With Your Contractor is not your typical guide to construction- here's
how it differs to help you through whatever size of project you're embarking
Site for Book Owners: In addition to getting a physical book in
hand with your purchase, you also gain exclusive access to the book's
Webpendix(TM), a private web site that
features web support
and companion materials-- a wealth of usable information so that you
can easily browse through the information. Download forms, specs, lists,
tips, etc. that you can use as-is or customize for your particular need.
Copying (for your own non-commercial usage) is encouraged! Hundreds
of pages of materials are available to book owners via a password supplied
with the book. It will be continually updated so you can have the benefit
of the latest information.
Project Overview: The approach for this book is that of an overview
of the entire project. After reading this book, you will have the information
as if you'd already been through a construction project, but having
the benefit of hindsight.
Not only does the book provide you with the big-picture overview of
contracting, it also supplies detailed procedures, forms, and contracts
to give you a solid foundation and clarity on what to expect from and
how to deal with your contractor professionals. This book is your personal
coach ready to lead you through all the nooks and crannies.
"with" point of view: The author shares with you
a team-effort point of view that has proven effective for all types
of projects. You will see the importance of everyone interacting as
a unit to achieve a common goal. This is a more contemporary project
management approach as opposed to the traditional strategy of "hiring"
Background: Blaine Bershad has based
this book on years of practical experience from the perspectives as
a Contractor, Architect, and Home Owner
the future- Companion Books:
This book is the first in a series of four:
be the first to know when these companion books are available and
will have the opportunity to own them at a reduced price.
With A Design Professional