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 17, 2014 – 1,932 views
Association of Construction & Development
Construction projects are subject to many risks like accidents, thefts, vandalism and so on. This makes it very essential for every construction manager to get a proper insurance cover for the project. Most construction insurances offer coverage for certain natural disasters, construction materials, employee risks, and some even offer coverage to the business. This keeps the construction company at a safer side in the event of any loss or... Full Story 
February 14, 2014 – 1,603 views
Association of Construction and Development
Labor Secretary Tomas Perez, along with First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced a pledge made by the construction industry about hiring up to 100,000 veterans in a period of five years. This declaration is a part of the initiative that seeks to encourage support from non-government sectors for these former troops. Full Story 
February 6, 2014 – 1,801 views
Association of Construction & Development
Hiring in the US seems to have made a rebound in January from figures that were lowest for the last three years, according to experts. The outlook for hiring in construction and manufacturing sectors in 2014 looks bright, reports suggest. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) explains in its 2014 outlook report for construction hiring that several firms plan to employ people again this year, while few plan to make layoffs. Only two percent of firms surveyed said they would make layoffs, while 41 percent said they would start hiring... Full Story 
February 6, 2014 – 1,568 views
Association of Construction & Development
Construction spending in the US was up by 0.1 percent in December and increased by 4.8 percent for the 2013 year, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America, based on US Census Bureau data released by the Department of Commerce recently. The construction spending in December was valued at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $930-5 billion, higher than the revised November value of $929.9 billion, data shows... Full Story 
February 3, 2014 – 1,667 views
Association of Construction & Development
Precipitation from melted snow and rain generates storm water runoff which flows down the land or impervious surfaces without percolating in the ground. As this water flows over land and surfaces like parking lots, paved streets, and building rooftops, it collects elements on its way like chemicals, debris, sediments and other pollutants which have an adverse effect on the quality of the water in case this runoff is discharged without treating it... Full Story 
January 29, 2014 – 1,920 views
Association of Construction & Development
The Keystone XL pipeline project has been at the heart of American environmental politics for years now, and even as US midterm elections loom large over President Obama, it has yet to be seen whether there will be a change in his stance on the project. It must be noted that there has been intense opposition from several environmental groups to Keystone XL... Full Story 
January 22, 2014 – 1,741 views
Association of Construction & Development
The Kauai County Council had passed a GMO bill last November that restricts the usage of pesticide and the cultivation of bio-tech crops in Kauai. The bill, which is to go into effect this August, is already facing objections from three big players in the agrochemical industry... Full Story 
January 16, 2014 – 2,104 views
Association of Construction & Development
In the world of construction, contracts are a common part of everyday business dealings. They specify many things such as the duration of the construction, the cost, and the site of the construction. But there are many things that are left unspecified. Such things are known as implied obligations. There are many aspects of a contract that come under implied obligations... Full Story