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JUMP-START YOUR PROJECT

 

Tom Landis advocates for consumers by providing insider's information to help you avoid paying too much money for your project while still getting a good value for the dollar spent. Besides offering an online e-guide,

 

Tom presents consumer education classes.  He’s also the host of the Down Home Radio Show.

 

As a construction manager, journalist and educator, Tom Landis highly recommends John Zerega’s EZhomebuild Project Management Software to jump-start your home building or remodeling project.

 

EZhomebuild Project Management Software for Builders, Owner/Builders and Construction Managers will help you take charge with this all-in-one project management tool that enables you to easily plan, organize, estimate, communicate, manage, schedule, and control one or many homebuilding or major remodeling projects.  Its information resources put you in the know, and its customizable software tools will keep you in control from initial planning to final punch list.

 

YOU BENEFIT FROM THIS INFORMATION

*Anticipate critical design issues which impact budget and schedule


Construction Management*Be ready to negotiate with trade contractors and suppliers


*Remain proactive with building department officials


*Maintain quality control throughout the construction process


*Eliminate costly changes and unnecessary mistakes

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BE PREPARED

Construction Managers assist owners who want to remodel their existing buildings, build a new home, or develop investment properties but don't have the experience, expertise, or time to devote to the complex and time consuming process of creating such a project.

As an owner's representative, a Construction Manager helps translate the needs of the owner into reality at a competitive cost, without sacrificing the function or architectural integrity of the project. 

 

The fact is, at every stage of residential construction, you can minimize standard profit mark-up and overhead costs by better management of your construction project whether you're doing new construction or remodeling.

 

OWNERS BECOME BETTER CONSUMERS

 

In order to get the best results during the Design/Build process, you must communicate openly, honestly and thoroughly regarding your goals and expectations.  In order to communicate your goals and expectations in advance of the work, this information is usually considered first and foremost:

  • Description of required spaces and/or intended uses
  • Budget parameters: minimum/maximum allowable costs and financing method
  • Construction method: owner constructed, bid by general contractor, or negotiated with trade contractors
  • Schedule requirements: anticipated schedule for design, construction, and occupancy
  • Site information: legal description of property, as-built documentation, easements, measurements of existing conditions, utility locations, sizes, and configurations, topographical and soils data.

 

 

EMPOWER OWNERS IN DECISION MAKING

 

Once you get going on your project, here’s an overview of the total scope of work:

 

Fact Finding: Define the Owner's objectives and requirements; define the Architect's role and review schematic design; do area and site analysis.

 

Preliminary Design: Refine design details and project requirements with Architect and Owner; determine building permit requirements and prepare submittal package; develop work plan including preliminary schedule and budget.

 

Construction Documents: Assist in the creation of Drawings and Specifications; complete building permit package; finalize schedule and budget; set forth key duties and responsibilities.

 

Bid/Negotiations: Develop contract documents; prepare bid packages; review and analyze bids; asses cost structure and schedule; assist owner in awarding contracts.

 

Construction: Establish the work place; provide contract administration; communicate with design team; monitor trade contractor performance; review supplier and manufacturer support; assure compliance with schedule and budget; produce progress reports.

 

Move-in: Direct system start-up; complete a comprehensive punch list; create files for warranties, maintenance, and as-built drawings; compile all permit documentation; create maintenance schedule after occupancy.

 

Using the approach described in the
Home Building Consumer's Guide
you are better able to plan and organize your home building or remodeling project.

 

EZhomebuild Project Management Software is an all-in-one project management tool that takes you one step further, enabling you to easily plan, organize, estimate, communicate, manage, schedule, and control your home building or remodeling project.  Its information resources put you in the know, and its customizable software tools will keep you in control from initial planning to final punch list.

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