St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

2015 Construction Awards Gala Recognizes Best of Missouri’s Construction Industry

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri recently announced the winners of its 2015 construction industry awards at its gala event at the River City Casino & Hotel. The Construction Awards Gala featured the 18th Annual Construction Keystone Awards which highlight the creativity and talents of Missouri's construction industry. This year also marks the fifth time the AGC of Missouri has named First Place Specialty Contractors in 12 disciplines along with the coveted Specialty Contractor of the Year.

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New Program Rates Bird-Smart Glass Products for Homeowners and Architects

Collisions with glass windows kill hundreds of millions of birds each year in the United States, but thanks to American Bird Conservancy's new Bird-Smart Glass Program, a list of 18 tested, proven products is now available to help homeowners and architects identify simple but effective solutions to stop birds from hitting windows. Over the last six years, ABC has led testing efforts to identify a range of products that are scientifically proven to minimize the frequency with which birds collide with windows - but are also affordable and aesthetically suitable. 11/18/2015 | Read More

OSHA Seeks Public Comment As It Updates Safety And Health Program Management Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking public comment on an updated version of its voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. First published in 1989, the guidelines are being updated to reflect modern technology and practices. These guidelines are intended to help employers establish health and safety management plans at their workplaces. 11/18/2015 | Read More

$17M Seniors Housing Property Sold by IPA

Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap Inc. specializing in serving institutional and major private real estate investors, is pleased to announce the sale of Carrington Place of St. Charles, a 234-unit, 294-bed continuing care retirement community in St. Charles, Mo. The $17 million sales price equates to more than $72,000 per unit. 11/18/2015 | Read More

Think Construction Projects are Dangerous Now? Check Out How Bad They Were Before Health & Safety Regulations

Pictograph featuring 13 of History's Deadlist Construction Projects highlighting surprising death tolls and what caused these fatalities. For example: 25,000 people died whilst building Panama Canal due to extremely hot/ humid working conditions, tropical diseases and falling or being crushed to death and 106,000 people died whilst building the Burma-Siam Railway. The cause of death was mostly associated with starvation. 11/17/2015 | Read More

Soldiers Memorial to Receive $30 Million Renovation

On Nov 11, 2015, Veterans Day, the Missouri Historical Society took the reins of Soldiers Memorial Military Museum in a long-term agreement with the City of St. Louis. The agreement allows the Missouri Historical Society to lead a $30 million dollar renovation of the historic structure to create a state-of-the-art museum facility that honors military service, veterans and their families. 11/12/2015 | Read More

Brinkmann Constructors Raises $17,500 For Friends Of Kids With Cancer

Brinkmann Constructors is proud to announce that their annual community charity initiative called BECAUSE (Brinkmann Employees Care About United Service Efforts) raised $17,500 in 2015 for Friends of Kids with Cancer, a local not-for-profit that helps children undergoing treatment for and survivors of, cancer and blood related diseases be kids through educational, recreational and emotional programs. 11/04/2015 | Read More

Key Phase Underway in $120 Million Manure to Energy Project

Roeslein Alternative Energy announced the turnkey facility to create and inject large quantities of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) into the national grid system, created from one of the largest concentrations of finishing hogs in the Midwest, will be operational by mid-2016. The announcement took place during an event at Ruckman Farm, one of the nine Smithfield Foods Missouri hog production facilities involved in the largest livestock manure-to-energy project of its kind. 11/04/2015 | Read More

REMIGER DESIGN Partners with Engineering Center on Multi-Phase Renovation

REMIGER DESIGN, a St. Louis-based planning, architecture and interior design firm, announces a contract with the Engineering Center of St. Louis for a multi-phase renovation project beginning in the spring of 2016. The Center serves as the central meeting place for the engineering community representing more than 14,000 engineers. REMIGER DESIGN is helping the Center create a new face for the engineering profession in an effort to enhance public engagement and student development in St. Louis. 11/12/2015 | Read More

MODOT Announces New Director

Patrick K. McKenna has been named the new director of the Missouri Department of Transportation by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. The announcement was made Nov. 5th at a press conference following the commission's monthly meeting. 11/05/2015 | Read More

Missouri Historical Society is Seeking a Construction Manager for the Renovation of the Soldiers Memorial

The Missouri Historical Society is seeking a Construction Manager for the renovation of the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum and Court of Honor. 11/04/2015 | Read More

