Synopses & Reviews
Build like a pro. Learn the management and quality secrets of today's most successful builders!
"Some Assembly Required..." is a true instruction manual for building your own home. Whether you act as your own general contractor or hire a builder, "Some Assembly Required..." teaches you the process of home building, arms you with the tools you need to proactively manage the project, and allows you to ensure the project's successful completion. Author Chris Condon offers expert guidance on how to:
Thoroughly plan a home building project Get the right construction drawings Estimate quantities and pricing Create construction budgets Schedule the work effectively Manage the project Solve problems Control quality Keep organized records
"Some Assembly Required..." provides a comprehensive quality control program and tells you not only what to check, but when to check it. Construction schedules are provided, and quality control measures are integrated into the schedules to provide a coordinated system for project management. The author covers all the bases and shares the trade secrets of building a great house.
"Some Assembly Required..." is a companion book to "Building Real Estate Riches" (McGraw-Hill, 2004). "Building Real Estate Riches" teaches what to build in order to maximize profits on each house, and "Some Assembly Required..." teaches how to build it well.