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Ensuring Workplace Safety Requires More Than Policies and Procedures

4 weeks 2 days ago
From Forbes:  While policies and procedures are essential to workplace safety, they aren’t enough on their own. There needs to be a mindset in every employee that they are personally responsible to ensure a safe workplace. Successful implementation of policies and procedures requires addressing common misconceptions about workplace safety and convincing every worker to take […]
Kacey Crawley

Creve Coeur to Consider Tax Breaks for ‘Main Street’ Development on Former Bayer Campus

4 weeks 2 days ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  City leaders on Monday will consider abating $86 million in real estate taxes, as well as adding a special sales tax, to help developers turning the former Bayer office campus into a “Main Street” development. The $985 million project, called Olia Village, calls for apartments, 130 townhouses, retail, hotels, office buildings […]
Kacey Crawley

City Council Approves University Drive Costs, Other Improvements

4 weeks 2 days ago
From The Edwardsville Intelligencer:  A handful of items from the Public Service Committee were unanimously passed by the Edwardsville City Council Tuesday night. One of the main items approved for the Edwardsville community is the update of funds appropriated from the Motor Fuel Tax account to finance construction and engineering service costs for the University […]
Kacey Crawley

Bridge to Close for Replacement, Radiation-Contaminated Soil Clean-Up

4 weeks 2 days ago
From KSDK:  A heads up for drivers in north St. Louis County! St. Louis County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (TPW) will close McDonnell Boulevard between Byassee Drive and Eva Avenue in Hazelwood for a $3.4 million bridge replacement project. The road will remain closed between Byassee and Eva through 2025. About 15,000 cars […]
Kacey Crawley

St. Louis May Soon Welcome Negro Leagues Baseball Museum of Its Own

4 weeks 2 days ago
From RFT:  The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is considering a bill that would provide tax abatement and a blighting study for the JeffVanderLou area — where a new Negro Leagues Baseball Museum hopes to open. The museum, planned for 2423 North Spring Street, will be an affiliate of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in […]
Kacey Crawley

Daytona Beach VA Clinic Earns Green Globe Certification

1 month ago
Oculus Inc., an award-winning, WBE/WOSB-certified architecture and interior design firm, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Daytona Beach VA Clinic has earned the achievement of the 2023 Green Globes Building Certification for New Construction: Two Green Globes® Certified by the Green Building Initiative. Green Building Initiative’s Green Globes is a […]
Dede Hance

Forum Drone: LHM Builds “Porter,” First Residential Development at Westport Plaza

1 month ago
This week, Forum drone videographer Louis Kelly, owner of Drone Eagle, LLC has captured the excitement as Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM), owners of Westport Plaza, continue to revitalize that iconic and unique venue. LHM has opened two new restaurants and is well underway on the development’s first residential community on the 42-acre site. Soda Fountain […]
Tom Finan

Worker Wellness Blog: How Ultra-Processed Foods Affect Your Brain

1 month 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

Village Green Site Preparation to Begin This Month

1 month ago
From West Newsmagazine:  The city of Wildwood will soon start clearing the path for what is expected to be the crown jewel of town center – the Village Green. The six-acre recreational facility will be located on the west side of city hall. Created to host Wildwood events, it will feature a nature/water play area, […]
Kacey Crawley

Millions On The Line With Prop W On Ballot

1 month ago
From Webster-Kirkwood Times:  Voters in Webster Groves will decide on April 2 whether to approve a five-year, multi-million-dollar plan to enhance the city’s parks and recreation offerings. The plan that would be funded with the passage of Proposition W has been dubbed “Destination WG!” — a $22.1 million bond initiative that city leaders call a […]
Kacey Crawley

St. Louis Leaders Launch New Economic Justice Programs

1 month ago
From NPR:  St. Louis civic and business leaders marked 314 Day on Thursday morning by sharing how the city is helping transform areas that have experienced acute disinvestment in the past. They offered updates on St. Louis’ Economic Justice Action Plan, which was unveiled a year and a half ago and lays the framework for […]
Kacey Crawley

FHWA Wants to Drop Buy America Waiver for Manufactured Products

1 month ago
From Construction Dive:  The Federal Highway Administration announced a proposal Thursday to discontinue its four-decade-old general waiver of Buy America requirements for manufactured products used in federally funded highway projects. The goal is to bolster domestic manufacturing and supply chains and also to stimulate jobs. The FHWA also wants to create standards that would apply […]
Kacey Crawley

Cement Masons Local 527 Apprentices Complete Volunteer Projects

1 month ago
From Labor Tribune:  Volunteers from Cement Masons Local 527 completed Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) Work Boots on the Ground conservation projects in two Missouri state parks in February. The projects took students from the classroom into the field, helping improve state parks while learning their trade. At Castlewood State Park west of St. Louis, Local […]
Kacey Crawley

St. Louis County Prepares Strategy to Develop Comprehensive Plan

1 month ago
From West Newsmagazine:  For the first time in 40 years, St. Louis County government is developing a new comprehensive plan in an effort to provide a strategic framework for how the community intends to grow and evolve over the next 25 years. Though the STLCO 2050: Comprehensive Plan project is just in its beginning phases, […]
Kacey Crawley

Glen Carbon Road Shared Use Path Project Phase 2 Moving Forward

1 month ago
From Riverbender.com:  Phase 2 of the Glen Carbon Road Shared Use Path Project is officially underway following the Village Board’s unanimous approval of a $78,900 agreement with TWM, Inc. The project’s second phase will begin at Lakewood Drive and extend to Mark Trail Drive along Glen Carbon Road. TWM will “develop plans, specifications, and estimates […]
Kacey Crawley

Small Contractors Can Secure Big Wins in Infrastructure, Panelist Says

1 month ago
From Construction Dive:  Multibillion-dollar civil projects present a significant opportunity for small, savvy firms to access chunks of grant money, according to panelists during the New York Build Expo at the Javits Center in New York City last month. The session explored the landscape of infrastructure development, where small businesses stand to gain significant footholds. […]
Kacey Crawley

St. Louis to be Site of 2024 Missouri Transit Conference in September

1 month ago
From CMT:  St. Louis will be the backdrop of the upcoming 2024 Missouri Transit Conference.   This two-day conference will provide opportunities to meet with other transit professionals, stakeholders, and elected and interested citizens from across Missouri and the Midwest. This event is set for September 3-5, 2024, at the Westin at the Ballpark in Downtown […]
Kacey Crawley