• Global Consultant Plans Future of Workforce Initiative for STL

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL.  Accenture, a global management consulting and professional services, has selected St. Louis to be the site of three “proof of concept” initiatives in its worldwide examination of  what jobs will be and what...

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  • Greenways a Magnet for Growth, Urban Land STL Speakers Say

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL There’s a new book out “The Next American City: The Big Promise of Our Midsize Metros”  that begins its story with a wakeup call. The author is Nick Cornett,...

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  • STL Industry Women (and Two Guys) Step Up for MO S&T Girls’ Program

    Last Friday (Oct. 5) over 400 7th and 8th grade girls from around the state converged on the campus of MO S&T to participate in the 19th annual Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. But the program almost...

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  • Rebuilding the STL Region: From the ‘As-Built’ to the Possible Future

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL One of the biggest issues in rehabilitating or repurposing an historic building is that – even when dogeared, yellowed drawings exist – the “as-builts” frequently do not match the...

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  • VIDEO:KIDstruction Children’s Hospital Campaign Rings the Bell at $425,000

    St. Louis Children’s Hospital announced today (Sept. 28) that the construction industry’s KIDstruction Week 2018  campaign raised $425,000. This year, 146 companies participated with more than 2,750 trades workers and employees donating $1 an hour worked during KIDstruction...

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  • Forum Concludes Regionalism Series: Next Up, Regional Development

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL Construction Forum STL’s ambitious 10-month programming series, “Solving the Puzzle of STL Regionalism Collaboration” concluded Tuesday (Sept. 25) with a program in which Forum President Joe Blanner presented a...

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  • VIDEO: CASCO+R|5 Rebrand a Name You Didn’t Know You Knew

    by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL If you’ve been to some of St. Louis’ signature restaurants — Vicia, Brasserie by Niche, or Chef Gerard Craft’s new Cinder House in the Four Seasons Hotel — you’ve seen the...

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  • “See Her Work”: Woman Entrepreneur Introduces Gear for Women in Trades

    by Beth Barton, “Carpenter Lady” Boy, let me tell you how much fun it is (not) to wear clothes and gear designed for the other sex.  As a carpenter in St. Louis for 15 years, I have...

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  • Drone On! Bi-State Development Offers UAS Series

    Drones or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are finding ways into daily life at all levels. Aerospace, public safety, industry and infrastructure, leisure, retail services and the list will only continue to grow. This technology is already here...

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  • VIDEO: Gateway Arch Hosts Builders’ Reunion, Film Screening

    At 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, St. Louis musicians will gather in the new museum at Gateway Arch National Park for a special screening of the digitally restored Monument to the Dream, Charles Guggenheim’s esteemed documentary film...

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