920x920FAIRFIELD: The Higher education industry in Southern Connecticut continues to expand with the announcement of a successful capital campaign and the ground breaking to start this spring for the new Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University.

The business school will relocate to a new $40 million “state-of-the-art academic” building scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

The University says the new facility will “feature a simulated financial trading room, big data analytics lab, entrepreneurship center with ideation lab space, visualization and simulation lab.

The new building is one of several that are planned or under construction as part of the University’s Master Plan supported by the Fairfield Rising Campaign, what the school says is “the largest capital campaign in the history of the University,” adding, the campaign has “exceeded its $160 million financial target” and the fund raising effort is being raised to $210 million with an estimated completion date of December 2018.

Svigals SandyHook 03 sliderNewtown: The Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) will recognize the town of Newtown, Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Svigals+Partners and STV|DPM for their collaborative work to build the new Sandy Hook School. The team will formally accept the 2017 Project Teams Awards at a presentation on June 13.

According to CBC “the award recognizes projects that exemplify project team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, constructors and trades.”

“The powerful purpose of this project was never lost on us from day one,” said Matthew Consigli, president of Consigli. “It was truly an honor to be a partner on this special project and we couldn’t have asked for a better team

“It was the best possible team for this unique endeavor,” said Jay Brotman, AIA, managing partner with Svigals+Partners. “And that includes first selectman Pat Llodra and the entire Sandy Hook-Newtown community.”

college salesWest Haven: The University of New Haven College of Business has been named one of the “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” in the country by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF).

The foundation recognizes universities in its annual magazine for preparing students for successful careers in professional selling.  

Sales training is a key component of preparation for many jobs within finance, business, marketing and other specialties,” said Brian Kench, dean of the University of New Haven College of Business.  “We are pleased that the valuable program we have in place has been recognized for its excellence.”