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ABS Group Receives 2018 St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers Best Practice Award

March 29, 2018

ABSG Consulting Inc., an ABS Group company, has been awarded the 2018 St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers Best Practice Award for the Company's advanced engineering work on the K-Cafeteria (K-Café) structure at the Monsanto campus in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The project also received the 2017 Building Envelope Council Waterproofing Project of the Year Award.  

The K-Café structure, which includes the building and adjacent tunnels, was constructed in 1966. The facility had experienced water leaks into its occupied spaces, which had resulted in damage to the interior finishes. To address this issue and prevent further water infiltration through the structure, ABS Group was selected to provide advanced engineering services during the construction of new waterproofing solution and foundation drainage system. As part of the structural renovation work scope, ABS Group was responsible for reviewing information related to existing structural waterproofing, recommending evaluation and investigation options and developing a preliminary design for use by the construction services firm for preparation of budget cost estimates. Additional services included providing a condition assessment, structural concrete repairs, construction engineering services and a qualified waterproofing inspection.

In addition to these awards, last year the Advanced Engineering division of ABS Group was awarded the 2016 Outstanding Concrete and Masonry Historical Repair Project Award and 2016 Outstanding Transportation Concrete Repair Project Award by the Great Plains Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute.    

ABS Group's Advanced Engineering division is recognized for its expertise in evaluating natural hazards and man-made risk. Learn more about our global services providing Natural Hazards Risk Management, Explosion and Thermal Hazards, Facility Siting and Security Vulnerability Assessment services.

ABS Group Receives 2018 St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers Best Practice Award

The Advanced Engineering project team from left to right: Cory Gill, Stephanie Sheppard, P.E., and Project Manager Jim Taylor.


About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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