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BuildingPoint Mid-America Passes 1-Year Anniversary

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BuildingPoint Mid-America, a supplier of hardware and software solutions for Trimble’s Buildings Portfolio, just passed their one-year mark in business.  A joint venture between two St. Louis based companies, Seiler Instrument and Byrne Software Technologies, BuildingPoint has been focused on establishing relationships with local General Contractors, Construction Managers, and Subcontractors.  Their focus areas are:  Layout, Scanning, Estimating, Project Management, and VDC/BIM Services.  Since starting with three employees, they have since doubled in size to six employees. They are based in the Chesterfield Valley.  www.bpmidamerica.com

The Korte Company Begins Construction for V A Outpatient Facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana

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The Korte Company has begun construction on the design-build U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) clinic in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The 32,000 square foot LEED Silver Certified outpatient facility is expected to be completed in the spring of 2017.

The Lake Charles facility will offer services including internal medicine, psychiatry, and physical therapy.

The Korte Company, founded in 1958, is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Highland, Illinois; Norman, Oklahoma; and Las Vegas, Nevada.

SSM Health Unveils Plan for New $550 Million Academic Medical Center

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New SSM HospitalSSM Health has unveiled a Master Facility Plan for their new $550 million academic medical center in the City of St. Louis, a 316-bed, 802,000-square-foot replacement hospital and new outpatient care center for SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital.

Developed in partnership between SSM Health and Saint Louis University, the Master Facility Plan establishes a footprint for the new hospital campus and facilities, including location, size, patient services, expanded parking and green space, along with areas for any future campus expansion.

The new complex will be located on the north side of the existing facility between Rutger and Lasalle Streets, adjacent to the hospital’s current location on Grand Avenue, with plans to better integrate the hospital with neighboring Saint Louis University School of Medicine and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. SSM Health continues to explore options for the current Desloge Tower, but no decisions have been made.

“This plan shows our commitment to the City of St. Louis and to an improved patient experience that supports our mission to provide exceptional care,” says Kate Becker, SLU Hospital president. “We will not only provide world-class health care for patients throughout the Midwest, but also ensure they are treated in a more comfortable healing environment.”

The new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital includes all-private patient rooms, larger intensive care units and an expanded emergency department. To provide patients with more convenient options, the new outpatient care center will expand outpatient surgery services and provide additional clinical space for SLUCare physician practices. Dedicated educational space throughout the facility will allow Saint Louis University to better train future physicians and health practitioners.

“This state-of-the-art facility represents the health care of tomorrow and will benefit the entire region,” said Robert M. Heaney, M.D., SLUCare Physician Group CEO. “Most importantly, it ensures our patients have the best possible environment, one that incorporates the latest technology and best practices in patient care. In addition, our new facilities also will enhance the education of future medical and healthcare professionals, while strengthening medical research that leads to lifesaving treatments.”

Alberici Constructors, Inc. was selected as the project’s construction manager in April and is slated to break ground in the fall of 2017 with an estimated completion date of Sept. 1, 2020. The replacement hospital and outpatient care center is beyond the hospital improvements under way since SSM Health assumed ownership of SSM Health SLU Hospital last fall, including construction of a new radiation oncology facility.

Lawrence Group, in partnership with Hammel, Green and Abrahamson (HGA), began developing the project scope in January of this year, working from information provided by planning architects Frank Zilm and Associates, Inc. (FZA). Through meetings with key leaders from SSM Health SLU Hospital and SLUCare Physician Group last fall, FZA gained critical input and developed a defined project scope. The Master Facility Plan takes into consideration SLU Hospital’s medically-complex tertiary and quaternary services, such as its Level 1 trauma center, organ transplant program and outpatient bone marrow transplant program.

Roofing Company Goes Back to its Roots

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St. Louis-based RSS Roofing Services & Solutions has officially opened its new location in Evansville, IN. The 7,500-square-foot facility is located at 4117 N. Saint Joseph Avenue, with a 1.3-acre lot size capable of housing a large volume of project materials. Recently, the skilled workforce in the area completed a single ply reroof on more than 3 million square feet spanning across five buildings for the Department of Energy’s Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant  in Kentucky.

