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Missouri and Illinois Priority Projects

1 month ago
From Roads & Bridges:  Many aging interstates and bridges running through the bi-state St. Louis region are getting an overhaul, thanks to continued investment along a 70-mile transportation corridor running from Foristell in southeast Missouri to Marine in southwestern Illinois. Dubbed the “70s corridor,” it encompasses Interstate 70 and portions of Interstates 170, 270 and […]
Kacey Crawley

Federal Funding Means New Bethalto Boys & Girls Club Building

1 month ago
From The Telegraph:  The Bethalto Boys & Girls Club will be building a new clubhouse, thanks in part to $1 million secured by U.S. Rep. Nikki Budzinski. The project is among a number of local recipients of federal funding in spending bills signed into law last week. According to Budzinski’s office, six Metro East Projects […]
Kacey Crawley

U.S. Housing Secretary Marcia Fudge Will Step Down This Month

1 month ago
From NPR:  Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge says she’s planning to retire this month, one of the few cabinet members to leave the Biden administration. She will return home to Ohio after nearly five decades of public service. “The people HUD serves are those who are often left out and left behind,” Fudge, […]
Kacey Crawley

Changing the Conversation About the Skilled Trades

1 month ago
From NAHB:  Career exploration begins at an early age. Now more than ever, HBAs and members are reaching out to schools, and community and workforce organizations to lead and support careers in construction programming. Mollie Elkman, owner and CEO of Group Two Advertising, is one industry leader who found a way to introduce children to […]
Kacey Crawley

Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held for I-55 Project

1 month ago
From Leader Publications:  Safety was the word of the day at a ceremony held March 8 to celebrate the start of the long-anticipated project to expand I-55 in both directions between Hwy. Z in Pevely and Hwy. 67 south of Festus. Justin Wolf, project director for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), said the major […]
Kacey Crawley

How Reverse Mentoring Benefits Contractors in the Age of AI

1 month ago
From Construction Dive: By Rahul Shah: Seeking answers on how to construct smarter and greener buildings or improve water efficiency in homes and offices, those who create our buildings and construction projects have the opportunity to enter a new era of learning by turning their attention to the benefits of artificial intelligence. The possible applications […]
Kacey Crawley

New Apartment Complex Eyed in St. Charles County

1 month ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  A new apartment complex is being proposed in St. Charles County, at the site of a prior mixed-use development plan that was dropped during the Covid-19 pandemic. Pinewoods Park, a 240-unit new apartment development proposed near Interstate Drive in Wentzville, is tied to Joe Scott Jr. of Overland-based Scott Brothers […]
Kacey Crawley

Why the Community Reinvestment Act Is Back in the News

1 month ago
From Next City:  It’s been a wild few weeks in the banking world. And it all has something to do with that landmark, though at times frustrating, Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. Let’s start with what feels like the most frustrating. Previously, as Comptroller of the Currency, Joseph Otting was in charge of one of […]
Kacey Crawley

Brickline Greenway Awarded $9.9M in Construction Funds From U.S. DOT

1 month ago
The Brickline Greenway just took an important step forward. With support from Congresswoman Cori Bush, the United States Department of Transportation awarded Great Rivers Greenway $9.9 million in construction funding as part of its Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods Program. This is half of the total projected construction cost for this new greenway bridge for people […]
Dede Hance

S. M. Wilson & Co. Names Anna Eisenbath Operations & Warranty Manager

1 month ago
S. M. Wilson & Co., a St. Louis-based construction management and general contracting firm, has named Anna Eisenbath as Operations & Warranty Manager. Anna Eisenbath, who recently served as a project manager, joined the company as an intern in 2018 and has worked on many successful projects, including Target stores across the US. “As a […]
Dede Hance

Big St. Louis Private Company Makes C-Suite Changes

1 month ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  Roeslein & Associates Inc., one of St. Louis’ largest engineering firms and one of the region’s largest privately held companies, has made two changes in its C-suite. The Crestwood-based company said this week it has hired Eric Goettelmann as its chief financial officer. He most recently was president of Midas […]
Kacey Crawley

Attendees at Forum March 27th Event to Get Insider Look at Massive Battery Mineral Project

1 month ago
Those attending the Construction Forum Emerging Leaders event on March 27th will have the customary opportunity for networking. They are also invited to attend a short briefing on an upcoming project at a massive and transformational electric battery material processing plant. The event, co-hosted by U.S. Strategic Metals (USSM), also known as Missouri Cobalt, will […]
Tom Finan

$45M Plan to Save Convention Center Deemed Unworkable

1 month ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  City officials looking for ways to raise the money needed to finish a long-delayed convention center expansion can cross another idea off their lists. Officials were considering a plan to raise some $45 million by imposing a $2-per-night fee on every hotel stay in the city. But the plan ran aground […]
Kacey Crawley

Regulators Direct Spire to Clean Up Damaged Properties

1 month ago
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Wednesday ordered the region’s natural gas utility, Spire, to repair more than a dozen private properties it damaged when building its controversial Spire STL natural gas pipeline. Spire said Wednesday it was happy to take the steps, and in fact had made the pitch itself […]
Kacey Crawley

Efficiency Gains of Industrialized Design and Construction

1 month ago
From Bain & Company:  Although manufacturing industries moved to assembly-line efficiency decades ago, the construction industry is just beginning its transition to more efficient forms of production, as builders begin to adopt techniques for off-site, modular construction—sometimes called industrial design and construction (IDC). Off-site construction is, as the name suggests, the manufacture of building components […]
Kacey Crawley

Creve Coeur Moves Forward With Sidewalk and Roadway Projects

1 month ago
From West Newsmagazine:  Highlights of the March 11 Creve Coeur City Council meeting included a unanimously passed resolution and the first reading of a bill. City Engineer Steven Berecz introduced both which combined major improvements on area sidewalks and roadways. The resolution specifically dealt with a contract to pay M&H Concrete Contractors, Inc. $1.58 million […]
Kacey Crawley

Developers Look to Rename Part of Downtown Near Soccer Stadium

1 month ago
From St. Louis Business Journal:  Chances are good that you’ve been to City Commons. You’ve been there if you’ve visited CityPark, the home stadium of Major League Soccer team St. Louis City SC. You’ve been there if you had a beer at the nearby Schlafly Tap Room or tea at the London Tea Room. If […]
Kacey Crawley