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 18, 2013 – 1,800 views
Association of Construction and Development
Rooftop support systems can be classified into three general categories namely, non-penetrating supports, flashed curbs supports, and flashed steel supports. The design of the supporting structure is based on two basic concepts; one consists of curbs with a metal cap sheet flashed into the roof, and the other has a structural steel frame supported by a vertical steel post embedded in the roof membrane... Full Story 
April 12, 2013 – 1,869 views
Association of Construction and Development
Water-related problems like rain, floods, water seepage, and resulting mold build-up can make a building very uninhabitable. Moisture content in a building can cause extensive damage to furniture as well as lead to safety and health issues. Breathing in air with mold and other impurities is associated with some respiratory illnesses like asthma. That is why it is essential that professionals in the construction and restoration business should make a proper assessment of property damages. Once they evaluate the situation, they can develop a restoration plan to conduct building repairs and re-establish the appropriate standards. When conducting building repairs, it is essential to follow appropriate building codes to ensure effective and long-lasting results... Full Story 
April 12, 2013 – 2,871 views
Association of Construction and Development
The continuing deterioration of concrete structures with time is a serious problem. Despite the tragic fall of some massive structures in the recent past, there seems to be lack of guidelines enlisting the dos and the don’ts when it comes to maintaining concrete structures all over the world. There is a need for such guidelines to enable classification, testing, assessment, and ultimately restoring the structures to their former conditions... Full Story 
April 8, 2013 – 1,701 views
Association of Construction and Development
Construction defects can emerge from a variety of sources. There are those defects that are related to the design, materials and workmanship, and those that are related to land movement. Some of these defects can cause damage to the structure as well as individuals, both physically and financially... Full Story 
April 8, 2013 – 1,894 views
Association of Construction and Development
Storm water runoff from industrial sites is a major environmental concern. Storm water discharge is the primary cause of water quality deterioration in arid and semi-arid parts of the US. To restore the water quality in the country the Federal regulations require companies to prepare a detailed Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), and upon its clearance obtain an industrial storm water permit. The SWPPP lists the mechanical and non-mechanical controls that will reduce the negative impact in the event of an... Full Story 
April 4, 2013 – 2,328 views
Association of Construction and Development
With an explosion of technology, even a quarter million cell tower sites have not been enough to cater to the network needs of citizens in the United States. Every minute hundreds of companies are launching new applications, and people use cell network to access emails, websites, music, videos, games, and other applications. The government is working on acquiring new cell sites, and modifying existing ones to increase internet coverage and speed... Full Story 
April 2, 2013 – 2,264 views
Association of Construction and Development
Construction projects involve a substantial amount of money; this is why any impediment to the original construction schedule can result in heavy financial losses, which usually have to be borne by the construction company. So, it is important to know about the cause of these delays and the effects it has on the construction management. It is also important to learn how you can document any delay in the project, as there is a probability that the matter can end up in legal proceedings... Full Story 
March 15, 2013 – 1,826 views
Association of Construction and Development
Electrical codes are the rules and regulations that have to be followed while performing electrical works of any sort. Electric codes are devised by many national agencies and from these, The NEC or The National Electric Code, are the prime standard accepted throughout the world. These are a written set of rules and regulations which are published in a bound book with 1,000 pages. The NEC is the... Full Story