East Haven Ice Rink Renovation: Design Build Solutions

SLAM began working with the Town of East Haven in the winter of 2021 to evaluate, design and build the best value solution for the resurrection of the Patsy DiLungo Veteran’s Memorial ice rink located at 71 Hudson Street in a residential section of East Haven. The Town Ice Rink has been host to East Haven High School, East Haven Youth Hockey, Guilford High School, Shoreline Figure Skaters, ice skating lessons, ice hockey leagues, camps, birthday parties and events for decades. The facility has been closed since a leak was detected in the ice floor piping in 2019.

JANUARY 2022 New England Material Cost & Lead Time Trends

Our sources are reporting that factory health restrictions and labor shortages are causing delays in production which result in long lead times. With continued demand it has been difficult for factories to keep material and product in stock. The number one disrupter going into Q1 2022 is labor shortage, as most manufacturers and local subcontractors […]

SLAM Celebrates 25 Years of Integrated Construction Services

SLAM had a vision to approach construction from a master builder’s perspective. Taking the responsibility of an owner’s project from design through construction, guaranteeing quality projects and better control of the cost. A better way to build. – Tanya Cutolo

Kent School St. Joseph’s Chapel: A landmark recently restored

The historic St. Joseph’s Chapel on the campus of the Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, was damaged during tropical storm Isaias in August 2020. High winds downed a large tree, causing damage to the Chapel roof, cloister roof, roof rafters, limestone archways, and knocked down the masonry chimney. The massive chimney cap’s descent smashed two […]

Labor & Material Analysis – Q2 2021

As the first half of 2021 has concluded, we are seeing increased confidence and demand in the construction market.


Last Spring, SLAM Construction Services’ estimating team began monitoring material costs and lead times monthly.

Labor & Material Analysis – Q1 2021

2021 has started off strong, unemployment continues to be reduced and a record high stock market. As the COVID-19 vaccinations are increasing, there seems to be an optimism as the year goes on.


Spring 2021 report from SLAM Construction Services indicates continued price fluctuations and long lead times for multiple materials.