|Construction Contract Templates Form Pack Download |
New, Updated and Improved Forms and Contracts -- This electronic download contains power-packed specialized construction contract templates and agreements specifically written for construction, home improvement, and repair contractors. Fully customizable, no waiting & no shipping fee. Just download, print, and use! Click through to view all sample pages.
|Contractor's Start-Up Kit|
Going into business for your self? Great! Now what?
You'll need a solid support arsenal at your fingertips ready when you need it most. It's the smart thing to do. Get the resources you need to start your business right.
|Insurance Restoration Contracting: Startup to Success|
Insurance Restoration Contracting is lucrative work that’s immune to economic downturns. That means there's always money to be made here -- and having this book is like having a private instructor at your side every step of the way. The new way to stay in the black.
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| Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling|
One of the most complete references to home construction in existence today. You’ll find the answers you need quickly and easily in this 632 page illustrated encyclopedia.
|Construction Installation Encyclopedia|
Step-by-step installation advice for just about any residential construction, remodeling, or repair task. There’s even a manhour table for each item covered so you’ll know how long they should take.
|Residential Construction Performance Guidelines|
Stop shaving dollars off your bottom line and start managing customer expectations with the industry's most widely accepted reference on how homes should be built. This is a Good Marketing Tool.
|The JLC Guide to Decks and Porches|
Filled with full-color photos and new ideas guaranteed to get your customers interested in new ways to build outdoor spaces that survive the ravages of time and weather.
|Green From The Ground Up|
Hundreds of clear full-color photos illustrate every aspect of building green. This is a must-have reference for contractors who want to remain competitive and offer their customers the latest ideas for energy efficiency.
|Troubleshooting Guide to Residential Construction|
How to solve practically every construction problem – before it happens to you! Shows how to avoid, or fix, problems ranging from defective slabs, walls and ceilings, through roofing, plumbing & HVAC, to paint.
|Profit from Building Green|
Must-Have Green Building Guide shows how to minimize building loads, improve indoor air quality, and maximize solar energy use. Explains alternative wall systems, insulation techniques, duct design, window selection, lighting alternatives, HVAC energy solutions, solar water heater and heat recovery ventilation, and more! Includes Marketing Information.
|JLC Construction Tips & Techniques|
Packed with step-by-step instructions and large, clear illustrations, this is a book you can refer to for a straight answer to just about any on-the-job problem you come up against.
|Towards a Zero Energy Home|
What if you could build or retrofit a home so that it stays comfortable during all seasons without an energy bill? Now You Can. Filled with full-color drawings, diagrams and photos. This book shows you how to build zero-energy homes at affordable prices.
|Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol 1 & Vol 2|
Volume 1 shows you how to build it. Volume 2 shows you how to bid it. Both manuals include step-by-step instructions, illustrations, charts, drawings, pictures and sample Construction Estimating File entries to guide you toward a profitable and promising future as a quality builder.
|JLC Field Guide to Residential Construction, Vol. 1|
This is the Ultimate Visual Quick-Reference Guide for busy construction professionals who need quick, accurate information on what’s required for residential construction. This title is temporarily out of stock. The availability and price will be updated when the publisher prints new copies of this book.
|Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol 1|
Everything you need to know to start and run your construction business. This volume covers the basics of construction, the essentials every builder needs to understand. Learn to find any problems before the actual work begins. Click Through For Contents.
|JLC Field Guide to Residential Construction, Vol. 2|
The new standard of best practice in residential construction. Over 300 detailed technical drawings, illustrations and tables giving key dimensions and critical details from accessible kitchens to zoned heating systems.
|Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol 2|
Learn how to bid with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, charts, drawings, pictures and sample Construction Estimating File entries to guide you toward a profitable and promising future as a quality builder. Click Through For Contents.
|Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster (with CD)|
Covers every aspect of stucco design, including how to attach stucco to different surfaces, recommended methods for mixing and applying stucco, maintenance and repair. Step-by-step instructions for installation, including weather-resistant barriers, exterior insulation systems, one-coat systems, etc. Includes CD ROM.
