Running a Successful Construction Company

Author: David Gerstel
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585304
Format: PDF
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A guide to running a construction company that provides tips and information on creating operating procedures, improving worker skills, using computers, keeping the right forms and paperwork up to date, competitive bidding, and other topics.

The Builder s Guide to Running a Successful Construction Company

Author: David Gerstel
Publisher: Taunton
ISBN: 9781561583270
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this guide, David Gerstel shows readers step-by-step how to drum up business, choose the right jobs to bid, estimate them efficiently and accurately, write strong and balanced contracts, work with clients and architects, plus lots more.

Construction Project Management

Author: Alison Dykstra
Publisher: Kirshner Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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Introduces the multiple players and tasks required to bring a construction project from inception to close-out, covering such topics as sustainable construction, bids, contracts, estimates, scheduling, and disputes.

Smart Business for Contractors

Author: Jim Kramon
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561584116
Format: PDF, Docs
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Aimed at single contractors and small businesses, this handbook gives readers reliable information on bidding and pricing and offers field-tested ways to handle legal matters that arise during this process. Includes chapters on incorporation, taxes, insurance, disability, and retirement.

Building Construction Illustrated

Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118458346
Format: PDF
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The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction. New to this edition are digital enhancements delivered as an online companion to the print edition and also embedded in e-book editions. Features include a 3D model showing how building components come together in a final project. llustrated throughout with clear and accurate drawings that present the state of the art in construction processes and materials Updated and revised to include the latest knowledge on sustainability, incorporation of building systems, and use of new materials Contains archetypal drawings that offer clear inspiration for designers and drafters Reflects the 2012 International Building Codes and 2012 LEED system This new edition of Building Construction Illustrated remains as relevant as ever, with the most current knowledge presented in a rich and comprehensive manner that does not disappoint.

Renovating Old Houses

Author: George Nash
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780942391657
Format: PDF
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"Plain talk for restorers, from soup to nuts (and bolts). Here's thorough, practical advice that's sensitive to both history and budget".--The Old House Journal.

Construction Process Planning and Management

Author: Sidney M Levy
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080949802
Format: PDF, ePub
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By their very nature, construction projects can create seemingly endless opportunities for conflict. Written by a best selling author with over 40 years of experiences in the construction and general contracting business, Construction Process Planning and Management provides you with the necessary tools to save time and money on your construction project. In this book, Sid Levy provides valuable advice for avoiding or working through the common problems that are a result of the long-term nature of construction projects, failure to select a ?project delivery system? appropriate to the project, incomplete drawing and specifications, unrealistic scheduling, poor communication and coordination among participants, and inadequate contract administration. From project genesis, through design development to contractor and contract selection, on to construction oversight, punch list and successful project close-out, this book will point out those pitfalls to avoid and offer practical advice at every step along the way. Administer the general construction process including solicitation of contractor's qualifications (pre-qualify bidders), comparative analysis of bid packages, recommendation for contract award, contract document negotiation and documentation of job change orders Provide Project Planning and on-site management and coordination of all construction projects Ensure compliance of building construction rules and regulations and collaborate with chief engineers to monitor quality of construction Conduct technical/plan review of construction documents and submit written responses identifying required corrections or changes Design, implement and oversee Company standards for construction policies, practices and processes

2009 International Residential Code Study Companion

Author: International Code Council
Publisher: International Code Council
ISBN: 9781580018654
Format: PDF
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Comprehensive in scope yet practical in nature, the 2009 International Residential Code Study Companion offers readers the tools needed to build a strong foundational knowledge of the code and then effectively apply it. Coverage ranges from building, mechanical, and plumbing provisions to fuel gas and electrical provisions. Special emphasis is given to building planning requirements and the floor, wall, ceiling, and roof framing provisions. The study guide's real-world learning exercises, quizzes, commentaries, code excerpts, and illustrations all combine to highlight the code's key concepts and encourage critical thinking. The outcome of all these powerful learning aids: a valuable self-study guide that will benefit readers from a variety of backgrounds. Check out our app, DEWALT Mobile Pro(tm). This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons. To learn more, visit dewalt.com/mobilepro.

Measuring Marking Layout

Author: John Carroll
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Docs
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Covers the ten rules of measuring and marking, explains what tools are needed, and provides simple techniques for accurate marking and measuring

Finish Carpenter s Manual

Author: Jim Tolpin
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9780934041829
Format: PDF
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This manual will become your favorite reference for all of these finish carpentry topics: evaluating the job, choosing the best tools, selecting the right materials, and much more!