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MANAGING YOUR HOME CONSTRUCTION

"Construction Management for the Novice"

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© 2000 by Victor Raymos

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Table Of Contents

  1. Introduction

    • Why Manage Your Home Construction

    • Why Work With "You Build, We Help!" Service?

    • Voice of Experience

  2. What To Do First

    • Budget

    • Construction Documents

    • The High Cost of Cheap Plans

    • PRICES

    • Time To Manage Project

  3. Pointers on Design

    • Good Design

    • What Do I Like?

    • Measure of Man

    • The Circle Diagram

    • Site Notes

  4. Communication With Your Architect-Designer

    • Compatability

    • How the Big Boys Do It

    • You Can Too

    • Bank Loan Approval

    • Appraisals

  5. Bidding Out The Project

    • How to Find Subs

    • How to Qualify Subs

    • 1 Bid, 2 Bids, 3 Bids, Save a Dollar

    • Contracts "A Man is Only as Good as His Word"

    • Don't Sign Before...!

    • Good Working Relationships

    • Good Working Relationships

  6. How to Estimate the Cost of Your Home

    • Use the Experience of Subs

    • What Materials Should You Supply?

    • Typical Estimate List

    • Typical Estimate List

  7. Insurance

    • How to Protect Yourself & Your Property

    • What is Covered?

  8. Don't Pay the Same Bill Twice!

    • Lien Waiver

    • Notice of Commencement

    • Notice to Owner

  9. Construction Sequence

    • Critical Path Method

    • Typical Construction Sequence

  10. Working with Subs and Building Inspectors

    • Good Documents

    • Be Available

    • Keep Up with The Project

    • Punch List

    • Getting the Permit & How to Work with Inspectors

  11. Day in the life of a Construction Manager (in this case You!)

    • Push to Get Through

  12. Items to Look for During Construction

    • Keys to a Successful Project

    • In Conclusion