What Your Contractor Can't Tell You, 2nd Edition: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating (Paperback)
This second edition of What Your Contractor Can't Tell You further equips owners with the information and strategies needed to create their vision on time and within budget. Chapters detail critical topics, like planning your project, design options, selecting and working well with an architect and/or contractor, cost estimating, budgets, plan specifications, contracts, dealing with town officials, managing your project on site and keeping track of everything along the way. For each stage of the project, you'll see your options, common pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as insiders' tips which reveal what contractors can't tell you. Most importantly, you will come away with keen insight into this complicated field and understand your role in it and everyone else's.
About the Author
Amy Johnston is a Construction Manager and Owner's Representative. She grew up building and renovating homes with her family and went to thirty years of professional project management, overseeing the design and construction or renovation of residential homes, affordable housing projects, historic downtown restorations and commercial spaces on behalf of owners. As liaison between the parties on so many projects, she enjoys a unique perspective on the dynamics of successful design and construction.