Construction Management in the Design-Build Process

Anthony Thompson
CEO, Kwame Building Group, Inc.

Over the past two decades, design-build has moved from alternative to mainstream as a preferred project delivery system. Today, nearly half of American construction dollars – an estimated $1.2 trillion in 2018-2021 – is being spent on design-build projects, according to the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). 

Design-build promises a quality project at a lower cost and in a shorter time frame than traditional design-bid-build. But design-build project delivery also eliminates the Owner’s contractual relationships with the architects and engineers, who now report to the design-build team. 

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Kwame Building Group Hires Zhijing (Candice) Yang as Scheduler

ST. LOUIS, MO – Zhijing (Candice) Yang, of University City, MO, has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as scheduler. Yang’s responsibilities include creating and overseeing timetables for KWAME’s construction projects.

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Kwame Foundation to Host 17th Annual Golf Tournament at Top Golf Chesterfield on August 29

You’re invited! Join us for Kwame Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament on August 29 at Top Golf – Chesterfield. The tournament will fund scholarships for first-generation, minority, college-bound students. Since 2003, Kwame Foundation has awarded approximately $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to students throughout Missouri.

Learn more at http://www.kwamefoundation.org/annual-golf-tournament/

 

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Kwame Building Group Hires Casey Patterson as Civil Inspector

ST. LOUIS, MO – Casey Patterson, of Maplewood, MO, has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as civil inspector. Patterson’s responsibilities include inspecting construction sites for KWAME’s infrastructure, transportation and commercial projects.

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University of Missouri–St. Louis Opportunity Scholar Program Recipients


Photo Credit: August Jennewein, UMSL Campus Photographer

Congratulations to the newly selected 2019 University of Missouri–St. Louis Opportunity Scholar Program Recipients.

Kwame Building Group and Kwame Foundation are proud sponsors of the Opportunity Scholar Program. Each year, the program provides an all-inclusive, four-year scholarship to select first-generation college students and/or students who are underrepresented in the workforce.
https://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2019/06/17/opportunity-scholars-19/

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Chris Donovan Joins Kwame Building Group as Project Engineer

ST. LOUIS, MO – Chris Donovan, AC has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as a project engineer. Donovan’s responsibilities include project budgeting and estimating, contractor and subcontractor communications, site management and responding to RFI’s and submittals for select projects in the Seattle, WA area.

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2019 Kwame Foundation HBCU College Tour Opens Doors of Opportunity for Area Students

Congratulations to all of the June college graduates, including the 20 seniors who attended Kwame’ Foundation’s college tours over their 2019 Spring Break.  A total of 128 high school juniors and seniors from 16 area high schools participated this year. The Kwame Foundation organized the weeklong bus trip to seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and provided transportation and chaperones.

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Andrew Kulatunga Joins Kwame Building Group as Project Manager

ST. LOUIS, MO – Andrew Kulatunga has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as project manager. Kulatunga brings 18 years of project management experience. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of select KWAME projects in the Dallas area, including estimating, engineering, project controls and overall project communications. Kulatunga earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka.

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Kwame Building Group Hires Derrick Stanton as Civil Inspector

ST. LOUIS, MO – Derrick Stanton has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as civil inspector. Stanton’s responsibilities include inspecting construction sites for KWAME’s infrastructure, transportation and commercial projects.

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Kwame Building Group receives American Concrete Paving Association Award for taxiway and runway rehabilitation at St. Louis Lambert International Airport

 

ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has received the American Concrete Paving Association (ACPA) Excellence in Concrete Paving Award for taxiway and runway rehabilitation work at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). KWAME, via their joint venture with HR Green, Inc., provided project management for the $9.7 million, multi-phase project, which included reconstruction of taxiways known as Sierra and Kilo and the rehabilitation of runway 12L-30R. The ACPA Missouri/Kansas Chapter selected the project as the best cement concrete rehabilitation project completed in the state of Missouri in 2018.  The awards program recognizes high-quality workmanship, quality and creativity in concrete pavement projects.

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