Construction Archive

Blaylock Threet Engineers Merges with Harbor Environmental

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2015 02:10 pm

Harbor Environmental and Safety of Little Rock has absorbed Blaylock Threet Engineers, the company announced Tuesday.

Museum Store at Crystal Bridges Wins National AIA Honor Award

by Jan Cottingham 2/2/2015 10:09 am

The retail store at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has received a 2015 national Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects.

Public Meetings Scheduled for Plains & Eastern Clean Line

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 09:45 am

The U.S. Department of Energy has scheduled a series of public meetings including six in Arkansas as part of an independent review of the proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line.

UA Fay Jones School of Architecture Dean Peter MacKeith on the Context of Design

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Peter MacKeith, 55, became dean of the Jones School of Architecture on July 1, 2014. Before coming to Arkansas, MacKeith was a professor and assistant dean at Washington University in St. Louis. MacKeith spent nearly a decade as director of the Master of Architecture-International Program at what is now known as Aalto University in Finland.

Truckers Seek Higher Fuel Tax

by Marty Cook 2/2/2015 12:00 am

On Jan. 26, a coalition of AAA, the American Trucking Associations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter urging members of the 114th Congress to raise the federal fuel tax rate. Currently, and since 1993, the rate has been 18.4 cents a gallon for gas and 24.4 cents a gallon for diesel.

Mountain Pure Liquidates In $6 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 2/2/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas assets of Mountain Pure Water changed hands in a $6 million foreclosure sale. Land for future expansion in North Little Rock weighed in at $1.22 million. And a 2,647-SF bank branch in midtown Little Rock tipped the scales at $1.18 million.

Fort Smith Office Park Getting Makeover

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Woodcrest Office Park changed hands recently and will undergo a much-needed renovation.

Flexibility Key To Cromwell Architects Engineers' 130-Year Survival

by Jan Cottingham 2/2/2015 12:00 am

After more than 30 years at Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc., CEO Charley Penix has the long view of the firm, on what has allowed it to survive 130 years to become the oldest architecture firm in Arkansas and one of the oldest in the United States.

Architecture Events Scheduled at Crystal Bridges in February

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Architecture critic Sarah Goldhagen, author of “Louis Kahn's Situated Modernism” and a contributor to The New York Times and other publications, will speak on Sunday, Feb. 8. On Feb. 23, the museum will reveal two portfolios of Wright's work in anticipation of the completion of the Bachman Wilson installation.

UA Architecture Dean Peter MacKeith To Speak in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Peter MacKeith, dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, will speak at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock on Feb. 10.

Fort Smith Confronts $480 Million Sewer Bill

by Marty Cook 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Since the federal government said Fort Smith's Clean Water Act violations since 2004 resulted in the discharge of more than 119 million gallons of untreated sewage into waterways, including the Arkansas River, the city has agreed to pay a $300,000 fine and spend $400,000 to help repair private sewer lines in low-income neighborhoods.

Seeing Green in LEDs: Technology, Efficiency Driving Increased Sales of Lights

by Sean Beherec 2/2/2015 12:00 am

Colorful lights on the Union Plaza Building or the Arkansas River bridges in downtown Little Rock are the latest installations in a series of energy efficiency projects that allow businesses to cash in by making short-term investments in lighting.

Kathy Deck: 2015 To Be A Transformative Year for Arkansas Economy

by Marty Cook 1/30/2015 04:41 pm

Arkansas' economy is clawing back to its pre-recession level, and Kathy Deck believes 2015 will be a year of transition.

Report: State Jobless Rate Down to 5.7 Percent

by Mark Carter 1/27/2015 09:35 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, dropping two-tenths of a percentage point from November, according to a report from the state Department of Workforce Services.

New Ownership Visits Two Fayetteville Hotels (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Northwest Arkansas Hospitality & Lodging LLC, a subsidiary of Pinnacle Hotel Group of Little Rock, bought the Fairfield Inn at 720 E. Millsap Road for slightly more than $1.6 million. Pinnacle is the third-party management team for the Sleep Inn, which is located next to the Fairfield Inn at 728 Millsap Road.

Magellan Pipeline Seeks Eminent Domain on Slice of Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Magellan Pipeline Company LP, a subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners LP of Tulsa, says it's willing to chip in $468 for 0.17 of an acre in Pulaski County. The company has filed a petition in Pulaski County Circuit Court to condemn the land, owned by Jayvian J. Johnson, after he declined to respond to its original offer of $3,065, according to court documents submitted earlier this month.

Walgreens Tops List of Recent Seven-Digit Deals in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

A new quartet of million-dollar deals in Faulkner County has formed. Out front is the $4 million sale of a Walgreens at 850 Oak St. in Conway.

Central Arkansas Regains Jobs Lost During Recession

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/26/2015 12:00 am

Metroplan last month released its latest “Metro Trends: Economic Review and Outlook,” which examines what it calls “the new economy” in central Arkansas in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

Moses Tucker Real Estate Looks to Next Generation, Plans for Future

by Sean Beherec 1/26/2015 12:00 am

What appears to an outsider as the simple passing of the family business from one generation to the next wasn't the plan from the beginning.

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

by Jan Cottingham 1/26/2015 12:00 am

The mergers and acquisitions spigots were opened wide last year in Arkansas. The number of big deals — those valued at $9 million or more — soared 38 percent, increasing to 101 in 2014 compared with 73 in 2013.