Building a Better St. Louis? They’re Making a Toolbox for That

How does a community inspire its residents to take a more active role in shaping the new retail developments, apartment towers and grocery stores in the development pipeline? How do neighborhood organizations attract more residents to their meetings? And how can government planning agencies increase public participation when they are debating new commercial developments? It’s

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Penalties Imposed on 5 Employers for Federal Labor Violations

Submitted by: Schmersahl Treloar & Co. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued news releases announcing judgments against five companies investigated for various violations of laws and regulations. Here are the details. Case Number 1: Child Labor Laws A grocery store employed several minors in violation of federal child labor laws by allowing them

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Spellman Brady Revitalizes Vancouver Retirement Community

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Completes Interior Design for Touchmark at Fairway Village Spellman Brady & Company (SBC), an award-winning interior design firm, completed the comprehensive interior design for the renovation of Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver, Washington. In addition to developing the overall interior design concept, Spellman Brady was responsible for managing product selections, specifications, procurement and installation

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Richland County School District Completes $31.5M Education Project

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Richland County High School Undergoes Major Transformation Richland County Community Unit #1 announces the completion of a $31.5 million addition and renovation of Richland County High School (RCHS) located in Olney, Illinois. Construction Manager Poettker Construction Company and designer BLDD Architects were engaged to modernize the education facility, improve safety and security, and increase accessibility

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Four Electrical Connection-Member Contractors Ranked Among Top Specialty Contractors by Engineering News Record

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The national construction industry trade publication, Engineering News Record (ENR), has ranked four Electrical Connection-member contractors among its 2020 “Top 600 Specialty Contractors.”  The four contractors are Sachs Electric Co., Guarantee Electrical Co., PayneCrest Electric, Inc. and Aschinger Electric Co. Inc.  All of the contractors are members of the St. Louis Chapter of the National

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Building Materials Supplier, AGC Economist Attest to COVID Lumber Price Spikes

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By KERRY SMITH, Editor, St. Louis Construction News and Review Magazine A Metro East building materials supplier with 72 locations across four states says the latest analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America is accurate: Builders and consumers are hurting from un precedented increases in the cost of lumber. Robert Plummer, chairman and CEO

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KWK Architects Repurposes Industrial Site for Washington University School of Medicine

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When the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) purchased nearly eight acres of industrial space in 2018 for offsite offices and additional parking, it selected higher education design experts KWK Architects to lead the transformation. WUSM purchased the industrial complex at 1234 Kingshighway Blvd. in St. Louis, MO, to house business offices that did not

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Holland Construction Services Begins 2nd Phase of MidAmerica STL Airport Terminal Project

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Holland Construction Services is beginning the second phase of the $30 million MidAmerica St. Louis Airport Terminal expansion project in coordination with the airport’s owner, St. Clair County. After completing Phase 1 of the four-phase project in 2020, Holland began preparations for Phase 2 in January, relocating the facility’s gas service and starting work on

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St. Clair Selects Architect for Belleville Metrolink Station Upgrade

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The St. Clair County Transit District’s (SCCTD) Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday, February 16, to approve a contract with Bright Space Studio, located in Swansea, for design upgrades to the common areas of the Belleville MetroLink Station. Areas to be upgraded include public restrooms, common lobby area, landscaping and outside plaza area as a

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Importance of Maintaining Caulk Joints as Defense Against Building Water Intrusion

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The best tip for making a building maintenance program more cost-effective, according to the façade restoration experts at Western Specialty Contractors, is to make sure to inspect a property’s caulk joints on a regular basis. “Caulking is the first line of defense against water getting into your building, and failed caulking is the number one

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