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.

October 24, 2012 – 1,582 views
Michael King - Gammage & Burnham
When multiple parties are entitled to portions of one payment, how do you make sure the right persons get the right amounts?... Full Story 
October 23, 2012 – 3,899 views
Association of Construction and Development
The soil beneath a structure can provide critical information about the viability of a particular building project. Geotechnical soil reports, also known as soil surveys, analyze the various types of soils in a particular area to reveal their unique properties and conditions. Some kinds of soils are better suited for construction than others. They can displace weight loads much more evenly without risking harm to the structure because of shifting. Soil reports are critical pieces of information to engineers, builders and inspectors. Understanding their contents can make or break a project... Full Story 
October 22, 2012 – 1,558 views
Association of Construction and Development
Humans have used all kinds of materials as roofs. They ranged from mud to grass to thatch, to other materials natural and man made. There is still a great variety of roofing materials that can be used for modern buildings. Some of them are... Full Story 
October 16, 2012 – 1,635 views
Association of Construction and Development
Project-specific data is collected before writing design specifications. The type of data depends on the type of engineering to be performed. This may be mechanical, chemical, structural or architectural engineering. The data can be collected by aerial or land surveys of the structural site or through use of digital photography in the case of design of large industrial equipment. The basics of writing design specifications begin with... Full Story 
October 15, 2012 – 1,699 views
Association of Construction and Development
A construction project tends to last longer and cost more than anyone thinks it will. However, in the end it should be worth all the aggravation, whether the end project is a brand new kitchen or bathroom for a customer or a brand new building. Here are the top five actions a contractor can take to make sure that their risk on a construction project is minimal... Full Story 
October 11, 2012 – 1,413 views
Land Deveopment Training
With the soft real estate market in many areas dragging on, many developers and property managers are looking into other ways to make money off of their condo investments. Because waiting for the right buyer isn’t working out, many people are looking into renting out their condo. If you’re thinking about this, ask yourself these questions first... Full Story 
October 11, 2012 – 1,520 views
Land Deveopment Training
The NIMBY syndrome has killed more than one potentially profitable development. NIMBY, “Not In My Back Yard,” usually starts with one or two local residents who are against a particular development. Then, like a virus, the syndrome spreads to others... Full Story 
October 10, 2012 – 1,433 views
Association of Construction and Development
Communicate clearly and a jury will listen to you. Communicate poorly and you will be ignored. The keys for effective testimony are simplicity and analogy. Of course, as an expert witness, most, if not all, of your testimony will be about complex matters. Your challenge is to take this complexity and answer the attorneys' questions in a way that a layperson can understand. The best example of an expert who knew how to make the complex simple was... Full Story