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.

February 5, 2013 – 2,020 views
Association of Construction and Development
Concrete and asphalt do not offer comparable advantages as with a pervious material that allows water to seep through the material itself or through the joints of construction. This unique characteristic of pervious material alone outweighs cost or other advantages of concrete or asphalt. Here are some of the unique advantages of a permeable surface... Full Story 
February 4, 2013 – 1,635 views
Land Deveopment Training
A neighborhood may be defined as the most basic level of social co-existence in a municipality or city. Neighborhood planning can be defined as the act of involving citizens in a collaborative process to address prevailing social situations and to determine future objectives. Neighborhood planning helps in bringing together community organizations, related city departments, and social service providers so that concerted efforts may be taken towards the betterment of a neighborhood. A neighborhood plan would thus ensure availability of better services and conditions at the neighborhood level... Full Story 
February 4, 2013 – 1,790 views
Association of Construction and Development
The A312-2010 Document is essentially a compilation of two separate bonds, the first of which describes the terms of an agreement between two parties, the owner and the contractor. This agreement helps to measure the performance of the contractor, with regard to a particular undertaking/project. This is known as a performance bond. The second bond, known as a payment bond, covers the conditions by which the contractor may compensate any sub-contractors or other relevant parties, for their provision of labor or raw material... Full Story 
February 1, 2013 – 1,596 views
Association of Construction and Development
The seismic activity of underground structures that are enclosed in rock and soil varies quite distinctively from those of surface structures. Numerous considerations are observed in relation to the seismic activity of the structures that are underground... Full Story 
January 22, 2013 – 1,978 views
Al Maiorino
Community opposition to the local development of a mining operation is an all too familiar picture. Take the following example in which the chief executive officer of a large US coal-mining corporation wants to pursue a new development... Full Story 
January 22, 2013 – 2,827 views
Association of Construction and Development
Turbidity is a basic measurement of water clarity. Sediment is the major contributor to surface water turbidity. Too much sediment in surface water causes problems such as, killing aquatic life, increasing drinking water treatment costs, and interfering with recreation in the water... Full Story 
January 18, 2013 – 1,676 views
Association of Construction and Development
Moisture and vapor intrusion are serious threats to the structural integrity of any structure, as well as potent health hazards for the occupants. Vapor or moisture intrusion weakens the building structure, making it potentially hazardous for its occupants. A weakened structure may collapse, damaging the building and resulting in re-building expenses and lawsuits against the building contractor. In addition, moisture intrusion makes the structure ideal for the growth of mold and bacteria, which could easily cause health problems for the occupants. Therefore, it is crucial to adopt preventive measures when building any structure to avoid moisture and vapor intrusion... Full Story 
January 15, 2013 – 1,689 views
Association of Construction and Development
For busy contractors who handle a large number of construction jobs, hiring a subcontractor is a great option. If you don’t have enough time to oversee the work at multiple sites or if you need the expertise of someone who specializes in a particular aspect of construction work, a subcontractor can make your job easier for you. But this is possible only if you have a professional doing the work. There are several ways to check if a subcontractor is worth hiring. Here, we have a handy list of things to check for before you sign on a subcontractor to handle your work... Full Story