2016 August Issue

Woolpert, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, W.Va.

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Woolpert was the full-service design team for the placement, analysis and design of the new Student Center at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va. The 67-acre campus was the former home of the Greenbrier Military School, which was built in the early 1800s. Construction of the Student…

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Geotechnology, Inc., World Wide Technologies New Headquarters, St. Louis

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Ground was broken last December on the $65 million, 210,000-square-foot new headquarters of World Wide Technologies at Westport Plaza in St. Louis. But, before they could put a shovel in the ground, engineers at Geotechnology, Inc. had to analyze the site and design the foundation, some of which extended out into…

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The Lawrence Group, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Carbondale

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Memorial Hospital of Carbondale just completed Phase 1 of its 58,600-square-foot expansion/renovation project. Lawrence Group provided architectural and interior design services as well as coordinated mechanical, electrical and structural engineering.    The project includes the addition of three operating rooms, renovations and additional space for post anesthesia recovery unit, surgical prep area…

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Louer Facility Planning, Hoyleton Ministries, Fairview Heights

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Hoyleton Ministries, which traces its roots back to the establishment of Hoyleton Evangelical Orphan’s Home in 1895, recently relocated its offices to Fairview Heights. The move is the result of the organization’s strategic plan for growth and to better serve clients into the future. The new headquarters combines the administrative team…

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EWR Architects, Auffenberg Ford, O’Fallon, IL

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Construction is currently underway on the expansion/renovation of Auffenberg Ford at the intersection of Interstate 64 and U.S. 50 in O’Fallon. EWR Architects in Fairview Heights did the design. Work began on the $3 million project in May and is expected to be completed by year’s end.    The renovations include a…

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Kaskaskia Engineering Group, Weir Parts Distribution, Red Bud

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Construction began last month on a new 114,000-square-foot warehouse and office building for Weir Parts Distribution in Red Bud. Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC provided the pre-construction engineering and is problem solving along the way.    Weir Parts Distribution is owned by Weir Automotive Group and is headquartered in Red Bud. The company…

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Several pieces of legislation signed into law in Illinois

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a number of bills into law in recent weeks.    Here is a summary: State Seal of Biliteracy     A proposal that will help students meet foreign language requirements when they apply for college was sponsored by Majority Caucus Whip Iris Y. Martinez, D-Chicago.    Under the new law, state universities…

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New law aims to improve accessibility, simplify code for architects

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    An overhauled state law designed to better mesh with federal accessibility standards should cut down on confusion on building requirements, an advocacy group for those with disabilities says.    The amendments update the Illinois Environmental Barriers Act. That statute, enacted in 1985, authorizes the state Attorney General’s Office to enforce accessibility laws mandating…

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