Construction Contractors Survival Guide

Construction Contractors  Survival Guide
Author: Thomas C. Schleifer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1991-01-16
ISBN: 9780471513247
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Contractors Survival Guide Book Excerpt:

The turnover rate for companies in the construction industry is high. This book identifies the ten key elements of contractor failure and shows how to avoid them. Each element of failure is defined, illustrated by real examples, and ways are discussed to avoid or minimize the risks involved. The final chapter shows how to bring all these elements together to develop a positive and workable management strategy. This survival guide should prove invaluable to the 1.4 million individual construction-industry businesses in this country.

Contractor s Survival Manual

Contractor s Survival Manual
Author: William D. Mitchell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Buildings
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contractor s Survival Manual Book Excerpt:

Explains what it really takes to survive hard times in the construction industry and how to thrive in good economic times by taking full advantage of the business cycle. Whether you're just getting started or have been bidding jobs and meeting payroll for years, this practical manual will suggest the best ways to overcome a contractor's most persistent problems. Survival comes first. You'll never get the chance to thrive in construction if you can't get through a debt crisis: what to do when bills can't be paid, finding money and buying time, conserving income, transferring debt, handling creditors, choosing assets to liquidate, setting payment priorities, cash float techniques, alternatives to bankruptcy, dealing with lawsuits, judgments and liens, and laying the foundation for recovery.

Contractor s Index to the 1997 Uniform Building Code

Contractor s Index to the 1997 Uniform Building Code
Author: Jack M. Hageman
Publsiher: Craftsman Book Company
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9781572180680
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contractor s Index to the 1997 Uniform Building Code Book Excerpt:

A common-sense index to help you quickly find what you need in Volume 1 of the UBC. Topics are listed under names you use in construction. Guaranteed to help you save time looking for what you need in the Code.

A Contractor s Survival Guide

A Contractor s Survival Guide
Author: Thomas C. Schleifer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 147
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Construction industry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Contractor s Survival Guide Book Excerpt:

Managing the Profitable Construction Business

Managing the Profitable Construction Business
Author: Thomas C. Schleifer,Kenneth T. Sullivan,John M. Murdough
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 1118836944
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing the Profitable Construction Business Book Excerpt:

Take control of your construction contracting business and manage it through the natural highs and lows of the construction market. Learn from a team of construction business veterans led by Thomas C. Schleifer, who is commonly referred to as a construction business "turnaround" expert due to the number of construction companies he has rescued from financial distress. His financial acumen, combined with his practical, hands-on experience, has made him a sought-after private consultant. His experience and no-nonsense philosophy have truly given him a unique perspective. Important topics covered include: Understanding the primary areas of construction business failure in the next decade Minimizing business risk with real-world examples Developing a positive and competent management attitude and strategy Discover how to maneuver through this complicated and risky industry by using the authors' research and proven success strategies to sustain and grow your business.

Running a Successful Construction Company

Running a Successful Construction Company
Author: David U. Gerstel
Publsiher: Taunton Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781561585304
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Running a Successful Construction Company Book Excerpt:

Running a small business can be daunting to the contractor whose expertise is in building -- not finance or law. This book helps to demystify the day-to-day challenges that contractors face. Running a Successful Construction Company is acknowledged as the leading book in its field.

Fundamentals of Earthquake Resistant Construction

Fundamentals of Earthquake Resistant Construction
Author: Ellis L. Krinitzsky,James P. Gould,Peter H. Edinger
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1993-01-12
ISBN: 9780471839811
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Earthquake Resistant Construction Book Excerpt:

Written for engineers without a background in seismic design. Provides design standards and parameters, explaining how to interpret and apply them. Examines and recommends procedures to accommodate the enormous forces and variations in effects common to major earthquakes. Covers practical aspects of soil behavior and structural and foundation design. Gives tips on special construction situations: foundations, dams and retaining walls, strengthening existing structures and construction over active faults.

Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures

Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures
Author: Ben C. Gerwick, Jr.
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 616
Release: 1997-02-13
ISBN: 9780471181132
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures Book Excerpt:

Methods and practices for constructing sophisticated prestressedconcrete structures. Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures, Second Edition,provides the engineer or construction contractor with a completeguide to the design and construction of modern, high-qualityconcrete structures. This highly practicable new edition of Ben C.Gerwick's classic guide is expanded and almost entirely rewrittento reflect the dramatic developments in materials and techniquesthat have occurred over the past two decades. The first of the book's two sections deals with materials andtechniques for prestressed concrete, including the latest recipesfor high-strength and durable concrete mixes, new reinforcingmaterials and their placement patterns, modern prestressingsystems, and special techniques such as lightweight concrete andcomposite construction. The second section covers application tobuildings; bridges; pilings; and marine structures, includingoffshore platforms, floating structures, tanks, and containments.Special subjects such as cracking and corrosion, repair andstrengthening of existing structures, and construction in remoteareas are presented in the final chapters. For engineers and construction contractors involved in any type ofprestressed concrete construction, this book enables the effectiveimplementation of advanced structural concepts and their economicaland reliable translation into practice.

