Richard Librach


Vice President – Field Operations

Mr. Librach has over 37 years of construction industry experience, and has been with K&S since 1988.  As a Senior Project Manager he handles multiple projects concurrently, with a single project volume up to $33 million.  In addition to supervising every aspect of his projects from contract award to project turnover, he has developed an expertise in scheduling, and also serves as the director of safety for K&S.  He is an OSHA 500 trainer and has served on the AGC Safety Committee and St. Louis AGC Drug Consortium. He served as the senior project manager on the Projects listed below.

PROJECT EXPERIENCE – K&S Associates, St. Louis, Missouri

Medical Science Building – Research Vivarium Upgrade and Maintenance, University

of Missouri-Columbia – 2018 to Present                                                                                                        

Columbia, Missouri

Complete gut renovation of the existing Vivarium Space at the University of Missouri, Columbia Medical Science Building.  Includes the construction of a new mechanical penthouse on the roof of the existing building.  Includes all new mechanical systems and environmental controls, DI Water and laboratory gas, laboratory equipment, laboratory casework and sterilizers.

Schrenk Hall Phase IIA Renovation – 2018-2019                                                                                       

Rolla , Missouri

This project consists of renovation of the chemistry building known as Schrenk Hall West.  This is a 1971 vintage building.  The 2nd and 3rd floors, are essentially gutted and replaced with new walls, floor finishes and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as new laboratory fume hoods and furniture.  The building will receive a new fume hood exhaust system and a new roofing system as well.  The laboratories and classrooms on the Ground and 1st floors are remaining in operation during the entire construction time phase.

Parker Hall – Phase 1 & Phase 2 – 2017-2019                                                                                                                           

Rolla, Missouri

Structural stabilization of the historic Parker Hall on at Missouri S&T.  These projects consisted of the interior renovation of the Fiscal Services department, window replacements as well as foundation and masonry stabilization of the entire structure.  The project included underpinning of perimeter foundations, perimeter wall anchoring, crack injection and masonry restoration of this historic structure.

SAFB – Cyber Mission – 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

This project involves renovations to the B700 building and a small amount of exterior sitework.  Our scope included all work with the exception of Office furnishings, Plumbing, HVAC, Fire Protection and Electrical work.  This is an occupied building and is being completed in phases.

Maryland Heights Community Center  –  2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Maryland Heights, Missouri

The project included construction of a new two-story community center complete with all support facilities, and related site improvements.  Some amenities included a large gymnasium, large event space, indoor leisure pool w/lap lanes, expanded fitness center, preschool area, senior center & meeting rooms.  The facility was built on the open space to the south of the existing facility. The existing building continued to operate until construction was completed and the Parks and Recreation Department was able to move into the building.  The old building was demolished and parking lot removed and replaced. Construction was approximately 90,000 sq. ft.

Advanced Manufacturing Center  –  2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Hansen Hall – 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Union, Missouri

Two projects for East Central College.  The Center for Advance Manufacturing & Workforce Development consisted of renovating an existing strip center and converting to hands on classrooms involving precision machining, HVAC and welding labs.  The Hansen Hall project involved renovating classrooms and installation of failsafe electrical systems.

Norwood Hall  –  2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Experimental Mine Building – 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Rolla, Missouri

Two projects for Missouri Science & Technology.  The Norwood project was a complete exterior renovation including piers, masonry & stone restoration, roofing and architectural sheet metal replacement of the Administration Building constructed in the 1900’s.  The Experimental Mine Building involved construction of a new pre-engineered metal building.

Bullman HVAC Renewal  –  2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Columbia, Missouri

Total Mechanical Renovation of an existing Student Recreational Facility to serve the University of Missouri, Rolla.  Included connection to ground well systems, new ice tank refrigeration system and fusion welded polypropylene piping.

Wolpers & Johnston Halls  –  2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Columbia, Missouri

Renovation of two existing student dormitories for the University of Missouri – Columbia.  Project involves demolition of all non load bearing walls and total systems replacement.  Both buildings also received complete tuckpointing and removal and replacement of stone coinage.  Renovation of dining facilities is included in the construction.

SAFB – Bldg. P4  –  2015                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Scott Air Force Base, Illinois

Design Build total building renovation including 4 existing additions dating back to 1936.  Work includes classified and high security components, coordination with multiple outside vendors and end users.  Building construction standards include progressive collapse, seismic restraints and anti terrorist force protection.

Army Reserve Center  –  2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

St. Charles, Missouri     

New construction of five buildings on sixty acres.   Project included removal and replacement contaminated soil, construction of new two story training facility, storage vault, heated and unheated storage and maintenance buildings.

Wildwood City Hall and Police Facility  –  2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Wildwood, Missouri                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Construction of a new 2-story, 26,600 square foot City Hall and Police Facility included space for City business offices and meeting rooms, and includes facilities for the Wildwood Precinct of the St. Louis County Police Department. LEED Gold Project.

East Campus Chilled Water Plant  –  2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Columbia, Missouri

Construction of a new chilled water production plant, along with all associated site improvements and utility distribution improvements

Thomas Jefferson South Towers  –  Mo. Univ. of Science & Technology  –  2010                                                                                     

Rolla, Missouri                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Gut demolition and renovation of an 11-story dormitory with 170 dorm rooms, kitchens, lounges and study areas, as well as a hall coordination apartment, computer room and laundry.

Hudson, Gillett & Rollins Halls – University of Missouri  –  2011                                                                                                                                                    

Columbia, Missouri                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Renovations of two seven-story residence halls and modification of commons building, including new mechanical systems, finishes, shower facilities & entrance.

Columbia Government Center –  2010                                                                                                                                                                                

Columbia, Missouri                                                                                                                                                                  

Construction of a 55,000 sq. ft. addition and renovation of 55,000 sq. ft. of City Hall. LEED Gold Project

Granite City Armed Forces Reserve Center, Corps of Engineers –  2009                                                                                                 

Granite City, Illinois                                                                                                                                                                      

Construction of 70,000 sq. ft. single story facility with classrooms, kitchen and weapons storage.  New maintenance and storage buildings with extensive parking area.

Schurz/Bingham Halls, University of Missouri  –  2008                                                                                                                                           

Columbia, Missouri                                                                                                                                                                   

Renovations to the 8-story 256-student room Schurz Hall and modifications to Bingham Hall.

Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, University of Missouri  –  2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Columbia, Missouri                                                                                                                                                                       

New 31,000 sq. ft. BioSafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Laboratory.

William E. Mason/Douglas Walter Clark Middle School  –  2007                                                                                                                                 

East St. Louis, Illinois                                                                                                                                                       

New 144,000 sq. ft. Middle School for the East St Louis School District #189.

Forensic Laboratory – City of St. Louis Police Department  –   2007                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

St. Louis, Missouri                                                                                                                                                                         

New 40,000 sq. ft. Forensic Laboratory.  Includes DNA, Biology, Serology, Chemistry, Arson, and Fire Arms.


University of Missouri Columbia – Business

Personal Recognitions:

OSHA  10, 40, 500 and 501 Hour Safety Course

OSHA Training in Fall Protection, Scaffolding and Excavation

OSHA First Aid/CPR Certification