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Lawsuit: Mercy Health Accused of Retaliating Against Construction Firm

1 week 1 day ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  Pitt Development Group LLC has sued Mercy Health, accusing the health system of halting construction projects because it perceived the Springfield, Missouri-based firm as a “whistleblower.” The lawsuit filed Jan. 25 in Greene County Circuit Court seeks to recover in excess of $9 million that Pitt Development Group (PDG) said […]
Kacey Crawley

K-12 Entrepreneurs Leave Nothing To Chance With Career Readiness

1 week 1 day ago
From Forbes:  In the landscape of education options, the pursuit of career readiness has evolved from a mere aspiration to a non-negotiable imperative. According to a recent national survey by YouScience, a company specializing in college and career readiness, 75% of high school graduates from the classes of 2019 through 2022 feel unprepared to make […]
Kacey Crawley

New $10M Hangar Complex Coming to Spirit of St. Louis Airport

1 week 6 days ago
Saint Louis County is excited to announce the groundbreaking for a new $10 million hangar complex at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield. The groundbreaking will be held on June 7 at 10 a.m. at 18460 Olive Street Road in Chesterfield. The opening of the Spirit Sky Club marks a significant step in addressing […]
Dede Hance

IMPACT Strategies Makes Significant Progress at U-Haul Center in Wentzville

1 week 6 days ago
The U-Haul Center in Wentzville goes vertical with IMPACT Strategies, Inc. at the helm as the Construction Manager. IMPACT’s strong leadership during the preconstruction phase services early sitework activities were completed to optimize the project timeline. With concrete foundations being poured, underground rough-ins and CMU elevator shafts nearing completion, construction is advancing swiftly. The new […]
Dede Hance

Increasing Freight Volumes and Optionality in St. Louis Region

1 week 6 days ago
Representatives of the St. Louis region’s world-class multimodal freight network and the barge industry were featured panelists on May 16 at FreightWeekSTL 2024 and shared details on the latest trends in freight movement through the region by rail, river, roads and runways. The panelists also highlighted the continuing investments supporting the tremendous optionality that exists […]
Dede Hance

Contegra Completes First Distribution Center at Lakeside Logistics, St. Peters

1 week 6 days ago
The first of five planned distribution facilities is completed at NorthPoint Development’s $129 million Lakeside Logistics Center in St. Peters, Mo. Contegra Construction built the 490,000-square-foot distribution center at the 190-acre site. It will capitalize on its proximity to Highway 370 and Interstate 70 and is just 15 minutes from St. Louis Lambert International Airport. […]
Dede Hance

Tarlton Emphasizes Hand Safety During Construction Safety Week

1 week 6 days ago
Tarlton Corp., St. Louis’ largest women-owned general contracting and construction management firm, implemented daily safety initiatives on jobsites and “handed out” fun and educational activities about safety in the workplace for youngsters of the firm’s employees in conjunction with Construction Safety Week. The Tarlton project team, including subcontractors, attends a fall protection demonstration by Shur-Sales […]
Dede Hance

HDA Tapped for New RoadOne Distribution Center in Summerville, SC

1 week 6 days ago
HDA, a nationally recognized architectural, interiors and master planning firm, was selected to design a new 385,000 SF distribution center for RoadOne IntermodaLogistics in Summerville, South Carolina. The cross-dock facility will include 32-foot clearance, 100 dock doors, one drive-in door and parking for 364 trucks and 138 cars. The building’s exterior is infused with accents […]
Dede Hance

Logistics Innovations Gaining Momentum Kick off FreightWeekSTL 2024

1 week 6 days ago
The latest milestones for a series of high-tech solutions impacting the global movement of freight on rail and waterways were highlighted during the opening session of FreightWeekSTL 2024, an annual event hosted by the St. Louis Regional Freightway. Innovation Day at FreightWeekSTL featured Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Chief Operating Officer of Port of Long Beach; Jason […]
Dede Hance

