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Wiegmann Associates completes work on new Budnick Converting Incorporated HQ in Columbia, IL

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Wiegmann Associates has completed HVAC work on the new corporate headquarters for Budnick Converting Incorporated in Columbia, IL. The 112,000-square-foot facility features a temperature-controlled warehouse required for stable storage of adhesive products, administrative offices and a cafe. Wiegmann Associates was the mechanical contractor for the design/build project. Kadean Construction was the general contractor and Gray Design Group was the architect.

To meet the strict temperature and humidity requirements of the facility’s 87,000-square-foot warehouse, Wiegmann installed a compressed air piping loop and constant volume rooftop units (RTU) with hot gas reheat coils to allow the units to cool and dehumidify the supply air and then use hot refrigerant to reheat the air to prevent overcooling of the space. A constant volume RTU conditions the cafe and 1,200-square-foot warehouse office.

A 20-zone variable volume HVAC system allows for optimal control and temperature regulation in the 25,000-square-foot main office area. Wiegmann also designed and installed a Direct Digital Control (DDC) system using Delta Controls for the main office equipment to allow remote access to the HVAC system through a web browser to maximize energy savings.

Budnick Converting is a full-service adhesive tape converter and distributor, specializing in tapes, foams, films, foils and other specialty materials.

Wiegmann Associates is a St. Louis-based mechanical contractor and a national leader in design/build HVAC projects. Since 1995, Wiegmann Associates has engineered and installed innovative, energy saving and cost-efficient HVAC solutions, refrigeration systems and automation controls for clients in a wide range of industries, including senior living, food and beverage distribution, warehouse, healthcare, commercial and industrial. For more information, visit www.wiegmannassoc.com or call (636) 940-1056.

 

Contegra Construction Co. Completes First Apartments of $26 Million Thirteen01 at Hartman Lakes Apartments in Shiloh, IL

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The grand opening of Thirteen01 at Hartman Lakes on April 11, 2019 unveiled the first apartments and the clubhouse in the new $26 million residential development in Shiloh, Ill.  Edwardsville, Ill-based Contegra Construction Co. has completed three apartment buildings and developerGreenmount Retail Center, LLC. reports nearly 100 signed leases to date in the 216 unit, nine-building complex.  Contegra has also completed the amenity-laden clubhouse and expects to complete the remaining apartments by the summer.

The one- and two-bedroom residential community is situated on 17 acres at the northwest corner of Hartman Lane and Frank Scott Parkway in the Hartman Lakes development and features well-appointed living spaces, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, balconies, in-unit laundry rooms with washer and dryer and detached garages.

Community amenities include a clubhouse with fitness room, resort-style pool, gas grills, fire pit, walking trail and two lakes with fountains.

One-bedroom apartments start at $950 a month and two-bedroom start at $1,250 a month. For more information please visit www.1301HartmanLakes.com

Based in Edwardsville, Ill., Contegra is one of the St. Louis area’s largest general contractors and serves a national customer base that includes industrial, institutional, municipal, medical, multi-family, office and retail projects.  Its capabilities include building developer- and owner-driven projects and site development.  Learn more at www.contegracc.com.

Thirteen01 at Hartman Lakes is leased and managed by 2B Residential, an employee-owned, full-service multifamily real estate company and recipient of the 2018 Property Management Company of the Year by the St. Louis Apartment Association. 2B Residential is headquartered in St. Louis with a portfolio of fifteen properties totaling more than 2,900 units for ten different owners in the St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. and Southwestern Illinois markets. For more information, visit www.2BResidential.com

Regional Leaders Celebrate Successful Debut of Metro Landing Of Swansea

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Recently completed $11 million development adjacent to MetroLink is on track to be fully occupied by end of March, providing transportation options and independence for resident seniors

Southwestern Illinois Development Authority (SWIDA) and Bywater Development Group joined with Bi-State Development and other key stakeholders and guests for the official ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of Metro Landing of Swansea. The $11 million, transit-oriented development (TOD) introduces senior apartment living adjacent to the Swansea MetroLink Station in Swansea, Ill., and has opened to strong demand. More than 40 of the 62 affordable one- and two-bedroom units have already been leased, and the property is on track to be full occupied before the end of March.

