St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

Ameren Wrestles with Consumption and Renewable Energy Challenges

Decreasing consumption presents Ameren Missouri with challenges that probably will lead to higher rates for customers, Ajay Arora told CNR in a recent interview. Arora is assistant vice president, environmental services and resource planning at Ameren. The reason? Less electric use over which to spread the cost of replacing old power plants and substations.

 
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Emerson Climate Technologies Unveils 2015 Environmental Initiatives

Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of St. Louis-based Emerson and a leader in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, announced its 2015 environmental stewardship initiatives during a White House meeting of industry and government leaders in Washington this week. 09/17/2014 | Read More

Tarlton Promotes Nelch to Project Manager

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm with 2013 revenues topping $170 million, has promoted Andrew Nelch, LEED AP, to project manager. In his new role, Nelch will manage projects from the estimate through construction completion, assisting Tarlton project directors in all aspects of the work. 09/12/2014 | Read More

National Park Service Awards Contract for Gateway Arch North Grounds Construction

The National Park Service announced Sept. 12, 2014 that McCarthy Castle of St. Louis, Missouri was awarded a $13.72 million contract to complete the Gateway Arch North Grounds project. This project will be completed concurrently with the South Grounds project at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The construction project, encompassing 22 acres north of the Gateway Arch grounds, is funded by Proposition P that was approved by St. Louis City and County voters in 2013. 09/12/2014 | Read More

Federal Contractors Get Slammed Again Regarding New Disclosure Provisions

It seems that every time we turn around there is another Executive Order placing additional burdens on federal contractors. This time it is the Fair Play and Safe Workplace Executive Order which President Obama signed on July 31. Under this new Executive Order, before prospective contractors can obtain a contract with the federal government, they must disclose 'labor law violations" from the past three years encompassing fourteen different federal statutes and equivalent state laws and update this information every six months. 09/12/2014 | Read More

Unions Take Control of Their Own Diversity

After years of relying on other organizations to refer to them minority and women workers ready for an apprenticeship, seven local construction unions are moving to responsibility for their own diversity. Working with SLATE (St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment), and a one-year $300,000 grant from the state of Missouri, the unions have established their own eight-week pre-apprenticeship program. 09/11/2014 | Read More

OSHA Announces New Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries Updates List of Industries Exempt

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction. 09/11/2014 | Read More

PRIDE Labor-Management Group Salutes St. Louis Construction Industry Leadership

PRIDE Labor-Management is honoring leadership in the St. Louis construction industry. At its seventh annual awards luncheon on August 21, 2014, PRIDE saluted Express Scripts and the St. Louis Cardinals - two organizations with expansive building projects that have energizing the local economy and employed thousands of local construction workers. 08/27/2014 | Read More

National Park Service Solicits Proposals for North Gateway Component of CityArchRiver 2015 Project

The National Park Service issued a solicitation for proposals for construction of the North Gateway of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The North Gateway is part of the CityArchRiver 2015 Project that is revitalizing the Gateway Arch grounds and its surroundings. A meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 30th at 9:00 a.m. at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark (1 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102) to provide interested bidders with project specifics, information about preparing and submitting proposals, and a tour of the project area. 09/24/2014 | Read More

NAWIC Installs 2014-2015 National President & New Board Members

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) installed Sandy K. Field, CBT, CIT, as its 60th National President during NAWIC’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Field, Office/HR Manager for Horizon Group International, has been a member of NAWIC's Houston, Texas Chapter since 2005. 09/19/2014 | Read More

SMPS-St. Louis Wins First Place at National Build Business Conference

SMPS-St. Louis received national recognition during the SMPS' Build Business power:play conference winning a First Place - Medium Chapter Striving for Excellence award. MPS-St. Louis has participated in SMPS' Striving for Excellence program (SFE) since 2009. The SFE recognizes chapters for excellence in their management and service to members and evaluates chapters based on their program/education goals, chapter leadership/management, membership growth and retention, communications, and financial health. 08/13/2014 | Read More

