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 6, 2013 – 1,641 views
Association of Construction & Development
Construction spending saw an increase in October this year, which is also being recorded to be the fastest pace at which the spending has boosted in last four years. On the other hand, spending on commercial projects as well as home construction saw a dip... Full Story 
December 4, 2013 – 1,912 views
Association of Construction & Development
Adrian Priestman, a British architect, is claiming to have installed as well as designed the first very 3D printed components that are to be approved by the construction industry. Priestman said at a recent event that this is for the first time that 3D nylon sintered technology is being applied in architecture. The use of 3D printed products is getting quite common in many industries. It is being used in almost every area, be it weaponry or fashion. At such times, Priestman has come out with the use of this technology in construction industry and is waiting for... Full Story 
November 27, 2013 – 1,649 views
Association of Construction and Development
Recently the fourth update on LEED was announced by U.S. Green Building Council. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design is a third-party certification program for green buildings. It makes use of a point system for rating buildings which can be both retrofits or newly constructed. This new version of LEED was announced in Philadelphia at the Greenbuild conference. Full Story 
November 20, 2013 – 1,854 views
Association of Construction & Development
Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, involves pumping sand, water and various chemicals into the ground. This method of drilling allows people to release the trapped hydrocarbons in the Earth’s crust. The method is extremely controversial because of the environmental hazards that it brings with it... Full Story 
November 13, 2013 – 1,789 views
Association of Construction & Development
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is planning to conduct a meeting in Washington DC for the advisory committee on construction safety and health in December 2013. The committee was established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and Occupational Safety and Health Act. It is tasked with advising the secretary of labor on occupational safety, health, construction standards, as well as matters related to... Full Story 
November 13, 2013 – 1,785 views
Association of Construction & Development
President Obama has recently instituted new policy on ethanol biofuel. This will have a major impact on the agriculture industry and will likely cause a lot of pollution. Many concerns have already been raised about this and many more will soon be found. Most concerns are related to the environmental costs of the policy... Full Story 
November 11, 2013 – 1,885 views
Association of Construction & Development
Anytime a building is constructed, there are bound to be claims. These claims arise because of defects in the building or faults in construction. The claims are expected to be paid by the building engineers and contractors to the customers. The engineers and contractors should try their best to minimize these claims and waivers. There are several steps that they can take to do so... Full Story 
November 7, 2013 – 1,665 views
Association of Construction & Development
With the opening of the Vermont Regional Test Center, the state joins five others in the SunShot initiative of the Department of Energy. The program was designed to try and find ways by which the cost of solar energy could be brought down. While the overall cost-to-output ratio is not very high, the initial cost of a solar field is very high... Full Story