St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

HOK’s New St. Louis Office Engages Employees, Clients and the Downtown Community

HOK is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its founding in St. Louis with a renewed commitment to Downtown St. Louis in new office space that engages employees, clients and the downtown community. The firm has re-interpreted one of its earlier building designs at 10 South Broadway to capitalize on its location between the neighboring Ballpark Village and the Gateway Arch grounds, which is being remodeled. That includes reactivating the plaza at Market and Fourth streets while creating an optimal office environment and space for community engagement.

 
Digital Edition of St. Louis CNR Magazine

Local USGBC Chapter Seeks Mentors for Schools

The Missouri Gateway Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is challenging public and private schools to devise and implement creative, effective, and no cost or low cost sustainable practices for their schools. Schools participating in the "Green Schools Quest" are asked to form a "Green Team," for the school, a grade, a classroom, or a student club. 07/23/2015 | Read More

Report Claims All Insulation Materials Perform Equally Well When Properly Installed

A new study from Building Science Corporation (BSC) demonstrates that all insulation products perform equally well when properly installed and air sealed. The study was funded in part by an association of fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation makers. The Thermal Metric Summary Report concludes a multi-year collaborative research project that examined the thermal performance of typical walls with air moving through them. 07/23/2015 | Read More

OSHA Issues Temporary Enforcement Policy for Confined Spaces in Construction

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a 60-day temporary enforcement policy of its Confined Spaces in Construction standard, beginning August 3, 2015. The agency is postponing full enforcement of the new standard to October 2, 2015, in response to requests for additional time to train and acquire the equipment necessary to comply with the new standard. 07/16/2015 | Read More

Kwame Building Group to Provide Program Management for Urban League’s New Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson on Site of Burned QuikTrip

One response to the troubles in Ferguson, MO, last year was the decision by the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to build a Community Empowerment Center on the site of the burned-down QuikTrip gas station and convenience store, which had served as the unofficial command center for protesters. Construction management firm Kwame Building Group, Inc. will provide owner’s representative services for the construction project. The Urban League broke ground on the site on July 9. 07/16/2015 | Read More

Tristar Properties Begins Construction of $30 Million Distribution Facility at Gateway Commerce Center

TriStar Properties has begun construction of a $30 million, 717,060-square-foot speculative distribution center at the Gateway Commerce Center in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. A groundbreaking event with local, county and state officials was held at the site on July 8, 2015 to celebrate the start of construction. 07/09/2015 | Read More

Ameren Illinois Upgrading Substations in East St. Louis-Area to Strengthen Energy Delivery Network

Ameren Illinois continues to make energy infrastructure upgrades to improve the reliability and performance of its energy delivery systems for residential and business customers throughout southern Illinois. The company is investing $4.5 million in in East St. Louis-area and the improvements will be placed into service by the end of 2015. 07/09/2015 | Read More

Design-Build Team Selected For Comprehensive Transformation At Penn State

The Clayco/DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design /Mackey Mitchell Architects design-build team has been selected to dramatically transform East Halls at The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest residence hall construction projects undertaken by the university. At a cost of $152 million, Phase One of the East Halls project includes significant enhancements to outdoor spaces, construction of one new 336 bed residence hall and the renovation of five existing halls, originally built in the 1960s, to be completed in three successive 14-month construction periods. 07/09/2015 | Read More

Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis

On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), HBCF Board Treasurer Charlie Bennett of C. Bennett Building Supply Inc. (left), HBCF contributor Kim Hibbs of Hibbs Homes (second from right) and HBA Board Member Debbie Hogue of Broadview Screen Company (right) presented a $15,000 donation to Jacinta Witherspoon, director of resource development for Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL). 07/30/2015 | Read More

SICAP Contributes to the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois Investment Campaign

The Southern Illinois Construction Advancement Program (SICAP) recently presented a contribution check to the Leadership Council of Southwestern Illinois Investment Campaign. Accepting the check from the Leadership Council was Ellen Krohne, Executive Director. 07/28/2015 | Read More

Southern Illinois Builders Association Awards Five Scholarships

The SIBA Education Committee selected Trevor Langhauser from Highland, Illinois as one of the recipients to receive an SIBA scholarship in December of 2014. Trevor plans to attend the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, Missouri in the Fall, 2015. 07/28/2015 | Read More