Area REALTORS Recognized for Raising Over $750,000 for St. Louis Homeless

August 7, 2014, marked the 25th anniversary of the REALTORS Housing Assistance Fund (RHAF), a charitable foundation founded by former St. Louis Association of REALTORS president, Ellen O’Brien. For the past 25 years, RHAF has given the gift of housing to those in need by awarding over $750,000 in grants to local charities that combat homelessness and provide transitional housing. 08/11/2014 | Read More

DBIA Announces 2014 Design-Build Project Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announced its 19th annual Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Recognized for exemplary collaboration and integration in design-build project delivery, the award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry experts. The selected projects demonstrate Design-Build Done Right through excellence in design, process and teaming, in addition to achieving budget and schedule goals and exceeding owner expectations. One of the winners was in St. Louis. 08/06/2014 | Read More

AIA Survey: Non-Residential Building Activity Expected To Increase in 2015

Due to the weather-related slow start in the nonresidential building market during the first part of the year, and the prolonged weakness in the institutional sector, construction spending projections for the rest of the year have been lowered slightly. The commercial construction sector is still looking at solid spending increases throughout the remainder of 2014, paced by high levels of demand for hotels and office buildings. 08/06/2014 | Read More

26 GCs Exhibit at ASA “Meet the GCs”

At least twenty-six general contractors will exhibit when thhe American Subcontractors Association (ASA) - Midwest Council hosts its annual "Meet the General Contractors" Expo on Jan. 29, at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, MO. The yearly event gives area subcontractors and construction professionals the opportunity for valuable face-to-face time with some of the St. Louis region's top general contractors. 01/23/2014 | Read More

Vertegy Named Leed Proven Provider By Green Building Certification Institute

Reinforcing its position as a leader in the green building industry, St. Louis-based sustainability consulting firm Vertegy, LLC, has been designated as a LEED Proven Provider by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which is in charge of administering certifications and professional designations within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating Systems. 10/16/2014 | Read More

KWAME to Manage Construction of New Electrical Customer Substation for Webster University

Construction has begun on a new customer electrical substation and underground electrical infrastructure at Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri. Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) is the construction manager on the project, which will be completed in July 2016. 10/16/2014 | Read More

Holland Construction Services Completes Construction on Wesclin High School

Holland Construction Services, Inc. recently completed construction on the new Wesclin High School in Trenton, Illinois. Holland served as construction manager on the $22.5 million project. The new school is over 120,000 square feet. 10/14/2014 | Read More

Hayward Baker Receives ADSC 2014 Rick Marshall Commitment To Excellence In Safety Award

Hayward Baker Inc., North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, is the recipient of the 2014 Rick Marshall Commitment to Excellence in Safety Award from the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC). 09/30/2014 | Read More

Sitton Energy Solutions Completes Multiple Energy Efficiency Projects

Sitton Energy Solutions recently completed energy efficiency projects at 11 different medical, educational and administration buildings in the region, totaling 1.39 million square feet. The work resulted in more than $2 million in energy cost savings for these clients and the collective reduction of 36.8 million pounds of carbon emissions. 09/25/2014 | Read More

McGrath & Associates renovating Breast HealthCare Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center

BJC HealthCare has contracted McGrath & Associates as general contractor on a $1.2 million renovation of the Breast HealthCare Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. Construction began in May and will be complete in January 2015. OWH is the architect. 09/24/2014 | Read More

McCarthy and Donley tapped for $20M Education Resource Center for University of Virginia Health System

St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and Richmond-based Donley’s have been awarded a $20 million Education Resource Center project for the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va. The team will break ground in early October 2014 on the four-story, 46,000-square-foot facility, which is being built on a tight site directly across the street from University of Virginia Medical Center. 09/16/2014 | Read More

Payne Family Homes, Consort Homes Bringing New Community to Oakville

Two of the metro region’s most prominent homebuilders have announced plans for the first new move-up community to be introduced to the Oakville area in a decade. Valued at an estimated $18 million, Hawkins Ridge is a joint effort of Consort Homes and Payne Family Homes and will offer a broad selection of the builders' upscale single-family designs. 09/24/2014 | Read More

