St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

Diversity Consultant Confirms Construction Singled Out for Special Diversity Regulation

The president of the firm that the City of St. Louis hired for a disparity study confirmed that construction was singled out as the only industry she was to study for disparities between employment and available workers. "We can look at other industries, but this contact's scope was only for construction," said Eleanor Mason Ramsey, president of Mason Tillman Associates, Ltd., the public policy research firm hired by St. Louis city government to conduct disparity studies.

 
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TriStar Properties Begins Development of Bramblett Hills Apartment Community in O’Fallon, MO

Site development has begun on an upscale $28 million, 204-residence apartment community located near the intersection of Highway K and Mexico Road in O’Fallon, MO, called Bramblett Hills. The project is being developed by St. Louis-based TriStar Properties and built by general contractor Contegra Construction Co. 05/21/2015 | Read More

Coatings Unlimited, Inc. Wins International Safety Award

Coatings Unlimited, Inc., an industrial painting company based out of St. Louis, MO, earned an international award for safety excellence. The FCA CREST Awards are given by FCA International, an international construction contractor association that represents more than 7,000 union-signatory contractors throughout North America. 05/21/2015 | Read More

New Study Highlights Winning Model for Delivering Construction Projects On Time and On Budget

A new report by two local researchers concludes that the unique, collaborative project management process being used on many major construction projects in Southwestern Illinois is proving to be a win-win for all stakeholders involved. 05/21/2015 | Read More

St. Louis-based Western Waterproofing Company Celebrating 100th Anniversary with New Name, Brand & Logo

Owned and operated by third generation family members, Western Waterproofing Company, the nation's largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing, celebrated its momentous 100th Anniversary on May 16 with an extravagant cocktail reception and gala at the historic St. Louis Union Station in Downtown St. Louis. 05/15/2015 | Read More

Owner of Historically-Renovated Apartment Building Saves Big with Solar

The young professionals and graduate students who rapidly filled the Laclede Lofts after the 50 apartment adaptive-reuse project opened last Spring may not have noticed, but in addition to the high-efficiency appliances and light fixtures in their apartments, the building itself has one very green feature: a 25-kilowatt solar array on the roof that generates more than half of the electricity used in the property's common areas. 05/15/2015 | Read More

St. Louis is a Hot Mess

St. Louis city and county have earned federal designations that allow them to leverage local public and private funds to attract more money for development, but there is a problem. "St. Louis is a hot mess," Bradley Streeter, senior management analyst with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), said during a panel discussion at the Creative Exchange Lab Center for Architecture + Design STL. And the reason, he said, is that "St. Louis is terrible at collaborative action." 05/14/2015 | Read More

Phillips Concrete Services Receives MBE and DBE Certification

Phillips Concrete Services, LLC, a St. Louis-based ready-mix concrete supplier, announced their recent Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification, awarded by the St. Louis Airport Authority (SLAA). The certifications affirm that Phillips Concrete Services meets the requirements to do business with private companies as well as local, state and federal government agencies as a minority business entity. 05/14/2015 | Read More

Solar Industry Poised for Rapid Growth

The Solar Energy Industries Association used Earth Day this week to celebrate the accelerating pace of construction of photovoltaic power. "On April 22, 1970, when the very first Earth Day was held, there was virtually no solar energy powering the grid in the United States," said Solar Energy Industry Association President and CEO Rhone Resch. "Today, there are 20 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity in the U.S." 04/23/2015 | Read More

IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center Offers Cell Tower Safety & Rescue Training

With the proliferation of mobile communications, including an estimated 1.3 billion smart phones sold in 2014, comes a challenge for the construction industry - safely constructing and maintaining a growing network of cell towers. To meet the challenge, theIBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center in St. Louis began offering cell tower safety and rescue training that includes a 25-foot tall tower on the site of the training center at 2300 Hampton Ave. 04/23/2015 | Read More

AGC Lobbying for SB 540

The AGC of Missouri issued a call to its members on Wednesday to contact their state senators and urge them to vote for SB 540. The bill, introduced by Sen. Doug Libla (R), would raise state gas taxes by two cents in each of the next three years for a total increase of six cents on each gallon of gasoline sold. After that, the gas tax would be indexed to inflation. 04/16/2015 | Read More

ASA Midwest Council Announces Masquerade Ball Awards Gala Winners on April 11th 2015

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council announced the winners of its Masquerade Ball Awards Gala, April 11. ASA Midwest Council hosted 375 people, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis, for the annual event. 04/16/2015 | Read More

