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Contracts: Examples and Explanations
Brian A. Blum
0735539693
April 2004
Textbook Paperback
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The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home
David McGuerty
1558704655
June 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A workbook in the fullest sense, this goes well beyond the crash courses in home building and words of encouragement of similar books. The first 10 chapters take a practical management approach to such things as financing, site selection, working with subcontractors, legal concerns, even how to cope with inevitable worry. The remaining chapters treat the stages of home building from excavation to landscaping. Included for each is a logical task sequence, a list of specifications to be used in subcontractor agreements, an inspection checklist, and a glossary of unique terms. The lengthy appendixes offer scores of adaptable forms as well as a critical path master project schedule. An exhaustive work, recommended for public libraries serving knowledgeable amateur builders. Bill Demo, Tompkins Cortland Community Coll.,...


Contracting Out Government Services (Privatizing Government: An Interdisciplinary Series)

0275965422


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Review
“After reviewing the theory behind contracting out, this volume includes specific studies of a variety of contracting experiences in such areas as juvenile programs, community corrections, local detention facilities, vehicle maintenance, solid waste disposal, hospital administration, and golf course management.”–Public Administrative Review
“The role of government in the market place has been subject to many changes since World War II. The overriding movement that has occurred since the 1980s has been in the direction of less dependence on government and more reliance on the private sector of the economy. The application of this trendin the US as been less drawmatic, as this collection on contracting out government services shows.”–Public Administration and Management

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How to Plan, Contract and Build Your Own Home
Richard M. Scutella
0071448853
September 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Classic Blueprint for Do-It-Yourself Homebuilders Updated to Reflect the Latest Materials, Techniques, and Options! Covering everything from hiring the right vendors to choosing fixtures, this information-packed guide is a step-by-step roadmap for building a new home or remodeling an existing one. The heavily-revised Fourth Edition focuses on the latest technologies, materials, money-saving options, and environmentallyfriendly methods, allowing homeowners to save money, get more for their money, maximize their usable space, decrease maintenance costs, and choose from an exciting array of new options.

From the Back Cover
Save and get more from your money Pick the perfect site Minimize maintenance cost and effort Maximize indoor and outdoor space

There are...



Be Your Own House Contractor
Carl Heldmann
1580173748
May 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This handbook comes on cue in an era of belt-tightening in the home-building industry. And the fiscal corner Heldmann helps us cut with this book, enabling us to serve as our own contractor, may well represent the largest slice of the pie. But did we really pay that contractor 25% of the cost of our house, as the author suggests? Does Heldmann count the price of one's own time spent on the project? And what about his advice that we hire a good real estate attorney if in doubt at any of the planning stages outlined in his book? How much would that lawyer's fee turn out to be, and could it erase the advantages we've gained from taking his advice? The assumption of the book is that we must enjoy the challenges of buying land, reading plans, making estimates, getting permits, arranging loans, buying supplies and...


Contracts (The Emanuel Law Outlines Series): 2003, Seventh Edition
Steven L. Emanuel
0735544670
January 2004
Textbook Paperback
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The Black Book of Outsourcing
Douglas Brown
0471718890
May 2005
Hardcover
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Review
“…a comprehensive introduction…” (Supply Management, 6th October 2005)

Book Description
The Black Book of Outsourcing is a comprehensive guide and directory for the emerging field of outsourcing, including expert advice on how to operate an outsourcing program, how to deal with the political aspects of outsourcing, and how to find a career in outsourcing. A controversial and emotional subject among business leaders and workers in the global business community, outsourcing is fast becoming one of the greatest organizational and industrial shifts in modern history. In this one-of-a-kind resource, outsourcing gurus Douglas Brown and Scott Wilson chart a course for business leaders charged with managing outsourcing initiatives and present a wealth...


