PORTLAND, ME – April 10, 2012 – Consigli Construction Co., Inc. of Portland is proud to announce that Project Manager, Kathryn Lamb, has earned the designation of Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) by the American Hospital Association (AHA) Certification Center.  The CHC is a national credential that distinguishes an individual as being among the elite in the healthcare construction profession. She is the first person in the state of Maine to achieve the designation and one of only 18 in all of New England.

“We congratulate Katie on this impressive professional achievement and are very pleased to have her managing some of our most significant healthcare projects,” said Matthew Tonello, Area Manager.

To earn the CHC, an individual must satisfy eligibility requirements that incorporate a blend of professional experience and education, agree to adhere to the AHA Professional Standards of Conduct, and pass the CHC Certification Examination.  The CHC Examination assesses knowledge in the areas of Healthcare Industry Fundamentals; Planning, Design and Construction Process; Healthcare Facility Safety-Additions & Renovations; and Financial Stewardship.

The CHC Program supports the community of healthcare construction professionals and is designed to provide an objective and rigorous assessment of mastery of a well-defined body of professional knowledge.  Additionally, recipients of the CHC demonstrate their continued professional development and commitment to the profession by maintaining the certification through participation in professional development activities.

With more than twelve years of construction management experience throughout New England, Ms. Lamb’s current and most recent projects include Central Maine Medical Center’s multi-phased renovation and addition in Lewiston, and Maine Medical Center’s Emergency Department renovation and expansion, new East Tower Women & Infant Care Building, central utility plant, helipad and new parking garage in Portland.

Ms. Lamb holds a B.S. degree in Construction Management and an A.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

About Consigli

Named the #1 Best Place to Work in Maine in 2011 in an employee survey published in Mainebiz, Consigli is a full-service construction manager and general contractor serving academic, healthcare, institutional, life sciences, corporate, landmark restoration and federal clients throughout New England and New York State.   A leader in sustainable construction practices, Consigli is consistently ranked in the national Top 100 Green Contractors by Engineering News-Record Magazine.  With offices in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, Consigli has also been recognized as one of the best places to work in Massachusetts, published in The Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal.  For more information, visit www.consigli.com.