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Tarlton Welcomes Michael Ashwell to Special Projects Group

3 weeks 4 days ago
Tarlton, St. Louis’ largest women-owned general contracting and construction management firm, welcomes Michael Ashwell as director of the company’s Special Projects Group – a specialized team that partners with clients in master service agreements to provide a host of solutions and delivery systems across diverse market sectors. Ashwell, who directs all aspects of the group’s […]
Dede Hance

Obituary: Emily Williams, 81, Tile Firm Owner

3 weeks 4 days ago
Emily A. Williams, retired president of Williams Tile & Marble, passed away on Saturday March 16, 2024 at the age of 81. Her husband, Bill Williams, started Williams Tile in 1976 with an office in the den and tile stocked in the garage. Not long after that Emily started assisting with accounting and various other […]
Tom Finan

7 Best Practices for Delivering High-Speed Rail

3 weeks 4 days ago
From Construction Dive:  High-speed rail projects tend to entail challenges that can cause delays, controversy and cost overruns, according to new research from AECOM, but there are ways to execute them smoothly. The Dallas-based contractor’s report delves into industry trends and how to make these notoriously challenging projects successful. It is based on a survey […]
Kacey Crawley

Construction Input Prices Increase 1.4% in February

3 weeks 4 days ago
From Contractor Magazine:  Construction input prices increased 1.4% in February compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices increased 1.3% for the month. Overall construction input prices are 1.5% higher than a year […]
Kacey Crawley

New Breakfast and Lunch Eatery Planned in South St. Louis

3 weeks 4 days ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  Garden Variety Deli, a new breakfast and lunch eatery, is set to open in the city’s Tower Grove South neighborhood, likely by late spring or early summer, its owners said. Travis Howard, the local restaurateur behind Retreat Gastropub, Yellowbelly and Lazy Tiger, last year was looking to purchase an investment […]
Kacey Crawley

Renovations at St. Louis’ Old Courthouse Get $17M Boost From Feds

3 weeks 4 days ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The ongoing remodel of the iconic Old Courthouse will go further than previously planned thanks to an additional infusion of federal money. Standing at Kiener Plaza, with the courthouse and Gateway Arch behind her, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Thursday that federal officials will put $17 million more into the project […]
Kacey Crawley

Illuminating Your Path to Energy Efficiency

3 weeks 4 days ago
From Building Design + Construction:  It’s a beautiful summer evening. You and your friend are taking a stroll around a park in your town and before you know it, the sun has set. Suddenly you realize there is very little lighting above the sidewalk you are walking on, you are unable to read signage for […]
Kacey Crawley

St. Louis Business Journal Spotlights Alberici’s Amanda Powell

3 weeks 4 days ago
The St. Louis Business Journal recently saluted Alberici Constructors’ Assistant General Counsel Amanda Powell in its Corporate Counsel Awards. The business publication noted: Amanda Powell has held numerous roles in her two-plus decades at Alberici Constructors Inc. As assistant general counsel for the past three years, she has been instrumental in the company’s efforts to […]
Dede Hance

Data Center Operator Relocates to Larger Downtown Space

3 weeks 4 days ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  A data center operator that entered the St. Louis market last year has relocated its local operations, moving to larger space downtown. Edge Centers has opened a new data center at the Globe Building at 710 N. Tucker Blvd., relocating from Netrality Data Centers’ facility at 210 N. Tucker Blvd. […]
Kacey Crawley

Worker Wellness Blog: Latest Reports on Happiness

3 weeks 4 days 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

Novus Proposes Housing On 6.51 Acres

3 weeks 4 days ago
From Webster-Kirkwood Times:  The Des Peres Board of Aldermen and Novus Development are discussing a plan to develop 6.51 acres at the southeast corner of Dougherty Ferry Road and Highland Avenue. At the Feb. 26 board meeting, Novus requested to rezone the acreage from residential to planned development residential. The development would consist of nine […]
Kacey Crawley

Apartment Conversion Approved for Historic North St. Louis Building

3 weeks 4 days ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  A new plan is in the works to redevelop a historic building in north St. Louis frequently eyed by various developers over the years. A city board on Wednesday signed on to a developer’s plan to rehabilitate the American Brake Co. building and turn the vacant 135,000-square-foot structure into apartments. […]
Kacey Crawley

Integrated Facility Services Completes Work on Logboat Brewery in Columbia, MO

4 weeks 2 days ago
Integrated Facility Services (IFS) recently automated Logboat Brewing Company’s building control system to increase operational efficiency while safeguarding the system from harsh environmental factors. The project included the installation of custom built control panels featuring Reliable Controls, which allow real-time monitoring, regulating and adjustments of temperature, pressure and flow rates. IFS selected NEMA 4 panels […]
Dede Hance

Forum’s Transportation Initiative Featured In New “Workforce Community Playbook”

4 weeks 2 days ago
A Construction Forum workforce systems change initiative aimed at breaking down transportation barriers to inclusive workforce entry is featured in a new Workforce Community Playbook. The playbook was developed by Nine PBS. The book, which includes both resources and case studies, focuses on four career pathways — construction, patient care, manufacturing, and information technology — […]
Tom Finan

Congratulations to the ASA Midwest Council 2024 Nominees

4 weeks 2 days ago
The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) Midwest Council proudly announces its 2024 nominees. This is the 31st year ASA will recognize outstanding companies in the St. Louis construction industry. The winners in each category will be announced on April 20th during the Red-Carpet Awards Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown St. Louis. The four […]
Dede Hance

Apartment Conversion Approved for Historic North St. Louis Building

4 weeks 2 days ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  A new plan is in the works to redevelop a historic building in north St. Louis frequently eyed by various developers over the years. A city board on Wednesday signed on to a developer’s plan to rehabilitate the American Brake Co. building and turn the vacant 135,000-square-foot structure into apartments. […]
Kacey Crawley

St. Louis Mayor Says Former Workhouse Site Could Be Used for Tiny Homes

4 weeks 2 days ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Mayor Tishaura O. Jones on Wednesday signaled plans to turn the site of the former medium-security jail on Hall Street, known as the workhouse, into housing or shelter for struggling residents. Such plans would contradict a panel of community organizers and activists Jones commissioned to study the issue last year. They […]
Kacey Crawley