John Tocci Receives Distinguished Achievement Award


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John Tocci receives the 2009-2010 Distinguished Achievement Award

Tocci Building Companies is proud to announce that John Tocci, CEO, will be the recipient of the 2009-2010 Distinguished Achievement Award by the Construction Institute, University of Hartford.

The Distinguished Achievement Award honors individuals who are recognized for their exceptional level of professional achievement in service to the design and construction communities. Recipients are chosen for unique achievements and for the noteworthy impact they have had on the AEC community in the Connecticut region and their contributions to the community at large.

Tocci was chosen to receive the award along with Scott Simpson, FAIA, LEED AP of KlingStubbins, and Phil Bernstein, FAIA, LEED AP of Autodesk, Inc. for their outstanding leadership on the first IPD project in New England and the subsequent work they have done together to help lead the industry toward greater collaboration and more efficiency through IPD, VDC, and BIM.

Tocci, Simpson and Bernstein have helped to define a new national imperative for change and inspire those in our community to pick up your vision and apply it in daily practice with increasing frequency. The ideas that you have articulated are impacting each and every one of us. With your critical input the design and construction professions now have the means and methods to practice more effectively, efficiently and fruitfully. You have earned the greatest respect among your colleagues and peers in the private and public sectors, both locally and nationally.

William H. Cianci, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Construction Institute

The Award will be presented at the Institute’s 35th Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Dinner on June 23, 2010, in Plantsville, CT.

The Construction Institute, a division of the University of Hartford, is a non-profit, non-partisan association of diverse professionals working to advance the construction industry by improving the process of construction by promoting the sharing of experiences and knowledge among all parties to the process, advancing relationships, and developing business leaders.