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Construction Contract Templates Form Pack Download 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.

Construction Contract Templates Form Pack Download fpcont$79.95
Contractor's Start-Up KitContractor'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.

Contractor's Start-Up Kit con-start13Regular price: $385.80Sale price: $295.53
Insurance Restoration Contracting: Startup to SuccessInsurance Restoration Contracting: Startup to Success
Insurance Restoration Contracting is lucrative work thatís 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. New - Top Seller!

Insurance Restoration Contracting: Startup to Success ins-c12$69.00
 Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling
One of the most complete references to home construction in existence today. Youíll find the answers you need quickly and easily in this 632 page illustrated encyclopedia.

Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling vis-c10$29.95
Construction Installation EncyclopediaConstruction Installation Encyclopedia
Step-by-step installation advice for just about any residential construction, remodeling, or repair task. Thereís even a manhour table for each item covered so youíll know how long they should take.
Includes CD-ROM.

Construction Installation Encyclopedia cie-c12$65.00
Residential Construction Performance GuidelinesResidential 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.

Residential Construction Performance Guidelines rcp-c13$49.95
The JLC Guide to Decks and PorchesThe 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.

The JLC Guide to Decks and Porches jdp-c12$39.95
Green From The Ground UpGreen 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.

Green From The Ground Up ggu-c12$24.95
Troubleshooting Guide to Residential ConstructionTroubleshooting Guide to Residential Construction
How to solve practically every construction problem Ė 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.

Troubleshooting Guide to Residential Construction tgc-c12$32.50
Profit from Building GreenProfit 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.

Profit from Building Green pbg-c12$15.00
JLC Construction Tips & TechniquesJLC 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.

JLC Construction Tips & Techniques tt-c12$32.50
Towards a Zero Energy HomeTowards 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.

Towards a Zero Energy Home zeh-c12$24.95
Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol 1 & Vol 2Handbook 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.

Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol 1 & Vol 2 cc1-cc2-c12$66.50
JLC Field Guide to Residential Construction, Vol. 1JLC 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 whatís 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.

JLC Field Guide to Residential Construction, Vol. 1 jfg-c12-OOS$69.95
Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol 1Handbook 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.

Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol 1 cc1-c12$32.75
JLC Field Guide to Residential Construction, Vol. 2JLC 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.

JLC Field Guide to Residential Construction, Vol. 2 jf2-c12$69.95
Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol 2Handbook 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.

Handbook of Construction Contracting, Vol 2 cc2-c12$33.75
Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster (with CD)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.

Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster (with CD) slp-c12$49.95
Building LayoutBuilding Layout
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.

Building Layout blo-c12$22.00
Drafting House PlansDrafting 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.

Drafting House Plans dhp-c12$34.95
Blueprint Reading for the Building TradesBlueprint 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.

Blueprint Reading for the Building Trades blu-c12$19.95
Wood-Frame House ConstructionWood-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.

Wood-Frame House Construction wfh-c06$25.50
Builder's Guide to Room AdditionsBuilder'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.

Builder's Guide to Room Additions gtr-c12$37.95
Drywall Contracting 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.

Drywall Contracting dc-c12$34.95
Fences and Retaining WallsFences 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.

Fences and Retaining Walls frw-cqw$36.00
Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool ConstructionBuilder'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.

Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction spc-c12$49.95
Build Smarter with Alternative MaterialsBuild 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.

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials bsa-c12$38.95
Contractor's Guide  to Change OrdersContractor'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.

Contractor's Guide to Change Orders gco-c12$79.00
Basic Engineering for Builders: 8th EditionBasic 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 Engineering for Builders: 8th Edition ben-c12$44.50
Basic Lumber Engineering for Builders (Book & CD)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.

Basic Lumber Engineering for Builders (Book & CD) blb-c12$42.95
Construction Surveying and LayoutConstruction 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.

Construction Surveying and Layout csl-c12$51.95
Builder's Guide to Drainage & Retaining WallsBuilder'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.

Builder's Guide to Drainage & Retaining Walls drw-c12$59.95
2014 National Building Cost Manual2014 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 Building Cost Manual nb4-c14$63.00
2014  National Construction Estimator2014 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.

2014 National Construction Estimator nc4-c14$75.50
Drywall, 4th Edition (With DVD)Drywall, 4th Edition (With DVD)
Everything youíve ever wanted to know about drywall installation, plus new information on restoration and soundproofing.

Drywall, 4th Edition (With DVD) dry-c12$23.95
Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide, RevisitedMarkup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide, Revisited
New edition of the Top-Seller and the definitive guide for markup and profit. This is the book that saves construction businesses. Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow examples. Find the markup thatís right for your business. Includes free download forms.

Markup & Profit: A Contractor's Guide, Revisited mpg-c12$47.50




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