Located next to the Swansea MetroLink Station, the handsome, three-story Metro Landing of Swansea caters to adults seeking an independent lifestyle at an affordable cost. Residents will have car-free transportation options via MetroLink and MetroBus to conveniently access restaurants, retail, entertainment venues, recreational locations, employment centers, and medical facilities throughout the bi-state region. The Swansea Station is also located on the popular MetroBikeLink trail, so residents have the added bonus of being able to utilize the trail for exercise and recreation.

SWIDA and Bywater, which jointly developed the project, secured the majority of the financing from the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), with additional construction financing provided by PNC Bank. Additional support came from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and Ameren, along with the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department. The Federal Transit Administration also played a pivotal role in the project, providing the necessary approval for Bi-State Development to sell the ground at the transit center to the developers for this project.

Speaking at the ribbon cutting, SWIDA Chairman James Nations commented, “This project exemplifies how public-private partnerships, coupled with broad community support, can yield significant community benefit.  And, with the same focus on collaboration that made this development possible, SWIDA is committed to delivering similar projects, and their associated benefits, to other communities throughout our region.”

“This project is a perfect example of how we can work together to deliver smart transit-oriented development to the region,” said Taulby Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bi-State Development. “We are ready to do more, and we are always looking for partners on that next development. Let’s continue to work together on projects like Metro Landing of Swansea, and find those new opportunities that can make a difference for the community, for the economy and for transit riders.”

Mike Lundy, Executive Director of SWIDA, said, “I couldn’t agree more that collaboration has been at the core of this project, and a driver of its success. We have all worked extremely hard to deliver a terrific development for the Village of Swansea, and we are thrilled to be opening to such strong demand.”

Swansea Mayor Mike Leopold also spoke at the event, highlighting the broader impact he expects the project to have. “While the facility has only recently been completed, it has already done exactly what we hoped it would do – serving as a catalyst for further development around this MetroLink station.  We are currently in talks with other developers who are exploring opportunities in this area because they see the success of this project.”

“Metro Landing is an excellent example of what can be accomplished through strong partnerships.  The result is a development that provides a very high-quality living environment for its residents, directly connects with Metro’s transit assets, stands to play a role in growing the region’s transit system, and is poised to be a catalyst for continued TOD efforts at the Swansea and other Metro Stations” said Aaron Burnett, President of Bywater Development Group.  “We extend our thanks to all the development partners, financial supporters and the extremely talented development team who have worked with vision and dedication to make this a reality.”

“Transit-oriented development drives economic growth. Since 2011, we’ve seen more than $8.3 billion in commercial development completed, under construction or reasonably committed within a half-mile of our 38 MetroLink stations,” said John Langa, Vice President of Economic Development at Bi-State Development. “For the community, projects like Metro Landing of Swansea are an investment in the local economy.”

Adding to the cause for celebration at Monday’s ribbon cutting was the recent news that Metro Landing of Swansea captured the 2019 Wyvetter H. Younge Award recognizing champions in affordable housing. The award was presented in late February at the 2019 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing, co-hosted by the Illinois Housing Council and IHDA. The Wyvetter H. Younge Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding affordable housing developments or initiatives in a metropolitan area outside of metropolitan Chicago.  Metro Landing of Swansea received the top score in that category, which seeks to honor developments and initiatives that improve quality of life for residents and the health of the overall community.

Working through a robust partnership, SWIDA and Bywater Development Group aim to build on the success of Metro Landing of Swansea and continue to contribute to the region’s active senior housing choices with three new communities that would also be developed in partnership. In Belleville, this partnership is actively leading the soon coming redevelopment the Historic Hotel Belleville/Meredith Home into the Lofts on the Square and, in Highland, these parties are working through predevelopment activities on a new 48-unit affordable senior housing development – Highland Villas. Both of these developments have been awarded IHDA tax credits and, pending the timing of closing on financing, could be under construction as early as Q2 of 2019.  In Carlyle, this team is laying the groundwork for another 48 units in the proposed Lakeside Villas.

St. Louis-based Altman Charter served as general contractor for Metro Landing, delivering the project in just 12 months, despite losing more than 40 construction days to rain and wet site conditions. Chicago-based Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects is the project architect, and the property is professionally managed by ND&S Management Company.

Rents start at $565 per month for a one-bedroom apartment and $705 for a two-bedroom apartment. For additional details, call 618-726-2094. 

