St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

ASA Midwest Council Announces Nominations for Boots & Bling Awards Gala

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council congratulates its 2016 nominees. This is the 23rd year ASA will recognize outstanding companies in the construction industry. The winners in each category will be announced on April 23rd, during the Boots & Bling Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis. Special guest emcee will be WIL radio personality Bo Matthews. The four award categories include General Contractor of the Year, Outstanding MEP Subcontractor, Outstanding Specialty Subcontractor, and Service Provider/Supplier of the Year.

 
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State Rep. Wants Unions to Report Anyone They Try to Recruit

Missouri State Representative Courtney Curtis (District 73), who says he stands "98 percent behind unions," has filed a bill to make it harder for unions to organize and to invalidate any existing project labor agreement for a future stadium. The bill, H.B. 2170, would require unions to report to the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations the name, telephone number or email address, and age of every individual that they try to recruit during the year. The bill also would bar any executive action creating a project labor agreement "on any stadium project, the public funding of which is not submitted to a public vote." Instead, the proposed legislation would require the local legislative approval by a board of aldermen, city council, or similar elected board of a project labor agreement. 02/04/2016 | Read More

Treanor Architects And H+L Architecture Merged

Treanor Architects (Treanor), a national design firm headquartered in Lawrence, KS, with an office in St. Louis, and H+L Architecture (H+L), a planning and design firm headquartered in Denver, have entered into an agreement to merge their firms effective as of January 1, 2016. H+L and Treanor will temporarily maintain their existing names, but will work together during the coming months to develop a new branding identity that will encapsulate the culture and history that unite these distinguished architecture firms. 02/04/2016 | Read More

A St. Louis Jury Awards $4.1 Million in Asbestos Death of Wisconsin Electrician

A St. Louis jury has awarded $4.1 million in damages to the widow of an electrician from Westfield, Wisconsin, who died of complications from mesothelioma, a deadly lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Longtime electrician Keith Urbach died in 2012, about six months after he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Jurors in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court returned their verdict Jan. 25 following a one-week trial and nine hours of deliberations. 02/04/2016 | Read More

The Korte Company Begins Work On Facility At America’s Central Port - Madison, Il

The Korte Company will begin construction on a 100,000 square foot design-build warehouse facility within America’s Central Port, located in Madison, IL, just 5 miles north of downtown St. Louis. The tilt-up structure, located at the region's only full-service, public intermodal port, will include warehouse and office space for a private tenant. 01/25/2016 | Read More

Construction Firms Look at 3D Printing

3D printing is fast becoming part of many industries, and construction is no exception. SpaceX and NASA are using 3D printing to make rocket engines. American Standard is using it to make artistic new faucets. Medical device companies are printing medical implants, and apparel companies are printing shoes and clothing. Contractors in St. Louis are getting on the 3D wave - for marketing. 01/21/2016 | Read More

Architecture Billings Index Ends Year on Positive Note

There were a few occasions where demand for design services decreased from a month-to-month basis in 2015, but the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) concluded the year in positive terrain and was so in eight of the twelve months of the year. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the December ABI score was 50.9, up from the mark of 49.3 in the previous month. 01/21/2016 | Read More

10 Construction Trends to Watch in 2016

From cutting-edge building technologies to innovative construction methods and better decision-making systems, projects are getting smarter. Given the rapid development of emerging construction opportunities, owners should demand faster projects, lower costs and better buildings. In this guide, we’ve compiled 10 trends that will shape and improve construction projects in 2016 and beyond. 01/20/2016 | Read More

#TRADESWORK Encourages Construction Trade Careers

How can America keep growing if there are not enough people to build it? The construction and remodeling industry continually seek answers to the skilled talent shortage. There is an urgent need for more trade professionals but not enough people to fill the positions and increasing labor shortages create less time and resources to devote to on-the-job training for new recruits. With an eye toward a solution for this employment problem, St. Louis remodeling firm Mosby Building Arts is launching #TRADESWORK, an initiative to encourage work in skilled trade positions such as carpenters, electricians, roofers and plumbers. 02/04/2016 | Read More

