St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

Ninety Percent of U.S. Homes Are Under Insulated

American insulation makers are applauding new research that extolls the value of insulation. No surprise there. Based on new research, the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) estimates that roughly 90 percent of existing U.S. homes are under insulated, wasting energy, money and decreasing comfort for homeowners.

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Air Masters named Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contracting Firm

Air Masters Corporation has been named a Midwest Top 50 Specialty Contracting Firm by Engineering News Record, the leading international construction industry news magazine. With $43.6 million in 2014 revenue, Air Masters ranks among the top 10 largest specialty contractors in the St. Louis region. 10/08/2015 | Read More

Groundbreaking for the McKendree Metro Rec Plex set for October 15, 2015

The lead developer, Mr. Elmer Dean Oelze, of S.I. Strategy, LLC has broken ground on the McKendree Metro Rec Plex in the Four Points Commercial Development located at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 50 and Scott Troy Road in O'Fallon, IL. After more than two years of planning and design, it is with great enthusiasm that we are beginning the construction of the McKendree Metro Rec Plex. 10/08/2015 | Read More

Cedarhurst of St. Charles Groundbreaking Scheduled for October 15, 2015

Cedarhurst Living will break ground on its newest senior living community in the City of St. Charles, Missouri on October 15, 2015. Cedarhurst of St. Charles, a $17.5 million project, will be a 99,560 square foot, 99 unit assisted living and memory care facility located at 1800 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles, Missouri across from Lindenwood University's flagship campus as a part of its University Commons development. 10/08/2015 | Read More

More Construction Workers Dying on the Job

Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show that although the rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was unchanged from 2013, at about 3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the number of fatalities grew in the construction industry. 10/01/2015 | Read More

Asphalt Conference Paves the Way at Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host its 58th annual Asphalt Conference on November 9-10, 2015. The conference should be of interest to contractors, public agencies, consulting engineers, testing labs, aggregate producers, asphalt binder suppliers and equipment technical reps. Personal Development Hours (PDH) will be awarded. 10/01/2015 | Read More

PGAV Hired to Evaluate American Indian Cultural Center and Museum Zone

As the State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City negotiate the future of the under-construction American Indian Cultural Center and Museum and its land, the City has retained St. Louis consulting and design firm PGAV to evaluate options for the future of the property. 10/01/2015 | Read More

Architecture Billings Index Backslides Slightly

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) slipped in August after showing mostly healthy business conditions so far this 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 August ABI score was 49.1, down from a mark of 54.7 in July. This score reflects a slight decrease in design services (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). The new projects inquiry index was 61.8, down from a reading of 63.7 the previous month. 09/24/2015 | Read More

Graduate Student Urban Design Competition Opens for Team Sign Ups

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced the call for applications in the 14th Annual ULI Hines Student Competition. The ideas competition allows multidisciplinary graduate student teams the opportunity to devise an urban development vision and compete to win $50,000. 10/01/2015 | Read More

Popular Construction Leadership Institute 2016 Registration Opens Nine-week Friday program scheduled to begin Jan. 15

Success in the highly competitive building industry requires exceptional leadership, management and communication skills. The innovative Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) has packaged those skills into a convenient, accelerated, nine-week program. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville announced today that it is now accepting registrations for the 2016 session of this highly popular program. 09/24/2015 | Read More

New Study Finds Green Construction is Major U.S. Economic Driver

The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year, according to a new U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) study from Booz Allen Hamilton. The 2015 Green Building Economic Impact Study, released today by USGBC and prepared by Booz Allen, finds the green building industry contributes more than $134.3 billion in labor income to working Americans. The study also found that green construction's growth rate is rapidly outpacing that of conventional construction and will continue to rise. 09/17/2015 | Read More

Right-to-Work Threatens to Damage a System That Works

The following is a letter from Eric Kirberg of Kirberg Company and Daniel P. O'Donnell, business manager of Roofers Local Union No. 2 on the issue of Missouri's upcoming Right-To-Work legislation. 09/13/2015 | Read More

Tim Garvey Officially Retires From The Southern Illinois Builders Association

On August 31, 2015 Tim Garvey officially retired from the Southern Illinois Builders Association after serving the construction industry for nearly 35 years. Tim served as Chief Executive Officer from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014. 09/09/2015 | Read More

ASHRAE Proposes Standard to Serve as “Backbone” of Valid Rating Systems

Many building rating programs exist worldwide, but there is nothing in the industry that standardizes the contents of those programs, ensuring users are knowledgeable about what affects their ratings. A proposed standard from ASHRAE, currently open for public comment, would serve as the “backbone” of such rating systems. 09/03/2015 | Read More

Boilermakers Seek Experienced Welders

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers announced today its Construction Division has an increasing need for experienced welders nationwide due to expanded project opportunities. Boilermakers in this division are engaged in constructing, maintaining and repairing: coal-fired, natural gas-fired, concentrated solar and nuclear power plants; oil refineries; steel mills; pulp and paper mills; and other heavy industrial projects. 09/03/2015 | Read More

Can You Plan for the Office of the Future?

