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The Korte Company To Begin Design-Build Project For BJC At Alton Memorial Hospital In Alton, Illinois

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The Korte Company was awarded a 2-story, 42,166 square foot addition to the existing Medical Office Building ‘B’, located on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus in Alton, Illinois. The adjacent construction will occupy an existing parking lot, which will be removed. The anticipated construction is marked for early 2017 and is expected to be completed within the year.

The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois; Norman, Oklahoma; and Las Vegas, Nevada. The company manages, on average, an excess of $250 million in annual construction volume.

The Korte Company’s project expertise includes building for federal, state and local government agencies as well as the design and construction of healthcare facilities, medical office buildings, warehouse/distribution centers, religious facilities, commercial buildings, schools, recreation centers and office complexes.

 

Staybridge Suites Opens in Maryland Heights, Mo.

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Midas Hospitality to manage new property

A $16 million Staybridge Suites recently opened at 25 Progress Parkway in Maryland Heights, Mo.  The 122-room all-suites hotel will be managed by Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group.  The hotel was built by Midas Hospitality’s sister company MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations.

Staybridge Suites offers both one and two bedroom suites for its guests.  The hotel provides fully equipped kitchens, state-of-the-art fitness center, an indoor swimming pool and plenty of amenities including free laundry facilities and complimentary breakfast.

“With the full kitchens and all-suites layout, the Staybridge Suites-Maryland Heights is perfect for the extended stay and transient guest visiting the Maryland Heights/Westport Plaza area,” said Kurt Furlong, Midas Hospitality’s Principal and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “The hotel is the epitome of convenience with easy access to Interstates 70 and 270.  The hotel’s location sits proximate to the many nearby corporations including the expansive Edward Jones’ North Campus.”

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 27 hotels in 11 states.  The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.  Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo.  For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

Spellman Brady & Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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Spellman Brady and Company is proud to announce that November 2016 mark’s the firm’s 25th anniversary. The St. Louis–based interior design firm was founded in 1991 by Diana Brady Spellman and Stan Spellman. Today, the firm consists of 30 employees and specializes in Healthcare, Higher Education and Senior Living environments. Since 1991, the firm has successfully completed over 6,250 projects in 41 states. For more information about Spellman Brady & Company, please visit www.spellmanbrady.com.

Photo above: Diana Brady Spellman & Stan Spellman

IMPACT Strategies Completes Two Projects for Ameren Illinois

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Fairview Heights-based construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies today announced it completed two major building construction projects for Ameren Illinois in central Illinois.

ameren-decatur-extIMPACT Strategies constructed a regional operations center located at 1505 E. University Drive in Macomb, Illinois. The 40,000-square-foot pre-engineered metal building was built to accommodate local Ameren Illinois gas and electric crews. It contains office space and a truck garage for repair and maintenance of Ameren Illinois’ fleet. As part of the project, IMPACT Strategies also completed extensive site paving for a materials storage yard. The project team included Riddle Design, architect; Hein Construction Co., Inc., earthwork, site utilities and concrete; The PIPCO Companies, Ltd, fire protection and plumbing; Crawford Company, HVAC; and Birdsley Electric, Inc., electric.  More than 25 percent of the work was performed by minority and women-owned businesses.

ameren-decatur-intIn Decatur, Illinois, IMPACT Strategies built a 12,000-square-foot multi-state gas control center located at 2425 N. Woodford Street.  The building has raised access flooring within the command center and is constructed of steel and cast-in-place structural concrete walls. Mission critical areas of the building are FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) rated to withstand 250 mph winds. The facility has approximately 20 full-time Ameren Illinois staff members. It is an around-the-clock operation where highly skilled workers remotely monitor gas transmission and distribution networks in Illinois and Missouri to ensure the safety and reliability of its operations.

IMPACT Strategies, Inc. specializes in Retail, Commercial, Medical, Senior Housing and Education construction and offers comprehensive construction services including design-build, general contracting, construction management and pre-construction management. 

Modjeski & Masters Rehabs Union Station Tunnel Project Will Improve MetroLink Commuter Rail Services in St. Louis

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modjeski-masters-logoThe bridge design and engineering firm Modjeski and Masters announces that it will perform engineering services required for the rehabilitation and replacement of the oldest portions of the Union Station Tunnel in St. Louis, Mo. The work will help to maintain a viable alignment for Bi-State Development’s MetroLink commuter rail services and provide continued access to 18th and Clark Streets and surrounding destinations such as the St. Louis Union Station, the Peabody Opera House and the Scottrade Center. The project will employ a construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) delivery model where the preliminary design team works with the CM/GC to complete contract documents and oversee construction.