You can do it! This book explains how to plan sewer connections, level a foundation that's out of level, use a
story pole and batterboards, work on steep sites, and minimize excavation costs. Shows how to use a transit to locate a building correctly, plan proper grades with minimum excavation, find utility lines and easements, establish correct elevations, lay out an accurate foundation, set correct floor elevations and plan stairways.
|Drafting House Plans|
You can do it! Draw a complete set of plans for a one-story house, or an additional to an existing house even if you've never had drafting or design experience. This is your Whole House Drafting System For Planning and Design.
|Blueprint Reading for the Building Trades|
You really can do it! You can read and understand construction documents, blueprints, and schedules. This book shows you how. Includes layouts of structural, mechanical, HVAC and electrical drawings. Shows how to interpret sectional views, follow diagrams and schematics, and covers common problems with construction specifications.
|Wood-Frame House Construction|
Shows you step-by-step construction details, from the layout of the outer walls, excavation and formwork, to finish carpentry and painting. Contains clear illustrations and explanations.
|Builder's Guide to Room Additions|
Building additions is a 100 billion dollar business in this country. This book will show you how to get jobs, plan the work, and complete the project. Learn how to tackle problems unique to room additions and make a decent profit - even on your first job.
|Drywall Contracting |
Learn how to set up and operate your own drywall contracting business. Information on tools, estimating and man-hours, plus tips, illustrations, pictures, tables and forms. Must-see chapter on preventing drywall problems.
|Fences and Retaining Walls|
One of the best books around on running a fencing and retaining wall business and Required Reading for some state exams. Takes you through layout and design, construction techniques for wood, masonry, and chain link fences, gates and entries, including finishing and electrical details.
|Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction|
Are you profiting from the lucrative swimming pool construction business? This practical how-to guide includes scheduling, and a section on estimating labor, material and equipment costs.
|Build Smarter with Alternative Materials|
Know the strengths and limitations of building materials BEFORE you use them on your next job! This book helps you with both traditional and "green" jobs, and is a must-have resource if you're going choose the right materials the first time. More and more customers want to use alternative materials for their homes and projects. You can benefit from being the only builder in your area that knows about them. Includes Manhour Estimates.
|Contractor's Guide to Change Orders|
Take the agony out of change orders. Uncover hidden cost items and receive full compensation for them. Each chapter of this great book contains step-by-step procedures. Find, document, and negotiate payment for every added delay.
|Basic Engineering for Builders: 8th Edition|
This book shows you how to save money by understanding engineering principles. If you've ever been stumped by an engineering problem on the job, yet wanted to avoid the expense of hiring a qualified engineer, you should have this book. Engineering principles explained in non-technical language.
|Basic Lumber Engineering for Builders (Book & CD)|
This book will help you fill the gap between what you can find in the building code span tables and what you need to pay a certified engineer to do. Includes a CD-ROM of NorthBridge Software's Wood Beam Sizing. Includes large, clear illustrations and examples. Shows how to figure stresses for pre-engineered wood or wood structural members, how to calculate loads, and how to design your own girders, joists and beams.
|Construction Surveying and Layout|
Handle more of your own survey and layout work! You'll learn how to make a survey for any residential or commercial lot, driveway, road, or bridge. Use this guide to make your own surveys, or just read and verify the accuracy of surveys made by others.
|Builder's Guide to Drainage & Retaining Walls|
This Book & CD ROM provides a complete introduction to creating adequate drainage systems and building retaining walls right. Covers average rainfall, slope drainage, grading, septic systems, several types of walls, and more. 100 illustrations and sample details provided.
|2014 National Building Cost Manual|
Square foot costs for residential, commercial, industrial, and farm buildings. Quickly work up a reliable budget estimate based on actual materials and design features. Includes fire stations and libraries.
|2014 National Construction Estimator|
The most powerful and comprehensive single National Estimator available!
Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material. Includes CD ROM and technical support.
|Drywall, 4th Edition (With DVD)|
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about drywall installation, plus new information on restoration and soundproofing.