Construction Sealants and Adhesives

Construction Sealants and Adhesives
Author: Julian R. Panek,John Philip Cook
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 402
Release: 1992-04-16
ISBN: 9780471534747
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Sealants and Adhesives Book Excerpt:

Completely revised and expanded, the Third Edition covers the numerous improvements in sealant and adhesive technology since 1984. Features the latest advances in sealants, gaskets, tapes, waterproofing membranes and silicone structural sealant glazing. Includes new chapters on insulating glass sealants, structural silicone adhesives and membrane waterproofing. Revises and supplements existing specifications with upgraded recommendations and proposed performance requirements where standards do not exist. A guideline for architectural specifications covering sealants, fire stops, membranes and coatings is included for the first time. As always, the latest ASTM Committee sealant standards are included.

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials
Author: Leon A. Frechette
Publsiher: Craftsman Book Company
Total Pages: 333
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781572180741
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials Book Excerpt:

This is the book for construction professionals who want a clear understanding of alternative materials and how using them can enhance their projects -- both residential and commercial. It covers the materials -- including their strengths and any limitations -- as well as installation tips and manhour estimates. For each product listed, you'll learn where you can get it, including phone numbers and Website addresses of the manufacturers. Every builder needs a niche. This book is full of new, exciting materials that you can offer your customers with confidence.

Construction Dewatering

Construction Dewatering
Author: J. Patrick Powers
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 492
Release: 1992-03-27
ISBN: 9780471601852
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Dewatering Book Excerpt:

The control of groundwater is one of the most common and complicated problems encountered on a construction site. The Second Edition explains the physical laws governing groundwater and soils, and provides practical solutions to construction dewatering problems. New chapters on groundwater computer modeling, dealing with industrial wastes and contaminated water, and operating long-term dewatering systems provide the latest information on these important topics.

Construction Business Management

Construction Business Management
Author: Nick B. Ganaway
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN: 1136414878
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Business Management Book Excerpt:

Only 43 per cent of U.S. construction firms remain in business after four years. Why? Inadequate management, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. This is surprising because most construction firms are formed by ambitious construction project managers, executives and tradesmen who have excelled at what they have been doing. But as experienced as these entrepreneurs may be, they are not likely prepared to take on the full range of responsibilities forced on them in managing the business of construction in its entirety. While this business failure rate and its causes are based on U.S. experience, available data from a number of other industrialized countries shows they are similar. This book describes in detail what the business side of the construction equation requires of the construction firm owner. The contractor who quickly learns these requirements can identify and avoid or manage around the pitfalls that cause the high failure rate in our industry and put his or her construction firm on a level playing field with the best-run companies in the business. The detailed duties of the owner, whether in the U.S., U.K., Australia or Canada, are a common theme throughout the book. The author, Nick Ganaway, speaks peer-to-peer, and the book is sprinkled with supporting examples from his own experience. He is immersed in the industry and this book is "based on the things I've learned, used, and refined as a light-commercial general contractor in the course of starting and operating my own construction firm for 25 years." The contractor doing $5 million or $50 million or more in annual sales or the equivalent amount in other countries, or the entrepreneur who is just starting up, can use the tried and proven material in this book to build a business that is profitable, enjoyable, and enduring. Additionally, the book devotes a chapter to specializing in chain-store construction.

Contractor s Survival Guide

Contractor s Survival Guide
Author: Jason Reid
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781305380417
Category: Construction contracts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contractor s Survival Guide Book Excerpt:

This book aids contractors in overcoming hardships and promoting growth amidst challenges posed by a difficult economy. It includes techniques that aim to increase leads, cut costs, drive profits, and improve overall productivity.

Construction Contract Law

Construction Contract Law
Author: John J. P. Krol
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1993-06-15
ISBN: 9780471574149
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Contract Law Book Excerpt:

A straightforward description providing readers with a guide to contract law as it relates to construction contracting. Thoroughly explains when a lawyer may or may not be needed and offers guidance for working with one. Prior notice provisions, no damage for delay clauses and conditional payment provisions are among the topics covered. Includes hundreds of actual construction cases.