SIBA Elects New Officers

Steve Ashe of E.T. Simonds Construction Co., based in Carbondale, IL, has been elected president of the Southern Illinois Builders Association. Other officers for 2016 are: First Vice President Harvey Wolf, L. Wolf Construction, Granite City; Second Vice President Kent Kampwerth, River City Construction, L.L.C., Benton, IL; and Secretary/Treasurer Kent Richardson, Subsurface Constructors, Inc., St. Louis. 01/28/2016 | Read More

Home Builders Association Donates $12,000 to St. Vincent Home for Children

On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2016 HBA President Kim Hibbs of Hibbs Homes presented a $12,000 donation to Carla Monroe-Posey, executive director for St. Vincent Home for Children, and Mike Garavalia, director of development for St. Vincent. The donation will be used to replace two entry doors to the gymnasium ensuring St. Vincent's has a handicapped accessible entrance. 01/25/2016 | Read More

Kids In The Middle Selects 2016 Champion of Kids Award Winner

Kids In The Middle (KITM) recently announced Ed Alizadeh, President of Geotechnology, Inc., as its 2016 Champion of Kids honoree. The Champion of Kids nominating committee selected Alizadeh for this prestigious award because of his considerable dedication to children in the community and his commitment to Kids In The Middle. Alizadeh served on the KITM Board of Directors 2000-2008 and was President from 2005-2007 01/20/2016 | Read More

Habitat For Humanity Saint Louis Selects New Board Members

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis has announced the selection of six new members to its Board of Directors. New board members include: Emily Martin, President of Aschinger Electric; Rashda Buttar, Senior Vice President-General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Foresight Energy LP; Mike Murphy, Vice President and General Manager of KMOV-TV; Ed Alizadeh, President and CEO of Geotechnology, Inc.; Roger Brown, Senior Vice President, Director of Manager Research, Summit Strategies; and Anna Hart, Vice President of Human Resources for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. 01/19/2016 | Read More

Home Builders Association Donates $14,000 to Beyond Housing

On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2016 HBA President Kim Hibbs of Hibbs Homes presented a $14,000 donation to Jaqueline Hamilton, chief development officer for Beyond Housing. The donation will be used to complete repairs in several of Beyond Housing's rental properties to bring the homes up to quality living standards. 01/19/2016 | Read More

Paraquad to Kick Off Construction of $3.3 Million Accessible Health and Wellness Center

Paraquad on Tuesday officially began construction of its new Accessible Health and Wellness Center. The 22,000-square-foot Center will feature specialized equipment that enables people with disabilities to work out and highly trained staff who are experts in helping people with all types of disabilities meet their fitness needs. Paraquad is the only organization in St. Louis providing this type of facility. 01/12/2016 | Read More

Vertegy Helps Washington University’s New Brown School Of Social Work Facility Earn Leed Platinum Certification

St. Louis-based Vertegy, which has already helped a significant number of buildings in the St. Louis region earn LEED certification, has added another local project to its portfolio. The sustainability consulting firm was recently notified by the U.S. Green Building Council that the George Warren Brown School of Social Work’s Hillman Hall building, which was constructed as part of an expansion on Washington University’s Danforth Campus, has earned LEED Platinum certification. Vertegy has consulted on over 50 LEED Certified buildings since its founding in 2005 and that number now includes 20 LEED Platinum facilities. 02/04/2016 | Read More

McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. Announces Additional Leadership News

McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc., one of the nation’s leading for-profit developers of economically-integrated urban neighborhoods, is pleased to announce organizational changes that successfully position the development company for future decades. As announced previously, Vince Bennett has been appointed President of McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc. Mr. Bennett previously served as Chief Operating Officer for the firm. Mr. Bennett has established an Executive Committee comprised of Mr. Bennett and the following senior staff: 02/04/2016 | Read More

