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SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City Receives an IIDA Interior Design Excellence Award

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Lawrence Group was recently awarded an Interior Design Excellence Award from the International Interior Design Association’s Gateway Chapter for SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City in Missouri. The project team worked closely with SSM Health to design the new 172-bed inpatient tower, optimizing patient and staff flow while providing exceptional quality and improved outcomes. The new facility showcases SSM’s leadership in innovation. Simple elegance captures the spirit of the interior with a timeless palette, natural materials and a focus on nature. Every design decision that was made focused on both the patient perspective and the core mission of SSM. The project was delivered under budget and two months ahead of schedule.

Lawrence Group is a building design, development, and project delivery firm headquartered in St. Louis.

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Green Building Experts Focus on Building Commercial Spaces with the Most Recycled Material on Earth: Steel

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Hibbs General Contracting Partners with Capital Steel Industries as Exclusive Commercial Steel Building Partner in Eastern Missouri & Southern Illinois

St. Louis, Mo.,  April 26, 2016 – Hibbs General Contracting is proud to announce their partnership with Capital Steel Industries. The local commercial construction firm will partner with the steel building giant to provide premium pre-engineered steel buildings in eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois.

Through this partnership Hibbs General Contracting will offer premium quality, prefabricated steel buildings for commercial, industrial, and agricultural applications. The buildings have grown in popularity in recent years for commercial applications because of the speed of construction, durability, and easy expansion possibilities.

The Hibbs family of companies are known for their expertise in green building practices. Hibbs General Contracting sought out the partnership with Capital Steel Industries in part because of the sustainable nature of steel buildings.

“Structural steel is the most recycled material on the planet,” said Jan Hibbs, CEO of Hibbs General Contracting, “When you choose to build with steel, you’re choosing a material that empties salvage yards and puts the material to its highest and best use. It really is recycling at its best.”

When a steel building is used, design, fabrication, and construction times are greatly reduced. And future expansion is uncomplicated. Custom engineering and design of today’s metal buildings allow owners to have the look they want, with the functionality they need.

Hibbs General Contracting is a commercial construction company, helmed by CEO Jan Hibbs. This company, a part of the Hibbs family of companies, focuses its work on light commercial construction, steel building construction, and performing energy efficient renovations and retrofits to existing commercial buildings. Capital Steel Industries supplies only the highest quality pre-engineered buildings available in North America. Offering a 50-year structural warranty and substantial savings over ordinary construction methods, Capital Steel allows its dealers to offer cost effective and versatile solutions to meet the needs of their clients.

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Hilliker Corporation Assists Construction Company In Finding New Home

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Firm to make renovations, relocate in August

Hilliker Corporation, a St. Louis owned and managed commercial real estate company, recently helped a construction firm find a new home.

Global Environmental, Inc. (GEI), a construction company, recently purchased its new headquarters at 6128 Madison.  The 3,800-square-foot building will be used for office and warehouse space.  The property was built in 1961 by St. Louis Pipe Organ, and current owner Alan Nagel said he bought the family business from his father Max Nagel in 1991.  Nagel plans to liquidate his corporation, which builds new organs and restores older instruments, and retire by the end of this year.

GEI is a multi-disciplinary environmental remediation, environmental consulting and construction firm currently located at 7225 St. Charles Rock Rd.  The company, which will sell its current building, will move into its new headquarters in Aug. after renovations are completed.

Hilliker Corporation broker Patrick McKay represented both the buyer, Global Environmental, Inc. and the seller, St. Louis Pipe Organ Co.

Hilliker Corporation, which targets regional and national entrepreneurs, is St. Louis’ largest locally owned independent commercial real estate company

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The Korte Company Begins Expansion Project For Spartan Light Metals – Sparta, Illinois

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The Korte Company has begun construction of a 92,000 square foot facility for Spartan Light Metals located in Sparta, Illinois. Spartan Light Metal Products is a family owned aluminum and magnesium die cast manufacturing company with expertise in machining & assembly as well as design & analysis. As a global leader in light metal technology, Spartan provides engineered solutions and products to major automotive manufacturers such as Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen as well as to other commercial companies including Hydro-Gear. Spartan ships its complex cast, machined, and assembled products to locations throughout the country and to international markets.

The facility includes 10 shipping docks, 4 receiving docks, warehouse/distribution space as well as office space, lunchroom and a driver’s lounge. The facility is scheduled to be fully operational by early 2017.

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 $200 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.

