• Gloria Baysinger, 85: Longtime Electrical Industry Leader

    Gloria Baysinger, 85, a St. Louis construction industry leader and an advocate who promoted careers in construction and other industry causes, died Dec. 10.  Mrs. Baysinger worked for the Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois (EBMI) for...

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  • ULI Study Suggests Fading Star of “Gateway Cities” Opens Door for STL

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Despite concerns about a lack of population growth, Midwestern regions like St. Louis may benefit from the increasing priciness of the nation’s major urban regions and tech hubs when...

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  • Forum Education Foundation Presents to Illinois Guidance Counselors

    A panel representing the Construction Forum Education Foundation (CFEF) participated Monday (Dec. 3) in a workshop offering information on careers to guidance counselors from throughout Southwestern Illinois. At right, Horner & Shifrin’s Justin Schmeltz presents for CFEF. ...

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  • Clayco Featured in New York Times Augmented Reality Article

    Clayco’s use of augmented reality, including work at Pfizer in St. Louis was featured prominently in an article in the New York Times . The Times reported:  “Builders and architects can also adjust a building’s design midway through the...

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  • Gross Mechanical Acquires Pipe Systems Mechanical/Duct Systems, Inc.

    Gross Mechanical, a family-owned company with a 50-year history in the MEP arena, completed the acquisition of Pipe Systems Mechanical/Duct Systems, Inc. last Friday (Nov. 30) and began operating the merged venture this week. Geoff Gross Pipe...

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  • Carpenters’ Dr. John Gaal Receives ACTE Lifetime Service Award

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL It has been a big week for Dr. John Gaal. On Monday he received the Board of Directors Award from the Construction Forum Education Foundation. Thursday he received a...

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  • BUD Celebrates Four Years of Success

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Over 30 graduates of the Building Union Diversity (BUD) program, plus friends, union officials, and other program organizers and supporters of the program gathered at Carpenters Hall on Hampton...

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  • Construction Forum Awards Program Celebrates Builders of the Region

    Construction Forum STL began its fifth year in existence with a tribute to individuals and organizations who are helping to build the STL Region. After the first try at the 2018 “Building Tomorrow Awards” event was scrubbed...

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  • ‘Better than Ribs’: Forum December Speaker Examines KC Region’s Growth

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Article updated Dec. 4 to reflect event VENUE CHANGE. “Low and slow” is the mantra of anyone who has ever successfully smoked a side of ribs. A good rub...

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  • CDC Says Construction Has Highest Suicide Rate

    From CNN: Men who work in construction and extraction had the highest rates of suicide in the United States, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For women, suicide rates were highest...

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