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KWK Architects Completes Design Renovation Masterplan for University of Central Missouri’s Elliott Student Union

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Construction completed on Phase 1 redesign of entry and new 280-seat auditorium KWK Architects, partnered with CannonDesign, has completed a 15-20 year renovation masterplan for the University of Central Missouri’s Elliott Student Union, a 165,000-square-foot social hub affectionately known as the “campus living room.” Most recently, KWK completed design and construction administration for implementing Phase

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How to Improve Your Construction Business Credit Rating

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Submitted by: Schmersahl Treloar & Co. While personal credit ratings and FICO scores are kept up automatically — like scoreboards at sporting events — business credit scores are more hands-on and reserved for the proactive and savvy businessperson. There are certain key points about business credit scores and credit ratings that can increase your awareness

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Pandemic Accelerated Schedule for Parkway Schools and McCarthy

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When the COVID-19 pandemic sent students and staff home last spring before the scheduled end of the school year, McCarthy Building Companies identified innovative ways to streamline project schedules and save costs for clients such as the Parkway School District in St. Louis County. Despite the numerous pandemic-related challenges, including supply chain slowdowns, newly implemented safety protocols and labor

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Haberberger Recognized with Five Outstanding Mechanical Installation Awards by The MCA of Eastern Missouri

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Haberberger, Inc., a full-service mechanical contracting firm located in Affton, Mo., was recently presented with five 2020 Outstanding Mechanical Installation Awards by the Mechanical Contractors Association of Eastern Missouri (MCA) for its work on a variety of projects across the St. Louis area. Haberberger has been honored with the mechanical installation award 33 times over

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Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to Youth In Need

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Youth in Need Director of Development and Community Engagement Demetria Lightfoot accepted a $15,000 donation from the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF). The donation will be used to update and remodel a unit at Youth In Need’s Supported Apartments. The improvements will address the hallways, bathroom, bedrooms, main living space and kitchen and create a safe and

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Electrical Connection Members Pioneer Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training

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In 2012, Dennis Gralike, director of the IBEW/NECA Electrical Industry Training Center, penned an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch detailing a pioneering education program to serve the then emerging electric vehicle (EV) industry.  Today, according to the Edison Electric Institute, more than 1.1 million electric vehicles were on the road in the U.S. in 2019. As more models are introduced

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St. Clair County Transit District Board Selects WSP USA for Engineering/Design Services

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The St. Clair County Transit District (SCCTD) Board of Trustees today announced it has approved a more than $9.4 million contract with WSP USA for the engineering and design services associated with the 5.5-mile, light rail expansion project set to extend the MetroLink alignment in Illinois from the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station to MidAmerica St. Louis

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SWT Design Joins Forces with Tower Grove Park for Clean Up

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SWT Design is volunteering October 2 from 8:30 a.m. until noon to assist with digging, pulling plants from display beds and rehabilitating the soil near the Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park. Since the pandemic, volunteers have decreased while the needs for park maintenance have not. In an effort to support one of the

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Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to St. Peters Senior Citizen Corporation

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On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), 2020 HBA President Bill Wannstedt (Consort Homes) (left) presented a $15,000 donation to Frances Kern, board member and senior resident at St. Peters Senior Citizen Corporation. HBA member Joe Keipp (River City Drywall) (right) sponsored the donation request. The donation will be used to help renovate six senior-living apart buildings at

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Toys for Tots 2020 Christmas Holiday Campaign Kick-Off

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October 1, 2020 marks the official kick-off for the Toys for Tots 2020 holiday campaign running through Christmas.  U.S. Marines and volunteers will be conducting 810 local toy collection and distribution campaigns in all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Who: U.S. Marines and 35,000+ volunteers, millions of local supporters, hundreds of

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