March – April 2018 CNR Preview
What does it take to prepare a site for commercial construction? From clearing to grading, soil testing, underground utilities and communication cables and the role of GPS in locating and relocating infrastructure, a number of critical components need to be considered to deliver a successful commercial project. We’ll talk with experts in site development across the St. Louis region.
Building Material Suppliers
What are the latest commercial building trends in terms of exterior and interior materials? Suppliers who serve the St. Louis commercial construction market will weigh in as to what’s hot, what’s affordable and what’s sustainable.
St. Louis CNR will ask the pros about 2018 trends in commercial construction equipment, from heavy machinery to smaller-scale construction tools. What equipment is making jobs easier and more economical? When should you rent, lease or buy equipment? How do fuel efficiency needs weigh into the decision of which equipment to select? Is equipment theft still an issue on sites, and how are project partners addressing it?
BUILDING FEATURES PROJECTS
Russell Apartments in Soulard
Propper Construction Services and Trivers Associates have combined their construction and design expertise to build the Russell Apartments,126-unit, $20 million, multi-story apartment community on the southeast corner of Russell Blvd. and Gravois Ave. in Soulard. The project is located on the old Faultless Laundry site. It will also include space for a new restaurant.
Route 141 at I-44 Improvements
Led by MoDOT, this $25 million project is progressing toward a June 2018 completion. New loop ramps on the east and west side of Route 141, a new flyover ramp from southbound Route 141 to eastbound I-44 and the bridge that runs between the loop ramps and the interstate ramps are all part of the project, designed to alleviate congestion and improve drainage. Major project partners include KCI Construction Co., Inc.; Millstone Weber, LLC; St. Louis Bridge Construction Co. and Pace Construction Co., LLC.