Gilbane Building Company’s Carolina Cudemus Named Project Manager of the Year

cc3_102116Glastonbury, Connecticut – November 10, 2016 – The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Connecticut have awarded Gilbane Building Company’s Carolina Cudemus 2016 Project Manager of the Year.  The Project Manager of the Year Nominee is evaluated on his or her level of leadership, understanding of construction principles and theory, personal accomplishments, skill level, experience and adherence to fair and responsible business practices.

“Carolina’s commitment and leadership style has resulted in the creation of a higher level of collaboration in project execution that is beneficial to all members on the team,” notes John Hawley, Vice President and CT Business Unit Leader. “Carolina continuously strives for constant improvement of herself and as a contributor to the industry and Gilbane.  We look forward to her continued growth and leadership in expanding our presence in Connecticut.”

With over 20 years in the construction industry, Carolina is the current deputy director for the largest school construction program in the country for the New Haven Schools Capital Program where Gilbane has been serving as Program Manager since 1998. Carolina’s responsibilities include the supervision of the internal program manager staff, multiple design and construction teams, as well as the owner’s direct consultants to successfully deliver concurrent projects.

Carolina holds a BS in civil engineering from Christian Brothers University and an MBA from the University of Hartford. She is an active a member of the Construction Institute Program Committee, the Connecticut Association of General Contractors Education Committee, cc102116Professional Women in Construction Award Committee, and an Associate Member of the American Bar Association. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community for Living, a not-for-profit with a focus on adults with disabilities. Carolina is a certified Design Build Institute of America Associate and has recently been selected by the American Arbitration Association as a Higginbotham Fellow.  Carolina currently resides in West Hartford, CT with her husband, Doug Jones and their five children.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.   A builder in Connecticut since 1944, Gilbane has grown to become one of the largest providers of construction management services in Connecticut.  Gilbane opened an office in Glastonbury in 1984 and has remained a leader in the delivery of comprehensive pre-construction, construction management services and construction administration.  In 2014, Gilbane was named Contractor of the Year by Engineering News Record (ENR) for the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, CT) and the #3 Top Construction Firm in the State of Connecticut in 2013 according to Book of Lists CT. Gilbane is ranked one of the top three best construction firms in the State of CT by the Connecticut Subcontractors Association.

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