Rizzo Corporation hosted the subcontractor kick-off meeting Tuesday for the 80,000-square-foot state DOT maintenance facility in Rocky Hill.
Representatives from seventeen subcontracting firms visited Rizzo in Danbury and exchanged business cards, met each other, and learned about Rizzo safety procedures, about working on the site, and how to get paid. The subs learned about billing for labor and materials, safety requirements that must be met before payment, and about requests for information, submittals, scheduling, and all safety concerns.
“It was mostly the owners,” said Tom Favazzo, project manager. “Everything has to filter down from the top. They’re responsible for relaying this to their workers. If the boss is wearing his hard hat, the workers are wearing their hard hats.”
The facility, located at the center of the state in Rocky Hill, will be used to maintain and upgrade transportation equipment. The $31,000,000 building includes a sanding and painting bay, 12 service bays, a storage area, offices, two lubrication bays and a machine shop.
The project is scheduled for completion in May 2017, and today workers are clearing the land.
“They now know what we’re looking for every month. We want to pay them. They come here and know,” Favazzo said. “You do your job, we’ll do our job.”