Construction Sector

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    1,000 St. Louis Bricklayers on Strike

    city-data.comBricklayers' handiwork accents a typical St. Louis street.​St. Louis is renowned for its brick architecture, but don't expect to see a lot of new masonry going up in the immediate future. That's because as of 12 a.m. yesterday, the 1,000 members of Bricklayers Local 1 are on strike. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Teachers Union Case v. Charter School District Going to MO Supreme Court

    Teachers' rights to bargain collectively in Missouri are now headed to the state supreme court.​Are Missouri school boards required to collectively bargain with unions representing their faculties -- and, even more importantly, to do so in good faith?That's the question now heading to the Missouri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    DeBaliviere Place Apartments, Commercial Space Up For Auction

    via big chunk of the neighborhood just west of the Central West End is officially for sale.​Having you dreamt of owning an apartment building in the city's leafy western end? OK, what about being landlord to the acclaimed Atlas Restaurant?You could ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    How Much Are Lobbyists Spending on Your St. Louis Alderman?

    kaciestarrtriplett.comKacie Starr Triplett (Ward 6) leads the Board of Aldermen with $1,327 in lobbyist expenditures this year.​Poor St. Louis Aldermen. Sure, their $32,000 a year salary is nothing to sneeze at and roughly on par with what state reps ($36k) and senators ($31k) earn. But when it co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Pete Rahn to Leave MoDOT for Company Tied to State Contracts

    modot.comRahn drew attention to highway work zones in 2006 when he set up his office alongside a Missouri freeway. ​Updated 4:25 p.m. MoDOT informs Daily RFT that it has entered into 52 contracts with HNTB since Rahn's arrival with a total cost for those contracts at more than $75 million.  O ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Alderwoman Takes on Downtown "Racket"; Says Trash Trucks Too Noisy

    Trash collection was making some downtown residents grouchy.​St. Louis alderwoman Kacie Starr Triplett this morning introduced legislation regulating the hours that trash trucks can haul waste from businesses located near residential property. On her blog today, the downtown alderwoman (Ward 6) wr ... More >>

  • News

    July 18, 2007

    Road Warrior

    The rides been bumpy, but Pete Rahn has made quite an impression since taking over at the reins at the Missouri Department of Transportation.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Public Works Project

    MetroLink Expansion

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Gadfly

    Thomas Diehl

  • News

    February 4, 2004

    Go Blow

    Missouri gives cement giant Holcim a permit to pollute

  • News

    April 17, 2002

    Little Fix

    How a contractor on the hotel project screwed up but got paid extra

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2002


    A new exhibit at the Butterfly House may have you seeing the eyesore on your lawn in a new light

  • News

    August 22, 2001

    The Gospel According to Paul

    Developer Paul McKee Jr. envisions WingHaven as a "New Urbanist" planned community where everyone will live, work and get along. So why does it look so much like suburbia?

  • News

    August 1, 2001

    A Black Eye Affair

    A minority firm takes a hit for no good reason

  • News

    January 17, 2001

    Cementing a Deal

    A giant quarry and the world's largest cement kiln are being welcomed by Ste. Genevieve County. But the operation may leave St. Louis gasping for air.

  • News

    October 11, 2000

    Pipe Schemes

    The powerful Pipefitters union has a simple plan to provide job security for its members: It wants to take away other people's work.

  • News

    June 28, 2000

    Embracing Sprawl

    Jefferson County elected officials ditch an award-winning master plan in favor of unbridled residential development

  • News

    September 22, 1999


    How the Page Avenue extension has been good for influential road-builder Fred Weber Inc. -- through construction contracts, profitable land sales and a sweet deal with St. Louis County to expand its golf course