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Retail Designer CSG Expands St. Louis Presence

Core States Group, which has renovated and built a number of familiar retail and restaurant venues in St. Louis, is growing its business.   With relocation and construction assistance of Artisan Building Co., Core States Group has moved into an expanded St. Louis branch office at 6500 Chippewa Street.  Artisan completed the $500,000 renovation in the… Keep Reading

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Don’t Accept the Slow Season

By Tom Woodcock Winter is approaching. Work conditions will decline, ground will harden and everyone goes from holiday mode to winter blah. No one is spending any money and projects are scarce. Time to hold your breath and ride your line of credit through this annual recession. Not so fast! Throwing in the towel before… Keep Reading

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Subcontractor Denied Bond Claim Against St. Louis County

By James R. Keller The Supreme Court of Missouri recently ruled that a subcontractor cannot pursue a bond claim against St. Louis County, but may pursue its mechanic’s lien claim against the leasehold interest of a company that acted as St. Louis County’s agent. The Missouri Supreme Court rarely decides construction cases involving bonds and… Keep Reading

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Spellman Brady & Company Completes New Centegra Hospital

Spellman Brady & Company completed an interiors package of 385,000 square feet for Centegra Health System’s new hospital in Huntley, Illinois which opened in August. The furniture, artwork and signage package was designed to be inviting and soothing while still meeting the hospital’s functional requirements. The 128 bed hospital is then most recent showcase for… Keep Reading

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Mackey Mitchell Announces Passing of Firm Founder

Mackey Mitchell Architects sadly announces the passing of colleague, mentor, and firm founder, Eugene Mackey, III, FAIA, following a long battle with cancer. He was 77. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gene’s contributions to the field of architecture and to the built environment of the city of… Keep Reading

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McCarthy Celebrates ‘Topping Out’ of New O’Fallon Justice Center

At the new O’Fallon Justice Center under construction in O’Fallon, Mo., McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. celebrated a key project milestone during a November 16 topping-out ceremony. This traditional construction event takes place as the final beam—signed by members of the project team—is hoisted onto the building to signify that the structure has reached its maximum… Keep Reading

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Healthcare Driving the Future of Integrated Communications

By Steve Potts, Electrical Connection board member and president of Primary Systems  At a St. Louis metro hospital, a nurse is notified of a patient pain issue via her in-house wireless phone.  As she goes to the patient room, a stream of relevant patient information, including pain medication, appears on her phone. Upon entering the… Keep Reading

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IMPACT Strategies Completes Academy Sports + Outdoors Store In Record Time

Construction-management firm IMPACT Strategies of Fairview Heights, Illinois, today announced it has completed construction of the first Illinois retail location for Academy Sports + Outdoors. The 62,000-square-foot store is located at 1574 Highway 50 in O’Fallon, Illinois in the high-volume Lincoln Crossing retail development. The retailer hosted its grand opening on November 18, 2016.  … Keep Reading

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The Korte Company To Begin Design-Build Project For BJC At Alton Memorial Hospital In Alton, Illinois

The Korte Company was awarded a 2-story, 42,166 square foot addition to the existing Medical Office Building ‘B’, located on the Alton Memorial Hospital campus in Alton, Illinois. The adjacent construction will occupy an existing parking lot, which will be removed. The anticipated construction is marked for early 2017 and is expected to be completed… Keep Reading

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New Safety Bulletin Published

The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has published a new Safety Bulletin:  OSHA’s New Final Rule on Crystalline Silica Dust.  The New Rule went into effect June 23, 2016 but allows a one year leeway for the industry to fully comply.  The ruling cuts… Keep Reading

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