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Associations, Contractors, Support Continuation of St. Louis Construction

By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE St. Louis construction industry players are urging the city not to take the path that Boston has in ordering stoppage of all commercial construction projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Associated General Contractors of Missouri President Leonard Toenjes said Thursday that he had spoken with… Keep Reading

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Poettker Construction Completes $31.8M 21st Century School

Poettker Construction Company, a second-generation family and veteran-owned construction company, alongside its design/build team, led by FGM Architects, Inc., recently completed the new $31.8 million Pierce Terrace Elementary School in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the U.S. Army’s largest basic training installation. The Poettker/FGM Architects Team was selected by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) and U.S.… Keep Reading

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People On The Move In The Local Construction Industry

The latest People in the News highlighting new hires, promotions, honors & recognition of the men and women in the St. Louis building community. Walker Promoted to Senior Vice President-Mortgage at Midwest BankCentre Rebecca Walker has been promoted to senior vice president of mortgage at Midwest BankCentre. She reports to Erin Erhart, executive vice president of consumer banking and fee… Keep Reading

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Maintaining Transitions Between Components Equals Better Waterproofing for the Entire Building Envelope

A building’s envelope is described as any component of a building that touches the outside air and repels the elements, such as the roof, walls, doors and windows. There are also some not-so-obvious parts of a building’s envelope that often get overlooked, such as the lighting, handrails, signs, steps, pavement, concrete slabs, mechanical equipment and… Keep Reading

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ASCC Safety Consulting Services Announced

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) St. Louis, MO, has launched a program of safety consulting services for its contractor members. Available services include Written Program / Policy Review, Site Safety and Risk Assessment, a Mock OSHA Inspection and an Assessment of Silica Dust Generating Conditions. Services are provided by Joe Whiteman, ASCC’s director… Keep Reading

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ASCC CPC Position Statements

The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a subsidiary of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has published five Position Statements on topics of concern to the polished concrete contractor and those who specify polished concrete. The position statements clarify the polished concrete contractor’s point of view for architects, engineers, owners and others.… Keep Reading

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Coronavirus Impacts Begin to Affect Projects; 32 States Add Jobs Through January

Contractors and others are beginning to report diverse impacts on building projects and products from the coronavirus outbreak. Today Boston’s mayor, Martin Walsh, ordered construction sites in the city to shut down but also was reportedly preparing to order more construction of medical facilities. A consultant to construction lenders sent a summary on March 9… Keep Reading

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Home Builders Association Donates $15,000 to Great Circle

On behalf of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (HBCF), HBA Executive Vice President Celeste Rueter (left) presented a $15,000 donation to Kenny Meredith, director of advancement for Great Circle, and Michael Singer, director of gift planning for Great Circle. The donation will be applied to capital project costs for renovations to two bathrooms at Great Circle’s Intensive Behavior Treatment (IBT)… Keep Reading

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