St. Louis Energy Coalition Calls for Strong Building Codes

The St. Louis Energy Coalition on October 28, 2015 called on St. Louis County Building Commissioners to meet with the community about energy efficiency building codes. The St. Louis Energy Coalition is a group of energy auditors, architects, sustainable builders, low income housing advocates, environmental groups, homeowners and concerned citizens committed to modern building standards in the St. Louis region. Partner organizations include the USGBC, Butterfly Energy Works, Energy Smart Homes, the Sierra Club as well as individual homeowners and citizens. 10/29/2015 | Read More

SMPS-St. Louis WIns First Place at National Build Business Conference

SMPS-St. Louis received national recognition during the 2015 SMPS Build Business: go beyond conference winning a First Place - Medium Chapter Striving for Excellence award and Outstanding Website award. SMPS-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. 10/21/2015 | Read More

AGCI / SIBA / ECA Shooting Event

The AGC of Illinois, Southern lllinois Builders Association and Egyptian Contractors Association recently held their Fifth Annual Shooting Event at Rend Lake Shooting Complex. A total of 101 shooters participated in this seven station event which included: skeet; trap; pistol shoot; spot shoot; flurry; five station over land; and five station over water. 10/20/2015 | 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

Byrne & Jones Construction Expands Operations & Moves into New Headquarters

St. Louis' largest commercial paving contractor, Byrne & Jones Construction, is growing its operations as it settles into a new headquarters in Bridgeton, Mo. The firm, which also has an office in Peoria, Ill., has opened a third office in Nebraska and has completed its largest paving project ever in North Dakota, where commercial businesses having been booming, spurred by the state's fracking industry. Byrne & Jones is on pace to triple its revenue this year from 2009, when it began expanding its geographic service area in the Midwest. 11/19/2015 | Read More

MC Hotel Construction To Build Kansas SpringHill Suites By Marriott

MC Hotel Construction, which specializes in new hotel construction and hotel renovation, was recently selected as the general contractor for a new SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lenexa, Kan. The $15 million, 86,000-square-foot five-story project will include 124 all-suite rooms, 1,300-square-foot meeting space, lobby bar, fitness center, indoor pool, 5,200 square feet of retail space, and a 184-space parking garage. Completion date is set for September, 2016. 11/18/2015 | Read More

Ameren Illinois Volunteers Build Ramp for Collinsville Veteran

More than 20 volunteers from Ameren Illinois spent their Veterans Day building a wheelchair ramp at the home of a Collinsville veteran and his wife. Jack Hood, a U.S. Army veteran who served between the Korean and Vietnam wars, was the recipient of the ramp. Both he and his wife, Millie, use canes to move around, so the ramp will make it easier for them to leave the house. "I’m just dazed by all this attention we’re getting," Jack says. 11/17/2015 | Read More

MC Industrial, Inc. Wins Zero Injury Safety Award from the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee

MC Industrial, Inc. recently accepted a Zero Injury Safety Award (ZISA) from the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC) in recognition of the firm's outstanding safety performance on a multi-million dollar BP Whiting Refinery project. MC Industrial was presented with the award during the 15th Annual ZISA Gala in Washington D.C. on October 22, 2015. 15th Annual ZISA Gala. 11/12/2015 | Read More

Graybar Wins Corporate Governance Award

Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, was recently honored by Corporate Secretary Magazine with the 2015 Corporate Governance Award. Graybar earned the top spot in the Best Overall Governance for a Private Company category. 11/12/2015 | Read More

Gori Julian & Associates Investing $1 million in Downtown St. Louis

The Edwardsville-based law firm, Gori Julian & Associates, PC, mesothelioma and personal injury lawyers, recently announced plans to open four new office spaces throughout the United States in 2016 to accommodate the firm's rapid growth. 11/12/2015 | Read More

Stephens College Selects Reinhardt/Wilson Joint Venture To Renovate Sampson Hall & Build New Addition

Stephens College has selected the joint venture of Reinhardt Construction Company and S. M. Wilson & Co. to renovate and build a new addition to Sampson Hall on its campus in Columbia, Missouri. The 22,090 square foot, $5.9 million project will create a home for the school’s new Physician Assistant program. Renovations to the three-story existing building will create a new physician assistant laboratory, cadaver laboratory, four exam rooms and a hospital room for student training. Other new features will include offices for faculty and staff, a message room and a large classroom/multi-purpose room. 11/04/2015 | 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. 11/18/2015 | 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. 11/05/2015 | 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. 10/19/2015 | Read More

Khayat named RILEM Fellow

Dr. Kamal Khayat, the Vernon and Maralee Jones Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a Fellow of RILEM, the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures. 10/15/2015 | 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. 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

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