Construction Archive

Russell Fason Steps Up to Principal Position at WER Architects (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Fason is a graduate of the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas.

Forest Resources Center's Matthew Pelkki on Why Timber Industry Isn't Falling

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Matthew Pelkki has written more than 100 scholarly articles and been a lead investigator in 27 projects involving more than $6 million in research funding.

Walton Foundation Selects Firms for NWA Design Program

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2015 01:40 pm

The Walton Family Foundation selected 36 firms for its inaugural pool of designers for the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.

Hilton Garden Inn To Keep Reservation in Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Ground should be broken during the next 30 days for the seven-story, 140-room Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Little Rock.

Bentonville Office Space Popular

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Grady Mathews of Sage Partners said the 270,000-SF Bentonville Plaza has four tenants who are now looking to expand. Mathews said the demand for Class A office space is continuing to grow.

NLR Warehouse Draws $2.9 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 10/5/2015 12:00 am

A 57,705-SF warehouse in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2.91 million. A 1.55-acre commercial redevelopment is in motion after a $1.03 million land deal. And a 2.11-acre commercial site in North Little Rock rang up a $737,104 transaction.

Getting 'Unstuck' (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Anyone who runs a business is familiar with how easy it is to spend every day heads down in the business. But the same efficiency a leader gains with day-to-day operation also leads to tunnel vision. A leader can easily become isolated as well as stale.

Skyline Reports Shows Building Permit Values Decreasing in NWA

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2015 11:00 am

In northwest Arkansas, the number of building permits increased significantly compared to last year, but the value of the permits decreased from their average values in 2014.

Mini-Storage Project Registers $6M Sale (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/28/2015 12:00 am

A 611-unit mini-storage project in west Little Rock weighed in at $6 million. Home sites in Sherwood rang up a $1.56 million deal. And a south Little Rock convenience store changed hands in a $950,000 sale.

Springdale Tops Arkansas Tech Business Index For First Time

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 02:05 pm

Springdale took the top spot for July on the Arkansas Tech Business Index with a rating of 106.38, an increase of 1.09 points from June.

Walton Family Foundation to Fund 3 Design Projects

by Alexis Hosticka 9/24/2015 10:19 am

The Walton Family Foundation said this week that it will fund the design of three northwest Arkansas building projects through its Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program.

ACH Picks Polk Stanley Wilcox for Springdale Hospital

by Lance Turner 9/24/2015 10:07 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital said Thursday that has selected two architectural firms to help design its new campus in northwest Arkansas: FKP Architects of Houston and Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of Fayetteville and Little Rock.

JBU Gets $1.5M 'Challenge Grant' for Construction, Fundraising

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/24/2015 09:56 am

John Brown University has been awarded a $1.5 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation of Tulsa to support construction and fundraising projects on campus, the private Siloam Springs school announced Thursday.

Fed Report Shows Jonesboro Employment Growth Outpacing Others

by Alexis Hosticka 9/23/2015 10:02 am

Employment growth in Jonesboro has exceeded the nation's growth for the ninth consecutive quarter, according to an August survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.

Arkansas Business Presents 2015's 'New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/21/2015 12:00 am

This is the seventh year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Convenient Redevelopment Drives $2.9M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 9/21/2015 12:00 am

A west Little Rock convenience store development is in motion after a $2.9 million transaction. And an undeveloped 64.5-acre apartment tract in North Little Rock tipped the scales at $2 million.

Arkansas Unemployment Mirrors National Trend, Down to 5.4 Percent

by Alexis Hosticka 9/18/2015 09:46 am

A report Friday by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, shows Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point, from 5.6 percent in July to 5.4 percent in August.

Arkansas Governor's Quality Award Winners Announced

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2015 08:00 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized winners at the Governor's Quality Award Program held at the Marriott Hotel in Little Rock. North Arkansas College of Harrison took top honors in receiving the Governor's Award for Performance Excellence.

Developer Plans 170,000-SF Shoppes at Benton for Spring 2017

by Alexis Hosticka 9/15/2015 03:45 pm

Developers are planning a new, 170,000-SF retail center with about 20 stores west of Alcoa Road on the north side of Interstate 30 in Benton.