St. Louis Construction News and Real Estate (CNR)

Grand Entrance: Welcome to Our Home

In June of 1976, photographer Eldon Arteaga and I photographed a magaqzine cover shot of the recently completed construction of the Grand Staircase that ran down the hill from east of the Arch to Wharf Street (renamed Leonor K Sullivan Boulevard that same year). I remember that day well, because PRIDE was holding a box lunch celebration for construction workers at the Convention Center. Eldon and I took too long to finish our work at the Arch. My Dad, publisher of the magazine, was at the celebration and was less than pleased when we arrived. That staircase was a big deal because it connected the Arch to St. Louis history on the Mississippi. Since before plans for the Arch were finalized, St. Louisans have seen the area leading from Market Street through the Arch grounds to the Mississippi as kind of an entry vestibule, welcoming visitors to our area.

 
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McCarthy Completes Mercy Rehab Hospital

Rehabilitation services in the Ozarks will receive a major upgrade this week with the opening of a new Mercy facility in Springfield, Mo. Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield, a 63,000-square-foot, two-story building, offers 60 beds and provides inpatient rehabilitation for patients who are recovering from strokes, brain or spinal cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. served as the Construction Manager for the $28 million project. Nashville - based Earl Swensson Associates, Inc. was the project architect. 04/17/2014 | Read More

Jeanne Qui Joins HOK Lab Group

Jeanne Qiu, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, joins the St. Louis office of HOK as a lab planner in the Science + Technology practice. Qiu will plan, program and design lab spaces for university and corporate clients. 04/17/2014 | Read More

Pearson Heads Byrne & Jones Asphalt

John Pearson has been promoted by Byrne & Jones Construction to director of operations for its asphalt division. Pearson has more than 20 years of experience in the civil construction industry. 04/17/2014 | Read More

KWAME to CM $43M Loopy Trolley

The Loop Trolley Transportation Development District (TDD) has selected Kwame Building Group (KWAME) to provide construction management services on the $43 million Loop Trolley in St. Louis and University City, Missouri. KWAME expects to begin issuing construction bid packages in late April and May. 04/17/2014 | Read More

IMPACT Completes Amy’s Crossing

Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies has completed the construction of Amy's Crossing, a new $2 million independent living facility in Alton, Ill., managed by WellSpring Resources. Despite the harsh winter, IMPACT crews were able to complete the project three weeks ahead of schedule. WellSpring marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the site in March. 04/10/2014 | Read More

Nosal Appointed to Flooring Foundation Board

Don Nosal, Craftsmen Interiors, Maryland Heights was recently appointed to fill an opening on the Flooring Industry Council of Greater St. Louis (FIC) board of directors, Tim Schoolfield, FIC president announced. 04/10/2014 | Read More

NAWIC/ASPE Golf Funds Scholarships

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) - St. Louis Chapter will host its 38th Annual Golf Classic and the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) - St. Louis Chapter is supporting the event as a co-sponsor. The event will be held on May 2at the Forest Park Norman K. Probstein Golf Course. 04/10/2014 | 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

Contractors Confident, AGC of STL Says

On the heels of an announcement this week by AGC of America of a resurgence in contractor confidence, Len Toenjes, president of AGC of St. Louis said that his group's members are showing a positivity he hasn't seen in a long time. "People are feeling good for the first time in five years," Toenjes said. "The contractors are still seeing a lot bidders on projects, but they're seeing a lot more projects. Some of the project owners are getting together and seeing how they want to get together and coordinate work." He said that banks now have funding and are starting to make loans again. "(The improvement) is all on the building side," Toenjes stated. "The watch out is on the public funding side. The transportation thing is in dire straits." He also cited negative impact of the recent Missouri Supreme Court defeat of MSD's impervious area fee, which has sent MSD scrambling for other funding. 01/23/2014 | Read More

AGC STL and MO Chapters Revisit Merger

AGC of St. Louis and AGC of Missouri have announced to members of both chapters that discussions of merger of the two associations has resumed. In September AGC of St. Louis extended an invitation to AGC of Missouri to renew discussions of merger which were terminated in 2007. Resumption of meetings with AGC of St. Louis on potential merger of the two chapters was approved by the AGC of Missouri Board of Directors on September 23. The chapters cite greater critical mass in approaching industry goals as the primary incentive for considering the merger at this time. 12/27/2013 | Read More

ASA Hosts ‘Managing Construction Process’ Panel

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council has partnered with several St. Louis area general contractors for the association's second in its Partners in Construction series, "How to Manage the Construction Process" on Oct. 24. Attendees will learn from a panel of the St. Louis area's top general contractors how to manage a project from the award phase through to completion, while promoting harmony between the general contractor and the sub contractors throughout the project. 09/27/2013 | Read More

Pat Sullivan Receives National Homebuilders’ Award

Patrick S. Sullivan, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri (HBA), received the 2013 Seldon Hale Career Achievement Award August 15 at the annual National Association of Home Builders' Association Leadership Conference. 09/17/2013 | Read More

Dustin Bopp Named AIA President

The St. Louis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently installed Dustin Bopp, AIA of Bopp Architecture as its 2013 President. Bopp is a graduate of the University of Kansas where he received a bachelors degree in architecture from the School of Architecture and Urban Design. 05/16/2013 | Read More

