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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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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ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) employees Johnathan Rodgers, Ayele Belayneh, Nonyameko Waddell and Tamika Cain-Proctor have completed the Health Care Construction Certification through the American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). ASHE program participants develop a comprehensive risk management approach to critical topics in health care construction and learn the latest health care construction compliance issues.

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Jerome M. Dickerson of the City of St. Louis, MO has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as project engineer. Dickerson works on KWAME’s pre-K through higher education projects, including the firm’s Normandy School District projects. His responsibilities include project budgeting and estimating, contractor and subcontractor communications, site management and responding to RFI’s and submittals. Read more


ST. LOUIS, MO:
 Jasminn Jones of Florissant, MO has joined Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) as project engineer. She is responsible for managing submittals on the firm’s $450 million SSM St. Louis University Hospital project. She also ensures contract compliance, prepares project status reports and assists project management personnel.

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Students from Carnahan High School who maintained perfect attendance from January 28 to March 1 were awarded with a $100 bill thanks to a donation from Tony Thompson, president of Kwame Building Group and The Kwame Foundation. In total, $8,900 was awarded to 89 students. The incentive program was initiated because attendance is the number one priority for Carnahan High School and the Saint Louis Public School District. During the winter, overall attendance at Carnahan High School decreased 1.5 percent. During the attendance competition, attendance rose each week and led to an overall increase of 2 percent.

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Kwame Building Group Project Technician, Johnathan Rodgers, was one of 35 students to graduate from the Southern Illinois University (SIUE) Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) on Friday, March 8.

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Kwame Building Group (KWAME) and the design-build team of Deaconess Center for Child Well-Being in St. Louis, MO have received a Design-Build Institute of America – Mid-America Region (DBIA-MAR) 2018 Honor Award. The award recognizes excellence in design-build practices.  KWAME was the construction manager. The general contractor was KAI Design & Build. Read more

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Piggy-backing on a smaller scale cleanup initiative in north St. Louis last year, community leaders gathered Tuesday at the Better Family Life Cultural, Educational and Business Center in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood to kick off an expanded program.

Better Family Life and the Regional Business Council announced plans for four cleanup events, dubbed Clean Sweeps, in several blighted neighborhoods in north St. Louis: Hamilton Heights/Wells-Goodfellow, Jeff Vander Lou, Penrose/Kingsbury and Walnut Park.

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For Anthony Thompson, president and CEO of Kwame Building Group, every day is black history day. The members of the new creativity club for boys at Pierre Laclede Junior Career Academy in North St. Louis learned this when he visited the club on Thursday, March 15. Read more