Construction Inspector Tony O. Dukes Promoted to Vice President of PM/CM Services

KAI Design & Build has promoted Construction Inspector Tony O. Dukes of St. Louis, MO to the position of Vice President of Program Management/Construction Management (PM/CM) Services.

As Vice President of PM/CM Services, Dukes is responsible for identifying business opportunities for KAI’s construction services, cultivating relationships, and developing competitive strategies for project pursuits both regionally and nationally. He will work with KAI practice leaders and sales team to lead a coordinated program to promote KAI’s Program and Construction Management services.

What Happens After You Flush? Wastewater Treatment in Layman’s Terms, By a Guy Who’s Seen It All

It’s that time again - time to begin reflecting on the past year. The economy, health care, and politics will undoubtedly be points of discussion and reflection at many a holiday table. Believe it or not, wastewater treatment has elements of all three of these topics, and I think it deserves equal time (though I may be a bit biased).

HSSU Early Childhood Center Mentioned in Best of 2010
Midwest Construction News

Midwest Construction magazine is pleased to announce the complete list of winners for its Best of 2010 awards program. The annual competition recognizes construction and design excellence from eight Midwestern states. An independent jury of industry experts evaluated 175 nominated projects Sept. 16 at the McGraw-Hill offices in Chicago.
Click here to download the PDF of the full article and the list of winners.

Construction finished on Harrison Education Center of St. Louis Community College
St. Louis Post Dispatch

Construction has been completed on St. Louis Community College's new Harrison Education Center at 3140 Cass Avenue in St. Louis, and faculty and staff have moved in. KAI Design & Build of St. Louis provided architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, interior design and cost estimating services on the $7.5 million facility.

Ask the Expert: How Might Contractors Benefit from using BIM?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

KAI's Kent Hoynacki, CDT was interviewed by the Post-Dispatch for their "Ask the Expert" section. Kent discusses how BIM has moved from the A/E design studio out into the construction trailers. View the article by clicking the link below.

Construction Begins on $20.4 Million Senior Living
St. Louis CNR Magazine

Construction is underway on the $20.4 million Senior Living at Cambridge Heights facility at 728 Biddle Street in St. Louis. KAI Design & Build is the architect, general contractor and mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineer on the 89,900-square-foot development. With an anticipated January 2011 completion date, Senior Living at Cambridge Heights will feature 117 one- and two-bedroom apartments designed for older adults. Financing for the three-story building was secured through the Missouri Housing Development Commission, St.

Crate & Barrel Uses BIM to Reduce Project Costs and Time

U.S. retailer Crate & Barrel has utilized BIM in its construction projects since 2002 when company executives made a strategic decision to adopt the technology. The company's director of construction says BIM is allowing the retailer to continue building during the tough economic times, reporting that current projects take 40 percent less time and cost 50 percent less to complete than projects built before utilizing BIM. Click on the link below to read the complete article featured in Daily Commercial News and Construction Record.

KAI's Redevelopment Work in New Orleans Named to Top 10 List

KAI's Harmony Oaks/CJ Peete HOPE VI redevelopment project was named to New Orleans City Business Magazine's Top 10 Construction Projects of 2010.
Harmony Oaks/CJ Peete is #6. Click the PDF below to read the full story.

Designing Sports Stadiums Using BIM

New York Construction magazine recently featured an article in its BIM Special Section on how BIM was used to design and build the new Yankee and Meadowlands stadiums. The reporter interviewed project team representatives on both stadiums and this is what they had to say about BIM:

Source: New York Construction

Reviewing BIM in 2009; Looking to 2010

The author of the article in the link below sees BIM becoming a driving force in the AEC industry in 2010, based on the increased interest in BIM that he's seen locally and nationally in 2009. What do you think?

Source: Reed Construction Data