St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

Construction & Design Professionals Optimistic About Economy

The nonresidential building market finished 2014 with greater spending levels than construction economists had anticipated. Construction economists contacted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) now expect the commercial construction sector will see double-digit increases in 2015, led by vigorous levels of demand for hotels and office buildings.

 
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American Subcontractors Association - Midwest Council Hosts Annual Must-Attend Expo

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) - Midwest Council is set to host its annual "Meet the General Contractors" Expo on Jan. 28, 2015 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. 01/13/2015 | Read More

SKF North Park Project Moves Forward

SKF USA's plan to have a new 310,000-square-foot factory built in NorthPark in St. Louis County will move ahead now that the company has closed on the $60 million build-to-suit deal. Colliers, in conjunction with NAI Geis Realty Group, provided site selection, lease negotiation, and transaction management services for SKF's new lubrications systems engineering and manufacturing facility, which will target for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. 01/07/2015 | Read More

Contegra Construction Co. Completes Build-Out of 42,000SF at Alton Center Business Park

Contegra Construction Co. has completed the build-out of 42,000 square feet of specialty packaging space for Advanced Outsource Solutions (AOS) at Alton Center Business Park in Alton, IL. AOS employs disadvantaged persons, individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who provide contract packaging and fulfillment services to help customers manage merchandising supply chains. 01/06/2015 | Read More

Council of Owners and Construction Associates, Inc.

The board of directors of the Council of Owners and Construction Associates, Inc. (COCA, Inc.) elected Richard C. Schwarz, Jr., turnaround manager, Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery, as the 2015 Chairman of the Board. 01/02/2015 | Read More

Awards Recognize Outstanding Best Practices in Construction

Best practices in the construction industry were recognized by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) during its annual awards on December 18, 2014 at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis, MO. The annual awards recognize successful use of Construction Industry Best Practices validated by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) to improve project quality, budget and schedule. 01/01/2015 | Read More

Overall Construction Market on the Rise, Local Results Lagging

Construction in the Midwest has not bounced from the recession as quickly as other parts of the country, and the recovery in St. Louis has lagged even the Midwest, but there are signs the climate could improve in 2015. Architects saw business improve in 2014, and typically is a harbinger of more construction to come. At Arcturis, for example, billings in 2014 were double what they were in 2011, said Megan Ridgeway, principal of the firm. 12/30/2014 | Read More

Knight & Bauer Halls of Olin Business School at Washington University Earn LEED Gold

Olin Business School at Washington University and the St. Louis design-construction team of Tarlton Corp. and Mackey Mitchell Architects announce the $90 million Knight Hall and Bauer Hall expansion project on the Danforth campus has been certified LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council. 12/29/2014 | Read More

Awards Recognize Diversity and Inclusion in Construction

Efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in the construction industry were recognized by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC). 01/01/2015 | Read More

Crew-St. Louis Appoints 2015 Executive Committee Members

The St. Louis chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) announced officers and board directors for 2015. 11/27/2014 | 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

Air Masters/Gateway Mechanical nominated for ASA Midwest MEP Subcontractor of the Year Award

Air Masters/Gateway Mechanical has been nominated for the 2015 "MEP Subcontractor of the Year Award" by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council. Subcontractors nominated for the award were judged on bid ethics and practice, safety policy and practices, jobsite supervision, communication, scheduling coordination, project relations, administrative procedures/paperwork and quality workmanship. 01/28/2015 | Read More

REMIGER DESIGN Leads Design & Renovation of Cass Information Systems

REMIGER DESIGN, a St. Louis-based architecture and design firm, recently completed design and construction administration on Cass Information Systems' newly renovated facility, housing its global headquarters for transportation information services in Bridgeton, MO. The renovation of the 350-person facility was phased over a two year period to accommodate for ongoing work in the building. 01/28/2015 | Read More

McGrath completes construction work on $8.5 million Ameren Missouri switching station in downtown St. Louis

McGrath & Associates has completed its portion of the construction work on Ameren Missouri's $8.5 million MLK switching station at 1901 Martin Luther King Drive in downtown St. Louis. The entire 13.8kV MLK switching project, estimated at $42.5 million, is part of a larger Ameren Missouri investment to upgrade electric service in downtown St. Louis over the coming decades. 01/21/2015 | Read More

Holland Construction Services Completes Construction on O’Fallon Fire House & Parks Maintenance Facility

Holland Construction Services, Inc. (Holland) recently completed construction on the new O’Fallon Fire/EMS headquarters, as well as the Parks & Recreation maintenance facility. Holland served as construction manager on the $5.8 million project. 01/21/2015 | Read More

Opus Group Starts Construction of Luxury Apartment Building in St. Louis’s CWE

The Opus Group (Opus), in partnership with AIG Global Real Estate, announced the start of construction of a 12-story luxury apartment building in the historic Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis. Opus Development Company, L.L.C. is the developer and Opus Design Build, L.L.C. is the design-builder. Opus AE Group, L.L.C. is the architect and structural engineer of record. 01/20/2015 | Read More

Harvester Christian Church Contracts Air Masters for New Worship Center

Harvester Christian Church in St. Peters, Missouri has contracted Air Masters Corporation and its divisions Gateway Mechanical and Gateway Mechanical Fire Protection to install HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and building automation/energy management systems for their new 1,250-seat Worship Center. 01/15/2015 | Read More

Geotechnology Selected by CityArchRiver 2015 For Work on St. Louis Arch grounds

Geotechnology was selected by CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation to perform the precondition visual surveying and baseline vibration monitoring for upcoming St. Louis Arch grounds (Jefferson Memorial) construction work. The purpose of this project is to establish and implement a vibration monitoring program to assist in protecting various structures in the vicinity of planned CityArchRiver demolition and construction activities. 01/15/2015 | 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. 01/28/2015 | 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. 01/21/2015 | 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. 01/15/2015 | 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. 01/06/2015 | Read More

In Memorium: Francis Wojehowski

Wojehowski, Francis Died peacefully December 31, 2014 at the age of 88. 01/05/2015 | Read More

Joseph M. Kaiser named AGC of Missouri Board Chairman

Joseph M. Kaiser, executive vice president for BSI Constructors, Inc. and a veteran of the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, has been elected the inaugural chairman of the board of the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGC). Kaiser succeeds Paul Hartwig of ACME Constructors, Inc. and Kyle Phillips of Herzog of Herzog Contracting Corporation, who served as the 2014 Chairman of the AGC of St. Louis. 01/02/2015 | Read More

People In St. Louis Construction This Week

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. 12/16/2014 | Read More

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LEED Showcase: A Look at Performance

5:30 to 7:30 pm at Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103)

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31st Annual SIOR St. Louis Metro Market Forecast

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