Construction Archive

Construction Starts on South Main District Apartment Complex

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2014 11:29 am

Construction started recently on the South Village Apartments at Quapaw in the South Main District in downtown Little Rock. The complex will feature 16 one- and two-bedroom apartments. It's set to open in early 2015.

Baptist Health Breaks Ground on Conway Hospital

by Lee Hogan 7/7/2014 02:50 pm

Baptist Health of Little Rock broke ground Monday on a 216,000-SF, 96-bed hospital in Conway. The facility is expected to open in 2016. The entire project is estimated to cost about $130 million. The hospital is expected to open in 2016 and employ about 425 workers.

The Legal Pitfalls of LEED (J. Cliff McKinney II Expert Advice)

by J. Cliff McKinney II 7/7/2014 12:00 am

I am a major supporter of the LEED rating system and truly believe it is the best way to verify that a building is environmentally friendly. However, as with nearly anything, there are legal pitfalls that participants in the LEED rating system may not be aware of.

Little Rock Zone MSAs See Modest Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Employment grew modestly in the first quarter of 2014 in the Little Rock zone, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The Little Rock zone includes all of Arkansas except the northeast.

‘Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste' (Jim Fram Commentary)

by Jim Fram 7/7/2014 12:00 am

The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Hot Springs Metro Partnership recognized after the Majestic Hotel fire that they should embrace the adage to "never let a crisis go to waste," commissioning the Downtown Game Plan Task Force to study all aspects of downtown development.

Cromwell Architects Adds On Erik Swindle from Heifer (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Erik Swindle has been hired as facilities services director at Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc. in Little Rock. Swindle was previously director of facilities management and global properties at Heifer International in Little Rock for more than 13 years. While at Heifer, he helped the campus receive more than 16 awards for green practices.

Reese Rowland Named Fellow of American Institute of Architects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Reese Rowland has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, awarded to fewer than 4 percent of AIA members. He was one of 46 architects selected in the design category. The fellowship program honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and their communities.

Snyder CEO Joe Carter on How the Abatement Industry Continues To Grow

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Snyder Environmental, founded in 2001, specializes in asbestos abatement, mold remediation, dust control and lead paint removal in the Midwest and Southern U.S.

Frank Lloyd Wright House Already Drawing Museum Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Interest in the reconstruction of the Bachman Wilson House on the grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is so great that people have been bringing lawn chairs to watch the work progress.

Bentonville Warehouse Goes Full Tilt for New Look

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Construction is expected to be completed by November on an office and warehouse facility in Bentonville, and it will have a different look.

No Daily Report, E-newsletters on Friday

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/3/2014 10:01 am

Arkansas Business will not send the Daily Report or weekly industry e-newsletters on Friday, the Fourth of July. Arkansas Business Publishing Group offices will be closed Friday as well, reopening on Monday. ABPG wishes everyone a happy Fourth.

Robinson Center Closes For $68M Renovations

by Lee Hogan 7/1/2014 11:56 am

Tuesday marks the temporary closing of the Robinson Center Music Hall in downtown Little Rock for a $68 million renovation project.

Survey: Midwest Economy Growing

by Associated Press 7/1/2014 09:23 am

The economy in nine Midwestern and Plains states including Arkansas should continue growing steadily in the months ahead, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Tuesday.

Revised Figures Show Improved Rate for Arkansas Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

A government report earlier this month on gross domestic product included revised figures that affected data on Arkansas' growth rate back to 1997, according to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster.

Home Design Firm Relocates to NLR

by Brandon Riddle 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Inside Effects' focus is natural stone granite, marble countertops, kitchen cabinets and house project tools, while Outside Effects sells outdoor kitchen equipment. The businesses' employees provide consulting, computer-assisted design and full installation.

Fort Smith Osteopathic School Picks Architect

by Mark Friedman 6/30/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education of Fort Smith recently named Risley & Associates of Fort Smith as the lead architect to build the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, a job estimated at $75 million.

Baptist Health Plans July 7 Groundbreaking for Conway Hospital

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Ground will be broken for the 100-bed medical center at 10:30 a.m. July 7 at 1455 Exchange Ave., near the Dave Ward Drive exit off Interstate 40.

Activity Picking Up at Springdale Supercenter Site

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/30/2014 12:00 am

Business activity is picking up at the site of the Walmart Supercenter that is scheduled to open in August on Elm Springs Road in Springdale.

Site Work Starts on Outlet Mall in West Little Rock

by Lee Hogan 6/24/2014 03:02 pm

Site work for a proposed outlet mall has begun on a 30-acre tract of land at the Gateway Town Center in west Little Rock. Outlets at Little Rock is slated to open in summer 2015.

Burgundy Book: Slight Economic Improvement in Arkansas

by Mark Carter 6/24/2014 09:07 am

According to a May survey of business leaders in the state, the near-term outlook for the Little Rock zone improved slightly.