St. Louis Area Construction Project

Construction Update & Forecast


How will St. Louis stimulate the construction market with economic development?

How are design professionals meeting demand in a tight labor market?

What’s the forecast for projects in the region?

How will the contractor sector address the challenges of expanded opportunities & changing labor laws?

7:00 – 9:30 am

Thurs., December 14, 2017

Engineering Center

4359 Lindell Blvd.

St. Louis, MO  63108


Otis Williams, Executive Director, St. Louis Development Corporation

Margaret McDonald, Principal & Vice President of Interiors, HOK

Ron Wiese, ACW Alliance & Vice President, Alberici

Len Toenjes, President, Associated General Contractors of Missouri


Kevin Studer, Senior Project Manager, Northstar Management

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New St. Louis Area Construction Project Announced, Thanks to eCommerce


Kadean To Start Construction Of ‘Building 5’ At Lakeview Commerce Center

New 769,000 Sq. Ft. Building Will Mirror Kadean’s First Lakeview Building Now Used by Amazon

With distribution and logistics centers continuing their rapid expansion throughout the greater St. Louis area, Kadean Construction has been tapped by Panattoni Development to construct a second 769,000 square foot light industrial building in the Lakeview Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL, it was announced today.

“We’ll begin construction right away to build Lakeview Building 5,” said Matt Breeze, vice-president of Kadean Construction. “It will be nearly identical to Lakeview Building 4, which we built a year or so ago for Panattoni. That building serves as one of two major Amazon distribution and fulfillment centers in Edwardsville, where Amazon now employs about 2,200 people.”

Breeze said the project is scheduled to be completed by June 2018, and will involve around 15 subcontractors from throughout the region to do earthwork, concrete, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, and other work connected with the project.

Lakeview Building 5 is currently considered a “spec” building, although Panattoni is in discussions with a variety of potential tenants, said Panattoni Development Partner Mark Branstetter, of St. Louis, who oversees development for the company in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

The concrete, tilt-up building, which could accommodate up to four tenants – or one very large tenant — will cover 17.6 acres under roof, will have a ceiling height of 36 feet, and a total of 80 loading docks – 40 on the north side and 40 on the south side. The building will be constructed with a structural steel frame and concrete tilt-up walls.

In addition to the construction work at the Lakeview Commerce Center, Kadean also is building Aviator 10 at Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood, MO, and another distribution facility at the KCI Logistics Center in Kansas City, MO, Breeze said.

“Much of the new distribution and logistics center construction is being driven by improved consumer spending and eCommerce,” he added.

Kadean Construction, named one of the fastest growing companies in the St. Louis region two years in a row by the St. Louis Business Journal, specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting at the regional and national level.