ST. LOUIS, MO – The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) has contracted with Kwame Building Group, Inc. (KWAME) to provide third-party consultant monitoring services through June 2016.KWAME will track and report compliance with MSD’s Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), a formal agreement between MSD and community organizations to increase job training, education, internships, workforce diversity, and opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned businesses. MSD has established minority workforce goals of 30 percent and woman workforce goals of seven percent on construction contracts of $500,000 or more.

KWAME will track and report compliance with all CBA terms and programs including the Job Training Program; First Source Hiring Program for Construction; Minority-Business and Women-Business Enterprises; Outreach, Education and Internship Program; and workforce inclusion. KWAME also will investigate complaints, recommend best practices for diversity initiatives, and assist MSD in securing funding for job training.

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