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St. Louis' S.M. Wilson picks up construction awards for its work in Missouri

Two projects built by St. Louis-based S. M. Wilson & Co. have received 2011 Keystone Project of the Year honors from the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis.

Two projects built by St. Louis-based S. M. Wilson & Co. have received 2011 Keystone Project of the Year honors from the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis.

The City of Frontenac Municipal Building and the Mercy Enterprise Data Center were both recognized.

The 14th Annual Construction Keystone Awards highlight the creativity and talents of the St. Louis region’s construction industry.

The new 37,800-square-foot City of Frontenac Municipal Building combines the city’s government offices, police department and fire department into a single facility.  Each of these entities was previously housed in a separate building on the same site.  The challenge facing S. M. Wilson was that all city functions had to be maintained around the clock throughout demolition and construction on a very tight job site.  Careful construction planning and very close and ongoing communications with the City ensured seamless City operations and a smooth transition of all departments to the new building.

The Mercy Enterprise Data Center in Washington, Mo., encompasses 40,000 square feet and serves as the primary corporate data center for Sisters of Mercy Health System hospitals and medical centers throughout the Midwest. S.M. Wilson overcame numerous challenges on this project, involving anticipated computing load, data storage requirements and related equipment needs. S.M. Wilson also faced issues with the project's security requirements and tier ratings and the migration from current data facilities to the new/expanded facilities.