Building Contractor's Checklists and Forms

Author: Sidney M. Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071441728
Category: House & Home
Page: 210
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This comprehensive checklist and forms book will improve building contractors' on-site business management techniques and organizational skills Building Contractor's Checklists and Forms provides readers with a checklist approach to successful contracting that covers all phases of the construction process as well as business practice skills. Supported with numerous illustrations and useful forms.

Construction Forms for Contractors

Author: Karen Mitchell,Craig Savage
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781572182226
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 356
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"A CD-ROM with the forms in RTF, PDF and Excel formats to customize for your own use."

Residential Land Developer’s Checklists and Forms

Author: R. Woodson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071441735
Category: Architecture
Page: 216
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R. Dodge Woodson uses his years of experience as a builder and land developer to compile this unique checklist and forms book covering the day-to-day business practices of the residential land developers and the construction community. All forms and checklists will also be available in customizable Word and PDF format from companion website. Contents: Researching Profitable Properties * Doing the Demographics * Zoning Matters * Flood Zones and Flood Plains * Wetland Issues * Road Considerations * Leftover Lots * Timber Tactics * Budgeting Your Money * Selecting Partners * Beating the Bank * Organizational Skills That Win • Selecting Your Professional Team * Contractual Terms and Offers * Dealing With Property Owners * Working With Real Estate Brokers * Site Inspections * Plans and Specifications * Putting Work Out to Bids * Sales Projections * Insurance Needs * Working With Subcontractors * Watching Your Workers * Beating Your Budget * The Exit Plan

Home Builder Contracts and Construction Management Forms

Author: National Association of Home Builders (U.S.)
Publisher: Builderbooks
ISBN: 9780867186161
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
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The National Association of Home Builders puts the 95 most useful business forms and contracts for builders in your hands with Home Builder Contracts & Construction Management Forms. Easy to use: Simply browse the book for the contracts and forms you need, download documents from the CD, and customize them to meet your business needs, with your address, logo specification, and more!

Construction Forms & Contracts

Author: Craig Savage,Karen Jones-Mitchell
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9780934041850
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 427
View: 8213

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The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home

Author: Kent Lester,Dave McGuerty
Publisher: Betterway Home
ISBN: 9781558708716
Category: House & Home
Page: 320
View: 9703

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Save 30% on Home Construction Whether you want to take on all the responsibility of contracting your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home can help you save 30% or more on the cost of home construction by teaching you the practical, day-to-day details of managing a construction project. You'll learn the up-front essentials to getting your project off to a solid start. You'll get financial and legal details in language you can understand. Learn the ins and outs of selecting a lot, dealing with suppliers, labor and subcontractors, safety, inspections, and saving money so you can manage with authority, confidence and efficiency. You'll be walked through preconstruction, foundations, framing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, masonry, siding, insulation, drywall, trim, painting, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, tile and landscaping. Also included is the most comprehensive building resources section ever compiled. The appendix includes schedules, checklists, order forms, control logs and contracts you can't be without.

Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures

Author: Andrew Civitello,Sidney Levy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071593151
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 480
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Smooth the managerial side of running a small- to mid-sized contracting firm with this paperwork slashing, time-saving, business-boosting reference. Readers will find methods, strategies and tactics, forms, checklists, and ready-to-copy letters laid out in a concise easy-to-follow format. The new fourth edition offers 20% more forms and checklists, covers the latest developments in construction management software, along with new material on the Design-Build process. The CD-ROM contains project delivery forms, sample letters, checklists, and more.

Everything You Need to Know about Building the Custom Home

How to Be Your Own General Contractor
Author: John Folds,Roy Hoopes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0878336532
Category: Architecture
Page: 232
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More and more people are foregoing and aggravations of hiring a general contractor and opting to oversee their own homebuilding projects.