Delivering Project Excellence With the Statement of Work

1567261132


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Book Description
Studies show that U.S. companies lose approximately $75 billion annually on failed or mismanaged projects. Avoid the many pitfalls and deliver projects on time, within budget, and of the scope and quality desired by the client, with a highly successful tool called the Statement of Work (SOW). In Delivering Project Excellence with the Statement of Work, author Michael Martin explains what an SOW is ... how it's developed and used on a project to establish a baseline, develop pricing, and measure changes and profitability ... and how to communicate and sell the importance of the SOW to the client and your own organization. Included with this book is a bonus CD-ROM with sample SOWs, templates, and forms to help you manage change to the project throughout its life cycle. This is a must-have book for every project...


How to Plan, Subcontract and Build Your Dream House: Everything You Need to Know to Avoid the Pitfalls
Warren V. Jaeger
0964782405
January 1, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
If You're Thinking About Building A Home, whether you want to be your own General Contractor, and SAVE up to 50,000 Dollars or more, or you want to hire a builder, there are many things that you absolutely must know to avoid costly errors and mistakes. "HOW TO PLAN, SUBCONTRACT AND BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE" has been written by Warren V. Jaeger, a Master Designer-Builder, with more than 45 years experience. Thirty four chapters, more than 130,000 words, and dozens of diagrams take you step by step through the entire building process with practical advice and real life examples. Learn what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, and how to get it done! But, before you even think about construction, PART ONE guides you through: lot evaluation, drainage, sloping sites, public water and sewer connections, well...


Contracts (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1586639048
June 2003
Paperback
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Log Homes Made Easy
Jim Cooper
0811728471
Oct 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
As an experienced builder, Cooper is a strong proponent of log homes even while he debunks some of the myths associated with them (e.g., their rusticity makes them inexpensive and easy to build). Instead, as Cooper suggests, they are products of modern engineering and building methods, and their rustic ambience comes at a hefty price. Still, they occupy a solid niche in the home construction market. For enthusiasts and would-be inhabitants of log homes, Cooper provides concise and sensible information on shopping for kit homes, selecting and preparing suitable land, estimating construction costs, securing financing (sometimes tricky with log homes), and overseeing construction. Numerous well-conceived checklists and forms complete this solid guide for the owner/contractor. Recommended for most public libraries.-...


The Owner-Builder Book: How You Can Save More than 100,000 in the Construction of Your Custom Home, Third Edition
Mark A. Smith, Elaine M. Smith
0966142888
September 24, 2002
Paperback
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Women's Day Home Remodeling
"... the Smiths' advice covers everything about building a home ... the book is an awesome resource guide"

The Pocket Change Investor
"It's incredibly detailed, with valuable lists, charts, ideas and questionnaires, yet is easy reading ... this is must reading."

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On the Social Contract
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
0140442014
June 1968
Paperback
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The Wall Street Journal
Great Ideas... is the right name for these slim, elegant paperbacks... They are written with precision, force, and care. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

USA Today
Penguin Books hopes to provide an economical remedy for time-pressed readers in search of intellectual sustenance. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The Real Goods Independent Builder
Sam Clark
0930031857
Oct 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
Subtitled "Designing and Building a House Your Own Way," this is the book for anyone thinking about building their own home. It is comprehensive, detailed and covers subjects I have never before seen covered in home building books, like how to make a small house seem bigger, incorporating ergonomics and accessibility, doing your own drawings and scale models, making contracts that work, and working effectively with professional designers and builders. With detailed diagrams and photographs, this is the most thorough overall guide to building your own home I have ever seen (and I've seen a lot!).

From Library Journal
Clark, a carpenter, designer, and builder with over 25 years' experience, has revised and expanded his earlier Designing and Building Your House Your Own Way...


Electrician's Instant Answers
David Tuck
0071402039
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Popular Mechanics, August 2004
advice...data...by...master electricians...ready-reference...for electricians...remodelers...[and]the rest of us...help[s] you estimate...choose...calculate... extremely thorough

Book Description
The Book for Electricians Who Need the Right Answer NOW! Here's the one on-site reference electricians can't afford to be without! Electricians' Instant Answers provides all the information you need to solve just about any electrical procedure problem - quickly, effectively, and economically. Packed with calculations, tips, fast facts, charts, tables, and photographs, Electrician's Instant Answers features just enough text to get the job done right, without wasting your time. Electricians and electrical contractors can turn to Electrician's Instant Answers for ...


