Avoid Buyer’s Remorse, Know the True Cost of Equipment

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Submitted by: Schmersahl Treloar & Co. All construction companies store equipment, from a garage full of tools, to a scissor lift, from something as simple as an auto trailer, to something as complex as a hightower crane. These items represent costs that must be recouped or they simply absorb cash every time you call a mechanic, or they sap

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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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Home Builders Association Donates $10,000 to Great Circle

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The donation will help renovate the exterior lighting on and around Great Circle’s residential cottages, illuminating the walkways to provide a secure and safe path for children receiving residential care at the organization’s Webster Groves campus. Great Circle provides a unique spectrum of behavioral health services to children and families throughout Missouri and beyond. Its 24-hour Specialized

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Copper Prices Soar to 10-Year High, Metal Heads toward Deficit in 2021

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE Copper prices have climbed to their highest level in a decade. According to global metals analyst StoneX, copper was already trading at a nearly eight-year high in January when prices surged again in mid-February. In mid-February, copper contracts topped $4.25 per pound, approaching an

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Clayco Design-Build Manufacturing Project Named to Engineering News-Record Best of the Best

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Team delivered turnkey design, engineering and construction for 400,000-square-foot Blue Origin rocket engine manufacturing facility in just 10 months Clayco today announced its Blue Origin Engine Facility project in Huntsville, AL has been selected as 2020’s Best of the Best by ENR in the manufacturing category. The annual competition honors construction and design excellence among projects completed in the past

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Green Street Building Group Positioned for Exponential Growth in 2021

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After only one year in operation and battling the restrictions of a pandemic, Green Street Building Group was able to grow its revenue to $20 million. Along the way they also completed the acquisition of HDA architects. They begin 2021 with a backlog of $150 million and a pipeline of another likely $100 million. Led

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People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry

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Knoebel Construction Hires Jim Grzesik as Pre-construction Manager Jim Grzesik of St. Louis, MO, has joined Knoebel Construction as Pre-Construction Manager. Jim is responsible for reviewing plans and specifications of projects in order to provide optimal bids in a competitive industry while maintaining client goals identified throughout the bidding process. Grzesik has over five years

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HBD & Russell Merger Announcement

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HBD Construction officially recently merged with Russell Construction. Russell is a 40-year-old construction and development company based in Davenport, Iowa, which has made several appearances on ENR’s Top 400 Contractor’s list. To better reflect the companies’ merger and new relationship, the firm’s name will now be Russell HBD. After a year of conversations, HBD felt Russell was

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RoofTech Consulting, Inc. Moves Headquarters to New Location

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New Location satisfies growing consulting brands’ needs Prokopf Holdings, the St. Louis, MO based parent company to RoofTech Consulting, announces its move to a new location in Webster Groves. The new headquarters will house RoofTech Consulting newly formed sister company, PaveTech Consulting. The new 3,500 square-foot facility provides additional space for the expanding organization. The

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