SITE Improvement Association’s 35th Annual Golf Tournament

Make plans now to participate in one of the longest running and largest golf tournaments associated with the St. Louis Construction Industry. SITE Improvement Association's 35th annual golf tournament will be held Monday, August 17, 2015, at Norwood Hills Country Club. Tee time is 11:30 a.m. with lunch starting at 10:45 a.m. 07/20/2015 | 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

Mcgrath Begins Expansion Of New Energy Center At Des Peres Hospital

McGrath & Associates has begun construction of a $6.5 million energy center expansion at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. Construction is scheduled for completion in Spring 2016. The architect is ACI Bolland Architects. The 3,475-square-foot masonry and steel expansion will increase capacity and reliability of the hospital’s heating, cooling and emergency power systems. The expanded center will house a new chiller, boilers, switchgear, and Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS). A new cooling tower and fuel tanks will be installed adjacent to the expansion. When completed, the Des Peres Hospital energy center will total 8,875 square feet. 07/30/2015 | Read More

Holland Construction Services Completes Phase One and Begins Phase Two for Lebanon School District

Holland Construction Services, Inc. (Holland) recently completed construction on a new $8.1 million elementary school for Lebanon School District #9 in Lebanon, Illinois and is now serving as construction manager on phase two for the district. Phase one included the construction of a new 40,000 square-foot facility to house pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. 07/21/2015 | Read More

Pulitzer Arts Foundation Project A Finalist For Construction Award

Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s lower-level interior gallery expansion, completed by St. Louis-based general contractor and construction manager Tarlton Corp., is a finalist for a Keystone Award from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri. The expansion marks the first major alteration to the building since it opened in 2001. 07/20/2015 | Read More

Winco Window Company Celebrates 100 Years of Architectural Window Firsts

A creative and adaptive approach to the fenestration industry has enabled Winco Window Company, the St. Louis-based window manufacturer of high performance and heavy commercial windows and doors, to celebrate its 100th year - a rare accomplishment in today’s architectural world. The family-owned window manufacturer (another rarity) has often led the marketplace in introducing the right products for the right time throughout its history. 07/17/2015 | Read More

Impact Strategies Begins Construction of New Police Headquarters for City of Belleville

Construction-management firm Impact Strategies, in collaboration with the City of Belleville, today marked the start of construction for the city’s new police headquarters at a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site. Local dignitaries and officials from Belleville and the Chamber of Commerce joined Impact Strategies to commemorate the event. The new police headquarters will be located at 720 W. Main St., formerly the Bank of Belleville building. 07/16/2015 | Read More

Western Specialty Contractors Uses Hand-Sanding to Minimize Noise/Dust While Repairing Walkway and Steps at Southern Methodist University

Western Specialty Contractors, formerly named Western Waterproofing Company, recently proved that doing work the old fashioned way by hand is still sometimes the best way. Western crews recently completed a maintenance and repair project for the Southern Methodist University (SMU) School of Law in Dallas, TX, and used hand-sanding instead of machinery to complete the job. 07/16/2015 | Read More

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Names Guarantee Electrical As One of St. Louis’ Best Places to Work for Second Straight Year

For a second consecutive year, Guarantee Electrical Company has been listed as one of the "Top Places to Work" by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Being listed among the top places to work in St. Louis doesn't just happen. For most employees at companies on the list, it takes a level of trust and purpose beyond the traditional paycheck and benefits package. According to the employee-owners at Guarantee Electrical, that cultural mindset is pervasive and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch agrees. 07/14/2015 | 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

Carpenter Leader Part of Workforce Panel

John Gaal, director of training and workforce development, Carpenters' District Council of Greater St. Louis, will be part of a panel discussing the state of the St. Louis workforce on August 5. The discussion at St. Louis Community College's Mildred E. Bastian Theatre will feature the latest workforce research from St. Louis Community College. 07/30/2015 | 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. 07/22/2015 | 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. 07/16/2015 | 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. 07/08/2015 | 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. 06/29/2015 | 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. 06/18/2015 | 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. 06/17/2015 | Read More

Upcoming Events

Aug

05

LEEDv4 Seminar Series

12:00 to 1:30 pm at Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - 4651 Shaw Blvd. - St. Louis, MO 63110

Aug

06

COCA, Inc To Present Conference on Contemporary Issues in Construction

7:00 to 10:00 am at American Allied Safety Council, 100 Lanter Court, Suite 8, Collinsville, IL 62234