Construction Archive

Walton Arts Center Awarded $2M Walker Foundation Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2016 10:03 am

The Walton Arts Center announces a $2 million grant from the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation for its $23 million capital campaign.

Clinton National Airport Announces $20.6M Concourse Renovation

by Sarah Campbell 10/18/2016 02:55 pm

The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport announces a $20.6 million renovation project that will improve amenities in the concourse.

US Homebuilders' Confidence Eases Slightly

by Associated Press 10/18/2016 11:17 am

U.S. homebuilders' confidence eased this month after surging to the highest level in nearly a year in September.

DoubleTree Hotel Renovations Include New Restaurant, Rooms Overhaul

by Alexis Hosticka 10/18/2016 10:26 am

In the shadow of the $70 million Robinson Center renovation, the DoubleTree Little Rock is undergoing its own transformation.

Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

by Sarah Campbell 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months.

Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

Central Arkansas Multifamily Construction Sees Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Multifamily housing construction in central Arkansas in 2015 reached its highest point since 2012, with 1,236 units. That's according to Metroplan, the federally designated planning agency for Pulaski, Faulkner, Saline and Lonoke counties.

Road Safety Goals Hit A Bump in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2013, Arkansas released its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which explained how the state wanted to lower road fatalities to 400 or fewer by the year 2017. While Arkansas has shown improvement, it appears unlikely such an ambitious goal will be realized.

Maumelle Townhomes Attract $8.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/17/2016 12:00 am

EIIC LLC, led by Jean Eiler, purchased 61 townhomes in The Villas at Audubon near the northwest corner of Audubon and Club Manor drives.

A Power Line to Nowhere (Julie Morton Commentary)

by Julie Morton 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Clean Line Partners has consistently exaggerated the benefits of its Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project to Arkansas.

Todd Hillman of MISO on Keeping Arkansas Within Balance of Power

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Todd Hillman is the vice president of Midcontinent Independent System Operator's south region, the company which took over the electricity transmission of Entergy Corp. in Arkansas in 2011.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 02:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and more.

Bentonville Tops ATBI Again, Only 5 Cities Show Positive Change

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 09:32 am

Bentonville completed second quarter 2016 with an Arkansas Tech Business Index rating of 107.03, making it No. 1 among the 20 municipalities tracked by the ATBI.

Company Plans $5M Development in Fairfield Bay

by Sarah Campbell 10/14/2016 09:02 am

A developer in Van Buren County is scheduled to begin work next week on a $5 million residential development in Fairfield Bay — the biggest home development the city has seen in more than 25 years.

Weather Prompts Delay of Second Broadway Bridge Implosion

by Associated Press 10/14/2016 08:55 am

Workers are postponing Friday's planned implosion of the remaining arches of the Broadway Bridge because of lightning in the area.

Tech Company ACDI Breaks Ground For New Benton Headquarters

by Sarah Campbell 10/12/2016 10:09 am

Access Control Devices Inc. of Little Rock and Harco Constructors of North Little Rock mark the start of construction for ACDI's new 18,000-SF headquarters at 403 Main St. in Benton.

Video: Crews Pull Down Broadway Bridge After Implosion Fails

by Associated Press 10/11/2016 04:50 pm

Despite triggering explosives to bring down the Broadway Bridge between Little Rock and North Little Rock on Tuesday, a demolition crew needed five hours to fell the structure.

UALR Starts Construction on $20.3M Arts Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/11/2016 11:58 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock begins work on its new $20.3 million, 64,600-SF Windgate Center of Art & Design, set to open on Jan. 8, 2018, the first day of the 2018 spring semester.

Video: Explosives Fail to Bring Down Broadway Bridge

by Associated Press 10/11/2016 10:45 am

It turns out a 93-year-old bridge deemed structurally deficient isn't so weak after all.

Arkansas Urology Building New $6M Facility

by Alexis Hosticka 10/11/2016 10:36 am

Arkansas Urology will begin work this month on a nearly $6 million, 12,467-SF new outpatient surgery center in Little Rock, expected to open by October 2017.