UNION, MO. — St. Louis-based Paric Corp. has broken ground for the construction of a $15.4 million building for East Central College located at 1964 Prairie Dell Rd. in Union. The three-story, 51,800-square-foot facility will house the college’s nursing, health and science departments. It will include several laboratories, lecture halls, classrooms, computer labs and offices. The lawn north of the building will also form a natural courtyard for the area. The project is scheduled for completion in December. Paric is serving as construction manager, with architecture firm Hastings + Chivetta providing design services.