St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

Arcturis Tapped To Redesign Belize International Airport

Arcturis is pleased to announce that they have been selected to renovate the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZA) in Belize City, Central America. The company has been tasked with making the airport more inviting and reflective of the Belizean culture as well as increasing the space's efficiency for visitors and staff, especially as visitors move through customs and immigration.

 
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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

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

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

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

McCarthy and Donley tapped for $20M Education Resource Center for University of Virginia Health System

St. Louis-based McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and Richmond-based Donley’s have been awarded a $20 million Education Resource Center project for the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Va. The team will break ground in early October 2014 on the four-story, 46,000-square-foot facility, which is being built on a tight site directly across the street from University of Virginia Medical Center. 09/16/2014 | Read More

Fox Architects Designs Customer-Focused Global Innovation Center for Emerson Climate Technologies

Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, engaged Fox Architects to design their new $20 million Emerson Climate Technologies Innovation Center at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. The one-of-a-kind research and training facility, which breaks ground in October, is the fifth collaboration-based, advanced-technology center that Fox Architects has designed for Emerson. 09/04/2014 | Read More

Timberline Landscapes Moves To Webster Groves

Timberline Landscapes, a family owned and operated design/build landscape contractor, recently moved to a space more than three times its previous size. The company purchased the 8,500-square-foot building located at 2827 Breckenridge Industrial Ct. in Webster Groves for $450,000. Built in 1964, the building previously served as storage space. 09/04/2014 | 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

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

Cee Kay Supply Announces Organizational Changes

Keith Meuser and Brian Reutiman have both been promoted to Regional Managers, with Meuser overseeing the Missouri region and Reutiman overseeing the Illinois region. 09/17/2014 | Read More

Tom O’Donnell Joins Argent Capital Management LLC as Taft-Hartley Specialist

Argent Capital Management LLC is drawing from the ranks of labor leadership to serve its union pension clients. Tom O’Donnell has joined Argent at its Taft-Hartley specialist. O’Donnell will work closely with Michael Hoover, Argent director of institutional sales to cultivate relationships within the union market. 09/16/2014 | Read More

Christopher Clark Promoted to Associate

Christopher Clark, LEED AP, designer at Lawrence Group, was recently promoted to associate. Clark joined Lawrence Group in 2008 and is experienced in healthcare design. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and received his master of architecture degree from University of Kansas. Representative clients have included Saint Louis University, Preferred Family Healthcare and SSM Health Care. 09/13/2014 | Read More

ASCHINGER ELECTRIC WELCOMES NEW PROJECT MANAGER

Aschinger Electric is pleased to announce that Mike Seger will serve as a Project Manager for the company. In this role, he will manage electrical construction projects from the estimating stage through the project completion. Additionally, he will work closely with Aschinger’s corporate customers to build and nurture relationships and aid in continued growth for the company's client base. 09/09/2014 | Read More

Kirby-Smith Machinery Names Two New Vice Presidents/General Managers

David Cooper, who has been with the company since 2012, was promoted to fill the role of Vice President/General Manager, South Division, from his previous role as North Texas Area Manager. Jeff Weller will be filling the role of Vice President/General Manager, North Division, and will be based out of the Oklahoma City branch. 08/29/2014 | 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

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