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Modest Expansion for Architecture Billings Index

Business conditions softening most in Midwest in recent months  The Architecture Billings Index saw a dip into negative terrain for the first time in five months in January, but inched back up in February with a small increase in demand for design services.  As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the… Keep Reading

Companies

KBR Launches Craft Training Program for Veterans

KBR, Inc. announced it is creating a program to train active duty military in the pipefitting trade to assist service members who desire to pursue an industrial civilian career following their military service. The initiative is in partnership with Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) and Fort Polk, located in Vernon Parish, Louisiana. The Veteran… Keep Reading

Associations

‘Light it Up Blue’ in St. Louis for Autism Awareness Month

St. Louis to Join Worldwide Lighting of Structures & Landmarks Blue  Autism Awareness Month will kick off on Friday April 1, 2016 in St. Louis with landmarks and structures in the region lit blue.  The structures and landmarks will remain lit through Saturday April 2, 2016, which is World Autism Awareness Day.  On April 1,… Keep Reading

People

KJWW Client Executive Named to ENR Midwest Top 20 Under 40

Mike Lawless of KJWW Engineering Consultants has been named to ENR Midwest’s 2016 Top 20 Under 40. Lawless, PE, FPE, LEED AP, is a client executive working out of the firm’s St. Louis office. ENR’s Top 20 Under 40 honors individuals under the age of 40 who represent the “best-of-the-best” in their construction and design… Keep Reading

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People In St. Louis Construction

Cameron Welch joins McGrath as Project Engineer Cameron Welch has joined McGrath & Associates as a project engineer responsible for project coordination, estimating, scheduling and other duties. Welch has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He has three years of construction industry experience working on commercial and… Keep Reading

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The Korte Company Named Contractor Of The Year, Las Vegas

During the 19th Annual Spotlight Awards, The Korte Company was named General Contracting Firm of the Year by the NAIOP Southern Nevada Chapter. The Spotlight Awards honors distinguished companies in the local development community who positively impact the industry and increase awareness through their outstanding achievements. In addition to being named General Contractor of the… Keep Reading

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Growth Postponed: The Fed Rate and Its Impact on the Construction Sector

Yesterday, (March 16, 2016) the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) chose to delay an increase in the federal funds rate. This decision was based on uncertainties regarding growth in the global marketplace. Policymakers project that economic growth will be weaker than expected and inflation levels will remain low during 2016. Fed policymakers have adjusted their… Keep Reading

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HOK Principal Earns Honor for One World Trade Center Work

Fifteen years ago, HOK Technical Principal Angelo Arzanoemerged from a building into the choking dust just blocks from the collapsed twin towers in New York on 9/11. Little did he know that he would later spend four years of his life at the design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill as senior project architect on the… Keep Reading

Companies

Geotechnology Digs Deep to Evaluate an 80-year-old Structure

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) hired McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., to design and build a seismic retrofit of the historic structure along with seismic bracing of non-structural components such as ceilings, partitions and mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. Although the GSA gave McCarthy initial geological and seismic information, including design documents from… Keep Reading

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Kadean Construction Completes ‘Aviator 7’ As 21st Century Business Park Takes Shape In Hazelwood

Kadean Finishes Its Third Building in Aviator Business Park on the Site of the Former Ford Motor Plant Nearly 10 years to the day, when the last Ford Explorer rolled off the assembly line in Hazelwood, Fenton-based Kadean Construction has completed Aviator 7, a 535,500 square foot light industrial facility for Panattoni Development. Aviator 7 is one of… Keep Reading

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