Steel Defines Litchfield Courthouse in Torrington, CT

$67.8M project is decades in the making

TORRINGTON, CT, May 22, 2015 – The long-awaited Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse is one step closer to completion now that KBE Building Corp. has begun erecting structural steel for the new building superstructure.  Each added beam and column is helping to define the shape of this new building located in one of the neighborhoods close to downtown Torrington.

“I’m so pleased with the progress we are making on this project,” said Commissioner Melody A. Currey. “The Torrington area has been waiting for this for a long time, and we are finally seeing the courthouse going up right before our eyes. The legislative delegation from Litchfield County worked for decades to get this project authorized, and Governor Malloy finally gave it the green light. We look forward to a smooth construction season this summer and lots more progress to come.”

KBE serves as design-builder and constructor for the $67.8 million project, which encompasses the following new construction:

  • 183,600-square-foot L-shaped building containing (1) a south wing with three stories and basement and (2) a north wing with four stories and basement
  • attached two-story parking structure with 366 spaces and on-site parking at grade level

For the Litchfield Courthouse project, KBE leads the design-build team, which includes The DLR Group of Orlando, FL as the lead architect with support from CT-based architect AM Design.

Other design team members include BVH Integrated Services of Bloomfield, CT, providing structural, civil, mechanical/electrical/plumbing, and information technology engineering services; CR3 LLC of Simsbury, CT, providing landscape architecture; Geodesign, Inc. of Middlebury, CT, providing geotechnical and environmental engineering; and Cerami & Associates of New York, NY.

For more information about the Litchfield Courthouse project, visit

Photographs of the steel erection process are available below:

Photo Credit: KBE Building Corporation

Caption: Construction team members start the steel erection process at the Litchfield Judicial District Courthouse project in Torrington.

About KBE Building Corporation

Located in Norwalk, CT; Farmington, CT; and Columbia, MD, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE has managed more than $2.5 billion in construction volume over the last decade and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally. Learn more at

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