Cannon to Host Green Challenge

Cannon Design, an architectural, engineering and planning firm, is hosting a meeting of the 2012 St. Louis Green Business Challenge April 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Nearly 70 people are expected, representing Green Teams from 74 St. Louis businesses, such as Ameren, The Boeing Company, Commerce Bank, Deloitte, Enterprise Holdings, Laclede Gas Company, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Monsanto, Saint Louis Zoo, Schnuck Markets, Inc., UMB Bank, and Webster University. Attendees will discuss ways to engage employees in sustainability and tour the Cannon Design offices, a LEED® Gold renovation of the historic Municipal Power House, located at 1000 Clark Ave. 04/06/2012 | Read More

NAI DESCO Awarded St. Louis Chrysler Plants Listing

NAI DESCO, , has been selected to serve as the real estate broker for the sale of Chrysler's North and South Assembly Plants in Fenton. 05/05/2010 | Read More

Grubb Ellis|Gundaker Announces Transactions

Grubb & Ellis|Gundaker Commercial announced two recent transactions. 04/14/2010 | Read More

Grubb & Ellis|Gundaker Commercial Recent Transactions

Grubb & Ellis|Gundaker Commercial announced a recent lease transaction. 03/03/2010 | Read More

Hilliker Announces Recent Transactions

Hilliker Corporation announced a number of recent real estate transactions. 02/09/2010 | Read More

Hilliker Corporation Announces Transactions

Hilliker Corporation has announced several recent real estate transacations. 02/03/2010 | Read More

Kreutzberg Named Superintendent On BJC Project

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, has named Blake Kreutzberg project superintendent for the Tarlton team managing construction of repairs to Parking Garage D at Missouri Baptist Medical Center for BJC HealthCare. 10/13/2014 | Read More

Dennis C. Ahal Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From ASCC

Dennis C. Ahal past president, American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO., received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASCC on September 18, 2014 at the organization's Annual Conference in Denver, CO. The Lifetime Achievement Award is ASCC's highest honor, acknowledging recipients for their body of work within the industry and their service to ASCC. 10/01/2014 | Read More

Julia Heutel Joins HOK as Senior Lighting Designer

Julia Heutel, LC, LEED AP BD+C, IES, IALD, has joined the St. Louis office of HOK as a senior lighting designer. She is currently working on lighting design projects for Humana and Monsanto. Prior to joining HOK, Heutel served as senior lighting designer at Ross & Baruzzini. 09/22/2014 | Read More

Cee Kay Supply Announces Organizational Changes

Keith Meuser and Brian Reutiman have both been promoted to Regional Managers, with Meuser overseeing the Missouri region and Reutiman overseeing the Illinois region. 09/17/2014 | Read More

Tom O’Donnell Joins Argent Capital Management LLC as Taft-Hartley Specialist

Argent Capital Management LLC is drawing from the ranks of labor leadership to serve its union pension clients. Tom O’Donnell has joined Argent at its Taft-Hartley specialist. O’Donnell will work closely with Michael Hoover, Argent director of institutional sales to cultivate relationships within the union market. 09/16/2014 | Read More

Christopher Clark Promoted to Associate

Christopher Clark, LEED AP, designer at Lawrence Group, was recently promoted to associate. Clark joined Lawrence Group in 2008 and is experienced in healthcare design. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and received his master of architecture degree from University of Kansas. Representative clients have included Saint Louis University, Preferred Family Healthcare and SSM Health Care. 09/13/2014 | Read More

ASCHINGER ELECTRIC WELCOMES NEW PROJECT MANAGER

Aschinger Electric is pleased to announce that Mike Seger will serve as a Project Manager for the company. In this role, he will manage electrical construction projects from the estimating stage through the project completion. Additionally, he will work closely with Aschinger’s corporate customers to build and nurture relationships and aid in continued growth for the company's client base. 09/09/2014 | Read More

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