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Bentonville Emergency Communications Center

Nabholz Construction recently completed the new Bentonville Emergency Communications Center. Located behind the Bentonville Police Department, the facility is quite impressive. The front part of the building houses a two story very large multi-purpose room, workout room, detective area, conference rooms and offices.

The adjoining back part of the building houses the dispatch (Emergency Communications Center). This building is built to withstand an F5 tornado and redundant electrical and mechanical backup systems, all to protect and serve through communications in worst case scenario. The walls are well over a foot thick, I can't imagine the extra extremes Nabholz went through to make this facility what it is. This building has not only office spaces but also, locker room, kitchen/break area but also classroom space that doubles as emergency command room.

Bentonville Emergency Communications Exterior

Bentonville Emergency Communications Multi-Purpose

Bentonville Emergency Communications ClassroomBentonville Emergency Communications Dispatch

For those that may be interested, the scene took planning and forethought to make this room filled with black furnishings to 'pop'.

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NWACC Integrated Design Lab

This summer, Nabholz Construction completed the Integrated Design Lab on the campus of Northwest Arkansas Community College. This new facility contains classroom and lab spaces for arts and construction. This facility is impressive in it's design.

The building classrooms have windows on the North and South sides. The shop is on the South side allowing natural light illuminate the majority of the space while the arts are on the North side so the light didn't hinder art work. These two factors are important in both areas and well thought out.

The shop was the most interesting to me since my father taught high school shop/agriculture for 33 years. He would have loved this space, lots of space for any kind of work and the best tools available. I had a long chat with Matt, the shop work instructor, he shared the future plans for the area for many more power tools and opportunities, there are even plans to make it available to the community. As a woodworking enthusiast, I was impressed with his plans, skills and ideas. I will be going back to visit and see the progress he's making.

While we were talking, a lot of memories of my dad and his shop came back. I remember him building furniture and even a military jeep cart for me when I was 5, all in the school shop. I still have the bed frame and dresser he made over 60 years ago.

NWACC Integratd Design Lab Exterior

NWACC Integratd Design Lab Hallway

NWACC Integratd Design Lab Art Room

NWACC Integratd Design Lab Shop

NWACC Integratd Design Lab Shop

NWACC Integratd Design Lab Side Shop
NWACC Integratd Design Lab Exterior

Kappa Delta Sorority, University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas has some beautiful sorority houses, over the past couple of years I've seen three built, all within 14 months. I had the honor to photograph one of them, the Kappa Delta sorority house by CDI Contractors. The house is 42,000 sq feet, three floors and a basement. While that is huge, consider that KD has 400 members and 90 of them live in the house.

The house features a beautiful entry with staircase to the second floor and a double sided fireplace that opens up to the dining area on the opposite side. To the right of the entry is a very large study room with plenty of comfortable seating areas. Beside the dining room is a serving room beside a full commercial kitchen.

The basement features a computer room, exercise room, art room and a large meeting room to accommodate all membership. The second floor has a gathering room with access to a large balcony. The rest of the second and third floors have 2 and 4 bed rooms for up to 90 residents. Just a few of the images are below.

Kappa Delta University of Arkansas

Kappa Delta Entry University of Arkansas

Kappa Delta Dining Room

Kappa Delta Study

Kappa Delta MeetingKappa Delta Gathering Room