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Home Builders Association Donates $12,500 to Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2021 HBA President Bill Wannstedt of Consort Homes (left) and HBA Executive Vice President Celeste Rueter (right) presented a $12,500 donation to Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County grant and development services manager Lauren Muehling.  The donation will be allocated toward Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County’s 2021 build season. Currently, the

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Green Buildings Career Map Launches, Showcasing Diverse Energy Efficiency Career Options

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The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and its partners today announced the launch of the Green Buildings Career Map, an interactive career map highlighting the breadth of rewarding career opportunities in building energy efficiency. The Map was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy Building Technologies Office, in partnership with the Building

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New Date Announced for ASCC Safety Summit

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The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mt. Vernon, IA, have announced the first ASCC/TCA Safety Summit, postponed from 2020, will be held November 12, 2021 in Houston, TX. This new event is designed to bring together those responsible for safety in their companies for a

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ASCE 2021 Report Card Underscores Essential Nature of Infrastructure Construction

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE Although the American Society of Civil Engineers’ latest national report card upgrades U.S. public infrastructure from a D+ to a C-, engineers say there is much to be done to ensure the safety and reliability of roads, bridges and more for years to come.

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St. Clair County Transit District Approves Design, Construction of the St. Ellen Park Trail

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The St Clair County Transit District approved TWM, Inc. for the design and construction of the St. Ellen Park Trail at its March 16 Board of Trustees meeting. The trail project will consist of an approximately one-mile long and 10-foot wide paved path from Old Collinsville Road to St. Ellen Park, which is a formerly abandoned

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ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Magazine & NECA Launch “Line Contractor” Magazine

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The new quarterly publication reaches 22,000 line construction professionals The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine have launched “Line Contractor,” the magazine for outside electrical construction. This new quarterly publication is tailored for the outside line and is available in print alongside ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, as part of the ECMag app, or online at ecmag.com.  This

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Electrical Connection Urges Boat Dock Owners to Check Electrical Safety

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Mobilizes Electrical Response Team to Fix Hazards Created By Winter Ice/Snow A two-week long February bitter cold spell in Missouri that encased boats docks in snow and ice is leading the Electrical Connection to mobilize an electrical response team to fix potential electrical hazards on docks. Days of temperatures in the single digits and below zero caused

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Electrical Connection Salutes Students Excelling in STEM Subjects

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The Electrical Connection joined the St. Charles County Economic Development Council (EDC) in honoring high school students who have excelled in STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math.  A total of 18 St. Charles County students were saluted in the annual STEM Celebration Breakfast presented by the St. Charles County EDC and sponsored by

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USGBC Expands LEED Earth to Homes, Communities & Cities

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LEED Earth has enabled the expansion of green building to nearly 200 countries around the world, aims to accelerate USGBC’s healthy economy strategy The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced it is expanding its LEED Earth campaign to homes, communities and cities. LEED Earth is designed to bring LEED to countries where green building is still emerging and

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Electrical Connection Supports the 2021 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

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The Electrical Connection is again donating resources to build a very special home to help support the kids served by the renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.  The partnership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1 and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association is donating all electrical services to build the 4,060-square-foot, amenity-laden home.  The home is being

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