“With local roots in Evansville, this location was a natural choice as we looked to expand RSS’ capabilities,” said Walt Hatfield, president of MHS Legacy Group, RSS’ holding company.

An official grand opening ceremony with a ribbon cutting took place June 23rd. In attendance was Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, numerous Chamber of Commerce staff and ambassadors, and city officials.

Douglas Fuller takes on the role of superintendent at the Evansville location, alongside Bob Hollander, an experienced construction crew member for more than 25 years. Both Fuller and Hollander are residents in Evansville.

Mosby Building Arts Wins National Chrysalis Award

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Mosby Building Arts has been honored with a National Chrysalis Awards in the Basement Remodeling category. The St. Louis remodeling design build firm has previously won a dozen Regional Chrysalis titles, with this being their first National trophy.

The award-winning project is two art studios in a Ladue, MO finished basement. Grandkids have their appropriately-sized creative space, while the grandparents have a gift wrapping studio with home office.

S. M. WILSON’S SWINGING FORE DREAMS 2016 GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $20,000 FOR THE DREAM FACTORY OF ST. LOUIS

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St. Louis, Mo., June 20, 2016 – The 10th Annual Swinging Fore Dreams Golf Tournament sponsored by S. M. Wilson & Co. raised $20,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis on May 16, 2016 at Glen Echo Country Club.  More than 50 construction-related companies and organizations supported the event, which helps children with critical and chronic illnesses to realize their dreams.

“Since 2007, S. M. Wilson has helped raise more than $319,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson.  “This annual event underscores our core commitment to serve and enrich the community with passion and inspiration.”

“The St. Louis Chapter of Dream Factory would like to thank S. M. Wilson for once again holding their annual golf tournament to benefit our chapter,” said Mike Gaterman, President of Dream Factory of St. Louis. “We are so grateful for the donation year after year; with your help, we are able to continue to grant dreams to critically and chronically ill children ages three to eighteen. The money you raise stays in the St. Louis area to benefit local children.”

The Dream Factory of Saint Louis was founded in 1983 — one of 36 non-profit Dream Factory chapters around the country. The Dream Factory is the only children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. To learn more about the St. Louis Dream Factory, visit www.dreamfactoryincstl.org .

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2015 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.

Ross & Baruzzini Acquires Mitchell Planning Associates

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Ross & Baruzzini, an international engineering and architectural firm, announces the acquisition of Mitchell Planning Associates, the nation’s leading provider of medical equipment planning. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, Mitchell offers a diverse and comprehensive portfolio of medical equipment planning, procurement, installation and relocation services throughout the United States and abroad and has planned and implemented some of the largest healthcare projects in the world.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our staff to realize new projects and growth opportunities. Becoming a part of an international firm will strengthen and expand the services offered to our existing clients, in addition to allowing us to compete for projects on a larger-scale,” said Scott Vinson, president of Mitchell.

Mitchell Planning Associates reputation for quality planning and implementation services began in 1977.  Since then, they have successfully completed more than 900 projects and planned more than $5 billion worth of medical equipment. Their comprehensive list of clients includes some of the most prestigious institutions in the United States. Ross & Baruzzini will immediately combine operations to leverage opportunities for expanded service offerings to clients across the county and internationally. Vinson will continue to manage day-to-day operations for Mitchell.

“The acquisition of Mitchell allows our combined operation the ability to offer expanded services that will integrate information technology systems to medical equipment,” said Craig Toder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ross & Baruzzini. “The trend in the medical industry is to have diagnostic equipment telecommunicate information on high-density, high-speed networks and the number and complexity of those devices is growing exponentially. The acquisition of Mitchell will allow our joint client base to have access to a fully integrated solution that ties the planning, procurement and implementation capabilities of Mitchell to the IT systems expertise of Ross & Baruzzini, which is being utilized across the US and Middle East. We sought out Mitchell as an industry leader so that we could put this strategy in place globally. We are thrilled to have Scott Vinson’s leadership in place to spearhead this enterprise long term. As with other recent Ross & Baruzzini acquisitions, Mitchell will maintain its strong brand in the marketplace as an independent operating division while being fully integrated into the well-established culture of Ross & Baruzzini.” 

Ross & Baruzzini (http://www.rossbar.com) is a premier international consulting, engineering and architectural firm.

