ST. LOUIS, MO – Construction has begun on a new customer electrical substation and underground electrical infrastructure at Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri. Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) is the construction manager on the project, which will be completed in July 2016.The new substation will provide electrical capacity for future campus expansions and remove the campus from the neighboring electrical load, increasing electrical capacity for future community development.

The project requires the complete shutdown of several campus facilities with minimal disruption to classes and other university activities. KWAME will coordinate with the university, the design team and Ameren to determine schedule constraints and incorporate them into the construction bid documents.

The planned infrastructure consists of a network of conduits that extends to the three-phased powered facilities on the Webster University’s main campus. Directional boring is being utilized whenever possible, minimizing disturbance to trees and landscaping and using fewer resources as compared with traditional open trench excavation.

Phase one electrical distribution work is scheduled for completion by the end of October 2014; phase two electrical work is scheduled to begin by the end of 2014. William Tao & Associates is the engineer and Castle Contracting is the general contractor for the first phase.

Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) is an employee-owned pure program and construction management firm providing estimating, scheduling, project planning, value engineering and other project management services as an independent advocate for owners and developers. KWAME was named a 2013 “Construction Management-for-Fee Firm” by Engineering News Record, the construction industry’s leading news and analysis publication; and was selected as one of RCGA’s “Top 50 Companies in the St. Louis Region.”

KWAME’s public and private sector projects include educational facilities, major airports nationwide, light-rail systems, hospitals, wastewater treatment facilities and government facilities. KWAME is headquartered in St. Louis with division offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Seattle. For more information, visit or call 314.862.5344.

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Source: Kwame Building Group – News