Construction Administration and Inspection Checklists

A Complete Guide for Exterior and Interior Projects
Author: Fred A. Stitt
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
ISBN: 9780442010713
Category: House & Home
Page: 176
View: 1014

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This time- and money-saving guide supplies architects, contractors, developers and engineers with the most comprehensive set of construction administration and inspection checklists ever assembled. The book enables users to track, manage, and document every stage of a construction project, from initial sitework and structural framing to finish carpentry and painting. For unmatched utility, the guide can be easily customized or input into office computer programs, and includes a full log to prepared against any future claims. The pages are perforated and three-hole-punched to permit easy on-site use.

Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts

A Practical Guide for the Industry Professional
Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.,Thomas E. Abernathy, IV,Hubert J. Bell, Jr.,Steven L Reed,Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470539763
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 736
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Federal Construction Law for Construction Professionals Any firm intent on benefitting from the boom in federal government construction contracts must navigate an increasingly complicated and demanding set of laws, regulations, and practices that govern these projects and the contractors performing them. To help guide you through this maze, here is the updated edition of the easy-to-understand guide to the practical reality of these special requirements, and how managers and owners of construction industry firms can use them to effectively avoid pitfalls on current projects and compete successfully for new projects. Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition walks the reader through actual federal contracts, highlights critical clauses, and simplifies governmental and legal jargon to provide ease of use by the nonlawyer. Updates to this Second Edition include: Coverage of the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Specifics of federal government grants to state and local public construction contracts New insights on Design-Build, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), BIM, Green Construction, and Web-based project management techniques used by the federal government A revised look at the increasingly detailed business ethics and compliance program requirements for contractors and subcontractors as mandated by the federal government for its contractors A unique Web site at provides the user with a Table of Acronyms and Terms commonly found in federal government contracts, an extensive list of Web sites of interest to federal government construction contractors, checklists, sample forms, as well as specifications related to innovations in project delivery By making transparent the many rights, risks, and legal responsibilities involved in a federal government construction project, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition provides construction industry professionals—from general contractors, subcontractors, and designers to surety bond agents—with the insight and understanding they need to avoid problems and run a successful project from start to finish.

The Checklist Manifesto

How to Get Things Right
Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9781429953382
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

Construction Quality Management

Author: S.L. Tang,Syed M. Ahmed,Raymond T. Aoieong,S.W. Poon
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622097464
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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This book examines the various quality management systems applied to the construction industry in Hong Kong and other parts of the world. Hong Kong's experience is particularly important because it plays a leading role in construction quality management globally. The text traces the change from quality control (QC) practice in the 1970s and 1980s, to the quality assurance (QA) concept in the 1990s, and finally to the emerging total quality management (TQM) philosophy. All the tools and techniques used in relation to construction quality management are discussed in detail in the 12 chapters.

Markup & Profit

A Contractor's Guide
Author: Michael Stone
Publisher: Craftsman Book Co
ISBN: 9781572180710
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 316
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In order to succeed in a construction business you have to be able to mark up the price of your jobs to cover overhead expenses and make a decent profit. The problem is how much to mark it up. You don't want to lose jobs because you charge too much, and you don't want to work for free because you've charged too little. If you know how much to mark up you can apply it to your job costs and arrive at the right sales price for your work. This book gives you the background and the calculations necessary to easily figure the markup that is right for your business. Includes a CD-ROM with forms and checklists for your use.

The Construction Chart Book

The U.S. Construction Industry and Its Workers
Author: N.A
Publisher: Cpwr - The Center for Construction Research and Training
Category: Construction industry
Page: 80
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The Construction Chart Book presents the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues. The book presents this information in a series of 50 topics, each with a description of the subject matter and corresponding charts and graphs. The contents of The Construction Chart Book are relevant to owners, contractors, unions, workers, and other organizations affiliated with the construction industry, such as health providers and workers compensation insurance companies, as well as researchers, economists, trainers, safety and health professionals, and industry observers.

