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.

August 6, 2013 – 2,011 views
Association of Construction and Development
A major function of effective cost management is to prioritize project management works and to track costs so that cost overruns can be avoided. When the project management tasks are executed poorly, the cost increases. Effective project management can successfully identify the sources of costs and cost overruns quite early into the project so as to avoid them... Full Story 
July 19, 2013 – 1,625 views
Association of Construction and Development
The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 was passed in February and signed by president Obama. The Act brings with it quite a few changes regarding extensions in payments, tax benefits, and unemployment benefits for the citizens of the country. Section 6409(A) of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act is specific to the modifications regarding the construction of cell towers... Full Story 
July 19, 2013 – 20,971 views
Association of Construction and Development
The American Institute of Architects, or the AIA, is a specialized institute for architects in the United States of America. The AIA carries out many functions, including offering advanced education, community re-development, government advocacy, and public outreach to promote and sustain architecture... Full Story 
July 10, 2013 – 1,584 views
Association of Construction and Development
Pavements, zebra crossings, sidewalks, and other public right of way ensure the safety of citizens of the country. Following them is as essential as vehicles following traffic rules. People on and off the road should work together in accordance with each other so that there may be safety on the streets... Full Story 
July 9, 2013 – 1,909 views
Association of Construction and Development
Any construction project that is contracted by a firm requires insurance. Insurance is one of the pillars of property contracting deals simply because of the high risk involved in the field. The risk to profit ratio is huge. Consequently, the dynamics involved in the choice of insurance are also varied and specialized. You can optimally minimize design and construction risks in a contracting project by choosing the right format of insurance. The basic modules of insurance that are highly specialized to cater to each party's specific need are the ones mentioned below... Full Story 
July 8, 2013 – 1,666 views
Al Maiorino - Public Strategy Group, Inc.
Opposition from NIMBY-type (not in my backyard) groups continue to slow down development of hydropower projects. Although hydropower plants are a source of complete renewable energy, employ around 300,000 workers in the United States, and are responsible for about 7% of total United States electricity, further hydropower development continues to be faced with resistance... Full Story 
June 21, 2013 – 1,733 views
Association of Construction and Development
The ADA or the Americans with Disabilities Act is a law for civil rights that forbids discrimination, based on disability, within set parameters. It was initially introduced in 1990 with the objective of providing disabled workers with better protection. Since then it has undergone several amendments that have facilitated more secure facilities for the disabled... Full Story 
June 10, 2013 – 1,730 views
Association of Construction and Development
There was a time when aluminum was considered such an expensive metal that its rates were quoted in ounces rather than in Pounds or Kilograms. However, if you were to look at cities in any first world or developing country, you are likely to see thousands of aluminum structures lining the skyline. Studies have shown that over 3 billion pounds of aluminum are now used in the United States’ construction projects every year. The metal has a number of advantages as compared to many other construction metals and we will explore all of these further... Full Story