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Nonresidential Construction Market Momentum to Continue

Construction spending greatly exceeded expectations in the nonresidential market in 2015, and this year should see healthy growth levels as well, agree all of the members of the American Institute of Architects Consensus Forecast Panel. There continues to be significant demand for hotels, office space, manufacturing facilities and amusement and recreation spaces. The American Institute

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The AIA Elevates 149 Members and Eight International Architects to the College of Fellows

The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 149 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows. Among them was Philip Durham of St. Louis. The title of “Fellow” is an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level. The 2016

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Integrated Facility Services Completes $8 Million HVAC, Piping and Building Automation systems Project at Spartan Light Metal

Integrated Facility Services (IFS) in Columbia, formerly Air Masters, has completed an HVAC, process piping, and building automation systems project for the $8 million office and plant expansion at Spartan Light Metals in Mexico, Missouri. The 68,000-square-foot expansion included a complete renovation of the existing plant offices, a new office addition and a new manufacturing

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Microgrid Energy Awarded Certificate of Merit in the St. Louis Green Business Challenge

St. Louis-based Microgrid Energy was recognized and awarded with a Certificate of Merit by the St. Louis Green Business Challenge (GBC). The award recognizes sustainable business practices and is the GBC’s highest level of recognition. This is the second year in a row that Microgrid has been honored with the award, and the company celebrated

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State Rep. Wants Unions to Report Anyone They Try to Recruit

Missouri State Representative Courtney Curtis (District 73), who says he stands “98 percent behind unions,” has filed a bill to make it harder for unions to organize and to invalidate any existing project labor agreement for a future stadium. The bill, H.B. 2170, would require unions to report to the Missouri Department of Labor and

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Treanor Architects And H+L Architecture Merged

Treanor Architects (Treanor), a national design firm headquartered in Lawrence, KS, with an office in St. Louis, and H+L Architecture (H+L), a  planning and design firm headquartered in Denver, have entered into an agreement to merge their firms effective as of January 1, 2016. H+L and Treanor will temporarily maintain their existing names, but will

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A St. Louis Jury Awards $4.1 Million in Asbestos Death of Wisconsin Electrician

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Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett wins award for mesothelioma victim’s widow A St. Louis jury has awarded $4.1 million in damages to the widow of an electrician fromWestfield, Wisconsin, who died of complications from mesothelioma, a deadly lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Longtime electrician Keith Urbach died in 2012, about six months after he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Jurors in

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TAMKO Signs Endorsement Agreement With #1 Ranked American Tennis Player John Isner

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. announced today that it has signed an endorsement agreement with the #1 ranked American male tennis player on the ATP Tour, Inc, John Isner. “We are excited to have American tennis star John Isner become our brand ambassador,” said David Humphreys, President and Chief Executive Officer of TAMKO. “His ability on-court,

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The Korte Company Begins Work On Facility At America’s Central Port – Madison, Il

The Korte Company will begin construction on a 100,000 square foot design-build warehouse facility within America’s Central Port, located in Madison, IL, just 5 miles north of downtown St. Louis. The tilt-up structure, located at the region’s only full-service, public intermodal port, will include warehouse and office space for a private tenant. America’s Central Port’s

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Construction Firms Look at 3D Printing

3D printing is fast becoming part of many industries, and construction is no exception. SpaceX and NASA are using 3D printing to make rocket engines. American Standard is using it to make artistic new faucets. Medical device companies are printing medical implants, and apparel companies are printing shoes and clothing. Contractors in St. Louis are

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