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Digital Twin Tech to Improve Freight Movement in Ports

3 days 11 hours ago
Innovative technology that creates a virtual representation of the seabed of ports and waterways and provides real-time information to shippers and port operators is now available and has the potential to impact freight movement much like traffic navigation apps have been a game changer for motorists. Details on the digital twin technology developed by Israeli-based […]
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Spellman Brady’s Christa Barr Named to AAHID Committees

3 days 13 hours ago
Spellman Brady & Co. is proud to announce that the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) has selected Christa Barr, CHID, EDAC, IIDA, NCIDQ, to join its “Marketing and Social Media Committee,” as well as its “Industry Partners Committee.” As a “Marketing and Social Media Committee” member, Ms. Barr will collaborate with a group […]
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S. M. Wilson & Co. Expands Technology Focus

3 days 13 hours ago
S. M. Wilson & Co., a St. Louis-based construction manager and contracting firm, is restructuring its technology department with the promotion of Jamie Berzon, CM-BIM to Chief Technology Officer and hiring of Brian Turner as Construction Technology Manager. Mark Patterson, who has been serving as the firm’s Chief Information Officer for nearly 18 years, will […]
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IIDA Names CannonDesign’s Dani Sheley its 2023 Member of the Year

3 days 14 hours ago
CannonDesign is thrilled to share that the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has selected Dani Sheley as its 2023 Member of the Year. IIDA shared the news on their website earlier this month. Each year, IIDA recognizes members demonstrating outstanding commitment, passion, professionalism and dedication to the IIDA and the design community through its ‘Of […]
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Construction Management Partners Hires Senior Project Manager

3 days 15 hours ago
Construction Management Partners, LLC (CMP) has hired Eva Chapin as senior project manager. As a senior project manager, Eva’s responsibilities will include the implementation of strategies to improve CMP’s core business services. Eva will act in specific project leadership roles and will have direct communication responsibilities with the clients and their project team. Eva has […]
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Esri to Open Downtown Office as it Shutters Cortex Space

3 days 15 hours ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  Redlands, California-based geospatial technology company Esri said Monday it is opening a new 15-person office at the Globe Building as it shuts a Cortex space, joining a cluster of geotech companies already operating from the downtown St. Louis office building. Esri, which has multiple offices locally, will occupy a 7,600-square-foot […]
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St. Louis BUD Program Wins What’s Right With the Region Award

3 days 15 hours ago
From St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune:  The Missouri Works Initiative’s Building Union Diversity (BUD) program has received a What’s Right with the Region Award from FOCUS St. Louis, a civic leadership organization. Each year, FOCUS applauds the efforts of the individuals, organizations and/or initiatives making a positive difference in the St. Louis region with its […]
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State Funding Advancing Critical Infrastructure Projects in SW IL

3 days 15 hours ago
Eight major infrastructure projects in Madison and St. Clair Counties in southwestern Illinois are receiving more than $41 million in grant funding through the 2023 Illinois Competitive Freight Program. The initiative, which distributes federal infrastructure funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), aims to improve the movement of freight and create jobs and economic […]
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Glendale Advances Auto Dealer Expansion Opposed by Residents

3 days 15 hours ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  A Glendale auto dealer’s plan to build a private carwash about 100 feet from neighboring backyards is a step closer to approval despite opposition from neighboring residents. City planners on Wednesday decided to recommend the Board of Aldermen approve the plan from Glendale Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership, but also set […]
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Flood Mitigation Plan to Be Presented to De Soto

3 days 15 hours ago
From Leader Publications:  About 35 people attended the final Resilient De Soto community meeting on May 16 to give input on the flood resiliency plan being developed for the city, which has struggled with flash-flooding from Joachim Creek. The plan is expected to be completed at the end of this month, said Javier Diaz, urban […]
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Contractor Suggests Options for a New St. Louis County Government Building

3 days 16 hours ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  A contractor for St. Louis County on Tuesday presented four ideas to replace or repair the county’s aging government building, including a $560 million recommendation to build a new facility across the street from the existing building, plus a satellite office in mid-county. The 52-year-old Lawrence K. Roos administration building — […]
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Downtown Hotel Next to Convention Center Sells for $11.5M

3 days 16 hours ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  A downtown St. Louis hotel is under new ownership. The 293-room Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown hotel at 811 N. Ninth St., which is just west of the America’s Center convention complex and also has a legal address on Convention Plaza, was sold for $11.5 million in a deal that […]
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The Greatest Single-Day Catastrophe to Hit St. Louis

3 days 17 hours ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Low, seething clouds swirled in from the west. Wind bursts scattered litter. Awnings snapped. Fat raindrops smacked the streets. A tornado formed near Hampton Avenue, damaging the cluster of hospitals and asylums along Arsenal Street. Gathering ferocity, the black corkscrew churned through Shaw’s Garden and the Liggett & Myers tobacco works, […]
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Worker Wellness Blog: OSHA’s Role With Mental Health

3 days 17 hours ago
by Dr. John Gaal Editor’s Note: Each week, Dr. John Gaal, director of worker wellness for the Missouri Works Initiative, a non-profit workforce formed by the Missouri AFL-CIO, collects and comments on news and trends in workforce wellness and life balance. Construction Forum will be carrying the Worker Wellness & Well-Being Blog as a regular […]
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Plan for Apartments at Former Mike Shannon’s Site On Hold

3 days 18 hours ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  The $31 million apartment complex development proposed at the site of the former Mike Shannon’s restaurant near Busch Stadium is on hold. Kansas City-based MW Cos. and Garrison Cos., which last year proposed the Fielder Lofts development that would have converted the low-rise Shannon’s building to between 125 and 130 […]
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How the Lack of Moderate-Income Housing Affects Cities

3 days 20 hours ago
From UrbanLand:  The problem of housing affordability affects more than just cities with staggeringly high costs like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. The issue is one that has spread to become a crisis across the United States, exacerbated by high inflation, rising interest rates, and a lack of housing supply. Though many people […]
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70-Mile 70s Corridor is Epicenter of Industrial Growth in STL Region

5 days 11 hours ago
A 70-mile transportation corridor is the epicenter of the historic surge in new construction in the St. Louis regional industrial market. More than 24 million square feet of new industrial space hit the market over the last five years, and nowhere is this construction boom more evident than along the Interstate 70 corridor running from […]
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Keystone Construction Completes $4M Outdoor Entertainment Space at The District of St. Louis

5 days 12 hours ago
Keystone Construction Company has completed the next phase of development at The District of St. Louis with the Hub Stl, a $4 million state-of-the-art outdoor entertainment space where families and friends gather, host events, watch sporting events, movies, live performances and more. Located in Chesterfield, MO at Boones Crossing, The District is a premier St. […]
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