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Handbook of Construction Contracting, Volume 1

Product Code/ISBN: 9780934041119

The Handbook of Construction Contracting describes the pros and cons of each type of contracting, the records you'll need to keep, and how to read and understand house plans and specs so you'll find any problems before the actual work begins. All aspects of construction are covered in detail, including all-weather wood foundations, practical math for the job site, and elementary surveying.

Table of Contents:

  • The Business of Building
  • The Workable House Plan
  • Speculative Building
  • Building Specifications
  • Lumber
  • Framing the Floor and Walls
  • Framing the Roof
  • Insulation and Vapor Barriers
  • Designing and Building Stairs
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Interior Finishing
  • Building with Concrete Block
  • The All-Weather Wood Foundation System
  • Residential Fireplaces
  • Residential Chimneys
  • Math and Measurements for Contractors
  • Elementary Surveying and Site Layout
  • Index