About SWIDA

The Southwestern Illinois Development Authority is a special-purpose, municipal corporation and local governmental unit whose purpose is to promote and enhance economic development within the counties of Bond, Clinton, Madison and St. Clair in Illinois. To learn more, visit www.swida.org.

About Bywater Development Group
Bywater is a St. Louis-based development company primarily focused on affordable housing and community development.  The organization is presently active on a wide variety of developments and redevelopment initiatives  throughout the Midwest and Southeast regions of the country.  To learn more about Bywater’s activities as a developer and co-developer of high-quality affordable housing and informed, impactful community building please visit www.bywaterdevelopment.com.

Contegra Construction Named Business of the Year in Edwardsville

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE

Edwardsville-based Contegra Construction Company – a homegrown Metro East firm known for building projects such as World Wide Technology and Amazon warehouse/distribution/fulfillment centers – was granted the City of Edwardsville’s “Business of the Year” award for its work and charitable efforts throughout 2018.

Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton presented Contegra President Eric Gowin with the honor during the city’s annual Business Forecast Breakfast on Feb. 5th.

“Contegra’s commitment to Edwardsville since its inception 15 years ago is monumental,” said Patton. “The firm’s work represents nearly 48 percent of the dollar value of all new permits issued by our city during 2018. Contegra is also deeply committed to community involvement, and the company hires eight interns from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville every year.”

Gowin said the company is blessed to be an active part of the fabric of a dynamic, growing community. “Our integrity is an essential part of our culture,” he said. “It drives our dedication to excellent service, which results in project success. We work closely with our clients and fellow professionals. By committing to a true partnership, we look out for everyone’s best interest. We’re delighted and humbled to accept this honor from the City of Edwardsville.”

Other Contegra projects include Ironworks, the 22,000-square-foot, mixed-use retail/residential development in Edwardsville that will reach completion in early spring, and New Poag Richland Residential, a nine-building, 486-bed privatized student housing development near SIUE.

Contegra’s nonprofit arm, Contegra Cares, regularly volunteers time, energy and financial support to causes including Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, The BackStoppers, St. Louis Children’s Hospital (KIDstruction), Songs 4 Soldiers and Pedal the Cause.

Photo Above: Eric Gowin

HDA Architects Completes Distribution Center for Panattoni Development in Edwardsville, IL

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HDA Architects recently completed a 768,678 Square Foot Distribution Center (Lakeview 5) for Panattoni Development in Edwardsville, Illinois. The tilt-up panel warehouse is designed to have four tenants with office spaces at each corner of the building. This is the second Distribution Center HDA has designed at Lakeview Commerce Center for Panattoni Development. Kadean Construction was the General Contractor.

Edwardsville Construction Tops $122 Million With 2 Months Remaining

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By KERRY SMITH, EDITOR, ST. LOUIS CONSTRUCTION NEWS AND REVIEW MAGAZINE 

With 60 days left on the calendar, the City of Edwardsville can already say 2018 has been a record-breaking year with regard to commercial and residential construction dollars being pumped into the Metro East community.

Year-to-date figures for the first 10 months of 2018 indicate that construction projects breaking ground in Edwardsville thus far this year total a whopping $122.6 million, a 19.2 percent increase over all of 2017.

“We have another two months to go, and we’re anticipating another $15 million of construction projects coming through in additional permits,” said Walter Williams, director of economic and community development for the city. “This is our best year yet in terms of the number of construction dollars being invested in our community.”

Edwardsville-based Contegra Construction and Highland-based Plocher Construction are leading the way in new commercial construction projects this year, according to Williams.

New Poag Richland Residential Project

Among Contegra’s 2018 projects are the New Poag Richland Residential Project, a $20 million, 9-building, 486-bed housing community on a 15-acre site very near Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and Timberlake Village, a $3.2 million retail center along Illinois Route 157 that features Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse.

Plocher Construction’s 2018 work in Edwardsville includes Edwardsville Town Center, a mixed-use development spanning 26 acres at Route 157 and Governors’ Parkway, directly across from SIUE. The $35 million, 75,000-square-foot-plus project will also feature residential apartments with multiple outlots for future tenants.

Williams said that in all of 2017, new construction dollars permitted by the City of Edwardsville totaled $102.8 million.

