Construction Archive

Fort Smith Gets $8.5M DOT Grant for Bridges

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2018 10:31 am

Fort Smith will receive an $8.5 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to repair and rehabilitate three rail bridges that cross Clear Creek and the Arkansas River.

Bass Pro Sold (Again); Heart Hospital Stakes Out Benton Land

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

The southwest Little Rock Bass Pro Shops, a west Little Rock hotel and apartments in midtown Little Rock are making noise as this week's trio of multimillion-dollar real estate deals.

Energy Security Partners CEO: Vision of Pine Bluff GTL Plant Alive

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Roger Williams' vision to put a $3.7 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant in Jefferson County has him arguing in two directions: convincing some people that the largest economic development project in state history can realistically happen, and explaining to others why it's not happening quicker.

Delta Still Waits for I-69 'Game Changer'

by Marty Cook 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development.

Storage World Attracts $2.8M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/5/2018 12:00 am

The 675-unit mini-storage project in west Little Rock was purchased by Modern SW LLC, led by Keith Richardson.

Woody Wheeless Sees New Day Rising in West Memphis

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless reveals the upside and downside of being just across the river from Memphis.

Safe Foods Locks Up 3 New Hires (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Slaton Fry has been hired as chief operating officer for Safe Foods Corp. in North Little Rock. Kelly Conley has been hired as director of finance, and Todd Coleman has been hired as director of research and development.

Four New Construction Hall of Fame Inductees Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2018 09:58 am

Associated General Contractors of Arkansas, the American Council of Engineering Companies in Arkansas, the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers announced Thursday the 2018 Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame inductees.

Arts Center Unveils Plans for $70M Redesign

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/28/2018 12:02 pm

Architects for the planned Arkansas Arts Center renovation and expansion unveil their design.

Joey Dean Joins AGC Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2018 11:26 am

Joey Dean has been named the executive vice president of AGC Arkansas, the Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, in Little Rock.

Arkansas Casino Measure Would Expand Gambling at Tracks

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/26/2018 01:14 pm

A proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas has been revised to allow expanded gambling at a greyhound track and horse track that already offer video poker and other electronic games.

Marathon Makes Shall Avenue Contractors Pick Up Speed

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

A new route for the 16th annual Little Rock Marathon means some last-minute hustle for contractors.

Caddo Mountain Spring Water Taps Cash for Bottling Plant

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

A Hot Springs Village startup that wants to sell spring and artesian water recently raised more than $300,000 to dive into the premium bottled water market.

Riggs Cat HQ Gets Steely Due

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

The American Institute of Steel Construction of Chicago has announced that the Caterpillar dealership building at 9125 Interstate 30 will receive its merit award for projects costing less than $15 million.

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History 'Shall Return'

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Renovation work is underway on the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, an Arts Center neighbor in MacArthur Park.

Arkansas Architecture & Engineering Salaries Below National Average

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

The annual mean wage for architects and engineers in Arkansas in May 2016 was $67,320, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Rock City Yacht Club Poised to Set Sail

by George Waldon 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Nearly a dozen years have passed since John Burkhalter embarked on his Little Rock marina odyssey along the Arkansas River. Site work for the Rock City Yacht Club is finally in full swing, and the local businessman-developer expects to host the first wave of boating enthusiasts this summer.

VR Puts Clients Inside Design Projects

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Virtual reality isn't just for gamers anymore. An architecture firm, a construction company and a furniture dealer in central Arkansas, for example, are using the technology to offer their clients a better experience.

Fayetteville Building Sells for $1.7 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Westwood Holdings LLC of Rogers, led by Dusty Graham, bought the Kelly Eason Building at 100 W. Center St.

Jill Rowland Receives CFP Certification (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Jill Rowland of Merrill Lynch's Fort Smith office has been awarded the Certified Financial Planner certification by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.