IBEW Local One Joins Worldwide Autism Awareness Campaign

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local One union hall will glow in a symbolic blue on April 2, 2015 to support World Autism Awareness Day. It will join the worldwide "Light it Up Blue" campaign by Autism Speaks and be one of thousands of structures across the globe lit in blue. 03/26/2015 | Read More

Masonry Industry convenes BIM-M 2015 Symposium

Building information modeling (BIM) has been transforming project design and delivery. Since 2012, the masonry industry representing the United States and portions of Canada through its BIM for Masonry (BIM-M) Initiative has been promoting the development of techniques and tools to assist designers, manufacturers, contractors, construction managers and owners to better use masonry with BIM technology. 03/19/2015 | Read More

Marvin Windows and Doors Accepting Entries for Annual Design Awards

Marvin Windows and Doors is now accepting submissions for its annual design contest: the Architects Challenge. Marvin's Architects Challenge, now in its seventh year, honors projects that represent the best in architectural design and use Marvin windows and doors. Open to commercial and residential architects, the competition is judged by a panel of distinguished architects. 03/19/2015 | Read More

BlueLine Rental Hosts 21-City Equipment Expo

BlueLine Rental will host a 21-city Equipment Expo across the United States to showcase their top of the line rental equipment. Open to BlueLine customers and the general construction industry, the event will be an opportunity to demo new equipment and discuss questions with the manufacturers' experts on hand. 05/21/2015 | Read More

McCarthy Building Companies Named an InformationWeek Elite 100 Company

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. was recently ranked as a top U.S. business technology innovator on this year's InformationWeek Elite 100. The firm was honored among the most progressive organizations in the country for its ability to apply emerging technology in practical ways. This is the fourth year McCarthy has been recognized in the publication’s annual ranking. 05/14/2015 | Read More

DiversityInc Ranks Ameren First in the Nation

DiversityInc has ranked Ameren Corporation first in the United States on its 2015 listing of the nation's top utilities for diversity. This is the fifth consecutive year Ameren has been recognized among the top five utilities, and first time at the top of the list for creating an inclusive workplace, reaching diverse customers and having strong supplier diversity. 05/14/2015 | Read More

Woolpert Receives Ameren-Contractor Eagle Award

Ameren Corp. has awarded an Ameren-Contractor Eagle Award to Woolpert for the firm's annual manhole inspection project, conducted in the city of St. Louis. The honor is "in recognition of exceptional safety performance and commitment to the safety of your employees." Bryan Smith is a geospatial technician with Woolpert, said, "From January to October of every year since 2009, we have done a portion of this project in St. Louis. We check the structural integrity of the manholes throughout the city." 05/14/2015 | Read More

TJ Wies Racking Up Safety Awards

TJ Wies Contracting, Inc., recently was presented with two more safety awards: the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry's 2015 Excellence in Construction Safety Award and the Finishing Contractors Association (FCA) Contractors Recognizing Excellence in Safety Training (CREST) Chairman’s Award. 05/13/2015 | Read More

McCarthy Completes $58 Million Energy Plant Project for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Louis

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., America's leading healthcare builder, completed the $58 million energy plant and utility infrastructure project for the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Jefferson Barracks Division, one of two campuses for the VA St. Louis Health Care System. McCarthy began the energy plant project in September 2012 and completed the project this March, a major milestone for the VA's medical campus upgrade program. 05/12/2015 | Read More

HBD and TR,i Tapped for Crestwood Redevelopment

UrbanStreet Group LLC listed TR,i Architects and HBD Construction as partners in its $99.5 million proposal to redevelop the former Crestwood Plaza area. The proposal calls for demolishing the entire 1.1 million-square-foot mall and replacing it with a mixed-use development to include a theater, restaurants, retail, offices, and housing. 05/04/2015 | 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

Hilliker Announces Recent Transactions

Hilliker Corporation announced a number of recent real estate transactions. 02/09/2010 | 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. 05/20/2015 | 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. 05/13/2015 | 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. 05/06/2015 | 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. 04/30/2015 | 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. 04/23/2015 | 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. 04/14/2015 | 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. 04/09/2015 | Read More

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St. Louis CCC Presents: Economic Forecast Growth, Will It Get Stronger?

7:00 to 9:00 am at Federal Reserve Bank Gateway Conference Center - One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza - Broadway & Locust St. - St. Louis, MO 63102

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Seminar: When OSHA Shows Up: What You Need to Know

7:30 to 9:00 am at Husch Blackwell - 190 Carondelet Plaza, 9th floor - St. Louis, MO 63105