IMPACT Strategies Completes New Washington University Pediatric Facility in Shiloh, IL

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Finishing in less than 3 months and ahead of schedule, IMPACT Strategies has completed the new Washington University* Pediatric Facility on Memorial Hospital East Campus in Shiloh, IL.

IMPACT Strategies worked closely with BJC HealthCare and Washington University Pediatrics, in partnership with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, to ensure their medical office, reception area, and exam rooms exceeded expectations. This will be the first Washington University Pediatrics multi-specialty office outside of Missouri, giving Illinois residents direct access to the exceptional services they have to offer.

IMPACT Strategies used a majority of local subcontractors and worked with Archimages as the architect on this project. The construction of this first-floor tenant finish was accomplished without any interruption to the daily operations of the active medical office building or patients navigating in and out of the building. 

*Services provided by Washington University Physicians in Illinois, Inc

IMPACT Strategies provides client-focused construction management, design/build, and general contracting services. To learn more visit BuildwithIMPACT.com or call 618-394-8400 or 314-646-8400.  

Mcgrath Completes $1.5 Million Patient Floor Renovation At Memorial Hospital Belleville

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McGrath & Associates has completed a $1.5 million renovation of the second-floor patient care unit at Memorial Hospital Belleville in Belleville, Illinois. McGrath served as construction manager on the project. Archimages was the architect and Horner & Shifrin was the engineer. 

McGrath converted one wing of the second floor from shared pediatric patient rooms into 12 private adult patient rooms, while adjacent wings remained operational and occupied by patients. McGrath implemented strict isolation and infection prevention measures to ensure a clean and safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. The project was completed on an accelerated schedule of just five months. 

 

McGrath & Associates is a 100 percent employee-owned general contractor and construction management firm specializing in commercial, health care, industrial, institutional and pharmaceutical construction projects since 1983. For more information, call Ken Knobbe at (314) 772-7600 or visit www.mcgrathconstruction.com.

IMPACT Strategies Helps Weir Parts Distribution Gain Substantial Efficiencies with New Facility Completion in Red Bud, IL

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IMPACT Strategies recently teamed up with J.R. Rentals, LLC to complete their 114,000-square-foot warehouse and office building for Weir Parts Distribution in Red Bud, Illinois. The new top-of-the-line facility for the all GM, all Ford, and Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram parts dealer was designed by Quadrant Design, Inc, of Waterloo.

“Until now, our business operations had been spread out over 10 different storage buildings. The new facility enables us to consolidate our operations, which undoubtedly will benefit our employees and customers,” said Norman L. Roy, owner of Weir Parts Distribution. “I couldn’t have been more pleased with how IMPACT Strategies handled the challenges along the way. Even the weather didn’t stand in their way to get this project completed on time,” he added.

Substantial efficiencies are expected to be gained with the new facility and its custom technology and conveyors. The warehouse has space to accommodate the 74 trucks in Weir’s fleet and office space for their 100+ employees.

Holland Construction Services Begins Expansion at New Life in Christ Church

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Holland Construction Services, Inc. (Holland) will begin work in March on an expansion project for New Life in Christ Interdenominational Church in O’Fallon, Illinois.  This expansion will provide much needed space as the congregation continues to grow.

The $3.8 million dollar project involves the expansion and renovation to the church’s sanctuary.  This will increase seating capacity to 1,100 from the current 450.  The expansion also includes a new west entrance and a large gathering area in the two-story open narthex, café and bookstore. An elevator is also being added to access the second floor and expanded sanctuary balcony.  The second floor will provide additional office and more gathering spaces overlooking the narthex below.  In addition to the building expansion, the project will also provide additional parking and a circular drop-off drive at the new west entrance.

“Over two thousand members of New Life in Christ Church in O’Fallon are so excited to partner with Holland to complete their long awaited sanctuary expansion,” said Senior Pastor Bishop Geoffrey V Dudley, Sr, D.Min.  “Bruce and his team have embraced our vision with grace, integrity and professionalism…they are making it a reality.”

This is the second project Holland has completed for New Life in Christ Church.  The first was in 2011 which also involved an expansion.

HCO, Inc. out of Indianapolis, Indiana is the architect on the project.  Completion is set for this summer.

Holland Construction Services is a full-service construction management, general contracting, and design/build firm based in Swansea, IL.

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