• Community Gives Input for Jamestown’s Future

    From The St. Louis American:  There were many ideas put forth Monday, November 27 for the million-plus square feet of property in North County that used to be Jamestown Mall – but the same old mall was...

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  • St. Louis Not on List of Finalist Cities for MLS Expansion Teams

    From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  Major League Soccer has named four finalists for its next two expansion teams, and St. Louis is not one of them. Cincinnati, Detroit, Sacramento and Nashville, Tenn., are the cities that made the...

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  • John Deere Engineer Awarded by AEM and SAE

    From Equipment Journal:  Amy Jones, a senior engineer in the Construction and Forestry division of John Deere, has won the SAE International/AEM Outstanding Young Engineer Award. As a test engineer, Jones received recognition for leading the first...

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  • Moving the St. Louis Region Forward

    by Joe Blanner President Construction Forum STL When I was a young person, I made a conscious decision never to leave St. Louis. I went to college, graduate and law school here and was determined to work...

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  • Startup Scene Boosts Arch City Rental Market in St. Louis

    From Multi-Housing News:  Following the path of other Midwestern metros, St. Louis is slowly transforming from an industrial center into a modern city with solid job gains in the health-care, business and technology sectors. This, in turn,...

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  • Putting Pieces of the St. Louis Region Back Together

    From St. Louis Post Dispatch:  by Joe Blanner, Co-Founder & President, Construction Forum STL Over 140 years ago, the heart of our region was split in two. City of St. Louis leaders — tired of state legislative...

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  • Integrated Project Delivery: Bringing Back the Master Builder

    From Burns and McDonnell: by Greg Carlson The concept of master builder dates to ancient times. In fact, the word architect comes from the Greek for chief (arch) and builder  (tektōn). For centuries, the master builder blurred the lines between architect,...

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  • Rep. Dogan Should Take the Time to Review Labor History

    by John S. Gaal, EdD Director of Training and Workforce Development STL-KC Carpenters Regional Council Regarding state Rep. Shamed Dogan’s commentary “Unions ignore long history of excluding minorities from jobs”, which appeared in the Post-Dispatch on Nov. 14: It...

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  • The Big Reveal: Industry Keeps “Welcoming” Immigrant/Refugee Kids

    Just before Thanksgiving, the children at a Nahed Chapman New American Academy, a school for immigrant/refugee children got a surprise from the St. Louis construction industry when new classroom furniture was installed. Peter Tao, president of the...

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  • Addiction Nation: Understanding America’s Opioid Crisis

    From New York Public Radio:  Some 77 million Americans are personally affected in some way by the opioid epidemic, and at least 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. During this special episode, The Takeaway...

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