The Owner-Builder Book

How You Can Save More Than $100,000 in the Construction of Your Custom Home
Author: Mark A. Smith,Elaine M. Smith
Publisher: Consensus Group Inc.
ISBN: 1932272046
Category: House & Home
Page: 274
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This easy to understand, step-by-step guide is clear enough for even a novice to understand, Even if you hire a contractor to build you home, this book will greatly help you understand the process. From shopping for a piece of land to getting a loan to dealing with a contractor, the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home. The authors advise on getting organized and tackling the hardest parts of the process step by step. Included are valuable lists, charts, ideas and questionnaires. Also, how to shop around for bargains and minimize costs room by room.

Construction Project Management

A Practical Guide for Building and Electrical Contractors
Author: Eddy M. Rojas
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1604270020
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 432
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Construction Project Management offers some of the best project management studies commissioned by ELECTRI International: The Foundation for Electrical Construction that were selected, coordinated, and monitored by some of the most progressive contractors and performed by outstanding scholars from top U.S. universities. Topics include pre-construction planning, early warning signs of project distress, impact of change orders, project sequencing, ideal jobsite inventory levels, tool and material control systems, recommended safety practices, partnering, total quality management, quality assurance, performance evaluations, and contract risk management. All specialty and general contractors will find value in this practical book. The concepts presented will improve your understanding of the main issues affecting construction project management and will provide you with tools and strategies to enhance your company's productivity and profitability.

The Encyclopedia of Real Estate Forms & Agreements

A Complete Kit of Ready-to-use Checklists, Worksheets, Forms, and Contracts with Companion CD-ROM.
Author: Atlantic Publishing Co
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 091062710X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
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In this book you will find over 250 essential forms, agreements, and contracts for buying and selling real estate, managing your business, and managing property and tenants. Designed for use by new and veteran agents, property managers, and brokers alike, this book is essentially a unique “survival kit.” It focus on the issues that you face in real estate from working with buyers, sellers, and tenants to ensuring profitability. The forms may be printed out and customized from the companion CD-ROM.

Contractor's Guide to Change Orders

Author: Andrew M. Civitello,William D. Locher
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780130425959
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 382
View: 3159

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This second edition is the essential guide to handling the critical area of change orders for the construction industry. It shows contractors what they need to do when clients make changes in a building project. Comprehensive information about how to identify and assign costs to all added components, back up their prices, document their findings, negotiate and resolve change order disputes to their advantage, and much more. Valuable tips on finding attorneys and key consultants to help win in court when all else fails and dozens of ready-to-use tools--sample forms, word-for-word letters and checklists--to save contractors time and work are also included.

Dewaltcontractor's Forms & Letters

Author: Paul Rosenberg
Publisher: Dewalt
ISBN: 9781133277651
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 295
View: 9386

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Creating professional contractor forms and letters is no longer a daunting task when you use the DEWALT CONTRACTOR'S FORMS & LETTERS, second edition, a valuable book and CD-ROM combination. Together, they provide over 200 of the most necessary and vital forms, checklists, and letters used in project management, estimating, safety planning, customer and worker exchanges, installations, collections, and legal communications. This powerful resource includes templates and guidelines for a wide variety of documents and purposes, from project surveying, accident reporting, and bidding, to punch lists, proposals, overhead calculations, sales collateral, and more. In addition to having comprehensive contractor's documents, this title also contains a CD that adds the element of customization that can't be found anywhere else. If you want to develop documents that will improve efficiencies, win business, and get the job done, look no further than this industry-trusted tool.

Managing a Construction Firm on Just 24 Hours a Day

Author: Matt Stevens
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007163147X
Category: Architecture
Page: 406
View: 2426

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This detailed overview of the construction contracting business delivers an invaluable collection of best practices, forms, templates, and checklists designed to reduce risks and increase profits. Contractors will learn everything they need to know about the make-or-break areas of estimating, pricing, bidding, project management, and financial management. The author is well-known in the industry, with a weekly newsletter, website, online digest, regular column for Contractor magazine, and 70-plus seminar bookings for 2006 Extensive examples and illustrations help readers apply the insights offered