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A Decade of Work by Contractors, Community and Collaborators Culminates in National Award for Diversity & Inclusion

May 21 is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2019 They say it takes a village to raise up a child.  An industry-focused village of builders, suppliers and community partners has been working together for more than 10 years to raise up and increase participation by minority- and women-owned businesses in Missouri’s… Keep Reading

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Concrete Polishing Council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors Relaunches Tradesman & Craftsman Certifications

The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has relaunched its Tradesman and Craftsman certifications.  The certification programs were begun by the Concrete Polishing Association of America, precursor of the CPC. A certified Tradesman requires knowledge on the proper procedure to polish concrete but… Keep Reading

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Laclede’s Landing Hails Memorial Day Completion of Lucas Ave Project

By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE St. Louis-based Stika Brothers Concrete Contracting, Inc. is the lead contractor for the  Lucas Avenue Project in Laclede’s Landing, a high-impact effort wrapping up this weekend that creates vehicular access to the Landing’s south end and features pedestrian-friendly sidewalks with trees and lighting. John… Keep Reading

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Building a Legacy: The Vision Continues

Washington University in St. Louis has played a unique role my life. Though I was never registered there as a student, I spent a large part of my youth on its storied campus. Our cover story in this issue features a transformative $280 million project called “Campus Next” which is focused on the east end… Keep Reading

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A Good Story Well Told

St. Louis Construction News & Review was launched in 1969 as The Voice for the St. Louis Construction Industry, and the founding Publisher was adamant about his choice of the word “for” rather than “of” in that tagline. Nearly 50 years later, we are mindful of that subtle but very important difference. Our stated purpose… Keep Reading

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Publisher’s Perspective

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ― Albert Einstein The library has always been one of my favorite spots. As a lover of history and an avid reader, I believe I’ve probably learned more in the last 15 years than I managed to absorb in the previous 50 combined. Inversely, the older I… Keep Reading

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Is Traditional Marketing Dead?

By STEPHANIE WOODCOCK Cold calling is dead. The days of the “hard sell” are behind us. Thank goodness, right? However, this places the onus on the marketing departments to support sales even more and create a united front of messaging and brand positioning. Both departments need to work in tandem with each other with the… Keep Reading

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Is Your Business’s Faith in Technology Its Undoing?

BY JOE BALSAROTTI There’s evidence of it all around us. Teens can’t make change at the drive-thru window. Drivers blindly follow GPS right into a lake (if they take the wheel at all). Cursive writing has become a lost art. Surveys show that people losing their smartphone rank that experience just one point below a… Keep Reading

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Court Rules for and against Contractor and Subcontractor

BY JAMES R. KELLER Missouri’s Eastern District Court of Appeals decided for and against a contractor and its subcontractor. The opinion offers significant legal rulings on everyday construction issues including change orders for extra work, lien waivers and attorney fees. The case is Parkway Construction Services, Inc. v. Blackline LLC, 2019 WL 1344401 (March 26,… Keep Reading

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