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  • Video: icon Mechanical Employees Show Families ‘What We Do’

    On Saturday June 16, icon mechanical hosted its first “Family Fun Day” at its facility in Granite City, IL. There was barbecue and a race car and kid-sized icon hardhats. There were shop tours and tours of...

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  • Forum Presents Tour of Corridor to STL’s Future

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL During the course of a panel presentation to a packed house Tuesday, a vision of St. Louis was presented that encompassed elements of New York’s High Line, Atlanta’s Ponce...

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  • Developers Target Residential Projects in Soulard Worth Millions

    From St. Louis Business Journal:  Developers are targeting at least three residential projects worth millions of dollars in Soulard. Ronald Seabaugh’s Renovations Unlimited LLC plans a $1.4 million renovation of 2330-32 S. 12th St. into seven condos....

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  • Possible New Housing Development Near Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink Station

    From Citizens for Modern Transit:  Brentwood could soon see transit oriented development (TOD) near the Maplewood-Manchester MetroLink station. A development company out of the Kansas City area, Garrison Development, has been working the last few years on...

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  • Gateway Arch Museum Opening Delayed to Summer 2018

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Representatives of the agencies leading a $380 million renovation of the Gateway Arch grounds have announced another delay in finishing the project initially to be completed in 2015. Specifically, the improved underground Museum...

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  • 8 Ways the Construction Industry Can Rebuild Itself for the 21st Century

    From World Economic Forum:  According to the US National Association of Homebuilders, 82% of construction companies consider their main concern to be a shortage of construction workers. Sure enough, figures show that the average age of the...

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  • Clayco Growth Recognized on Engineering News-Record’s Top 100 Design-Build Firms 2017 List

    Clayco has been recognized as number 12 on Engineering News-Record’s Top 100 Design-Build Firms 2017 list based on revenue. This ranking marks a rise from the company’s number 15 ranking on last year’s list. Clayco reported design-build...

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  • Missouri’s St. Louis Region, Not Just a Baseball Town

    From the Missouri Partnership:  When you ask most people what they know about St. Louis, they will probably tell you it’s the home of eleven-time World Series champion baseball team St. Louis Cardinals. But St. Louis is...

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  • Will robots make job training (and workers) obsolete?

    Workforce development in an automating labor market From The Brookings Institution: A great deal of anxiety now exists in the U.S. over the future of jobs in an era of automation. Indeed, there are widespread fears that robots...

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  • Blanton Was Team Member on Two ULI Global Award Finalists

    Twenty-five extraordinary developments from around the world have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Global Awards for Excellence as selected by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) for the best development and use of urban land.  Two...

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  • IFS Installing $3.2M Plumbing System for KC Mixed-Use Development

    Integrated Facility Services (IFS) is installing a $3.2 million plumbing system for the $40 million 51st and Oak multi-use development in Kansas City, Missouri. Van Trust Real Estate is the developer, HOK is the architect and The Weitz...

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  • Proposed 92-Story CWE Apartment Tower to Get Sales Tax Break

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  A $130 million apartment tower in the Central West End will likely get a break on sales tax for construction materials, an incentive the city is more frequently offering to developers of large...

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  • Audit Shows Missouri Faces $3 Billion Tax Credit Liability

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Missouri Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway says the state could face a $3 billion loss from tax credits over the next 15 years. A new report released Wednesday (June 21) by Galloway’s office says that’s...

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  • Walkway Fosters Connection on St. Louis Medical Campus

    From The Construction Specifier:  Visitors, patients, and staff traveling to three hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri, now have an easier trek thanks to the completion of a 366-m (1200-ft) long elevated pedestrian skywalk in March. Intended to...

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