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Affordable High Performance?

1 week 5 days ago
From Offsite Builder:  A promising small-home modular pilot, ZeMod Delaware, has encountered some financial challenges with meeting its energy savings and home price goals, but the staff believe they can eventually reach those goals. In fact, they hope to expand the program and continue it with new funding. The program is a collaborative project and […]
Kacey Crawley

Only a Fraction of Money Sought for Cahokia Heights Has Been Spent

1 week 5 days ago
From NPR:  To date, only 4% of the money sought for projects to help the city of Cahokia Heights address its flooding and sewage crisis has been spent, according to comprehensive project and funding information released by the Environmental Protection Agency this week. EPA Metro East coordinator Beth Murphy has spent the last several months […]
Kacey Crawley

Edwardsville Solar Farm Nears Completion

1 week 5 days ago
From The Intelligencer:  Nexamp is doubling down on solar power in Edwardsville. The company erected one solar array in Edwardsville earlier this decade that generates 2.8 megawatts DC, covers about 10 acres and came online in July 2021. It’s located on the northern fringe of the city, north of New Poag Road and near the […]
Kacey Crawley

American Institute of Architects CEO Accused of Misconduct

1 week 5 days ago
From Bloomberg:  Twenty-two past presidents of the American Institute of Architects signed a letter raising claims of misconduct against the organization’s current leadership, including concerns about misspending, nepotism and retaliation in the workplace. The letter is one of a series of communications from professional architect groups, including state and local AIA chapters, charging that the […]
Kacey Crawley

Skilled Trades on Rise: ‘Ticket to Middle Class’

1 week 6 days ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Both of Dan Tague’s parents earned bachelor’s degrees. So did his older sister and brother. But as his turn approached, Tague, 20, saw a different route. In high school, he designed sets for plays and enrolled in any “hands-on” classes he could. By the time he graduated, he decided he wanted […]
Tom Finan

Michelle Hamilton Joins Cobalt Consulting

1 week 6 days ago
Veteran construction and design marketing executive Michelle Hamilton has joined Cobalt Construction Consulting as the vice president of integrated design services. “I look forward to contributing to our expansion by enhancing design services and managing FF&E and ancillary products. Cobalt continues to excel in construction management, owner representation, and development advisory,” Hamilton said in an […]
Tom Finan

Bob Clark’s Concrete Firm Headed to County After Rift With City

2 weeks 3 days ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  A subsidiary of a large construction company is moving its standalone facility from the city of St. Louis to a site in St. Louis County following a rift with the city. Concrete Strategies, a subsidiary of Clayco Inc., has signed a lease to relocate its operational service, innovation and training […]
Dede Hance

AIA Photography Competition Celebrates Architectural Talent and Creative Vision

2 weeks 3 days ago
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) St. Louis Chapter, a distinguished organization, proudly presents the AIA National Photography Competition. This esteemed competition with a legacy spanning almost four decades, showcases the exceptional talents of architects and their unique photographic interpretations of the designed environment. Open to all actively registered architects in the United States, individual […]
Dede Hance

Op-Ed: Gateway to the Future

2 weeks 3 days ago
Editor’s Note: This Op-Ed article on the Gateway Decathlon originally appeared in Offsite Builder. It’s not news to anyone that homebuilding is plagued by inefficiencies and that it lags every other industry when it comes to embracing innovation. The question is, how can we correct these problems? Finding the answers to that question is the motivation […]
Tom Finan

Gray Design Group Completes Class-A Office Space for Hermann Companies

2 weeks 3 days ago
Gray Design Group proudly announces the completion of a stunning 15,000-square-foot Class-A office space for Hermann Companies in the Pierre Laclede Center building in Clayton, Missouri. Hermann Companies, a prominent financial investment firm, entrusted Gray with revitalizing their corporate offices, marking the first renovation in over 25 years. Central to the new design is the […]
Dede Hance

MSU Has Major Construction Projects Going on This Summer

2 weeks 3 days ago
From KY3:  Except for summer classes and youth camps, Missouri State University doesn’t have a lot of activity going on in June unless you count the construction work going on around campus. A brief tour through the streets finds storm water and sidewalk improvements being made and structures being added to a pair of the […]
Kacey Crawley

South County Residents Voice Concerns on Proposed Housing Development

2 weeks 3 days ago
From Call Newspapers:  Plans for a proposed development in South County were held at the May 28 St. Louis County Council meeting. Sixth District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, held the bill for a proposed 121-lot subdivision off Spokane and Mullally drives, after several upset residents spoke against the project at last week’s council meeting. The […]
Kacey Crawley

Chesterfield ‘Downtown’ Clears Hurdle After Deal Reached on Lawsuit

2 weeks 3 days ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  A redevelopment of the former Chesterfield Mall into a new ‘downtown’ concept has cleared a major hurdle after the city and Dillard’s Inc. formalized a deal to settle the retailer’s lawsuit to halt the project. The Chesterfield City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a formal agreement with Dillard’s […]
Kacey Crawley

Feds Won’t Back Loans at Massive Condo Development

2 weeks 3 days ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  Buying or selling a unit in one of St. Louis’ largest condominium communities has turned into “a nightmare” after uncertainty over long-term maintenance issues has prompted lenders to take a cautious approach to home loans there. Meanwhile, existing homeowners at the 1,425-unit Brentwood Forest condos in Brentwood are paying 200% […]
Kacey Crawley

Luby Equipment Services to Acquire Springfield-Based Potter Equipment

2 weeks 3 days ago
From Construction Equipment Guide:  In connection with the acquisition, Luby Equipment Services will become the Case dealer in an expanded service territory that will now include southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas with locations in Springfield, Mo., and Harrison, Ark. Luby has been the Case Construction dealer serving eastern Missouri and southern Illinois area since 1992. […]
Kacey Crawley

Groundbreaking Set for Interstate 70 Widening Across Missouri

2 weeks 3 days ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  State officials are set to break ground next week on a massive reconstruction of Interstate 70 across Missouri’s midsection. In a June 13 event in Columbia, at a hotel where the interstate crosses U.S. Highway 63, Gov. Mike Parson and transportation officials will mark the launch of a $2.8 billion project […]
Kacey Crawley

Rebuilding the Construction Trades Workforce

2 weeks 3 days ago
From JCHS:  Since the mid-2000s, the construction industry in the United States has faced a significant shortage of skilled labor. During the Great Recession, the industry lost nearly 1 million workers and has since struggled to rebuild its workforce as demand has returned. There are roughly one million fewer workers in the construction trades than […]
Kacey Crawley

$10M Luxury Hangar to Break Ground at St. Louis Airport

2 weeks 3 days ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  St. Louis has a hangar shortage, a common pain point for private pilots that two father-and-son duos are looking to alleviate with their latest business venture. Construction of a new, $10 million hangar, dubbed Spirit Sky Club, is set to commence next Friday, June 7, at the Spirit of St. […]
Kacey Crawley

Massive LEGO Convention Returning to St. Louis

2 weeks 3 days ago
From KSDK:  A massive LEGO Convention is returning to St. Louis. The St. Louis Brick Convention takes over the Greensfelder Recreation Complex on Aug. 3 and 4, 2024. It’s being called the ultimate event for LEGO lovers of all ages with all-new LEGO creations on display. Professional LEGO Artists from around the U.S. will display […]
Kacey Crawley