St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

National Park Service to Begin Construction on Gateway Arch Grounds

The National Park Service announced August 15, 2014 that McCarthy Castle JV I of St. Louis, Mo., was awarded a $13.450 million contract to complete the Gateway Arch South Grounds project, the first CityArchRiver 2015 project on Jefferson National Expansion Memorial grounds. The construction project, encompassing the southern 26 acres of the Gateway Arch grounds is funded by Proposition P, which was approved by voters in 2013. Great Rivers Greenway is serving as the steward of the taxpayers' investment in this project.

 
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PRIDE Labor-Management Group Salutes St. Louis Construction Industry Leadership

PRIDE Labor-Management is honoring leadership in the St. Louis construction industry. At its seventh annual awards luncheon on August 21, 2014, PRIDE saluted Express Scripts and the St. Louis Cardinals - two organizations with expansive building projects that have energizing the local economy and employed thousands of local construction workers. 08/27/2014 | Read More

Murphy Promotes Skiljan to VP Industrial

Murphy Company has promoted Joseph B. Skiljan to vice president-heavy industrial. The announcement was made by Patrick Murphy Jr., president and chief executive officer. "Joe has made significant contributions and improvements to our estimating process, and is an integral part of our success," said Murphy. 05/15/2014 | Read More

Scott Hensley Joins Tarlton as PM

Tarlton Corp. has hired Scott Hensley as project manager for the firm's hydro excavation services group. In his new role, Hensley brings to Tarlton 15 years of construction experience in the industrial, power and energy industries. He recently served as project engineer at Nooter Construction Co. in St. Louis, where he played an integral role in a refinery turnaround in Delaware, and a major fluid catalytic cracking turnaround in Joliet,IL. 05/15/2014 | Read More

McGrath JV on Sigma Expansion

McGrath & Associates has teamed with design firm CE & IC to complete an expansion of one of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation's (NASDAQ: SIAL) facilities in St. Louis designed to support its custom manufacturing services business unit, SAFC® Commercial. 05/15/2014 | Read More

Willig Named VP of Operations at Duct Systems

Duct Systems, Inc. has promoted Bob Willig to vice president of operations. Willig joined Duct Systems in 2001. His daily responsibilities involve scheduling, estimating and project management. He is LEED accredited and has over 28 years of experience. 05/15/2014 | Read More

Electrical Upgrade Could Boost Downtown Growth

Ameren Missouri is investing $1 billion in modernizing energy generation and distribution in Missouri, and a big chunk of that spending is in downtown St. Louis. John Luth, director of underground construction for Ameren Missouri, said that the utility company will spend hundreds of millions of dollars over several years to upgrade and modernize the electrical system in downtown St. Louis. "Some of the oldest parts of our system are downtown," he said. 05/15/2014 | Read More

Amy Boschert Heads Pinnacle BD

Amy M. Boschert has joined Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. as director of business development. 05/08/2014 | 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

AIA Survey: Non-Residential Building Activity Expected To Increase in 2015

Due to the weather-related slow start in the nonresidential building market during the first part of the year, and the prolonged weakness in the institutional sector, construction spending projections for the rest of the year have been lowered slightly. The commercial construction sector is still looking at solid spending increases throughout the remainder of 2014, paced by high levels of demand for hotels and office buildings. 08/06/2014 | 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

Microgrid Solar Selected as Installer for “Solar Chicago” Group Purchase Program

Microgrid Solar of St. Louis was recently selected as the lead solar contractor for the City of Chicago's solar program - called "Solar Chicago" - that enables homeowners in the Chicago area to purchase solar at a group-discounted rate. The Chicago program is half over, and is expected to double the original target of 750 registrants. 08/27/2014 | Read More

Western Construction Group Achieves Ambitiously Low Workers’ Compensation Rating

Western Construction Group has always prided itself on maintaining a healthy and safe work environment for its employees. Today, the insurance world is recognizing Western for its dedication to safety by awarding the company a difficult to attain .55 Experience Modification Rating (EMR). A company's EMR is calculated by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), an independent agency that gathers data, analyzes industry trends, and prepares objective insurance rate and loss cost recommendations. These activities, together with its research, analytical services and tools, and overall commitment to excellence help foster a healthy workers compensation system. 08/20/2014 | Read More

Western Construction Group Achieves Ambitiously Low Workers’ Compensation Rating

Western Construction Group has always prided itself on maintaining a healthy and safe work environment for its employees. Recently, the insurance world recognized Western for its dedication to safety by awarding the company a difficult to attain .55 Experience Modification Rating (EMR). A company's EMR is calculated by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), an independent agency that gathers data, analyzes industry trends, and prepares objective insurance rate and loss cost recommendations. 08/20/2014 | Read More

Holland Construction Services Completes Cortona at Forest Park

Holland Construction Services (Holland) recently completed construction on the new Cortona at Forest Park. This new apartment community is the first 5-story all wood structure in St. Louis and features a modern design. St. Louis Magazine recently named Cortona at Forest Park one of the Top 5 New Residential Developments in St. Louis. 08/13/2014 | Read More

BJC Healthcare Expands Commitment of Chemical Free Water Treatment Systems to Multiple Hospitals

In 2011 the BJC Healthcare System awarded St. Louis based Scale Free Systems a contract to install its patented chemical-free water treatment system on a 500 ton evaporative condenser and chiller at its St. Peters, MO hospital. During the past three years, the hospital has seen significant benefits and cost savings. Among them, a 12% energy reduction as well as a 9.8% water usage reduction. 08/07/2014 | Read More

Geotechnology Celebrates Safety Milestone

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing, and drilling services, announced today the St. Louis Construction Materials Testing group has worked 5,000 days without a lost time accident. The St. Louis CMT group consists of 30 people who conduct on-site construction observation and quality assurance testing of materials on active construction sites throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area. 08/06/2014 | Read More

IMPACT Strategies Awarded Contract to Build Tamar II Office Building in Shiloh, IL

Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies has been awarded a $2.0 million contract to build TAMAR II Office Building on Hartman Lane in Shiloh, Ill. The project has IMPACT Strategies returning to its roots in Shiloh as it will construct the TAMAR building immediately adjacent to where the company constructed its very first project in 2002. 08/06/2014 | 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

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

Jerry Hurlbert Joins St. Charles City Staff as Director of Public Works

Jerry Hurlbert, P.E., has assumed the role of director for the department of Public Works in the City of St. Charles. Mayor Sally Faith named Hurlbert to the director position earlier this month; he has served in the capacity of the department’s interim director since March 5, 2014. "I could not be more pleased that Jerry has agreed to join our leadership team," said Mayor Sally Faith. 08/06/2014 | Read More

Steve Laney of St. Paul, MO, Joins McGrath & Associates as Safety Manager

Steve Laney of St. Paul, MO, has joined McGrath & Associates as Safety Manager. Laney oversees McGrath's safety program including projects for Ameren, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Sigma-Aldrich and others. Laney has a Bachelor of Science in Safety Management and Fire Science from the University of Central Missouri. 07/25/2014 | Read More

TARLTON PROMOTES HART TO PROJECT MANAGER FOR CONCRETE GROUP

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm with 2013 revenues topping $170 million, has promoted Nathan Hart to project manager for the Concrete Group. Hart previously served as senior project engineer and project engineer. In these roles, he worked on several Tarlton concrete restoration projects in St. Louis and throughout the region. 07/25/2014 | Read More

Christopher Kuni, Timothy Tighe, Assume Project Manager Positions at TJ Wies Contracting, Inc.

TJ Wies Contracting has appointed two new Project Managers: Christopher Kuni and Timothy Tighe. Christopher Kuni has been employed as an Estimator for TJ Wies Contracting for the past seventeen years. He has recently made the transition to Project Manager. Tim Tighe, a twelve-year veteran at TJ Wies Contracting, was previously employed as a Project Manager, and after a brief retirement has decided he missed the activity and challenges of the construction industry. 07/25/2014 | Read More

Jack Fowler Joins HOK as Senior Design Professional

Jack Fowler, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Assoc. AIA, joins the St. Louis office of HOK as a senior design professional. Fowler will join the design teams working on Parsons Brinckerhoff projects around the world. Fowler earned his bachelor of architecture from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. 07/25/2014 | 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

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

Upcoming Events

Aug

27

Flooring Industry Council of Greater St. Louis Program

9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Hilton St. Louis Hotel - Frontenac, MO

Aug

27

Shedding Light on LED Lighting

3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Color Art Integrated Interiors, 1325 North Warson Road, St. Louis 63132