• 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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  • AGCMO Voices ‘Grave Concern’ About MSD Bidding Process

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL In a letter addressed to the MSD Board of Trustees, the AGC of Missouri (AGCMO) expressed “grave concern” about MSD’s procurement practices, following a situation in which the trustees...

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  • KAI Design & Build Helps MSD After $11M Flood Damage

    When disasters occur, like recent Hurricane Matthew which left a trail of destruction from the Caribbean to the Carolinas, and record-breaking rain this summer in Louisiana that caused the evacuation of 20,000 residents and millions of dollars...

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  • $500M in 2017 STL Projects to be Featured at SITE Expo

    More than $500 million in public and utility infrastructure construction projects to be awarded to contractors in 2017 will be showcased by the purchasers of these projects at the 2017 Investment in Infrastructure Expo to be held...

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  • Graduation of Seventh BUD Class is a ‘Family’ Event

    Dwight Reese’s two young daughters and his mother were at the ceremony for the graduation for the seventh class of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program on Thursday (Nov. 3) at MSD headquarters. One of the girls...

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