• Fed Adds Categorized Monthly Construction Spending Data

    FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) has added 48 monthly series from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Construction Spending release. The information is available in an interactive format which allows customization, exports in various formats,...

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  • Missing Pieces: Solving the Puzzle of STL Regional Collaboration

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL “Putting the Pieces Together”  —  the next Construction Forum STL program,  scheduled for Dec. 6  —  begins an ambitious, rigorous 13-month, five-program examination of  the issue of establishing effective...

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  • “Accountability” Stressed at Painting/Drywall Awards

    Former St. Louis baseball Cardinal Rick Ankiel told members of the Painting and Decorating Foundation that accountability to his team members was the most important thing that the Cardinal organization had taught him. He was speaking at...

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  • HOK’s Cage Follows Predecessor to AECOM

    Lance Cage, who headed up HOK’s St. Louis office, has joined AECOM Buildings + Places as COO in the Americas. Cage’s move comes just under two years after Rebecca Nolan, who headed HOK’s St. Louis office before...

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  • Colliers Reports Office Market Vacancy Tightening

    In its third quarter office market research report and forecast, Colliers International reported that throughout the region the St. Louis office market is tightening. Larger tenants of 25,000 square feet or more are finding fewer opportunities in...

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  • Video: “A Lifetime Love of Building” #YeahIBuiltThat

    An animated video titled, “A Lifetime Love of Building” was completed this week. The video is the latest installment of the Construction Forum Education Foundation’s program to engage, support, and mentor young people toward fulfilling careers. The...

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  • Video: BUD Graduation Was A Family Affair

    It was truly a family affair when the 11th cohort of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program graduated last Tuesday (Oct. 24) in ceremonies at the Electrical Industry Training Center. There were spouses and moms present, as...

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  • Yeah I Built That: “Not Like Workin’ in a Daycare”

    As part of, the Building Tomorrow Awards this Wednesday (Oct. 25) the Construction Forum Education Foundation CFEF introduced its first efforts in a long-term strategy to engage, support, and mentor young people as they find their ways...

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  • Awards Focus on Collaboration, Long View for Future Workforce

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Sitting together talking at the Construction Forum Education Foundation’s Building Tomorrow awards on Wednesday (Oct. 25) were the top executives of SLATE, Mission STL, and MERS/Goodwill. The three agencies...

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  • MCA/SLCCC Teach Future Foremen Cultural Competence

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Three decades ago, as a young project manager, Deborah Henry was introduced by a superintendent to a supplier as “our token woman”.  As McCarthy’s first woman project engineer at...

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