Wiegmann Associates Begins HVAC Project for RMC Distributing Company’s Refrigerated Beer Warehouse

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St. Louis-based Wiegmann Associates has begun work on a design/build HVAC project for RMC Distributing Company’s 148,000-square-foot refrigerated beer warehouse in Colorado Springs. The project includes a complete HVAC retrofit and office expansion. Wiegmann is the Engineer of Record and HVAC Construction Manager for the project, which is scheduled for completion in December 2016. The general contractor is ARCO Beverage Group.
Wiegmann is engineering an HVAC solution for the dry and refrigerated warehouses, adding new equipment while retaining components of the existing equipment. The project also includes two new split refrigeration systems in the draught cooler.

A direct digital control system (DDC) will enhance climate control in a 16,800-square-foot new construction office expansion, which will triple the facility’s existing office area to 28,000 square feet. The owner will have the ability to monitor and adjust office HVAC settings remotely from a single computer program.

The primary project challenge is engineering an energy efficient HVAC system that reliably maintains the specified temperatures dictated by product suppliers. Beer distributors are required to monitor and report all temperatures in warehouse and draught cooler spaces.

RMC Distributing is a beer distributer serving 18 counties in Southern Colorado. The company distributes nearly 235 brands of beer representing more than 30 suppliers.

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.

SITE Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Gala at Busch Stadium

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SITE - DugoutMore than 330 members, guests and friends of the SITE Improvement Association joined in celebrating the group’s 50th anniversary recently at Busch Stadium.  Participants enjoyed cocktails and appetizers on the track surrounding the ballfield; a place many don’t often get to visit. And then were treated to dinner in the Redbird Club’s air conditioned spaces.

SITE - Speaker“Welcome to an event 50 years in the making,” said SITE President Mike Kappel (Byrne & Jones Construction) in addressing the gathering.  “SITE remains the largest independent construction association operating in this area, if not the state of Missouri.  That is something that should make us all proud.”

As part of the celebration, SITE honored 14 companies that are still in business 50 years after helping to establish the construction association.  Eleven of the 14 charter members of SITE were recognized with an award by the association.  They included, Bumb Construction, Hoette Concrete Construction Company, J.S. Aubuchon Concrete Company, Oreo and Botta Concrete Company, R.V. Wagner, Inc., Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Company, Budrovich Excavating, Nor-Vel Construction Company, N.B. West Contracting Company, Bussen Quarries and Fabick Cat.  Three other charter companies could not attend the event.

SITE - LegacysIn addition to the charter members of SITE, 39 other companies were recognized for being members of the association for 25 years or more.  Representatives of these companies were also given awards recognizing their contributions to the association.

SITE itself was recognized by the public officials in each of the four metro counties surrounding St. Louis (St. Charles, St. Louis, Franklin and Jefferson) and by the city of St. Louis with proclamations congratulating the association on its 50th  Anniversary and the many accomplishments the association has achieved in that time.

S. M. Wilson’s Golf Tournament Raises $20,000 for the Dream Factory of St. Louis

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The 10th Annual Swinging Fore Dreams Golf Tournament sponsored by S. M. Wilson & Co. raised $20,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis on May 16, 2016 at Glen Echo Country Club.  More than 50 construction-related companies and organizations supported the event, which helps children with critical and chronic illnesses to realize their dreams.

“Since 2007, S. M. Wilson has helped raise more than $319,000 for The Dream Factory of St. Louis,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson.  “This annual event underscores our core commitment to serve and enrich the community with passion and inspiration.”

“The St. Louis Chapter of Dream Factory would like to thank S. M. Wilson for once again holding their annual golf tournament to benefit our chapter,” said Mike Gaterman, President of Dream Factory of St. Louis. “We are so grateful for the donation year after year; with your help, we are able to continue to grant dreams to critically and chronically ill children ages three to eighteen. The money you raise stays in the St. Louis area to benefit local children.”

The Dream Factory of Saint Louis was founded in 1983 — one of 36 non-profit Dream Factory chapters around the country. The Dream Factory is the only children’s wish-granting organization that does not limit its mission to children who have life-threatening illness. The organization believes children with chronic illnesses and disorders also suffer from substantial emotional and physical pain. To learn more about the St. Louis Dream Factory, visit www.dreamfactoryincstl.org .

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

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