Think about how office workspace has changed in the last decade, with short cubicle walls replacing fixed partitions. Think about how recently it was that the first iPhone came out, June 29, 2007, and how rapidly it changed the way business gets done. Now, imagine that those changes are just the beginning. Ron Johnson, president of Professional Office Environments (POE), does just that. 10/08/2015 | Read More

TTG Merges With KJWW

TTG Engineers has strategically aligned with KJWW Engineering in a merger of the two U.S.-based international firms. The merger creates a 900-employee workforce spread across 25 national and five international locations. In addition to offering an expanded geographic reach, the alignment allows a greater depth and breadth of engineering, project management, and building design services to be available from the merged organizations, which will continue to operate as KJWW and TTG under the creation of a holding company with common management. 10/06/2015 | Read More

Oates Associates Engineering Firm Expanding In Its 35th Year

A growing workforce, a St. Louis office expansion and an ever-increasing workload mark the 35th year of business for Oates Associates, a civil and structural engineering and architectural services firm based in Collinsville, IL. "We’ve seen a healthy increase in transportation and building projects over the past couple of years, which led us to expand our St. Louis office earlier this year and open a Belleville, IL office in 2014," Chief Executive Officer Joseph Hagerty. “We really owe our success to our many loyal clients and our talented, hard-working employees.” 09/28/2015 | Read More

Wiegmann Associates completes HVAC complete upgrade project at historic St. Charles Old Post Office

Wiegmann Associates has completed a $132,000 HVAC upgrade at the St. Charles Old Post Office on Historic Main Street in St. Charles, which was converted into a state-of-the-art co-working technology incubator for digital startup businesses called OPO Startups. Wiegmann transformed outdated HVAC systems and installed automation controls in the 10,000-square-foot historic building. The general contractor was Droste & Sons Construction Company. 09/17/2015 | Read More

Using Graphics to Enhance Medical Experiences At St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center

Arcturis's Graphic Design Team Creates Impactful Environmental Graphics for 141,000 Square Foot Specialty Care Center. The best design projects begin with unique challenges, and when Arcturis's graphic design team began their collaboration process to discuss the designs they would be creating for the St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center, the list of challenges was especially complex. 09/17/2015 | Read More

Marino Engineering Associates, Inc. (MEA) Announces Relocation

Marino Engineering Associates, Inc. (MEA) has relocated to St. Louis, Missouri, from Urbana, Illinois. According to President, Gennaro G. Marino, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE "It was a great time for us to relocate to St. Louis. Our new location near Forest Park allows us to maintain closer contact with our clients in Missouri and in Southern Illinois. In addition, we are more accessible to our clients located across the U.S." 09/17/2015 | Read More

Watlow Awards $7,500 Engineering Scholarships & Paid Internships To Two Cor Jesu Academy Students

Ellie Lunte and Renee Ellegood, both seniors at Cor Jesu Academy, have been named this year's Watlow Scholars, an award that provides each student with a $7,500 scholarship toward their 2015-16 high school tuition and a paid internship at Watlow the summer after graduation from Cor Jesu. The Watlow Scholars program was established at Cor Jesu in 2013 to promote awareness and interest among young women about the field of engineering. 09/10/2015 | 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. 10/06/2015 | 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. 09/30/2015 | Read More

Evelyn Fleddermann Passes Final Exam to Become the First Female Licensed Architect at M+H

Evelyn Fleddermann received notice this week that she passed the 7th and final exam in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Architect Registration Exam (ARE). She not only becomes the 10th licensed architect at M+H but she is the first female architect at the firm. 08/06/2015 | Read More

Carpenter Leader Part of Workforce Panel

John Gaal, director of training and workforce development, Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis, will be part of a panel discussing the state of the St. Louis workforce on August 5. The discussion at St. Louis Community College's Mildred E. Bastian Theatre will feature the latest workforce research from St. Louis Community College. 07/30/2015 | 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. 07/16/2015 | 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. 07/08/2015 | 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. 06/29/2015 | Read More

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