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Building & Earth Names New Branch Manager of Arkansas Location

Building & Earth is proud to announce it has appointed Curtis Osier branch manager of its Springdale, Arkansas, location. Osier also serves as the branch manager for the company’s Little Rock, Arkansas, branch. He officially assumed the role of branch manager of the Springdale office in early 2018.

As branch manager of both locations, he will divide his time between Springdale and Little Rock. In Springdale, Osier will be responsible for overseeing daily operations and the project managers at the location. He will also be taking the lead on business development and client relations for both Arkansas offices.

“For nearly four years, Curtis focused his management efforts on Central Arkansas, where, under his leadership, a strong team of project managers, geologists, lab personnel and field representatives provide environmental, geotechnical and construction phase testing and inspection services for our growing group of clients,” said Marco Silvestre, Building & Earth Regional Vice President, Tulsa, Springdale and Little Rock. “Within the past several months, Curtis expanded his role as branch manager to include our Northwest Arkansas operations. This added responsibility allowed him to move back to an area of Arkansas that is dear to his heart, and where he started his career over twenty years ago.”

The Building & Earth office in Springdale continues to show strong growth with a solid backlog of work in Northwest Arkansas, and is proud to have a staff of well-trained, highly motivated employees. The office is currently working on several different projects, including construction materials testing and special inspection services for the Helen Walton Child Enrichment Center, an innovative Walton Foundation project, as well as several projects with local municipalities and the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

“Curtis’ passion for our line of work, his strategic, hands-on management style and his commitment to provide value to our clients will strengthen our position as a professional service provider in this growing part of the Natural State,” said Silvestre.

Building & Earth Partners with UAB on Gardendale Medical Center Project

We are currently providing services for the new $33.9 million University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Gardendale medical center project, located in Gardendale, Alabama. Brasfield & Gorrie is the general contractor for the project, which broke ground in November.

Building & Earth completed a geotechnical investigation for the project in 2016 in support of the design phase and is providing a full range of materials testing and Special Inspections per IBC services during the construction phase of the project.

The 6.2-acre site will encompass a freestanding emergency department as well as a medical office building housing a broad range of primary and specialty care services.

The 26,700-square-foot emergency department will offer a heliport, advanced MRI/CT/X-ray imaging, 12 exam rooms, laboratory services, a bariatric lift and a pharmacy. The 24-hour staff at the department will have the capability to perform trauma care. In addition, the facility will also provide space for decontamination and isolation.

The 38,400-square-foot medical office building will provide primary care, obstetrics, gastrointestinal care, orthopedics, cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and specialty care programs.

In addition to Brasfield & Gorrie, other key players are Sims Architectural Studio, architect for the emergency department, and Gresham Smith & Partners, architect for the office building. The facility, which will be located at 960 Mount Olive Parkway, has an expected completion date of spring 2019.

For more information on the project, click here.