Location, Resources, Collaboration Make It Happen: Freightway Announces 2025 Project List

1 week 6 days ago
by Tom Finan, Executive Director/Co-Founder, Construction Forum Our region’s location, transportation resources, and active collaborations played a major role in the narrative Wednesday when the St. Louis Freightway presented its annual list of transportation priority projects. The list included 27 projects topping $8B in value. (Click here for the complete list.) The presentation was made […]
Tom Finan

Three Big Issues Fabricators Must Prioritize in 2024

1 week 6 days ago
From The Fabricator:  When my editor asked me to write a column on the three biggest challenges facing manufacturers this year, I said sure. However, when I put pen to paper, it became very difficult to narrow it to three. I own a small manufacturing company with my husband—12 employees—and I consult a handful of […]
Kacey Crawley

How to Create a More Inclusive Workplace for Women in Construction

1 week 6 days ago
From Probuilder:  The construction industry has long been recognized as a male-dominated field where women face numerous challenges and barriers to entry and advancement. Gender bias, stereotypes, and underrepresentation are prevalent and can hinder a woman’s career progress and overall job satisfaction in the construction sector. A study by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) […]
Kacey Crawley

Metro Transit Update on Progress of the Secure Platform Plan

1 week 6 days ago
From CMT:  Metro Transit recently released an update on the progress of the Secure Platform Plan. When the Secure Platform Plan was initiated, it was divided into six packages to ensure progress across the system could be seen as individual packages reached completion. The following outlines the status of each of the six packages. Package […]
Kacey Crawley

Amusement Rides, Carnival Games Planned for Union Station Expansion

1 week 6 days ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  Union Station is planning a huge expansion with new amusement rides to hopefully open next summer. While some of the best attractions remain at Union Station, the National Historic Landmark keeps reinventing itself. “From what it was 20 years ago, it’s unrecognizable. It really is. And I think that’s part […]
Kacey Crawley

S. M. Wilson & Co. Announces Promotion of Greg Kutz

1 week 6 days ago
From Illinois Business Journal:  S. M. Wilson & Co., a St. Louis-based construction management and general contracting firm, has promoted Greg Kutz to director of Preconstruction. Since joining the company in 2010, Kutz has been integral to S. M. Wilson’s success. During his time in estimating, he has exemplified true leadership in both the general […]
Kacey Crawley

Dangerous St. Louis Intersections Set to Get Traffic Enhancements

1 week 6 days ago
From KSDK:  The city of St. Louis is working to change dangerous intersections with traffic safety upgrades through a new project called the ‘Principal Arterial Traffic Safety Enhancement Project’. The project will include improvements like pavement resurfacing, lane reconfigurations/reductions, restriping, various ADA improvements, traffic signal retimings and additional shared/protected bicycle facilities. The city says the […]
Kacey Crawley

Data Show Most Americans Are Struggling to Afford a Home

1 week 6 days ago
From Probuilder:  As wages stagnate and housing prices climb, Americans are struggling to purchase homes. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), 103.5 million households are unable to afford a median priced home. Additionally, 106,031 households would be priced out if costs were to go up by $1,000. To determine how much Americans […]
Kacey Crawley

Carbon Removal: What’s the Local Government’s Role?

1 week 6 days ago
From Smart Cities Dive:  Ambitious climate goals are bringing cities and counties face-to-face with a serious reality: the need for carbon dioxide removal. Years ago, those concerned about the impacts of climate change were optimistic that reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide would be enough to address the problem. That era has passed. We’ve reached a […]
Kacey Crawley

Two Jefferson County Bridges on Five-Year Statewide Improvement Plan

1 week 6 days ago
From Leader Publications:  The replacement of a bridge in Herculaneum and the rehabilitation of a bridge in the Arnold area are among the proposed projects included in the Missouri Department of Transportation’s five-year plan for improvements to roads and bridges maintained by the state, according to a draft MoDOT recently released. According to the draft […]
Kacey Crawley