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FedEx Distribution Facility

Pad preparation/stabilization along with earthwork and utilities to facilitate construction of a new 450,000 square foot tilt-up warehouse for FedEx. Project is located off Premier Parkway & 370 and now serves as a FedEx distribution hub for the St. Louis Area.

MHS Hanger

To support construction of a new hangar inside St. Louis Lambert International Airport, KCI’s scope of work included all sitework & underground utilities. KCI worked with Lambert airport officials to facilitate hauling in over 26,000 cubic yards of material through active taxi ways.

National Cart

Removal of existing concrete & asphalt paving followed by building pad stabilization, sitework and storm sewers to facilitate construction of a 60,000 square foot facility addition to manufacture shopping carts.

Warrenton Pool Park

KCI performed clearing of a 15 acre site and mass earthwork to facilitate construction of a new park featuring indoor pool, walking trails, dog park, and 18 hole disc-golf course located off Warrior Avenue & State Hwy 47 in Warrenton, MO.

Route 61 Troy Bridges

Existing bridges built in 1971 had been closed 5 times in the last 10 years due to flooding of the Cuivre River, and KCI began replacement of bridges and associated highway paving in Spring 2019. New bridges were built 5 feet higher than the existing, and bear on drilled shafts and steel pile. Bridges were constructed alongside the existing alignment to avoid traffic interruption, and then 150,000 CY of earth fill and 41,000 SY of concrete paving installed for the new alignment prior to removal of the original bridges.

Park Over the Highway

CityArchRiver 2015 had a goal of uniting our region and one of the world’s most recognizable icons with another of our greatest assets – the Mississippi River. KCI executed work for both MoDOT and the National Park Service to achieve this goal. We first completed the bridge that allowed visitors to walk from the Old Courthouse to the Arch grounds to the riverfront on one continuous greenway, without a curb or stair step in their way. The project scope included rerouting of traffic at the Eads Bridge and Washington Avenue and a new exit from I-55 North/I-70 West onto the…

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I-64 Seismic Retrofit

In an effort to make an elevated section of I-64 in downtown St. Louis remain standing during an earthquake, MoDOT awarded the second to last phase of this project to KCI, which was the second for KCI. This package included seismic upgrades on the section of highway from 7th to 11th Streets, and painting of all structural steel from 7th to 14th Street. This congested area of downtown St. Louis required us to coordinate working in the parking lot of the General Services Administration, alongside and above Metrolink light rail tracks, above City streets, and next to Busch Stadium. Constant…

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Loop Trolley Track

Description – In an effort to further revitalize an area of University City and the City of St. Louis, vintage trolley cars will soon be running on a new 2.2 mile long track system from the West end of the Delmar Loop to the Forest Park History Museum, by running East on Delmar and then South on DeBaliviere and back. Streetscape modifications will include boarding stations, landscaping, lighting and signals to further enhance this area. As part of the project, KCI will also replace a 4-span bridge over the live MetroLink tracks near DeBaliviere and Forest Park Avenue.

BJC Forest Park Parkway Improvements

With the new campus expansion of BJC Hospital in St. Louis will come additional traffic, and previously Forest Park Parkway (FPP) running under Kingshighway created traffic jams at FPP and Euclid. This project aimed to alleviate those jams and improve traffic flow, by raising FPP to become an at-grade intersection with Kingshighway. FPP was completely closed to traffic for the 9 month project duration, but Kingshighway was required to remain open for the duration. Project scope included a new pedestrian tunnel to access Forest Park, raising grade for the new FPP pavement, and filling under the existing Kingshighway bridge with…

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Metrolink Facilities 5 Extension

Metrolink is the St. Louis metropolitan region’s light rail system comprised of 37 stations and 46 miles of track which serve the St. Louis area and St. Claire and Monroe counties in Illinois. In 2003, the rail system was expanded to the southwest side of St. Louis, and KCI was awarded a 1.3 mile section of this expansion. Along with site clearing and demolition of existing structures, KCI constructed five new bridges from 120 feet to 2,400 feet in length, setting 83 concrete and 88 steel bridge girders in the process. These bridges spanned Interstate 44, two railroads, Big Bend…

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St. Louis County Courts Project

The existing County Courts building, built in the late 1960’s, was reviewed in 2008 by a Blue Ribbon Panel that subsequently determined a need for major upgrades to the crumbling and outdated facility. After years of political debates and voter rejection of funding measures, KCI was selected in September 2013 as the Best Value to construct the renovations and additions. KCI received the highest technical score for the design-build proposal, and is teamed with Fentress Architects as the lead design firm. The project of approximately 380,000 square feet will consolidate the Family Court, including Juvenile Detention, with the Circuit Court…