Modjeski and Masters has collaborated with Metro to inspect and repair the Union Station Tunnel since 2005. During that time, Modjeski and Masters has become intimately familiar with the existing structure configuration, structural issues and drainage concerns. Modjeski and Masters also understands Metro’s safety concerns and desire to conduct work with minimal disruption to rail traffic. With this latest project, Modjeski and Masters will focus on rehabilitating and replacing the oldest portions of the tunnel.

“The rehabilitation of the Union Station Tunnel presents several unique technical challenges,” said Michael F. Britt, PE, Senior Vice President and Director of Business Development at Modjeski and Masters. “With extensive experience working with contractors on behalf of owners to streamline the construction process and deliver projects more efficiently and effectively, our expert project staff is uniquely positioned to address these challenges and help Metro complete this project on time and under budget.”

Originally built in 1902 by the Terminal Railroad Association, the steel frame portion of the tunnel served as subway access for the 36 rail lines entering St. Louis Union Station. In 1929, the subway tunnel was lengthened to the west by extending the steel framing to the width of the overhead train shed and adding a concrete slab and column segment. When Metro initiated service in the 1990s, a two-cell reinforced concrete box culvert segment was constructed to extend the alignment west. Today, the Union Station Tunnel crosses beneath the St. Louis Union Station parking lot, five sets (four active) of excursion train tracks and 20th and 21st Streets.

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc. Wins 2016 International Achievement Award

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Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, was recognized with 2016 International Achievement Awards (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications.

Sigma Aldrich Mfg Project
Sigma Aldrich Mfg Project

Lawrence Fabric received an Award of Excellence for its Sigma Aldrich Manufacturing project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Commercial Awnings & canopies < 1,000 Square Feet category. In addition, Lawrence received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its University of Iowa Dental Science Building project. The project was recognized in the competition’s Exterior Shades & Screens category.

University of Iowa Dental Science Building project
University of Iowa Dental Science Building project

For more than six decades, IAA has recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry. The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association who’s over 1,600 member companies represent the growing international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.

IFAI received a total of 296 entries from 10 countries that were submitted for 42 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product area.

All entries receive prominent recognition at the IFAI Expo, the largest specialty fabrics tradeshow in the Americas. Winners receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI magazines and press releases distributed to media professionals.

For photos and a detailed project description, visit www.iaa.ifai.com

Employees at Western Specialty Contractors Raise $33,319.80 for the United Way

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western-specialty-logo western-specialty-united-wayEmployees at Western Specialty Contractors raised $33,319.80 for the United Way of Greater St. Louis through its annual fundraising campaign held Oct. 10-14, 2016. Employees participated in a variety of work-based activities to raise money for the organization dedicated to making communities stronger, healthier and better places for everyone. Over the past 20 years, Western Specialty Contractors has donated more than $500,000.00 to the organization.

Western employees pictured from left: Melondi Brown, Carol Rheinheimer and Jessica Gitto.

Family-owned and operated for 100 years, Western Specialty Contractors is the nation’s largest specialty contractor in masonry and concrete restoration, waterproofing and specialty roofing.

 

Wiegmann Associates wins Contracting Business Design/Build Award for BAE Systems Project

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bae-systems-intWiegmann Associates won a Contracting Business Design/Build award for their work on the built-to-suit campus for BAE Systems in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wiegmann designed and installed a $4.3 million design/build HVAC, process piping, and Building Management System (BMS) for BAE System’s new 334,000-square-foot, world-class aviation electronics manufacturing and office center. The new center replaced BAE Systems’ 1940s-era production facility. Wiegmann also provided a complete BIM as-built model. The general contractor was Arco National Construction Company, Inc.

“We are proud to be honored for our work on this state-of-the-art manufacturing project,” said Steve Pearce, Vice President of Business Development for Wiegmann Associates. “This project challenged us to design a flexible, efficient HVAC system within precise temperature and humidity requirements in just 20 months, with no interruption in manufacturing production. We were able to achieve that goal through engineering solutions, tight phasing and strict scheduling.”

The Contracting Business Design/Build Awards honor the finest examples of commercial Design/Build HVAC mechanical systems installations across the U.S. The winning projects “used collaborative relationships to achieve premium comfort, modern efficiency and the utmost in energy savings,” according to Terry McIver, executive editor of Contracting Business.

