Construction & Development Articles

These Construction & Development articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Construction & Development industry.

April 8, 2014 – 1,499 views
Association of Construction and Development
Attorneys, presidents, vice presidents, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, construction and project managers, and developers all need Housing Tax Credit (HTC). HTC helps these professionals develop affordable low income housing, that are made available at lower cost rents. Housing tax credit is the investment in, and development of, affordable rental homes. Credits are awarded to developers of housing projects. They sell these credits to prospective investors (creditors) to raise capital to fund the project, which saves the developers (debtors) from having to borrow the same. Full Story 
April 3, 2014 – 1,386 views
Association of Construction and Development
The California-based Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) finally took the initiative of implementing the controversial law dubbed as the “Green Chemistry” initiative. Full Story 
March 24, 2014 – 1,507 views
Association of Construction and Development
Housing starts across the nation stayed the same as February, dipping down to 907,000 housing units, which is a yearly rate adjusted to remove seasonal variations of data (SAAR). This is a dip of 0.2 per cent, as per data released by the Census bureau and the Department of Housing & Urban Development. Full Story 
March 20, 2014 – 1,966 views
Association of Construction and Development
Storm water pollution is a significant issue in urban areas. A major source of concern in this area is contamination from bacteria. Numerous efforts have been made towards the treatment of storm water to inhibit the growth of bacteria in the run off water. Mycofiltration is one of the latest and probably the most innovative approaches to this problem. Here's an account of all you need to know about mycofiltration and how it can help you. Full Story 
March 17, 2014 – 1,369 views
Association of Construction and Development
Very soon, contractors in the US may be able to use the .build extension in their domain names, instead of the ubiquitous .com. The new domain name will help contractors improve their online presence and give them a distinct presence on the internet. Incidentally, the .com domain extension is nearly saturated, whereas .build will cater solely to the building community. Full Story 
March 12, 2014 – 1,418 views
Association of Construction and Development
According to AIA's Architecture Billings Index (ABI), after a two-month decline at the end of 2013, the architecture firm billings bounced back slightly in January, 2014. The 50.4 score of the month represents modest growth. In the index, a score over 50 is indicative of billings growth. Inquires about new projects are strong. Full Story 
March 12, 2014 – 1,323 views
Association of Construction and Development
President Barack Obama released his budget proposal for 2015 which contained details of the administration’s proposal for the new transportation bill. Full Story 
February 27, 2014 – 1,321 views
Association of Construction and Development
An organization called, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), which focuses on protecting New England’s environment, has filed a law suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the latter’s violation of Clean Water Act. The CLF has alleged that the EPA’s nod to the total amount of optimal nitrogen load allowed daily into Nantucket and Cape Cod water bodies did not take climate change impact into consideration. A TDML (Total Maximum Daily Load) is the maximum quantity of a certain pollutant that water bodies can receive and still meet safe water standards. Full Story