Building Recognition District Recognition Early Childhood Center

Award Presented for LECC Construction Best Practices

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The Ladue School District’s early childhood center was recognized for best practices in the construction industry by the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) during its annual awards on December 13, 2012 at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet, St. Louis, Missouri.

Construction of the new Ladue Early Childhood Center was recognized for front end planning and alignment initiatives by the Ladue School District, S. M. Wilson Co. and Bond Architects. Designed and built as a state-of-the-art sustainable learning environment, the 49,000 square foot facility replaces an existing facility to provide 24 classrooms, play structures, gym, and library for a nurturing environment for pre-schoolers and toddlers. With construction within 14 feet of existing educational facilities, close coordination was required to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Awards were also presented for construction and renovation projects for the Ameren Labadie Power Plant, the Washington University School of Medicine data center, the historic 109-year-old Umrath Hall at Washington University, and the Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health.

There are fifteen best practices which have been validated by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) to provide savings in cost and schedule. Validation is based on results from projects throughout the country. The CII is recognized as a principal construction industry forum for improving the business effectiveness and sustainability of capital facilities.

The St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers (SLCCC) is the owner organization representing major buyers of construction. SLCCC promotes the region through collaborative leadership to improve the efficient delivery of construction projects. It serves as the owners’ voice for design and construction.