Construction and Design of Cement Grouting

Construction and Design of Cement Grouting
Author: A. C. Houlsby
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 466
Release: 1991-01-16
ISBN: 9780471516293
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction and Design of Cement Grouting Book Excerpt:

Provides exhaustive coverage of cement grouting in rock foundations, outlining all types of cement grout, comparing their suitabilities and describing various ways cement grouting is used in engineering construction. Written and arranged in an easy-to-read manner, the book is arranged as a reference manual with numerous cross-references. Step-by-step explanations on grouting techniques are given in considerable detail and written with both the novice and experienced practitioner in mind. Also covers advanced technology, including the current state of computer use in grouting operations; the latest grouting materials such as microfine; and the use of superplasticizers in cement grout. Chapters are arranged from elementary to advanced technology.

Construction in Cold Regions

Construction in Cold Regions
Author: Terry T. McFadden,F. Lawrence Bennett
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1992-04-16
ISBN: 9780471525035
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction in Cold Regions Book Excerpt:

Written as a reference on effective engineering practice for construction activities in Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions. It is based on many sources around the world including the Soviet Union and China where people live and work in very low temperatures. Provides a broad look at overall problems found by engineers, contractors and builders, including case histories that illustrate actual projects throughout the cold regions of the world.

Construction of Fills

Construction of Fills
Author: Edward J. Monahan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 265
Release: 1994-01-14
ISBN: 9780471585237
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction of Fills Book Excerpt:

The compaction guide to greater profits, less hassle. Boost yourbottom line with the expert, efficient soil compaction techniquesand technological solutions in this fully updated Second Edition.This revision will provide the contractor, fill inspector, andgeotechnical engineer with greater coverage of environmentaltopics, including. * Septic system site investigation, evaluation, design, andconstruction, plus existing system renovation, repair, maintenance,and management * The latest uses of artificial fills from around the world--foamplastics, Elastizell, Geocell, Solite, and waste materials likeshredded tires and wood chips * New material and helpful case studies on the correlation ofStandard and Modified Proctor densities and a method fordetermining numerical values of bearing capacities for Proctordensities In addition to the current state of the art of fill technology,basic insights into soil behavior are provided. Innovative andpatented methods of design are presented, especially valuable foryoung practitioners and those responsible for their supervision andcontinuing education. Reviewed as "conversational," "humorous,""full of wisdom," and "practical," this unusually readable resourceis a profit-maker no construction professional can afford to dowithout.

Cost Engineering for Effective Project Control

Cost Engineering for Effective Project Control
Author: Sol A. Ward
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1992-04-16
ISBN: 9780471528517
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cost Engineering for Effective Project Control Book Excerpt:

Provides an integrated overview of methods for controlling the cost, schedule and quality of a construction project. It emphasizes project diagnostics and analysis of the patterns of a project and covers estimating, procurement, construction management, planning, CPM, claims and data collection. It also covers the major planning, scheduling and estimating software packages from Primavera, G2, Computer Controls Inc., Timberline and others.

Painter s Handbook

Painter s Handbook
Author: William McElroy
Publsiher: Craftsman Book Company
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9780934041287
Category: House & Home
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Painter s Handbook Book Excerpt:

This complete guide explains what painters and paint contractors need to know to thrive in the paint contracting business. It's loaded with how-to information you'll use every day when preparing surfaces for coating, applying paints, bidding jobs and running your paint contracting company: Doing Professional Quality Work: Selecting the right tools, preparing all types of surfaces. Tips for repainting kitchens, bathrooms, cabinets, eaves and porches, handling new construction, getting good results from your airless spray rig, and much more Paint Problems and Their Cure: Why coatings fail, testing for blisters, chalking, poor adhesion and condensation, removing all types of stains, what to do about voids, skips, holidays, pulls, wrinkles, color changes, gloss spots, streaks, yellowing, peeling, alligatoring, powdering, chipping, checking, cracking, fish eyes, graining, roller stipple, water stains and fire damage.Using the Right Paint and Color: Avoiding paint oxidation, chalking, and fading, creating special effects, using stains, varnishes, lacquer, shellac, plastics, preservatives and primers, avoiding customer complaints about color match, tried and true color schemes for every job, cutting costs by mixing your own colors, making touch-ups blend in perfectly.Setting Up Your Business: Selecting your area and specialty, where to get start-up cash and how much you need, protecting yourself with insurance, controlling expenses, staying legal, getting top value for your advertising dollar, typical budgets for paint contractors, keeping your paperwork straight, tracking job expenses.Finding Your Gravy Train: Over 30 profitable specialty painting businesses you shouldconsider, how to sell the job, estimating areas, material quantities and labor costs for walls, overhangs, gables, molding, trim doors and windows.

The Builder s Guide to Running a Successful Construction Company

The Builder s Guide to Running a Successful Construction Company
Author: David Gerstel
Publsiher: Taunton
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2002-10-10
ISBN: 9781561583270
Category: Construction industry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Builder s Guide to Running a Successful Construction Company Book Excerpt:

Practical, simple record-keeping, contracts, bidding, management for the small contractor. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR