MANAGING CONSTRUCTION: LEGAL
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Licenses, bonding, and insurance: Every contractor is required by law to have these essential documents in order, but...
It's a home improvement project. What could go wrong?Better not to think about it. That's really a job for the agent ...
Get the work you need done by ensuring that your contract is solid.
Often, developing renovation ideas doesn't begin with a call to a contractor or architect.
Though building codes vary by state and municipality and can be difficult to pin down, contractors and DIYers involved in major projects must heed the letter of t...
Finding and hiring the right people to help do the job is crucially important when it comes to remodeling work.
Follow this advice about building permits and what they entail.
Don't risk a liability claim in the event of any personal injury or property damage. When you hire a GC, subs, and other on-site workers, ask whether they have in...
Well-written renovation contracts normally take into account many of the following details.
Follow this advice to learn what's integral when producing a conclusive contract.
Your attorney, accountant, and insurance agent can be important players in your construction project.
Here's your guide to getting a building permit from your municipality before starting construction work on your home.
Bob talks with general contractor Ted Riley about the fireplace construction.
Bob meets structural engineer Steve Siegel on the attic floor of the Medford, MA home to discuss the owner's desire for an office with cathedral ceilings.
Bob meets with the general contractors and the architect for the project house to discuss mid-construction changes to the building plan.
Bob and carpenter Bob Ryley review the interior construction, which must satisfy stringent fire codes.
Bob oversees the installation of a grade beam in the garage, which is in compliance with California seismic code.
Bob and contractor Joe Fitzgerald discuss the structural work taking place at the Malibu beach house, as well as California's tough building codes for earthquake ...