the state’s infrastructure needs.  Remarks from Senator Blumenthal and Rep. Guerrera will focus on the issues facing Connecticut’s infrastructure systems and potential legislative solutions being considered by our elected leaders.



This meeting is sponsored by:


Guest Speakers:

Senator Richard Blumenthal – Senator Blumenthal was originally elected to the United States Senate in 2010, and is currently serving his second term in the Senate representing the State of Connecticut.  The Senator is currently serving on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, as well as the Judiciary, Veteran’s Affairs, and Armed Services Committees.  Prior to serving in the Senate, Senator Blumenthal served an unprecedented 20 years as the State of Connecticut’s Attorney General, serving from 1991 to 2011.  As Attorney General, he was a key player in the fight against Big Tobacco, and advocate for reforms in the health insurance industry.  From 1977 to 1981, Senator Blumenthal served as a U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, and served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987 to 1990.  Senator Blumenthal is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, and served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves from 1970 to 1976.

State Representative Josh Elliott – Rep. Elliott is currently beginning his second term as State Representative for Connecticut’s 88th District (Hamden), a seat he first won during the November 2016 election.  Rep. Elliott currently serves as Vice Chairman of the General Assembly’s Commerce Committee, and is a member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, and Energy and Technology Committee.  Rep. Elliott is co-owner of The Common Bond Market in Shelton, and is a manager at Thyme & Season in Hamden – two family-run natural food stores.  Rep. Elliott grew up in Connecticut, attending high school in Hamden before graduating with a B.A. in Sociology from Ithaca College and obtaining a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Quinnipiac School of Law.

Antonio “Tony” Guerrera –Tony served as State Representative for Connecticut’s 29th District (Newington, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield) for the past 18 years, from his initial election in 2001 until his recent retirement at the end of the 2018 term.  Rep. Guerrera served as the House Chair of the Transportation Committee for much of the past decade and was a member of the General Assembly’s Banking and Veteran’s Affairs Committee.  Recently, Rep. Guerrera has been serving on Governor Lamont’s Transportation Advisory Committee.  In addition, Tony founded his own construction firm, T & T Concrete and Landscapes, LLC. In 1998, and is a graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University where he earned a B.A. in Business Administration.

Presenters / Authors:

David Chapman, P.E. – David is the current CSCE President, and is the President of Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman, Inc. in Branford, CT - the nation’s oldest heavy and marine construction company.  David is a graduate of Lehigh University (B.S., Civil Engineering) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.E., Civil Engineering).  David served as Chair of CSCE’s Report Card Committee, assisting with the drafting of the report and coordinating the press events for the October 30, 2018 release of the inaugural 2018 Report Card for Connecticut’s Infrastructure.

Brianna Maljanian, P.E. – Brianna is the current CSCE Secretary and Chair of CSCE’s Membership Committee, and is a structural engineer for WSP in their Glastonbury, CT office.  Brianna is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she earned a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, and has four years of bridge design experience.  Brianna served on CSCE’s Report Card Committee and was co-author of the 2018 Report Card for Connecticut’s Infrastructure, with a focus on the report section on bridges.

Thomas Loto, P.E., BCEE – Tom serves as the Chair of CSCE’s Water Resources Committee, and is a Senior Project Manager for Kleinfelder, Inc. in their Rocky Hill, CT office.  Tom has over 25 years of experience in program management and project management experience on environmental engineering projects.  Tom served on CSCE’s Report Card Committee and was co-author of the 2018 Report Card for Connecticut’s Infrastructure, with a focus on the report sections on drinking water and wastewater.

Aaron Foster, P.E. – Aaron is a member and former chair of CSCE’s Younger Members Committee, and is a Project Manager for CME Associates in their East Hartford, CT office.  Aaron is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and has eight years of highway design experience.  In 2017, Aaron received the Young Civil Engineer Award from CSCE.  Aaron served on CSCE’s Report Card Committee and was co-author of the 2018 Report Card for Connecticut’s Infrastructure, with a focus on the report section on rail.


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


Quinnipiac University, North Haven Campus, Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Multipurpose Room, MNH-105, 370 Bassett Road, North Haven, CT 06473

Parking & Driving Directions: Please click here for an image of the campus map. Once you arrive at Quinnipiac, please follow the signs for the parking garage, which is labeled as P-G on the map and is located between Buildings 3 & 4, and park there. Signage will direct visitors from the garage to the meeting. The dinner meeting will be in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNH -105), which is in Building 2 on the map, but it is located near the entrance where Buildings 1 & 2 join together. 


Choice of Beef Tenderloin With Three Peppercorns, Chicken Puttanesca, or Tortellini Pesto 


CSCE Members: $40

Unemployed CSCE Members: Free

Full-Time Students: $10

ASCE Members who are not CSCE Members: $45

Non-Members: $50

Reservations received and accepted after midnight on February 5th, 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.

Please register to attend this dinner meeting by clicking on the following link: 



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 - $1000 - Your company logo will be included on meeting promotional material and signage recognizing your sponsorship will be displayed at the social hour.

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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: