St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

Subterranean St. Louis

I watched Mike Badgley's descent through the manhole into the inky blackness. There was no way to see if he had reached the bottom. Sooner than I thought possible, it was my turn to drop down the manhole into the Old Mill Creek Sewer underneath St. Louis. I was going into the 150-year-old sewer to see how it looked before SAK Construction renovated it with a new lining of shotcrete.

 
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Lodge of the Four Seasons Contracts Air Masters for HVAC at Hotel Renovation in Lake of the Ozarks

The Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake of the Ozarks has contracted Air Masters Corporation for a complete HVAC retrofit as part of the hotel's $11.5 million renovation. Air Masters is incorporating a Building Automation System (BAS) to improve the hotel's energy efficiency and savings. With guest room HVAC monitored by the BAS, hotel management will discover any potential issues before guests are inconvenienced. 04/06/2015 | Read More

Murray Company Building Rosati-Kain Addition

Murray Company is in the midst of building a 12,000-square-foot addition for Rosati-Kain High School. This is the first major addition to the Catholic girls' school in over 70 years. The $4.8 million project adds science classrooms, a learning commons, an elevators, and enclosed stairway (lacking in the current building) and an outdoor plaza. 04/02/2015 | Read More

Demand Spurs Geotechnology to Open Offices in Arkansas and Mississippi

Geotechnology, Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, has opened two new offices, one in Oxford, MS, and one in Jonesboro, AR. Geotechnology's corporate offices are in St. Louis. The company expanded to Memphis in 2010 and also has offices in Fairview Heights, IL, and Overland Park, KS. 04/02/2015 | Read More

Home Builders Association Donates $5,000 to Rebuilding Together-St. Louis

On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2015 HBA President Jeff Schindler of McBride & Son Companies (left) and HBCF Vice President Dave Griege of Paramount Mortgage Company (second from left) presented a $10,000 donation to Dave Ervin, executive director of Rebuilding Together-St. Louis, and Mark Jansen, Rebuilding Together board member. 03/19/2015 | Read More

Is There a Local Hire Rule in Your Future?

Two years after the St. Louis Board of Aldermen passed Ordinance 69427 to require that developers and contractors on city-funded construction projects assign at least 20 percent of work hours to city residents, the US Department of Transportation has proposed a new rule to let local communities do the same thing on federally-funded road and bridge projects. 03/19/2015 | Read More

Air Masters receives MCAA Award for Management Innovation

Air Masters was awarded the prestigious 2015 "E. Robert Kent Award for Management Innovation" by the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) at MCAA's annual convention in Maui, Hawaii on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The E. Robert Kent Award honors an MCAA member firm whose innovation improves productivity, increases cost-effectiveness, or otherwise improves the mechanical industry. 03/13/2015 | Read More

Promise of New Mercy Hospital Joplin is Delivered as Hospital Opens in Record Time

Demolished in the May 22, 2011, EF-5 tornado - the deadliest tornado in the U.S. since 1947 - the new Mercy Hospital Joplin is set to open its doors to patients on March 22, 2015. The $465 million (total project cost), 205-private room hospital replaces the former St. John's Mercy Regional Medical Center. 03/11/2015 | 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

McGrath to Construct New St. Louis Heart & Vascular Center

The Marcus Organization, a New York developer, has contracted McGrath & Associates to construct a new $4.99 million high-tech office and cardiac catheterization lab for St. Louis Heart and Vascular at 3550 McKelvey Road in Bridgeton, Missouri. Bates & Associates is the design architect. Construction is expected to commence June 2015 with a targeted completion on or about December 2015. 04/23/2015 | Read More

Two Local Minority-Owned Firms Part Of Stadium Construction Management Venture

Two local minority-owned firms, Kennedy Associates, Inc., and Legacy Building Group, are part of the HCKL partnership that has been selected to provide construction management services for the construction of proposes St. Louis Riverfront Stadium. The lead partners in the all-Midwest construction management team are Indianapolis-based Hunt Construction Group and Clayco, based in both Chicago and St. Louis. 04/23/2015 | Read More

Hibbs Homes Announces Completion, Open House For The “Proud Green Home of St. Louis”

Hibbs Homes - a nationally renowned green construction company in St Louis - announces the completion of their "Proud Green Home" construction project, located in the Wildwood area of St. Louis County, Missouri. The high performance five-bedroom, 3,700 square-foot Prairie-style home - built in partnership with Verdatek Solutions, Curtiss W. Byrne Architect, and the High Performance Buildings Research Center (part of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium at the University of Missouri-Columbia) - is the third high performance showcase home Hibbs Homes has built in the St. Louis area. 04/14/2015 | Read More

St. Louis Companies Score with Safety

Alberici Constructors led a strong contingent of St. Louis-based companies (including T.J. Wies Contracting and Nooter Construction) to honors at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Willis Safety Excellence Awards. Alberici took first place in the Federal & Highway Division for contractors who annually work over one million hours. 04/09/2015 | Read More

Contegra Construction Completes New $23.5 Million Ground Distribution Facility in Sauget, Ill. for FedEx Corp

Contegra Construction, Inc. has completed a new $23.5 million ground distribution center at Sauget Business Park in Sauget, Ill. for FedEx Corp. Built on a 32-acre site, the 181,000-square-foot automated sortation facility is operated by the Fortune 100 firm's FedEx Ground subsidiary which focuses on the shipping of small packages for households and businesses. 04/09/2015 | Read More

S. M. Wilson Selected For $15.3 Million Addition & Renovation to Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, IL

Lutheran Senior Services has selected S. M. Wilson & Co. to manage a $15.3 million building program of additions and renovations to the Lutheran Hillside Village senior living community in Peoria, Illinois. The 113,000 square foot project will be completed in two phases beginning in April. 04/09/2015 | Read More

Kwame Donates Art Gallery to Central Visual and Performing Arts High School

Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) has transformed a traditional, 600-square-foot classroom at Central Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) High School into a student art gallery to exhibit the artwork of the school's 113 art majors during school hours and at after-school gallery events. KWAME donated labor and materials to build the gallery. 04/06/2015 | 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. 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

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. 04/03/2015 | 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. 03/25/2015 | Read More

Marks’ Surprise

The news that Sandra Marks, perhaps the most successful diversity consultant in the St. Louis construction industry, was taking a job at Clayco came as a surprise to many in the construction. Marks said the job offer was a surprise to her, too. "I was not looking for it at all," she said. 03/19/2015 | 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. 03/13/2015 | Read More

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