Alberici Wins Second ASA “Best Practices”

Alberici Constructors, Inc. received the American Subcontractor Association's National Construction Best Practices Award for 2012. It is the company's second in as many years. Alberici was recognized during the 2013 American Subcontractor Association (ASA) Business Forum and Convention in Las Vegas on March 21. ASA President Walter Bazan Jr. said Alberici was selected for upholding superior business practices in the construction industry. 04/11/2013 | Read More

Chris Shepard Joins Korte BD Team

The Korte Company announced the addition Chris Shepard to the team as an member of its business development efforts. Shepard joins the company's business development group with more than a decade of experience in design and construction, primarily in the Federal Contracting/International Development area. Working through the U.S. State Department, his career highlights include developing Secure Network Infrastructure opportunities for facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, he has worked on United Arab Emirates joint venture projects with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Oil. 02/20/2014 | Read More

SAK Opens Maryland Office

SAK Construction, LLC (SAK), one of the fastest-growing companies delivering pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling solutions across the U.S., has opened a new regional headquarters at 1405 Benson Court in Arbutus, Md., a suburb of Baltimore. 02/20/2014 | Read More

Trivers Acquires TEC Plus Architects

Trivers Associates has acquired TEC Plus Architects, a full-service St. Louis-area architectural firm specializing in the programming, planning and design of technical, research and laboratory facilities. TEC Plus President Dennis A. Lundgren will join Trivers as senior project manager and planner, and will lead and grow the company's biotechnical division. 01/10/2014 | Read More

Cannon Makes “Most Admired” List

Cannon Design, an international architectural, engineering and planning firm, was listed by other design firms as among the top three in healthcare interiors in a recent survey. The Giants in Healthcare Rankings Survey, sponsored annually by Interior Design magazine, has just been released. All 40+ design firms participating in the national survey are asked the question, "...Other than your own firm, which three healthcare interior design firms' work do you most admire?" The result of this question positioned Cannon Design among the Top Three. 12/18/2013 | Read More

Wilson Starts Work on City Walk

S. M. Wilson & Co. has begun construction of the new $70 million City Walk mixed-use retail and residential development in the Central West End neighborhood for Mills Properties of St. Louis. The 438,000 square foot structure will feature a 38,000 square foot Whole Foods store on the ground floor, 177 luxury apartments on the upper six floors and 438 underground parking spaces for customers and residents. 12/12/2013 | Read More

Laura Smith Joins KWK Architects

KWK Architects announced that Laura Smith, AIA has joined the firm. Smith comes to KWK from Harrison French & Associates in Bentonville AR 11/15/2013 | Read More

Grant Masonry Receives National Safety Award

Grant Contracting has been named a 2013 Safety Advantage Award Winner by the Mason Contractors Association of America. The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) presented the MCAA Safety Advantage Awards to five companies on Oct. 4, during the MCAA Midyear Meeting at Walt Disney World Resort, in Orlando Florida. 10/10/2013 | 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

Grubb & Ellis|Gundaker Commercial Announces Transaction

Grubb & Ellis|Gundaker Commercial announced a recent real estate property sale. 01/06/2010 | Read More

Jeanne Qui Joins HOK Lab Group

Jeanne Qiu, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, joins the St. Louis office of HOK as a lab planner in the Science + Technology practice. Qiu will plan, program and design lab spaces for university and corporate clients. 04/17/2014 | Read More

Chris Shepard Joins Korte BD Team

The Korte Company announced the addition Chris Shepard to the team as an member of its business development efforts. Shepard joins the company's business development group with more than a decade of experience in design and construction, primarily in the Federal Contracting/International Development area. Working through the U.S. State Department, his career highlights include developing Secure Network Infrastructure opportunities for facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, he has worked on United Arab Emirates joint venture projects with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Oil. 02/20/2014 | Read More

Laura Smith Joins KWK Architects

KWK Architects announced that Laura Smith, AIA has joined the firm. Smith comes to KWK from Harrison French & Associates in Bentonville AR 11/15/2013 | Read More

Shanna Wiechel Joins Christner Ownership Group

Shanna Wiechel, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP has been elected a shareholder at Christner. Inc., architects and planners. Wiechel has been with Christner for 11 years. 09/28/2013 | Read More

Pat Sullivan Receives National Homebuilders’ Award

Patrick S. Sullivan, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri (HBA), received the 2013 Seldon Hale Career Achievement Award August 15 at the annual National Association of Home Builders' Association Leadership Conference. 09/17/2013 | Read More

Jill Davis Joins HOK as Marketing Manager

Jill Davis has joined the St. Louis office of HOK as marketing manager. In her new role, she will work with practice leaders and senior management to help develop and implement marketing organization and strategy. 09/17/2013 | Read More

Kaiser Acquires Marchi Electric

Kaiser Electric recently acquired Marchi Electric based in Fenton, MO. Marchi Electric owner Leo Marchi closed shop after 13 years in business and was hired by Kaiser Electric as a project manager on July 1. Two of his electricians were also hired by Kaiser. Marchi said he is in the process of completing jobs contracted through Marchi Electric, while submitting bids for new jobs on behalf of Kaiser Electric. Marchi Electric focused primarily on light commercial work such as doctors offices, daycare centers, restaurants and shopping malls. 08/29/2013 | Read More

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