President's Letter

The benefits of being a CIRI member:

Michael D. D’Ambra

Michael D. D’Ambra
CIRI President

There’s never been a better time to join.

Heavy and highway construction has always been a complex industry. Today, that is truer than ever. Accordingly, CIRI continues to enhance the services we provide to our members to protect their business interests, while helping them to serve the interests of our state. Here are a few key examples:

A negotiating partner for labor relations.

A key focus for CIRI is to maintain working relationships with the building trades that are mutually beneficial to our members and theirs. Our Labor Relations Committee plays a valuable role in reaching consensus and collective bargaining agreements with Rhode Island’s key trade unions. These partnerships are crucial to maintaining and improving our state’s transportation infrastructure.

An active advocate in the state legislature.

CIRI actively represents the industry in legislative matters, while fostering relations with government departments and agencies whose programs affect the construction industry. In addition to an official role on the State Transportation Advisory Committee, we monitor all bills submitted to the General Assembly — while making CIRI’s views known on issues of importance to the industry.

Advocacy in Washington through ARTBA.

As a member of the American Road & Transportation Builders of America (ARTBA), CIRI helps this dynamic industry organization to preserve the vital role of the transportation design and construction industry in the American economy — while lending support to candidates who are champions for transportation investment. The technical and informational resources provided by ARTBA are an added advantage that benefits all CIRI members.

A crucial resource for safety and compliance.

The CIRI Safety Committee continues to deepen its commitment and expand the depth and breadth of its activities. Collaborative training/certification initiatives with key industry partners and allies. Toolbox talks to keep personnel up to date with safety awareness/knowledge. Special pricing on safety apparel and accessories through our preferred vendor. These are some of the growing number of ways we help member companies to protect their valued employees.

We’re always open for enrollment.

Help us to spread the word. Any company that could benefit from joining CIRI is invited to call us at 401-738-8530 or email us at for more information. Even better, visit our Join/Contact page to download a membership application.



Michael D. D’Ambra
CIRI President

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