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Midas Hospitality & MC Hotel Construction Move Headquarters

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Hotel industry’s sister companies remain in Maryland Heights

Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, and sister company MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, recently relocated their headquarters to 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights.

The 20,000-square-foot building, which was purchased for $1.85 million, had $750,000 in renovations.  The building’s entire interior was gutted and rebuilt, highlighting an overall modern design.  MC Hotel Construction made the renovations, and Gray Design was the project’s architect.

The companies, which have a combined 45 employees, were previously headquartered at 11701 Borman Dr. in Maryland Heights since 2010.

“Since we are in the construction industry, we knew the renovations that were necessary to make this building our ideal headquarters,” said Midas Hospitality’s Managing Member J.T. Norville.  “We took our time and created a place that embraces functionality, great workplace culture, and exceptional design.”  Norville added that the two companies each have their own areas of operation that complement each other yet remain unique in terms of vibrant colors and individualized workspaces.

Midas Hospitality is one of the Midwest’s premier hotel management groups. MC Hotel Construction, a hotel construction and renovation specialist, has built seven hotels, completed five renovations, and currently has seven projects under construction for Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.

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The Korte Company Begins Design-Build Project For Calumet New Tech High School

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Construction is underway at the campus of New Tech High School in Gary, Indiana. The Korte Company was awarded the $6.8 million design-build project, which includes multiple improvements to the school’s outdoor athletic facilities.

Improvements include the construction of a new main entry plaza featuring pavers and ornamental fencing, concession building with restroom facilities, community building, equipment storage facility, as well as home and visitor ticket booths.

The football and track area upgrades include a new synthetic turf football field with play clocks, video display scoreboard, stadium lighting, renovated grandstand seating and the addition of a visitor seating and new press box. A new 9-lane track with a timing system will circle the playing field.

A turf drainage system will be added to the existing baseball field along with a new infield.  The baseball and softball fields fencing, scoreboards and bleachers will be replaced along with new press boxes, batting cages and bullpens.

The tennis court restoration includes new court surfacing, newly constructed restroom facilities, as well as new equipment, sports lighting and fencing.

The existing parking area will be resurfaced and will include additional lighting and a barrier arm gate. Perimeter ornamental fencing will enclose the complex.

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 $200 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 schools, healthcare facilities, medical office buildings, warehouse/distribution centers, religious facilities, commercial buildings, recreation centers and office complexes.

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Wiegmann Associates Completes GameWorks Denver HVAC Project

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Gameworks BldgSt. Charles-based Wiegmann Associates has completed a design-assist HVAC project for the new GameWorks Denver, a family entertainment center. Wiegmann’s HVAC solution reduced equipment and installation costs, and will result in annual energy savings. The general contractor was Catamount Constructors, Inc.

The primary project challenge was to adapt the building’s existing HVAC equipment, designed for an electronics store, to serve the needs of a 33,800-square-foot multi-purpose facility including a restaurant and bar, arcade room, Laser Tag arena, eSports center, and small and large private event rooms.

Wiegmann performed heating and cooling load calculations, which allowed for a 25 percent reduction in equipment capacity. They installed 10 new rooftop units instead of refurbishing older equipment, simplified the ductwork and air distribution system, and replaced several ductless split systems with more economical solutions, all while reducing mechanical construction costs by 28% over the original design.

Wiegmann also programmed the building’s HVAC controls for an estimated 12 percent reduction in annual energy costs.

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.

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Bluegrass Lawn Offers Free Trees to Businesses

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Landscaping firm gives back by celebrating Arbor Day

The annual Arbor Day encourages groups to plant and care for trees in their communities. Bluegrass Lawncare LLC has taken this to heart by offering to plant a free tree at commercial businesses. The St. Louis-based full-service landscape company has teamed up with the Arbor Day Foundation to celebrate this annual event, which falls on April 29, the last Friday in April, throughout much of the country.

Over the next several weeks, Bluegrass will plant a Colorado blue spruce for businesses and commercial property owners that contact the company. Besides planting these hearty trees, Bluegrass will spread mulch to help retain moisture for the sapling and place a protective barrier so the sapling can grow. Once mature, a Colorado blue spruce grows to a height of 50 feet to 70 feet, with a spread of 10 feet to 20 feet.

“We understand the value of trees to our environment,” said Chris Darnell, head of marketing and business development for Bluegrass Lawn. “Trees are an enormous resource in combatting climate change, cleaning our air, conserving energy, preserving water, beautifying our community and so much more. It’s our way of giving back to the businesses that we serve and to the community in which we live.”

