Top Projects Total Nearly $2 Billion

by George Waldon  on Monday, Apr. 23, 2007 12:00 am  

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If there is a slow-down in construction activity in Arkansas, the trend isn’t apparent in the 2007 list of top commercial projects. The total contract value of projects in this year’s census is nearly $2 billion, compared with more than $1.7 billion in 2006.

The 2007 roster includes 123 projects valued at $5 million or greater, two more than a year ago.

This year’s list of largest commercial projects does reflect a construction slow down in northwest Arkansas, particularly Benton County.

Benton and Washington counties combined for 33 projects in 2007. Benton County alone was home to 36 major construction projects in 2006. Pulaski County grew from 27 high-dollar projects last year to 38 in 2007.

Little Rock, home to 30 projects, was a hotbed for big-dollar construction. The capital city was followed by Fayetteville with 16 projects.

University of Arkansas-related construction boosted the totals in both cities. Seven projects each are on the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences campus in Little Rock and the UA campus in Fayetteville.

Two UAMS projects, a $130 million patient tower and $90 million expansion of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, top the 2007 list. Both projects belong to Little Rock’s CDI Contractors.



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