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Developer Revamps Subdivision Plan in St. Charles County

2 weeks 6 days ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Eight months after the St. Charles County Council blocked the proposed Tall Tree subdivision amid opposition from nearby residents, a home builder has submitted a revised plan that would slash the number of homes on a portion of the site. Lombardo Homes of St. Louis is seeking approval for 120 homes […]
Kacey Crawley

De Soto Agrees to Sell Land to Housing Developer

2 weeks 6 days ago
From Leader Publications:  De Soto city officials have agreed to sell 53.76 acres of undeveloped land along Vineland School Road to developer Platinum One Properties in De Soto for $592,000. The city purchased the land in 2017 for $280,000, with the intent to use it for park improvements. “We had a bid opening (April 11) […]
Kacey Crawley

New Architectural Lighting Illuminates South Grand Business District

2 weeks 6 days ago
From St. Louis Magazine:  Rachel Witt has been thinking about the lighting along a six-block stretch of St. Louis for more than a decade. As the executive director of the South Grand Community Improvement District (SGCID), she’s focused on highlighting the businesses south of Tower Grove Park, first through the addition of LED rope lighting […]
Kacey Crawley

Target to Open This Summer in Midtown St. Louis Neighborhood

2 weeks 6 days ago
From St. Louis Today:  Midtown’s Target is set to open this summer, according to the complex’s landlord. Located on Grand Boulevard between Gratiot and Papin streets, The Edwin, a $60 million mixed-use development that includes nearly 200 luxury apartments and a Target store, brings welcome relief to an area that is quickly developing but lacks […]
Kacey Crawley

New Subdivision Proposed by Major Park in St. Louis County

2 weeks 6 days ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  A St. Louis-based homebuilder plans a new subdivision with nearly 40 houses next to one of St. Louis County’s largest parks. The new subdivision in Maryland Heights called Louiselle Park would consist of 39 houses, according to plans that builder McBride Homes filed with the city. The proposed location borders […]
Kacey Crawley

Tarlton Named 2024 GC of the Year by ASA Midwest Council

3 weeks 1 day ago
Tarlton Corp., St. Louis’ largest women-owned general contracting and construction management firm, was named 2024 General Contractor of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association Midwest Council at the organization’s 31st Annual Awards Gala on April 20. The designation is voted on by members of the ASA Midwest Council. Pictured left to right are Tarlton […]
Dede Hance

Worker Wellness Blog: Money Laundering

3 weeks 1 day 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

Trivers Completes Move to New Downtown West Office

3 weeks 1 day ago
St. Louis-based architecture, planning, urban design and interiors firm Trivers has moved from its previous home on the 18th floor of the Broadway Tower to a new office on the ground floor of The Victor in Downtown West. “This is not just an opportunity for our space to better support our people and our work; […]
Dede Hance

McCarthy Completes One of the Largest Neuroscience Research Facilities in the Nation

3 weeks 1 day ago
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the largest and most accomplished contractors nationwide for scientific and pharmaceutical research, recently celebrated the grand opening of the new Jeffrey T. Fort Neuroscience Research Building for Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Designed to accelerate research in areas that include Alzheimer’s disease and brain tumors, the […]
Dede Hance

Concrete Council of St. Louis Hosts Annual Quality Concrete Awards Dinner

3 weeks 1 day ago
The Annual Quality Concrete Awards Dinner hosted by the Concrete Council of St. Louis took place on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, Missouri. The evening featured the presentation of two college scholarships and recognition of ten outstanding examples of quality concrete construction in which member firms of the […]
Dede Hance

Green Concrete Initiatives Fight Climate Change

3 weeks 1 day ago
From Area Development:  The cement industry generates about eight percent of global carbon emissions every year. Cement is the binding agent in concrete. Although cement is only about 10 percent of concrete by volume, its production consumes a tremendous amount of thermal energy to break down limestone into lime, the key ingredient in cement, with […]
Kacey Crawley

A Recipe for More Women in Construction

3 weeks 1 day ago
From Builder Online:  As associate dean of Construction Sciences and Building Technology at Dunwoody College of Technology, Heather Stafford Gay has personal experience as a woman in the construction industry beginning in her teen years. With personal perspective and professional experience to back it, Gay is passionate about recruiting women into the industry through educational […]
Kacey Crawley

5 Strategies for Hiring and Retaining Gen Z Construction Talent

3 weeks 1 day ago
From Construction Next:  With the labor shortage no end in sight, construction companies need to put considerable thought and effort into hiring and retaining talent—especially from the younger generations. According to data from the Associated Builders and Contractors, the construction industry will need an estimated 501,000 additional workers on top of normal hiring in 2024 […]
Kacey Crawley

The Designer’s Role Amidst A Climate Crisis

3 weeks 1 day ago
From Work Design Magazine:  As workplace designers we are “agents of impact”—curators of space and corporate culture that have influence well beyond the office building itself. Understanding our role and best practices in this transformational time of collective action amidst a climate crisis are not only key to our success as designers, but also our responsibility […]
Kacey Crawley

The Evolution and Revolution of Cold-Formed Steel Framing

3 weeks 1 day ago
From Build Steel:  The development of two major building materials in the early 20th century — steel framing and gypsum panels — “marked a major departure from typical practices that dated back hundreds and thousands of years,” says Larry Williams, executive director of the Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA), in a recent Walls & Ceilings […]
Kacey Crawley

Designing Schools for the Digital Age

3 weeks 1 day ago
From Building Design + Construction:  In a world where technology’s rapid pace has reshaped how we live, work, and communicate, it should be no surprise that it’s also changing the PreK-12 education landscape. This digital transformation in education has brought about a new era of learning that extends beyond the traditional classroom setting. Technology integration […]
Kacey Crawley

Skilled Labor, Ample Energy, and Speed to Market Take Priority

3 weeks 1 day ago
From Area Development:  Once again, the ability to source abundant skilled labor tops the charts as the most valuable asset to a community. Companies have struggled for five years or more to find solid, deep pools of talent to support their operations, and consultants really have to perform a lot of due diligence in this […]
Kacey Crawley

Public Sector Lifts Nonresidential Construction Spending

3 weeks 1 day ago
From Construction Dive:  Nonresidential construction spending ticked up 0.2% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.19 trillion, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. The rise in March signals a positive shift following two consecutive months of construction spending contraction at the beginning of 2024, according to […]
Kacey Crawley