S. M. Wilson Selected for $31 Million Renovation & Expansion of University Library & Commons At Millikin University

S.M. Wilson & Co. has been selected to renovate and expand the University Commons at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. The $31 million, 85,000 square foot project will focus on renovating and reconfiguring the existing Staley Library and building a large addition to the structure. When completed, the University Commons will feature the Staley Library, a new Oberhelman Center for Leadership Performance, the WJMU radio station, a New Technologies Studio and the University’s Math Center, Writing Center and Media Arts Center. 01/28/2016 | Read More

Spellman Brady Completes Thogmorton Center at Central Methodist University

Spellman Brady & Company recently completed the interior design for The Thogmorton Center for Allied Health at Central Methodist University (CMU) in Fayette, Missouri. Spellman Brady & Company was responsible for the complete interior design, furniture, artwork and signage for the $6 million, 25,000 square-foot project. 01/27/2016 | Read More

EFCO Corporation, a Pella Company Announces New Vice President of Sales

Doug Zacharias, a LEED Accredited Professional and certified Construction Document Technologist (CDT) is the new vice president of sales for EFCO Corporation; a manufacturer of architectural windows, curtain walls, storefronts and entry systems designed for commercial construction needs and a subsidiary of Pella Corporation. 01/25/2016 | Read More

$15,000 In College Scholarships Awarded By Site Improvement Association To Six Local Students

The SITE Improvement Association has awarded a total of $15,000 in scholarships to six deserving St. Louis area students seeking to start or further their college education in 2016. High school seniors and college students with a parent employed by a SITE member company are eligible for the $2,500 scholarships, which are based on students' academic achievements, involvement in the community and financial need. 01/20/2016 | Read More

Solatube International Announces New Commercial Distributor in Missouri and Illinois

Solatube International Inc., the worldwide leading manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs), has named Mays Maune McWard as its new Certified Commercial Distributor covering territories in Missouri and Illinois. Based in Fenton, Mo., the company is owned by Gary Mays, president, and Patrick McWard, executive vice president, of Mays Maune McWard. 01/15/2016 | Read More

St. Louis Commercial Real Estate Gets Social

Selequity, an online platform for crowd investing in commercial real estate (CRE) projects, has formed a strategic alliance with Virtual Realty Enterprises, LLC, (VRE) a St. Louis-based CRE lender and operating company that has managed more than $500 million in assets. Now, Selequity’s clients and project sponsors will have access to interim financing and the opportunity to fund larger and more varied deals. Bill Snyders, chief operating officer of Virtual Realty, will lead the VRE effort to manage the strategic alliance with Selequity. 07/16/2015 | Read More

Major New Development Proposed for O’Fallon, IL

Real estate developer Dean Oelze is proposing a new 45-acre commercial development to the City of O'Fallon, IL. The proposed development, located at the corner of Scott Troy Road and Highway 50, will be called The Four Points Center. 11/06/2014 | 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

People In St. Louis Construction

The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors and other recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building industry. 02/04/2016 | Read More

People In St. Louis Construction

The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors and other recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building industry. 01/27/2016 | Read More

People In St. Louis Construction

The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors and other recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building industry. 01/20/2016 | Read More

People In St. Louis Construction

The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors and other recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building industry. 01/12/2016 | Read More

Jay Schultehenrich Retires After 39 Years With SITE Improvement Association

Jay Schultehenrich, Executive Director of the SITE Improvement Association for the past 28 years, retired at the end of 2015 after 39 total years of service to the independent construction contractor organization. Schultehenrich began managing the day-to-day operations of SITE in 1977 while working for an association management firm, and then became Executive Director ten years later. Today the organization has grown to five full time employees serving 165 member contractors with an expanded scope of services including political and legislative advocacy, labor relations and safety training. 01/06/2016 | Read More

People In St. Louis Construction

The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors and other recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building industry. 01/04/2016 | Read More

People In St. Louis Construction

The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors and other recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building industry. 12/22/2015 | Read More

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