S. M. WILSON WINS 2016 CONSTRUCTION KEYSTONE PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR ST. LOUIS IKEA STORE PROJECT

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St. Louis, Mo., November 16, 2016 — The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri has named S. M. Wilson & Co. a winner of the 2016 Keystone Project of the Year award for the construction of the IKEA St. Louis store, which opened in September 2015. The project took first place in the General Contractor/Construction Manager/Prime Contractor Building Construction Project $40 Million or More category. S. M. Wilson provided construction management services for the IKEA St. Louis store project, which is located in the Cortex Innovation District in midtown St. Louis.

According to the AGC, ‘the IKEA store project involved an 18-month time frame, 21 acres of site work, Missouri’s largest combined sewer overflow drain, Missouri’s largest rooftop solar array and a 380,000 sq. ft. building with below store parking for 540 cars. Despite these challenges, through proper planning and quality control, IKEA was turned over to the Owner on time, within budget and with the highest level of quality.’

The Construction Keystone Awards highlight the creativity and talents of Missouri’s construction industry and recognize a contractor’s success in achieving solutions during construction for challenges faced on a project.  The awards are a glowing recognition of construction professionals whose skill, teamwork and spirit of innovation make a lasting contribution to a community by building facilities that support and enhance the quality of life. Safety performance and workforce diversity also are essential components of overall performance.

“This award is a testimony to the hard work, creative thinking and team approach that our entire staff put into the planning and execution of this project,” said Amy Berg, President of S. M. Wilson. “The IKEA store has truly transformed the community we serve and showcases our passion to go ‘Beyond the Build’ and deliver more than brick and mortar buildings.”

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.  S. M. Wilson is one of the largest general construction and construction management firms in the St. Louis area.  The company posted $305 million in 2015 revenues, and ranks 220th in Engineering News-Record’s 2016 list of Top 400 commercial contractors nationwide. For more information, visit www.smwilson .com.