MissouriOfficeRetail McCarthy begins construction of nearly 1-million-square-foot mixed-use development near St. Louis July 23, 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via email McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has started construction of Forsyth Pointe, a mixed-use development in the central business district of Clayton, Missouri, the county seat of St. Louis County. As construction manager, McCarthy is overseeing all construction work, including the delivery of self-perform concrete services on the cast-in-place building foundations, elevator cores and parking structure. Developed by US Capital Development and totaling nearly 1 million square feet, the project includes two Class-A office towers with street-level retail space. The steel-framed glass structures rest atop a post-tensioned concrete-framed parking structure. The 10-story, 265,000-square-foot east tower will occupy the corner of Forsyth Boulevard and Meramec Avenue. The eight-story, 210,000-square-foot west tower will reside at Brentwood Boulevard and Forsyth Boulevard. More than 20,000 square feet of street-level retail space will enliven the development’s street presence. A seven-level parking structure will connect both buildings and extend 2.5 levels underground. At the top level of the parking structure, a 45,000-square-foot open-air garden terrace will serve as a signature amenity and be available for public events. Other planned amenities include a 10,000-square-foot fitness center and a ground-floor arts and entertainment venue. From the project’s early design phase, McCarthy initiated an integrated virtual design and construction (VDC) process with the owner, designer and trade partners to drive efficiencies throughout the project. This includes the use of cloud-based building information modeling (BIM) collaboration platforms accessible by all team members. Specific VDC applications include model-based design review, model-based field layout, 3D building systems coordination, laser scanning of as-built conditions, and aerial drone photogrammetry to monitor and survey construction progress. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2022.