Construction Archive

UALR Engineering Project Wins National Engineering Award

by Associated Press 6/9/2015 06:53 am

A team of civil and construction engineering students, industry sponsors and faculty members at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has won a national award for a senior design project submitted for the American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas.

Central Arkansas Critics Drill Ozark Gas Over Pipeline Abandonment

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

A recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order revealed a new wrinkle of discontent about a pipeline project in the state.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

Walton Arts Center Receives $500,000 from General Mills

by Alexis Hosticka 6/3/2015 09:24 am

General Mills has donated $500,000 to the Walton Arts Center for "Investing in our Future: The Expansion of Walton Arts Center," a $23 million campaign to add 30,000 SF to the performing arts venue.

McCarthy to Build 12-Megawatt Solar Field at Highland Industrial Park

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2015 02:22 pm

Silicon Ranch Corp. of Nashville, Tennessee, said Tuesday that it has hired McCarthy Building Companies Inc. of Phoenix, Arizona, to build its 12-megawatt solar field in East Camden.

Realtors: Home Sales Up 6 Percent in April

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2015 11:02 am

Arkansas home sales increased by more than 6 percent in April while the price of those homes went up by more than 12 percent, according to data released Wednesday by the Arkansas Realtors Association.

Edgehill Home Leads List of Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Two Little Rock homes, a 22,500-SF warehouse in North Little Rock, a residential parcel in west Little Rock and a vacant grocery store in Sherwood provide this Pulaski County gathering of seven-digit deals.

Country Homes Residences Remain at Crossroads of WLR Development

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

The small residential enclave along River Mountain Road in west Little Rock has captured the redevelopment imagination for several potential commercial projects over the years.

Saline County Home Sales Fuel Biggest Move on List of Top Real Estate Agencies

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Baxley-Penfield-Moudy Realtors of Bryant made the biggest climb up the list, moving to No. 12 with sales volume of $107.4 million.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

Central Arkansas Industrial Vacancy Rate Declines

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for industrial space in central Arkansas, which remained relatively stable during 2014, declined to 10.8 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared with 11.8 percent both in the previous quarter, fourth-quarter 2014, and the year-earlier quarter, first-quarter 2014.

Courtyard by Marriott to Open Along Highway 49 in Jonesboro

by Alexis Hosticka 5/29/2015 11:28 am

A new Courtyard by Marriott hotel is set to open in summer 2016 near the entrance of the NEA Baptist Healthcare System Campus on Highway 49 North in Jonesboro.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.7 Percent in April

by Alexis Hosticka 5/27/2015 08:43 am

Arkansas' unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of percentage point from March, coming in at 5.7 percent in April, according to a report Wednesday by the state Department of Workforce Servics.

Contractor Lewis May Resolves One Lawsuit, Faces Others

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Embattled Little Rock general contractor Lewis May agreed last week to pay a $3.38 million judgment.

Landowner Disputes Diamond Pipeline's Claim of Eminent Domain

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

A Conway County landowner filed a challenge to the proposed Diamond Pipeline project, arguing the company behind the project should not have the power of eminent domain.

Architect Bunny Brown Elected President of Jackson Brown Palculict

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

In his promotion to president, H.F. “Bunny” Brown IV succeeds Brooks Jackson, who will remain with Jackson Brown Palculict as chairman emeritus.

Big Companies, Big Revenue: 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas Bring In $32.8B

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $32.8 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up nearly 7 percent in a year.

Ridout Lumber Co. Rebuilds Revenue

by George Waldon 5/25/2015 12:00 am

The fortunes of Searcy's Ridout Lumber Co. and homebuilders are thoroughly intertwined. About 90 percent of sales at the 10-store chain can be attributed to its professional contractor clientele.