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CIAP Looks to Future With Officers, Scholarships for 2000

Wed February 02, 2000 - Northeast Edition
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Timothy D. Tolin of Trap Rock Industries has been elected chairman, Construction Industry Advancement Program (CIAP) of New Jersey for 2000.

Tolin assumed leadership of the state-wide, non-profit trusteeship on Jan. 1 succeeding Gennaro Liguori. Other officers elected include: Alfonso Daloisio Jr., president of Railroad Construction Co. Inc., who will serve as vice chairman; and Philip Schifano of Schifano Construction, who will serve as secretary-treasurer.

CIAP of New Jersey is a non-profit trusteeship, established by the New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association (NJAPA), the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey, (UTCA) and the Associated General Contractors of New Jersey, (AGC) to provide construction education, construction scholarships, construction research, improvement and standardization of public sector contracts and technical specifications, public relations and promotion for the New Jersey Construction Industry.

New Jersey colleges are participating in the Spring 2000 CIAP Construction Technology Program with numerous class offerings. Courses range from basic Blueprint Reading and Surveying to Advanced Structural Design and Construction Project Management. Tuition assistance of one-half of the cost is available to employees of contributing firms. Participating colleges include Burlington County College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Gloucester County College, Mercer County College, Middlesex County College, Ocean County College, Somerset County Technical Institute and Union County College.

Seminars and Training

Winter and spring seminars scheduled include the NJQI Quality in Transportation-2000 Seminar on Feb. 7-8, the Traffic Control Coordinator Courses on Feb. 8-11 and Feb. 22-25, as well as a major seminar on Working With The NJDOT 2000 on March 16. Notices of these and other seminars are mailed to some 1,500 construction industry firms.


CIAP is providing continuing construction industry input and coordination on issues relating to the use of design/build as an alternative project delivery system for public sector infrastructure projects. Focus of CIAP’s participation is on contract technical provisions, competition and bidding process, legal and liability issues, and similar matters. NJDOT and other public agencies are continuing to bring a number of design/build projects forward using various methodologies.

PEC Construction Unity Dinner

On Feb. 17, 2000 at the Pines Manor, Edison, NJ, the Professional Engineers in Construction of New Jersey, along with several other construction organizations, will co-sponsor the 24th Annual Construction Unity Dinner. This is a unity event and continues a long tradition of working together in support of a strong construction industry in New Jersey.

The Edward O. Davis Memorial Student Summer Employment Scholarship Program was introduced in 1985, and provides scholarships and summer employment opportunities with a construction contractor. A tuition stipend is awarded to civil engineering or construction engineering technology students commencing their junior or senior year in a baccalaureate program, who are employed during the summer in the construction industry.

The scholarships, named in honor of a founding trustee of the CIAP, have expanded to provide nine awards of $2,500 each and an overall award winner in the amount of $3,000. The candidates are from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Rowan University, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Drexel University.

Commencing in 2000, the CIAP Education Committee will make up to 10 additional awards of tuition stipends of $1,000, named for Franklyn Grosso a founding trustee of CIAP, to qualified students not selected for the Edward O. Davis program but employed with New Jersey construction contractors for a minimum of twelve weeks.

In 1986, a program was established providing scholarships for students in Civil/Construction Engineering Technology at the associate degree level. In 1999, scholarships in the amount of $750 were awarded to second year students at Middlesex County College, Mercer County Community College, Gloucester County College, Union County College, Essex County College and Ocean County College.

In 2000, CIAP plans to increase available scholarships to a maximum of 17 for eligible students nominated by their respective colleges. These scholarships are named for Gus Anselmi, a founding trustee of CIAP. Participating county and community colleges nominate students for these scholarships. One or more scholarships may be awarded annually at each school, however, each award is approved by CIAP on a case by case basis. Awards are generally made to construction technology students with an interest in a construction career pursuing a two-year associate degree program.

Student Resume Directory

CIAP now maintains a computerized resume directory which can be used by area contractors in locating candidates for positions requiring entry level degreed professionals in civil engineering and construction technology. The resume file can be searched by qualification, job title, preferred location and other employment criteria.

CIAP’s current e-mail address is CIAPNJ@MSN COM. A Web page is in process which contains current information on CIAP projects and programs. The address is CIAPOFNJ.COM.

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