Construction Archive

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.

When the Going Gets Tough (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Smart leaders understand that to deal with difficult times, the culture and attitude of their workforce must be critical to survival.

Blueprint For 2018? Architecture Firms See Busy Year

by Mark Friedman 2/26/2018 12:00 am

Spending on construction projects across the country could rise by 4 percent this year over 2017, which is welcome news for Arkansas architects and engineers.

Shoppes at Chenal Starts with $2.5M Buy (Real Deals)

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

A 34,734-SF retail project is in motion for the 5.04-acre site at the southeast corner of Chenal Parkway and Arkansas Systems Drive.

Dean John English Sees No Cooling for College of Engineering

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

John English, the dean of UA's College of Engineering, credits his interest in engineering to Neil Armstrong's moon landing.

Ford, Herman Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2018 08:54 am

Danny Ford of Glen Sain Motor Sales Inc. of Paragould and Todd Herman of the Arkansas Arts Center of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at the 30th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Long-Term Mortgage Rates Climb to 4.4 Percent

by Associated Press 2/22/2018 10:42 am

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates crept higher this week, upping the costs of borrowing to purchase a home just as more of the millennial generation is entering the real estate market.

Sales of US Homes Fall Year Over Year by Most in 3½ Years

by Associated Press 2/21/2018 11:59 am

U.S. sales of existing homes fell in January from a year earlier by the most in more than three years. Would-be buyers were stymied by rising prices and a shortage of homes for sale.

Arkansas Metros Show Wide Gap in Post-Recession Employment Rates

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although the unemployment rate gets the most attention, Arkansas economist Michael Pakko recently also looked at the employment rate in the state over the last year and since the Great Recession.

10 Years Later, Investigation of Glasgow Disapperance 'Still Open and Ongoing'

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The 10th anniversary late last month of the disappearance of Little Rock construction executive John Glasgow prompted Whispers to make a Freedom of Information Act request for the Little Rock Police Department's investigative file.

Is the U.S. Due for a Recession? (Commentary)

by David Andolfatto and Andrew Spewak 2/19/2018 12:00 am

The U.S. economy has been expanding for the last eight and a half years, but how much longer will that expansion last?

Shorty Small's Update Includes New Technology

by Jan Cottingham 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Shorty Small's recent $250,000 renovation of its Rodney Parham location includes iPads allowing servers to send orders to the kitchen while they're taking them from the customer.