Any business or commercial property owner in the St. Louis region only needs to call Darnell at Bluegrass Lawn for a free tree. He can be reached at (314) 383-7099.

About Bluegrass Lawn

Founded in 1982, Bluegrass Lawn is a full-service landscape and maintenance company. Based in Bridgeton, MO, the company’s commercial services include design and installation of landscaping, hardscapes and stone walls; maintenance with irrigation, shrub and tree care, aeration, lawn care, irrigation, and soil and mulch; and snow and ice removal. It also offers residential lawn care service.

 

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Northern Power Systems Announces Fully Integrated Energy Storage System

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Submitted by CK Power

Northern Power Systems Corp., a next generation renewable energy technology company, today announced the release of a new product that enables developers and end-users to acquire a fully integrated energy storage system tailored to their needs in terms of power and energy.

The Northern Power ESS (Energy Storage Solution) features the advanced FP2000 FlexPhase power conversion system that has been featured in multiple technologies and applications. The system has a wide range of DC voltage optimization, able to be effective with Flow, Lithium, lead Acid or any other chemical battery, as well as mechanical storage options such as flywheels. Northern Power leverages its abilities and experience in grid integration and renewable optimization in order to deliver the best solution for the customer’s needs.

Diego M. Tebaldi, VP of Global Business Development for Northern Power Systems, commented “This is a great step forward—responding to market demand where customers are requiring a fully integrated solution.” He continued, “We are proud to partner with key providers across the spectrum of the main components, using our multi-year experience to select components that provide the better technical solution for the application required, and offer the market an easier to deploy standard and pre-configured solution.”

Northern Power Systems offers integrated Energy Storage Solutions (ESS) configurable for a range of applications. NPS ESS can be packaged into containers, shelters, trailers, or buildings with an output power range of 125 kVA – 2,000 kVA. The duration of rated power can be configured from 15 minutes to 4 hours.

Key Applications of this solution include:

  • Utility Grid Support – frequency regulation, VAR support/power quality, peak shaving/load shifting, sub-station resiliency, renewable integration
  • Behind-the-Meter – demand management, time-of-use, back-up power, critical load support
  • Hybrid Microgrids – remote/islanded operation, black start, renewables utilization/reduced fuel consumption

Northern Power is featuring this announcement at the Energy Storage Association industry conference in Charlotte, NC from 25th April 2016 – 27th April 2016 and will have a presence in booth #327.

For more information please reach out to Info@NorthernPower.com 

About Northern Power Systems

Northern Power Systems designs, manufactures, and sells wind turbines and power technology products, and provides engineering development services and technology licenses for energy applications, into the global marketplace from its US headquarters and European offices.

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Bill Hellmuth, AIA Promoted to HOK Chief Executive Officer

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Bill Hellmuth, AIA, officially took over as HOK’s chief executive officer on April 19, with longtime CEO Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA, moving to chairman as part of a planned succession process that the firm first announced Jan. 25.

Hellmuth, who is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., studio, has been HOK’s president since 2005. His promotion to CEO signals a renewed emphasis on design thinking and innovation across HOK. For the first time since 1990, when Gyo Obata stepped down to assume the role of chairman, the firm is being led by a design principal. Hellmuth brings special insight on managing the creative process—balancing the art and the business to generate the best design solutions and most value for clients. He will continue in his role as HOK’s firm-wide president and design principal for projects in the Washington, D.C., area and worldwide.

“Design excellence will define our future,” said Hellmuth. “I joined HOK in 1991 for the opportunity to be part of a practice that had the opportunity to do the best design work of its time. We’re now creating design solutions that address some of the world’s greatest challenges. We’ll continue broadening the scope of our creativity and problem solving and using design thinking to strengthen our design culture. This will continue to attract the best people and clients to HOK.”

With current projects in 75 countries, HOK has designed some of the world’s most important urban plans, buildings and interior environments. Current and recent projects include the 80-story Capital Market Authority Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; the Porsche Cars North America Experience Center and Headquarters in Atlanta; the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) in Anaheim, California; Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta; the Francis Crick Institute in London; and the 74-story Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Through a network of 24 offices worldwide, HOK provides design excellence and innovation to create places that enrich people’s lives and help clients succeed. DesignIntelligence consistently ranks HOK as a leader in sustainable, high-performance design and technology innovation.

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