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.

December 10, 2012 – 2,184 views
Association of Construction and Development
Construction jobs typically come with a high amount of risk for contractors. They invest a lot of money and time into materials, labor, equipment and various other things. To protect this investment from potential damage and disasters, smart contracting companies choose to cover their jobs with construction insurance. Below you will learn what construction insurance is, and what it typically protects contractors from... Full Story 
December 4, 2012 – 1,897 views
Land Deveopment Training
Modifying a cell tower site has gotten easier this year due to a new law passed under the Middle Class Tax Relief Act. Section 6409(a) of the Act now requires local and state governments to approve applications for cell tower collocations and modification of existing wireless communication facilities if they do not substantially increase the size of the tower or base station. The new law applies to:... Full Story 
December 4, 2012 – 1,518 views
Association of Construction and Development
Pouring and casting concrete occurs indoors, but the majority of work involving concrete takes place outside. A professional scheduling their pour is almost always subject to the elements. Be it too hot, too cold, or perhaps rain or snow, there are ways to resolve the problems that may arise... Full Story 
December 3, 2012 – 28,645 views
Association of Construction and Development
A cost plus and a fixed price contract are two types of construction contracts. Both are used frequently when entering into an agreement to build a home or other type of structure. Each has its own special advantages and disadvantages for both the contractor and the buyer. For the construction contractor, the choice depends upon the situation, the needs of the buyer and the risk inherent in the construction... Full Story 
November 22, 2012 – 2,312 views
Association of Construction and Development
There are two very important factors that impact the overhead rate in government contracts the most: the time and labor. Time and labor for a government project is usually specified in the preliminary government bid before a final contract is signed by an engineering group who has been classified as a procured vendor. The difficulty for most engineering groups is maintaining time constraints as specified in the government contract and supplying labor approved for government projects. This conflicts with a direct method of determining overhead that exist in non-governmental projects... Full Story 
November 19, 2012 – 1,392 views
Without customized solutions, there are courses that would not exist because they have been built on some of the most unlikely pieces of land around the world. Sometimes a development company takes an architect's plan and seems to wave a magic wand over natural formations of hills, valleys, and rocky surfaces to somehow weave the 18 holes around nature's d├ęcor... Full Story 
November 16, 2012 – 4,757 views
Association of Construction and Development
Whether a project is big or small, new construction or a re-build, mapping a construction schedule is a key component of successful progression. It forecasts when each step of the process will occur, how long each step will take and in some cases the cost. Once building begins, everyone starts with the same information and expectations. Four basic scheduling techniques are commonly used. The simplest is... Full Story 
November 16, 2012 – 2,355 views
Association of Construction and Development
Raising awareness of risks associated with shop drawings and submittals, design engineers produced a wide range of project drawings. Information contained in preliminary drawings is found in project bids or proposals, outlined in specifications within the scope of work. There are several risks associated with shop drawings and submittals that require awareness:... Full Story