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Free Programs Offer Path to Mental Health Culture for Construction

4 days 14 hours ago
Construction organization leaders by now should be well aware that mental wellness issues are an epidemic in our industry. But how do you translate that awareness and concern into action in your organization? A free program series co-produced by Construction Forum and the Missouri Works Initiative feature worker wellness experts who offer practical takeaways that […]
Tom Finan

St. Louis Electricians, Rebuilding Together Partner to Make Free Home Repairs

4 days 14 hours ago
Editors Note: St. Louis Business Journal recently (April 12-18, 2024 issue) saluted Electrical Connection’s philanthropy efforts. In late April, hundreds of electricians will volunteer their time to make repairs and upgrades to homes in disrepair in the St. Louis area for the 21st consecutive year. A partnership between the IBEW/NECA Electrical Connection and Rebuilding Together […]
Dede Hance

Former North St. Louis School to be Renovated into Wellness Center

4 days 15 hours ago
Jubilee Community Development Corporation—in partnership with St. Louis-based architecture, planning, urban design and interiors firm Trivers—is undertaking the largest private project north of the Delmar Divide in 75 years: the Jubilee Community Wellness Center. The project consists of a $24 million renovation of the historic 51,380-square-foot Eliot School located at 4242 Grove Street. Designed by William B. Ittner in […]
Dede Hance

Avenue Intros its Active Adult Living to St. Louis

4 days 15 hours ago
A growing trend in active adult living is unfolding in St. Peters, Mo. with the construction of the $37.8 million Viva Bene in St. Peters, Mo. Developed by Avenue, the 161-unit luxury living apartment community will be completed this fall by Midas Construction and will feature a number of amenities for age 55-plus active adults. According […]
Dede Hance

Alberici Announces Shelley Scalzo Brown as Vice President of Safety

4 days 15 hours ago
Alberici has hired Shelley Scalzo Brown as vice president of safety. In this role she will oversee the implementation of the company’s industry-leading safety program and build on their “Make It Personal” safety approach that focuses on personal ownership and accountability for safety. Scalzo Brown is a Certified Safety Professional with over 20 years of […]
Dede Hance

Worker Wellness Blog: Highest Suicide Rate

4 days 16 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

EPA Awards $20B in Grants for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project Financing

4 days 18 hours ago
From ENR:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $20 billion in grant awards April 4 to eight nonprofit groups to finance climate and clean energy projects. Rather than directly funding projects, officials say the grants create a new network of financing for tens of thousands of future projects that would reduce carbon emissions, with a […]
Kacey Crawley

Millennium Hotel Appears on Online Marketplace

4 days 18 hours ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Downtown’s long vacant Millennium Hotel, a recent target of eminent domain, appears to be for sale. The property, two blocks from Busch Stadium, appeared Thursday on the commercial real estate website LoopNet. But neither a sales price nor a real estate broker was included in the listing, making it unclear how […]
Kacey Crawley

Downtown St. Louis Hits Commercial Rock Bottom

4 days 18 hours ago
From The Real Deal:  There’s nowhere for the Downtown St. Louis commercial real estate environment to go but up, because it would be hard to sink much lower. The neighborhood is struggling to escape the doom loop it finds itself trapped in, the Wall Street Journal reported. Sidewalks are deserted, offices and storefronts are vacant […]
Kacey Crawley

Outrage Erupts Over Claimed Watering-Down of 2024 Model Energy Code

4 days 18 hours ago
From ENR:  Sustainability advocates are censuring the International Code Council after the ICC’s board of directors removed mandatory provisions relating to building decarbonization readiness from its draft 2024 International Energy Conservation Code, and placed them in the optional appendix. The board action on March 18, motivated by appeals and taken against the recommendations of ICC’s […]
Kacey Crawley

Rawlings Opens Immersive Retail Concept, Completes HQ Move

4 days 18 hours ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  Rawlings Sporting Goods on Friday opened The Rawlings Experience, an immersive retail concept that marks a significant step in the completion of the sporting good brand’s move to its new headquarters, as well as in Lodging Hospitality Management’s ongoing effort to breathe renewed life into Westport Plaza. Rawlings’s Chief Marketing […]
Kacey Crawley

Dillard’s to be Included in Redevelopment of Chesterfield Mall

4 days 18 hours ago
From West Newsmagazine:  It’s official. Dillard’s will be a part of the Chesterfield Mall redevelopment project. The Staenberg Group (TSG) had planned the project around Dillard’s, which had been closed since 2016 due to a flooding issue. However, Dillard’s claimed it intended to reopen the store all along. In 2022 Dillard’s sued the city regarding […]
Kacey Crawley

Construction Jobs Soar by 39,000 in March

4 days 18 hours ago
From ENR:  Construction employment jumped in March as the industry added a robust 39,000 jobs during the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The figure marked construction’s 12th consecutive monthly increase. Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) officials said difficulties filling positions are making it more more challenging for contractors to take on new […]
Kacey Crawley

Investor in Grove Apartments Claims Green Street Founders Owe Him $2.9M

4 days 18 hours ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  A Colorado businessman says he invested in St. Louis developer Green Street’s Union at the Grove apartment project, but hasn’t been paid what he’s owed. Colorado Springs resident Kevin O’Neil said in a lawsuit filed March 25 in St. Louis County Circuit Court that he contributed $2.5 million in exchange […]
Kacey Crawley

SLDC Funds Loan Options for M/WBE, Small Firms

1 week 2 days ago
St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) has announced two new loan programs to be made available to St. Louis small businesses and  non-profits. The first is called MobilizeSTL, which is intended to serve contractors and suppliers to help them navigate the challenges of the larger scale projects in the St. Louis area. The SLDC has invested […]
Tom Finan

McClure Engineering Honored with Ameren Trade Ally of the Year Award

1 week 2 days ago
McClure Engineering, a St. Louis-based mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm, was recently recognized with Ameren Missouri’s Trade Ally of the Year Award. Driven by McClure Engineering’s efforts in saving its clients more than $1.7M in 2023 through energy incentives, the award represents the firm’s commitment to maximizing energy savings through its dedication to energy-efficient […]
Dede Hance

St. Louis Lambert International Airport Holds Its First Industry Day Event

1 week 2 days ago
St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is on the brink of transforming its passenger terminal facilities to meet customer needs and future demand. To achieve that goal, STL has developed the Consolidated Terminal Program (CTP). On Thursday, May 9, 2024, St. Louis Lambert International Airport is inviting you to learn more about the Consolidated Terminal […]
Dede Hance

ENR Midwest Names Terracon Company as 2024 Design Firm of the Year

1 week 2 days ago
From ENR:  ENR Midwest has selected Terracon Company as its Design Firm of the Year for 2024. Design Firms of the Year are chosen by a vote of the regional ENR editors from across the country based on a carefully selected group of finalists. Factors include regional revenues, new initiatives, current projects, community and industry […]
Kacey Crawley

St. Louis County Accepting Bids for New Public Safety Building

1 week 2 days ago
From Spectrum News:  St. Louis County is soliciting bids to build a state-of-the-art public safety facility in Maryland Heights. The 49,309-square-foot building will house St. Louis County Precinct Number Two, a Police Intelligence Center and a Property Control Center, according to a press release. The state and county are receiving $46 in federal relief money […]
Kacey Crawley