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.

March 15, 2013 – 27,218 views
Association of Construction and Development
Shop drawings represent an elementary form of delegated design. The process involves contractors and suppliers who design the components for which they are responsible. If the project architect of a building had to design every single connection and interaction between systems and components, it would be an arduous process. Most architects do not have the skills to design to that level of detail and that would cause delays and frequent defects in design. Using shop drawings provide the contractor and the architect with an opportunity to review what the subcontractor or supplier intends to supply or construct before approving the fabrication or construction... Full Story 
March 14, 2013 – 1,642 views
Association of Construction and Development
If you are planning to incorporate a solar project on land that is private, it is important to consider the issues that come along with it. It is very likely that your customer will ask you why he/she should opt for a solar lease, and as a developer you will need to have the answer... Full Story 
March 12, 2013 – 4,903 views
Association of Construction and Development
The two types of warranties are implied and express. The former are created by the courts, legislation or the law, while the latter comes in contracts or could even be a verbal contract. Construction contracts are meticulously created so that all the specifications are clearly defined. It is vital for contractors, owners, and designers to carefully consider these implied obligations... Full Story 
March 12, 2013 – 8,804 views
Association of Construction and Development
Highway geometric design entails the analysis and calculations that are made by engineers regarding highways. This is done to ensure that the highway fits the topography of a particular site while ensuring service, performance, and safety at the same time. There are several considerations that need to be made that will determine the highway design, these include... Full Story 
March 8, 2013 – 3,824 views
Association of Construction and Development
The AIA (American Institute of Architects) Documents and the ConsensusDOCS are two sets of contract documents that pertain to the construction industry. The ConsensusDOCS were introduced in September 2007 by a group of institutions and organizations in the construction industry. These new documents were supposed to serve as an alternative to the already existing standard American Institute of Architects documents. There are many similarities and differences in the terms detailed in these two contracts, which construction professionals should know... Full Story 
March 4, 2013 – 10,504 views
Association of Construction and Development
A construction subguard insurance policy is one that compensates the contractor in charge, for both the direct as well as the indirect expenses, which have been incurred as result of the default in performance by a subcontractor. The default in performance here is defined as, the failure of a subcontractor to abide by the terms and conditions that are mentioned in the subcontractor agreement. This failure could result in huge losses to the general contractor, and the contractor may need insurance to cover such losses... Full Story 
March 4, 2013 – 3,780 views
Association of Construction and Development
When you are designing and constructing a retaining wall, there are numerous factors to keep in mind. These include drainage, materials, design, foundations, type of wall, and anchors... Full Story 
March 4, 2013 – 2,373 views
Association of Construction and Development
Development projects often face public opposition in the form of NIMBY, which stands for ‘Not in my back yard’ protests. Such oppositions are by groups, either small or large, that come together to stop a development project. Very often, such protests are successful, and the result is distressing for the developers because it could translate into delays or sometimes even lead the project being shut down. The motivation for such opposition could be diverse, but such groups are known to organize themselves very fast in order to express their opposition towards a project... Full Story