Another Step Toward National Recognition Of St. Louis As “TECH CITY”


The innovation and technology experts at PARIC Corp. are helping St. Louis earn national recognition and, hopefully, the honorary title of “TECH CITY, USA.”

When several thousand technology and innovationprofessionals who serve the North American architecture, engineering and construction industries meet this week in Las Vegas, their keynote address will be given by St. Louisan Andy Leek, PARIC’s vice president for technology and innovation.

Leek leads a PARIC team of seven technology professionals who have developed the company’s innovative approach to integrating several technology-based platforms to make the construction workflow stream as seamless as possible for owners representatives and the many sub-contractors involved in even the largest building projects.

One example of PARIC innovation involving worker safety is a predictive analytics program utilizing machine learning to estimate risk, to identify potential hazards in a specific construction project and to predict trends.

Another example of innovation is a PARIC program of project controls that on one $50 million construction project cut in half the number of anticipated change orders.

PARIC is a long-time user of technology, having been organized in 1979 around the concept of taping technology to deliver more value to project owners.

In the last two years, PARIC has used its proprietary technology to manage more than $1 billion in construction throughout the Midwest.

PARIC, one of the largest privately-held St. Louis-based companies, pairs their unique construction management approach and negotiated general construction techniques to take projects beyond expectations, offering customers the opportunity to “Experience. Excellence.” in every phase of the build.

PARIC specializes in commercial and interiors, education, healthcare, historic and urban redevelopment, hospitality and entertainment, municipal, science and technology, senior living, and sports complexes. More information is at

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