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Tom Heeger Dies: Legendary Supporter of Construction Industry DEI

1 day 12 hours ago
by Tom Finan, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Construction Forum Our industry lost a legendary believer in an equal place at the starting line for everyone Saturday. Tom Heeger, 77, the founder of Acme Constructors, a supporter of the industry in many ways, and a dedicated volunteer and devout Catholic, left us on Saturday, May 25th. […]
Tom Finan

Forum Drone: “Kirkwood Central” Apartments

1 day 16 hours ago
This week Forum drone videographer Louis Kelly recorded site preparation on “Kirkwood Central.” The four-story, approximately 119,000-square-foot, mixed use development is being developed on 1.4 acres at the northeast corner of East Adams and Kirkwood Road in Kirkwood. Developer of the project is Columbia MO-based Intrinsic Development. The project will include approximately 6,000 square feet […]
Tom Finan

IFS Completes Complex Fire Protection Project for Blue Bell Creameries

1 day 19 hours ago
Integrated Facility Services (IFS) has completed a complex, design build fire protection project to design, procure and install interior fire sprinkler systems for Blue Bell Creameries’ new 16,000-square-foot distribution facility in St. Peters, Missouri. The state-of-the-art system was designed by IFS’s Fire Protection Department to ensure the safety and protection of the ice cream manufacturer’s […]
Dede Hance

Child-Care Costs are Soaring and Putting Pressure on Employees

1 day 20 hours ago
From The Business Journals:  In the coming weeks, schools around the nation will be out, and many employees will find themselves scrambling for child-care options. But child-care costs are soaring, thanks to the child-care cliff, a lack of new child-care centers and workforce shortages in the industry, among other factors. A recent Care.com survey found, […]
Kacey Crawley

S. M. Wilson Congratulates Interns On Their Continued Accomplishments

1 day 20 hours ago
Through SKILLED®, S. M. Wilson & Co.’s construction career education program, the company has inspired the future of construction through summer internships and shadowing programs. Over the years, the company has welcomed many skilled and talented students. Five of S. M. Wilson’s interns from 2023 and 2024 were recently honored with scholarships. Ciarrah Bell, Austin […]
Dede Hance

Festus City Council Approves Plat for 29-House Development

1 day 20 hours ago
From Leader Publications:  The Festus City Council has approved the primary plat for a development to include 29 single-family-homes on the northern end of town. Council members voted 5-0 May 13 to approve the primary plat for the developer, Tinnin Homes & Construction Inc. Ward 4 Councilman Jim Tinnin, owner of the company, abstained from […]
Kacey Crawley

Urban League Opens Senior Apartments in Dellwood

1 day 20 hours ago
From The St. Louis American:  The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, in its continuing effort to improve quality of life for all St. Louis area residents, celebrated the opening of Urban League Senior Apartments in Dellwood on May 21, 2024. Michael P. McMillan, Urban League president and CEO, called the apartments “a testament to […]
Kacey Crawley

New Senior Living Complex Slated for 2024 Completion in St. Peters

1 day 20 hours ago
From MRN:  The senior living real estate boom is continuing in St. Peters. A new 161-unit apartment complex named Viva Bene, geared at active residents ages 55 and older, is scheduled to be completed this fall. The $37.8 million project is being built at 101 Viva Bene Circle, located near Interstate 70 just west of […]
Kacey Crawley

Worker Wellness Blog: Fentanyl in the USA

1 day 20 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 carries the Worker Wellness & Well-Being Blog as a regular feature. The […]
Dede Hance

$35M Senior Living Facility Changes Name, Management Company

1 day 20 hours ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  A $35.2 million senior living community that’s about to open in Chesterfield has changed its name and management. The 150-unit, high-end senior living community will now be known as “The Lumiere of Chesterfield,” at 16255 Chesterfield Parkway West, next to the Chesterfield Mall. It’s to feature 96 independent living units, […]
Kacey Crawley

History Plays Pivotal Role in Old County Jail Renovations

1 day 20 hours ago
From Lincoln News Now:  History matters. History is a bridge and provides a road map from the past to the present. That is the point to the renovations of the old county jail which doubles as the Lincoln County Historical Museum, essentially one and the same. “History is a very important part of today. It’s […]
Kacey Crawley

Conference Offers “Concrete” New Tech Ideas

6 days 16 hours ago
Nearly 200 architecture, engineering, and construction professionals gathered at Fabick Headquarters last month for the Concrete Council of St. Louis’ annual Concrete Pavements Seminar. The event brings together some of the brightest minds in the industry to discuss a variety of topics related to concrete paving that are having an impact in the Metro region. […]
Tom Finan

SIBA Cash Grants Support Local Voc/Ed Classes

6 days 18 hours ago
The Southern Illinois Builders Association is helping support vocational education efforts in Southern Illinois high schools with cash grants. The eight Metro East schools receiving $500 grants are: Alton, Belleville Township for “The CAVE,” Bunker Hill, Carlyle, Central Community, Highland, Triad and Waterloo. About 90 high schools throughout Southern Illinois were invited to apply for […]
Dede Hance

Centene Foundation, St. Louis Developer Forge Housing Partnership

6 days 18 hours ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  St. Louis-based McCormack Baron Salazar and the Centene Foundation have formed a partnership designed to create thousands of affordable housing units across the nation and in the St. Louis area. The foundation announced Tuesday it will provide below market-rate loans to support McCormack Baron’s pre-development design and planning work. That […]
Kacey Crawley

A Visit to Automate 2024 Reveals the Future Might Be Now

6 days 18 hours ago
From The Fabricator:  Those that think the future of automation will come in the shape of a humanoid robot might want to think again. For the foreseeable future, at least in the manufacturing space, automation is likely to look a lot like it does now. While many have in mind a future where robots look […]
Kacey Crawley

Students Pitch Award-Winning Ideas for St. Louis Riverfront

6 days 18 hours ago
From Fox News:  A riverfront stadium planned to keep the NFL Rams in St. Louis never came to be, and the land once desired for that venue is largely unused. What should St. Louis do with that land? More than 100 college students recently tackled that concept in presentations through the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation’s […]
Kacey Crawley

Edwardsville Roundabout Project Moves Forward At Esic Drive, Governor’s Parkway

6 days 18 hours ago
From Riverbender:  The Edwardsville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass a series of resolutions related to the construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Governor’s Parkway and Esic Drive. The project will be funded through a combination of federal, state, and local funds. The city was awarded Congestion Mitigation and Air […]
Kacey Crawley