BAE’s new 334,000-square-foot building includes a nearly 50,000-square-foot office/support area and a 285,000-square-foot manufacturing production floor with complex process piping: gaseous nitrogen, compressed air, hot exhaust air and chemical exhaust air. The manufacturing processes require cooling water to keep production equipment operating within temperature tolerances.

BAE Systems needed ultimate flexibility on the production floor to be able to rearrange equipment as needed for future product demand. Wiegmann Associates collaborated with the owner to design a solution that would be cost-effective without compromising the HVAC and piping systems.

The team was challenged to meet precise temperature and humidity controls on the production floor, with air temperature in the 72-75F range and relative humidity between 30% to 60% year-round. The Wiegmann design solution maintains consistent humidity across the production floor while minimizing equipment. Wiegmann also installed a Delta Controls custom building management system with web access to allow the owner to monitor and control all systems remotely.

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor serving the commercial, industrial and institutional markets, and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects. 

Wiegmann Associates Wins Contracting Business Design/Build Award for BAE Systems Project

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Wiegmann Associates won a Contracting Business Design/Build award for their work on the built-to-suit campus for BAE Systems in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wiegmann designed and installed a $4.3 million design/build HVAC, process piping, and Building Management System (BMS) for BAE System’s new 334,000-square-foot, world-class aviation electronics manufacturing and office center. The new center replaced BAE Systems’ 1940s-era production facility. Wiegmann also provided a complete BIM as-built model. The general contractor was Arco National Construction Company, Inc.

“We are proud to be honored for our work on this state-of-the-art manufacturing project,” said Steve Pearce, Vice President of Business Development for Wiegmann Associates. “This project challenged us to design a flexible, efficient HVAC system within precise temperature and humidity requirements in just 20 months, with no interruption in manufacturing production. We were able to achieve that goal through engineering solutions, tight phasing and strict scheduling.”

The Contracting Business Design/Build Awards honor the finest examples of commercial Design/Build HVAC mechanical systems installations across the U.S. The winning projects “used collaborative relationships to achieve premium comfort, modern efficiency and the utmost in energy savings,” according to Terry McIver, executive editor of Contracting Business.

BAE’s new 334,000-square-foot building includes a nearly 50,000-square-foot office/support area and a 285,000-square-foot manufacturing production floor with complex process piping: gaseous nitrogen, compressed air, hot exhaust air and chemical exhaust air. The manufacturing processes require cooling water to keep production equipment operating within temperature tolerances.

BAE Systems needed ultimate flexibility on the production floor to be able to rearrange equipment as needed for future product demand. Wiegmann Associates collaborated with the owner to design a solution that would be cost-effective without compromising the HVAC and piping systems.

The team was challenged to meet precise temperature and humidity controls on the production floor, with air temperature in the 72-75F range and relative humidity between 30% to 60% year-round. The Wiegmann design solution maintains consistent humidity across the production floor while minimizing equipment. Wiegmann also installed a Delta Controls custom building management system with web access to allow the owner to monitor and control all systems remotely.

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor serving the commercial, industrial and institutional markets, and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects.

S. M. Wilson Launches ‘Beyond the Build’ to Reinforce Core Strengths of Value, Service, People and Passion for Building

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S. M. Wilson & Co. has launched a new theme to emphasize and differentiate its longtime core strengths of value, service, people-centered culture and passion to deliver more than just buildings. Called ‘Beyond the Build’ the new program includes the new slogan, refreshed contemporary color schemes, updated website content and new videos, marketing materials and other editorial content. A video announcing the new branding program can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXFUcG-QKR4.

“In today’s increasingly commoditized commercial construction industry, we want prospective customers and others in our industry to know that S. M. Wilson uses bricks and mortar to transform communities and landscapes,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson.  “We have always been known for our employee-friendly culture, our collaborative and transparent approach to projects and our atmosphere of finding the fun in the work we do.  We are reaffirming these long-held company values and connecting them in a contemporary way.”

‘Beyond The Build’ encompasses the S. M. Wilson family’s embrace of innovation, service to the community, commitment to employee career development, collaboration with owners and project teams, respect for all people and the notion that work can be fun.  These values can be found in things like the company’s flexible work schedules, technology investments, commitments to sustainability and the desire to promote people from within whenever possible.

“Beyond the Build” will begin appearing on company project site signage, website (www.smwilson.com) YouTube videos, social media channels and other communications outlets.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis

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