nationally acclaimed course, Successful
Home Contracting is the most comprehensive
of its kind for Owner Builders/Owner Contractors-
covering the entire building sequence from start
to finish. Youll find this intensive,
hands-on program jam-packed with cost-cutting,
step-saving information - guaranteed to save
Even if you plan to hire a contractor to
build your home, you can still save thousands of
dollars by learning how to negotiate effectively with your builder,
suppliers, and subcontractors.
"This exciting, 700 page, two volume course is just what you need for your home building
project. It gets everything in one place - a great convenience when you're 'in the field.'"
The special binding allows the books
to lay flat when they are opened to any page. This is a real plus when
you are working from the front seat of your car or truck - as in when
you are out at the job site meeting a sub or checking the work. Included
are over 500 hundred photos and dozens of illustrations,
tables, and forms - everything you will need to guide you through
the contracting process, to get you organized, and to help you stay in
control of your project.
The course has been carefully crafted to
take you through all the steps - from lot selection, through planning,
financing, and the actual construction. Each topic
is introduced, defined, explained, and illustrated in a clear, non-technical
manner. A great deal of effort has been made to help those unfamiliar
with the construction process get completely comfortable with the terminology,
the timing, and the techniques.
. . . also included in this
for each Lesson and a Master Check List - These are a great help in makingsure
you don't forget anything!
The Comprehensive Guide to Residential Contracting
Terms - Part of being in control is knowing what youre talking
about! Here is an exclusive 28-page publication, which is packed with
definitions, photographs, and illustrations of over 275 terms youll
need to know. Do you know what is meant by gooseneck, pilaster, dead wood,
or knee-kicker? Youll find them all in this valuable booklet which
is part of your seminar materials.
and Answer section at the end of each lesson to check your understanding
of the material covered and prepare you for the 50-question "Final
Exam." All of the questions on the exam are taken from the ones at
the end of the lessons.
of Final Completion - This "suitable-for-framing" certificate
is issued when you have returned a satisfactory "Final Exam"
to IRC. This short, open-book quiz is taken directly from the Q&A's
at end of each lesson. It is your proof that you are serious about building
your home and have taken the time and expense to prepare yourself for
the job. This is very helpful when approaching a lender for your construction
In addition . . .
You will find all
of IRC's Forms on the CD which comes with the Home
Study Course including
Lot Criteria Rating Form - to help
you evaluate several lots and make an informed decision.
Samples of H.U.D. and bank Specifications
Forms - these are required by your lender and show all the details
of your new home that are not spelled out on the plans themselves.
Change Order Forms
Bar Chart Form, which can be used
to do simple bar chart planning.
Lien Release Waiver
A Subcontractor Directory Form to
help you keep up with all your subs
Subcontractor Information Form
Master Construction Record
Cost Estimate and Cash Flow Planning
Walk Through Inspection Form
Cost Accounting Forms
Financial Statement Form
Building your own home can be one of the most exciting
and rewarding adventures of your life. And it should be. You will
always cherish and savor the satisfaction and pride you will experience
by making your dreams come to reality. The opportunity for fantastic financial
savings has never been greater. And the opportunity exists for all who
are willing to prepare themselves for the task at hand.
Each of the Seventeen Lessons features a detailed Check List
so you wont forget any of the important action steps. Youll
also find extensive Bibliographic References, Appendices with supplementary
materials, and Question and Answers to help you check your progress.
This fact-filled course is designed to fully explain the home building
process and equip you to save thousands of dollars by either acting
as your own contractor when building your next home, or by dealing from
a position of strength, which comes from knowledge, when you hire a contractor.
This set of beautifully prepared books is designed to go with you
into the field as you oversee the construction of your new home.
Youll be well armed with the knowledge you need to tackle
your construction project with confidence.
©2005 Institute of Residential Contracting
- Owner Buiilder Course