10 Middle Street, Bridgeport Project Receives Award by the Connecticut Business Building Congress
Babbidge recently received first place award in the “Commercial Industrial (Small)” category by the Connecticut Building Congress Project Team Awards. This complex project involved upgrading the facade of a prominent 18-story building in downtown Bridgeport, while minimizing costs, impacts to tenants and duration of the work. The Babbidge team, led by Kate Bowman, project manager, planned and choreographed all the sequential and concurrent steps necessary for the success of this project. Hoffman Architects collaborated with Babbidge to design a replacement window system that reduced previous solar glare and eliminated air infiltration from the obsolete 1970’s single-glazed panels.
We are honored to receive this recognition from the Connecticut Building Congress and thank our partners and subcontractors for the integral roles they played in the overall successful completion of this landmark project.
For more information about that award, visit the Connecticut Building Congress website here.
Svigals + Partners and Babbidge Construction Make Improvements at Camp Mountain Laurel
A crew of more than 30 volunteers helped prepare campers for a post-pandemic summer by making improvements at Camp Mountain Laurel, where summer day camp activities organized by Hamden/North Haven YMCA’s will soon commence.
This year’s team consisting of SvigaIs + Partners and Babbidge Construction is the largest in the two-year history of making enhancements at the 20-acre camp. In sprucing up the property, the volunteers tackled painting, power-washing, light landscaping and gardening, and more. The designers also created some new features for the site, including colorful game tables and a new rock garden at the entrance, adding to the camp’s offerings for kids of all abilities aged 3 to 15, and ensuring safe, fun and exciting experiences.
“Building on the safety and success we experienced last year at the height of Covid, we are thrilled to reopen the camp for summer 2021,” said Erin Kelly, interim director of Hamden/North Haven YMCA. “We’re enormously grateful for the volunteer work that Svigals + Partners and Babbidge Construction are contributing to expand our capacity. Their efforts will ensure that each of our campers will enjoy all the great fun our camp offers in safe and welcoming environments, indoors and out.”
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Babbidge Announces New Team Members
Babbidge Construction is excited to announce two new team members. Katharine Mace Learned has joined the team to lead marketing and business development. Perry Fanelli has joined as our newest Project Superintendent.
Katharine (Trina) Learned brings 40 years of industry experience to Babbidge. After a decades-long career with and for institutional clients, Trina’s knowledge of planning, design and construction for the private sector is vast. Her career, launched in academic and financial administration at Yale and Brown Universities, progressed to all facets of facilities planning and management at Northfield Mount Hermon School, Wellesley and Connecticut Colleges. Trina’s academic background in architectural history laid the foundation for her deep understanding of the built environment. Her civic work includes chairing the City of New Haven’s Historic District Commission and serving on the board of directors for the New Haven Museum.
Perry Fanelli, Superintendent, brings vast experience in the construction industry. Entering the profession as a carpenter, Perry has worked his way up to become a topflight Superintendent who is widely known as a constructability expert. In more than 30 years, he has completed numerous complex projects for Yale University, Yale School of Medicine, the University of New Haven, and other private institutional and commercial clients.
Babbidge Construction is a full-service construction company, providing construction management, general contracting, pre-construction, and design-build services to a wide variety of clients throughout Connecticut. Established in 1992, we excel in complex projects that require creativity, collaboration, thorough planning and precise execution. Responsiveness, openness and a true desire to meet the needs of our clients are the trademarks of our firm.