Construction


Irish Conglomerate Buying Ash Grove

More than a century of Sunderdland family ownership will come to an end when Dublin-based CRH plc acquires Ash Grove Cement Co., the Overland Park cement manufacturer announced late Wednesday. Ash Grove has entered into a definitive merger agreement with… more

Ash Grove Names New President/CEO

Ash Grove Cement, the nation's largest domestically owned cement manufacturer, announced today that Randall Vance had been designated as president and chief executive officer. Vance had previously served as president and chief operating officer under Charles Sunderland, a fourth-generation leader… more

Grand Opening Set for New Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit

The grand opening of the new Missouri Innovation Campus, a collaboration between the Lee's Summit school district and the University of Central Missouri, will be at 4 p.m. Sept 5, the sponsoring organizations announced this morning. The new facility, at… more

Planning Begins for KC Streetcar Extension

With last week's voter authorization giving them them the green light, area transit officials issued formal notice today that planning is starting for an extenstion of the Downtown streetcar, south to the Country Club Plaza and the University of Missouri-Kansas… more

Construction Sector, KC School District Teaming Up on New Training Curriculum

Executives from construction-sector companies in the region and Kansas City School District Superintendent Mark Bedell will hold a news conference Tuesday to announce details of a new construction-technlogy program designed to put students on  an accelerated pathway to skilled, union… more

ARTerra Project Starts in Crossroads

With site preparation completed, construction has begun on the 12-story luxury residential building dubbed ARTerra--the first high-rise apartment building in Downtown's Crossroads Arts District. The project at 21st and Wyandotte is a joint development between Kansas City's Copaken Brooks and… more

17 Regional Builders Make ENR’s Top 400 List

The Show-Me State flexed its construction-sector muscles today with 14 companies from Missouri claiming their spots on the Engineering News Record's 2017 list of the nation's Top 400 Contractors. The highest-ranking among them was St. Louis-based McCarthy Holdings, up five… more

James Says Burns & McDonnell Will Finance New Single-Terminal Design at KCI

With an additional shoe provided by Burns & McDonnell, Mayor Sly James has kicked the legs out from under arguments that the city can't afford a new single-terminal design replace the existing structure of Kansas City International Airport. The engineering… more

Playing It Safer

Five years ago, JE Dunn Construction—one of the nation’s largest general contractors, and the biggest to call Kansas City home-— was riding high with its reputation for job-site safety. It had invested heavily over the years to drive the safety… more

Builders Pay Tribute to Fallen Workers

Nearly 100 people, mostly from the construction sector, filled the conference room at the Builders Association's training center today in tribute to those who have died while on the job. The ceremony marking Workers Memorial Day--which coincides with the 1970… more