Construction at North Houston Early and South Early College high schools nears completion

Construction at both North Houston Early and South Early college high schools is nearing completion, with preparations underway to have both campuses ready for students at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. At North Houston Early, construction crews are working to have the campus fully completed by the start of summer vacation. Final site […]

Urban League triples size of its planned center at burned-down QuikTrip in Ferguson

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis will triple the size of its planned Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson, which the agency will build on the site of the burned-down QuikTrip convenience store in Ferguson, it announced on Monday, March 14. The Urban League has received three new donations, totaling $2.15 million, which now bring […]

Diversity in Construction Contracting

What are the challenges in improving diversity in contracting? Joshua Randall: Broadly speaking, people who are looking for opportunities cannot point to someone who actually went to a job fair and come out the other end with a job. And so, the challenge is, how do I know this is not a waste of my time? […]

Lambert renovation project wins regional Project of the Year award

The multiyear renovation project at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport won the Engineering News-Record Midwest Best Project of the Year award for airport/transit. Kwame Building Group provided program management for the $62 million renovation, the largest in Lambert’s history. Kwame oversaw and coordinated five design packages and 10 construction packages to upgrade the airport’s main terminal, […]

Kwame Building Group receives ENR Midwest Best Project of Year for Lambert renovation

ST. LOUIS – The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport “Airport Experience” Renovation Program has won the “ENR Midwest Best Project of the Year Award: Airports/Transit.”Joshua Randall, president of St. Louis-based project management firm Kwame Building Group, Inc., and Jerry Beckmann, Airport Deputy Director, Planning & Development of Lambert Airport, accepted the award at a ceremony in […]

Business leaders saluted by St. Louis American Foundation

The awardees at the St. Louis American Foundation’s 2015 Salute to Excellence in Business remembered the sacrifices of their forebears, vowed to strengthen the St. Louis region, wowed the capacity crowd with a magic act – and celebrated a good excuse to buy new shoes for the luncheon, held at Four Seasons St. Louis on […]

Best Project Airport/Transit: Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Despite a damaging tornado that rocked the construction site, the $62-million “Airport Experience” renovation project restored Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, a historic mid-century aviation icon designed in 1956 by architect Minoru Yamasaki, to its original splendor. Repairs and clutter over the years had diminished its simple elegance, and a steady downturn […]

Loop Trolley completes major track work in Missouri’s Delmar Loop

Major track installation on the 2.2-mile Loop Trolley, a fixed route electric trolley currently under construction in St. Louis and University City, Mo., has been completed in the Delmar Loop, well ahead of Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season. Traffic barriers will be removed Nov. 10, 2015. . Major track installation on the 2.2-mile Loop […]