St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

AGC of Missouri and AGC of St. Louis Announce Merger

After a year of discussion, the Jefferson City-based Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri and St. Louis-based AGC of St. Louis announced Wednesday that they are joining forces to form the state's largest construction industry organization, effective Jan. 1, 2015. The newly expanded AGC of Missouri will maintain full-time staff and operate offices in both Jefferson City and in St. Louis.

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Inclusion in Construction at Cortex

Cortex periodically releases an accounting of inclusion efforts on construction projects in the mid-town technology district. As of November 7, the data for 11 projects shows that most projects are able to meet minority and women business enterprise inclusion goals, and minority and women workforce inclusions goals, but only half met apprenticeship goals and fewer met city resident inclusion goals. 11/20/2014 | Read More

Emerson Climate Technologies Unveils 2015 Environmental Initiatives

Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of St. Louis-based Emerson and a leader in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, announced its 2015 environmental stewardship initiatives during a White House meeting of industry and government leaders in Washington this week. 09/17/2014 | Read More

Tarlton Promotes Nelch to Project Manager

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm with 2013 revenues topping $170 million, has promoted Andrew Nelch, LEED AP, to project manager. In his new role, Nelch will manage projects from the estimate through construction completion, assisting Tarlton project directors in all aspects of the work. 09/12/2014 | Read More

National Park Service Awards Contract for Gateway Arch North Grounds Construction

The National Park Service announced Sept. 12, 2014 that McCarthy Castle of St. Louis, Missouri was awarded a $13.72 million contract to complete the Gateway Arch North Grounds project. This project will be completed concurrently with the South Grounds project at Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The construction project, encompassing 22 acres north of the Gateway Arch grounds, is funded by Proposition P that was approved by St. Louis City and County voters in 2013. 09/12/2014 | Read More

Federal Contractors Get Slammed Again Regarding New Disclosure Provisions

It seems that every time we turn around there is another Executive Order placing additional burdens on federal contractors. This time it is the Fair Play and Safe Workplace Executive Order which President Obama signed on July 31. Under this new Executive Order, before prospective contractors can obtain a contract with the federal government, they must disclose 'labor law violations" from the past three years encompassing fourteen different federal statutes and equivalent state laws and update this information every six months. 09/12/2014 | Read More

Unions Take Control of Their Own Diversity

After years of relying on other organizations to refer to them minority and women workers ready for an apprenticeship, seven local construction unions are moving to responsibility for their own diversity. Working with SLATE (St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment), and a one-year $300,000 grant from the state of Missouri, the unions have established their own eight-week pre-apprenticeship program. 09/11/2014 | Read More

OSHA Announces New Requirements for Reporting Severe Injuries Updates List of Industries Exempt

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction. 09/11/2014 | 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

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

KCI to Build Park Over Highway

The National Park Service announced that KCI Construction of St. Louis, MO, was awarded a $4.76 million contract to provide improvements to Luther Ely Smith Square, part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Luther Ely Smith Square is a one-block green space east of the Old Courthouse bounded by Fourth Street, Chestnut Street, Market Street, and Memorial Drive. 11/13/2014 | Read More

Knight and Bauer Halls Earn LEED Gold Certification

Knight Hall and Bauer Hall are the latest buildings at Washington University in St. Louis to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for their green design and construction. Home to Olin Business School, Knight and Bauer halls on the Danforth Campus feature locally sourced and recycled materials, high-tech glass and an innovative layout that fosters collaboration. 11/13/2014 | Read More

Western Construction Group Raises $30,000 for United Way

Western Construction Group raised more than $30,000 for United Way of Greater St. Louis through its annual employee fundraising events held Oct. 6-10. Activities included a kick-off brunch with a speaker from Support Dogs St. Louis, dog-themed trivia, tour of Children's Home Society of Missouri, "Guess my Human" dog picture matching game, ice cream social, raffle baskets, silent auction, "Pass the Puppy" and other fundraising games. 10/23/2014 | Read More

Impact Strategies Begins Constructing Phase II of Granite City Green Community

IMPACT Strategies has been hired by the Granite City Housing Authority to begin constructing the second phase for the federally-funded Granite City Green Community project, a nearly $4 million multifamily development located at Nameoki Road and Edwards Street. The project began in August and is scheduled to be complete in May 2015. 10/23/2014 | Read More

Eric Drooff Named President Of Hayward Baker

Hayward Baker Inc. (HB), North America's leader in geotechnical construction, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new president, along with several other senior leadership staff appointments. Eric Drooff has been named the sixth president of Hayward Baker. Drooff, hired by HB in 1992 as a Project Manager, has been the Vice President and Senior Vice President of HB’s Northeast Region for the past 12 years. 10/21/2014 | Read More

Vertegy Named Leed Proven Provider By Green Building Certification Institute

Reinforcing its position as a leader in the green building industry, St. Louis-based sustainability consulting firm Vertegy, LLC, has been designated as a LEED Proven Provider by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which is in charge of administering certifications and professional designations within the framework of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Rating Systems. 10/16/2014 | Read More

KWAME to Manage Construction of New Electrical Customer Substation for Webster University

Construction has begun on a new customer electrical substation and underground electrical infrastructure at Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri. Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) is the construction manager on the project, which will be completed in July 2016. 10/16/2014 | 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

Byington Joins Tarlton As Project Engineer

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm with 2013 revenues topping $170 million, has hired Adam Byington as project engineer. In this role, Byington is providing engineering support to the Tarlton estimating team, in addition to working on Tarlton's laboratory and office renovation projects for Pfizer Inc. and Monsanto Co. 11/10/2014 | Read More

Joe Shaughnessy Declared An “Ageless Remarkable St. Louisan”

The St. Andrew's Resources for Seniors System will honor BSI Constructors Chairman Joe Shaughnessy, 78, as an Ageless Remarkable St. Louisian at an awards gala on November 9. Shaughnessy and 18 other older adults, age 75 and over, will be recognized for reshaping the face of aging in the region. 10/30/2014 | Read More

Archibald Joins Tarlton As Project Engineer For Concrete Group

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm with 2013 revenues topping $170 million, has hired Jusean Archibald as project engineer for the firm’s concrete group. In his new role, Archibald is providing engineering support on a number of concrete repair and restoration projects, working with the project manager in all aspects of construction through project completion, including scheduling, subcontractor coordination, materials acquisition and Quality Assurance/Quality Control implementation. 10/29/2014 | Read More

Arena Cheney Joins EDM Incorporated As Structural Engineer

EDM Incorporated has added Arena Cheney, PE, Structural Engineer. Mrs. Cheney comes to EDM with 12 years of experience in the design and analysis of steel, concrete, masonry and timber buildings, bridges and various other structures. Arena is affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. 10/23/2014 | Read More

Hastings+Chivetta Hires New Architects

Preston Scott, Christina Laney and Cameron McRae join Hastings+Chivetta Architects. 10/23/2014 | Read More

Kreutzberg Named Superintendent On BJC Project

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, has named Blake Kreutzberg project superintendent for the Tarlton team managing construction of repairs to Parking Garage D at Missouri Baptist Medical Center for BJC HealthCare. 10/13/2014 | Read More

Dennis C. Ahal Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From ASCC

Dennis C. Ahal past president, American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO., received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASCC on September 18, 2014 at the organization's Annual Conference in Denver, CO. The Lifetime Achievement Award is ASCC's highest honor, acknowledging recipients for their body of work within the industry and their service to ASCC. 10/01/2014 | Read More

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