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Page Olive Connector

KCI submitted the highest scored technical proposal for this design-build project, and also submitted the lowest initial bid that was 10% under budget. We then worked with the owner to further enhance the project without cost increase. The project consists of a six-lane highway comprised of 60% bridges and 40% pavement above the area floodplain. KCI’s design-build team was prepared upon project award, and began construction three months after award, working through the harsh winter of 2010 and subsequently achieving project completion months ahead of schedule. We exceeded the workforce diversity and DBE subcontracting goals, while working over 150,000 manhours…

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Mid-Campus Graham-Defoe Housing

KCI teamed with IAA for this design-build residential housing project at University of Missouri, and was selected for this challenging, fast-paced project based on overall value to the owner. IAA and KCI developed design documents from the bridging documents supplied by the owner, to construct 190,000 square feet of new space and 80,000 square feet of renovation, of which 90% is residential dorm space. Due to constraints of a two-year schedule and tight budget, a low-cost and fast-paced construction of structural stud framing and slab-on-decks was chosen, with a brick and EIFS facade. With special working hours at times to…

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Ft. Leonard Wood Training Barracks Upgrade 09

KCI teamed with IAA on this design-build project that included renovations and additions to Barracks 816, 817 and 818, as well as Dining Facility 820 and Battalion Headquarters 822. The LEED Silver project, which was awarded to our team based on the Best Value to the government, included seismic rehabilitation, progressive collapse mitigation and ATFP measures. Renovation was based on complete demo of building interiors, as well as repairs & replacement of masonry veneer and exterior windows and roofing. Site improvements included typical utilities and sidewalks, as well as over 5000 feet of ATFP barrier concrete wall and force protection…

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Drug Enforcement Agency Building

The local branch of the Drug Enforcement Agency was spread out over several offices around the St. Louis metropolitan area, and needed to consolidate into one facility. KCI teamed with developer Harwood and Associates and designer Cannon Design to design, construct and lease to GSA a new state-of-the-art facility to accomplish this goal. This five story steel frame & precast building sits above a two story underground parking garage. The majority of the building houses office space, and is a high security building with restricted gate access for vehicles and all but the entrance door controlled by card reader access.

UMSL West Campus Parking Garage

The University of Missouri – St. Louis gave preliminary design/build guidelines with layouts and their budget, giving teams flexibility to come up with innovative ways to deal with vehicle circulation and appearance. Original plans called for 626 parking spaces, but KCI offered a plan with 670 spaces. Instead of an average garage, our team designed a front entrance that created an architectural tie-in to the campus with a precast, two-story arched entrance, a portico with serpentine wall and an attention-getting green canopy roof. All of this was provided while beating the owner’s budget by almost $500,000. “The custom-designed parking garage…

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Lower Meramec Corrosion & Humidity Improvements

A 223 foot deep pump station built near the confluence of Mississippi and Meramec Rivers had experienced groundwater infiltration for over 12 years when KCI won the contract to begin mitigation of this groundwater. The water was causing significant corrosion and humidity issues, so over 34,000 square feet of the outer walls were treated with Xypex waterproofing, designed to seal the concrete from the inside. The bottom 100 feet of the pump station was lined with scaffolding for access for Xypex installation as well as piping and HVAC replacements with less corrosive materials.

Lemay Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection

In order to comply with Federal Regulations regarding the quality of water that is discharged after treatment at a wastewater plant, MSD was required to construct this plant addition, with KCI winning the competitive bid. One of the largest systems in the area, this upgrade needed to have the ability to treat a peak flow of 240 Million Gallons per Day of wastewater. The project scope included a 2,200 sf Chlorination Building, a 23,000 sf UV & Disinfection Facility, and installation of 144″ diameter Prestressed Concrete Pipe to connect the new UV Facility to existing junction chambers. The new UV…

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Taum Sauk Pump Back Modifications

When the Taum Sauk Reservoir was rebuilt after dam failure, it was constructed of roller compacted concrete that was capped with traditional cast-in-place concrete. Periodic joints allowed for expansion and contraction, and were designed to leak until calcium content from the water sealed the joints. The water was routed to a holding basin and pumped out periodically, but during heavy rains the basin flowed into the Ozark Mountains. The high calcium content of this water was bad for the environment, so Federal Regulators required Ameren to contain the water, which was the scope of this project. KCI connected to two…

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Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements

The expansion of the Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant was to achieve many goals: Increase capacity from 13 MGD to 26 MGD, Upgrade the existing outdated facility & processes, Increase Biosolids-Handling capabilities and Provide better odor control. All were achieved while also adding energy efficiency to the plant and reduce consumption: Solids are now further dewatered, reducing local truck traffic through adjacent neighborhoods; New methane gas cleaning system and associated heat and power system is 26% more efficient; High efficiency blowers installed reduces annual energy consumption by 26%. The expanded plant includes four Clarifiers, two Aeration Basins, two Pump Stations, a…

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