Megan Rollins, a senior construction management major at UA Little Rock, has had her eye on a career in construction ever since she was a child. Continue reading “Women in Construction Week: Megan Rollins”
UA Little Rock will hold a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly renovated Clark Project Management Lab in the Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering at UA Little Rock. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the Engineering, Technology, and Applied Science Building, Room 354. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Holds Dedication Ceremony for New Clark Project Management Lab”
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has partnered with the Vilonia Pathways Academy Conversion Charter, the first-of-its-kind charter school in Arkansas, to create a concurrent program in which students can gain an associate degree in construction science while in high school. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Creates Associate of Construction Science Degree Partnership with Vilonia High School”
Daysia Klossner is a first-generation student who will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management this month from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is currently a project estimator at Baldwin & Shell construction company. Continue reading “Graduate Spotlight on Daysia Klossner”
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Arkansas has donated $30,000 to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to establish a fund to support the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Lab for construction management and engineering students. Continue reading “UA Little Rock dedicates building modeling lab in honor of AGC Arkansas”
A team of University of Arkansas at Little Rock students brought home first place in the Sustainability Competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers Deep South Student Conference for their design and build of a sustainable doghouse. Continue reading “UA Little Rock students win first place in sustainability competition”
In 2000, Jack Kinnaman, founder of Kinko Constructors Inc., became enamored with a sculpture Kevin Kresse, a family friend, created for his daughter. The sculpture was so beautiful that Kinnaman asked Kresse to create a life-size sculpture for his home. Continue reading “Groundbreaking sculpture finds new home at UA Little Rock”
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock construction engineering team took third place at the TEXO/Associated Schools of Construction Region 5 competition on Feb. 19 in Dallas.
The team, led by Larry Blackmon, faculty coach, represented the UA Little Rock Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering.
UA Little Rock students Casey Baker of Benton, John Coleman of Malvern, David Greenwood of Benton, Jonathan Henderson of China, Texas, Johnny Picking of Hot Springs, and Julie Sanders of Saltillo represented UA Little Rock in the Heavy Civil category.
The construction problem involved delivering a budget, schedule, and proposal for a rehabilitation and upgrade for the Dallas County Park Municipal Water Treatment Plant.
Archer Western, the sponsoring company, originally bid the project for $33.7 million in 2010. Archer Western played the role of the customer while teams from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas took the role of construction manager at risk.
The competition took place over three days. Teams from each school received documents in advance from Archer Western on Saturday, Feb. 17, and had only 16 hours to complete them and finalize their bidding estimate, worth 70 percent of their overall score. On Sunday, Feb. 18, the team traveled to Dallas to prepare their presentations, worth 30 percent of the final score, which they delivered on Monday, Feb. 19.
The team earned third place with a bid of $33.1 million.
In the upper right photo, the team (L to R) includes John Coleman, Jonathan Henderson, Julie Sanders, Casey Baker, Jonathan Picking, and David Greenwood.
Michael Tramel, chair of the Department of Construction Management and Civil and Construction Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Champion of Construction Award. Continue reading ” Tramel to receive Champion of Construction Award “
At just 22, Joseph Eggburn, of Sheridan, has already worked on important construction projects familiar to residents of central Arkansas – the Outlets of Little Rock off I-30 and the recently completed on-ramp from Cantrell Road to I-430 in west Little Rock. Continue reading “On the road to success: Joseph Eggburn”