• Restraining Order Issued, Halting Award of MSD Deer Creek Tunnel

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Item Number 43 on the agenda of the Metropolitan Sewer District Trustees meeting Thursday night was withdrawn.  That item was the award of the $145.3 million Deer Creek tunnel...

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  • Bulletin: JD/FK Files Lawsuit Against MSD on Deer Creek Tunnel Award

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL BULLETIN: On Monday, three days before Thursday’s scheduled MSD Trustees meeting, JD/FK, the joint venture team which was originally awarded a $145.3 million Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) tunneling project...

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  • Questions on Bidding Arise as MSD Gears Up For Giant Tunnel Projects

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  A massive public works program is underway in the region, one that will ultimately spend more than $1.5 billion on 25 miles of giant new sewer tunnels for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer...

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  • MSD, Crestwood in Property Swap for Sewage Control Plan

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  A property swap between Crestwood and the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is expected to clear the way for a $40 million sewage control facility that would replace the city’s public works building...

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  • Light at End of MSD’s Deer Creek Tunnel, or a Train?

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL With an announcement on Wednesday, the bidding process for the MSD Deer Creek Tunnel project may be seeing light at the end of the tunnel. But with questions raised...

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  • Abdul-Ghani Mekkauoui, project manager for Detroit area-based Jay Dee Contractors, listens while MSD Executive Director Brian Hoelscher attempts to answer one of his questions. 
    Questions Still Hang on MSD Bidding Practices

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL The MSD  meeting at the Moolah Ballroom in Maryland Heights Tuesday (April 17) had many of the earmarks of a NASCAR race… except for the crash. Abdul-Ghani Mekkauoui, project...

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  • MSD, City Launch Program to Tear Down Old Houses for Green Space

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The sewer district needed more green space to absorb rainfall. The city wanted to pare its portfolio of thousands of abandoned homes. A program over a year in the making is finally chipping...

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  • MSD to Help Demolish Vacant Buildings

    From St. Louis Public Radio:  The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District could spend up to $13.5 million demolishing abandoned buildings in the city. MSD’s board approved an agreement on Thursday with the city’s Land Clearance for Redevelopment...

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  • MSD Projects: Bidding in a Dysfunctional Game

    ANALYSIS by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL “Game theory” — a term fancied by mathematicians, economists and poker players — is defined as “the process of modeling the strategic interaction between two or more players in...

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  • Huge MSD Contract Causing Row Among Contractors

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  One of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District’s largest contracts in recent years is at stake, and the construction firms vying for it are raising a stink about the district’s bidding procedures. The...

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