Contracts
E. Allan Allan Farnsworth
0735545405
May 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Handbook of Construction Contracting: Estimating, Bidding, Scheduling, Vol. 2
Jack P. Jones
093404113X
January 1987
Paperback
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Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts (Concepts and Insights Series)
Marvin A. Chirelstein
1587781972
May 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
A brief primer that offers first-year students a reliable overview of the major themes and leading cases in the field of law of contracts.

About the Author
Columbia University


The Offshore Nation : Strategies for Success in Global Outsourcing and Offshoring
Atul Vashistha, Avinash Vashistha
0071468129
February 10, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Seize the competitive advantage of outsourcing with advice from the experts Written by two outsourcing consultants to many Standard Poor's 500 companies, The Offshore Nation offers you guidance on integrating outsourcing into your organization's core goals, maximizing ROI, and minimizing operational risks. The authors also make a case for the globalization of services and offer insights into outsourcing trends worldwide.

From the Back Cover

Praise from industry experts for The Offshore Nation



Before You Hire a Contractor
Steve Gonzalez
1891264656
Dec 1994
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Gonzalez, a certified residential contractor, tells consumers how to avoid the pitfalls of home improvement and construction. He argues that consumers must educate themselves and specify exactly what they want, make their own choices, and have realistic expectations. Gonzalez discusses the essentials of selecting a contractor, negotiating contracts, and avoiding scams and provides rudimentary information about liens, insurance, bonding, and consumer rights. He also devotes one chapter to the art of writing specifications. The numbers and addresses of consumer protection agencies are listed state by state, as are construction regulatory offices. Good, basic information on this complex subject plus checklists and sample forms make this a useful tool for the beginner. Recommended for public libraries.Judith M. Nixon,...


Calamari and Perillo's Hornbook on Contracts
John D. Calamari
031426485X
July 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Expert authors provide a detailed treatment of the basic rules, principles, and issues in contracts. Topics covered include offer and acceptance, parol evidence and interpretation, consideration, informal contracts, promissory estoppel, contracts under seal, capacity of parties, conditions, performance, and breach. Also discusses damages, regulations, third-party beneficiaries, statutes, and frauds. The discharge of contracts and illegal bargains are also discussed.

About the Author
Fordham University --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Metal Building Contracting and Construction
William D. Booth
0070069646
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Build a lucrative metal contracting and construction business

This book gives you an in-depth understanding of the marketplace for metal buildings and the materials used. You get step-by-step building methods and procedures...develop design-build skills...and see how to handle maintenance and repair work. Packed with illustrative examples, plans and photographs, this how-to resource gives you tools to:

Maximize the advantages of metal buildings--including low cost, flexibility, and fast construction Locate and qualify a prospective owner Master the various strategies for selling the prospect Perform inspections...seismic upgrades and fire damage renovations Much more

From the Back Cover
Boost your bottom line with this complete metal building guide for...



Exporting America : Why Corporate Greed Is Shipping American Jobs Overseas
Lou Dobbs
0446577448
August 30, 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
"How can our politicians call trade 'free' when year after year we sustain runaway trade deficits and the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs?" Is that pro-worker, left-wing moviemaker Michael Moore speaking? Hardly. Try Lou Dobbs, host of the Lou Dobbs Tonight show on CNN and self-proclaimed "lifelong Republican" on the soapbox against the whole notion of free trade. The issue of American corporations moving overseas in pursuit of cheap labor has become a rallying cry for the otherwise conservative business journalist, and through his national TV show, he has become a lightning rod of controversy for speaking out against it, having been called everything from a protectionist to a communist. True, the book's publication coincides with a hot presidential race, yet Dobbs doesn't see either side as having the...


Running a Successful Construction Company (For Pros by Pros)
David Gerstel
1561585300
November 1, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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. Includes 50 color photos and drawings.


Contracts
Melvin A. Eisenberg
0159007763
October 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Gilbert Law Summaries are America’s best selling outlines and have set the standard for excellence since they were introduced more than thirty-five years ago. It’s Gilbert’s unique combination of features that makes it the one study aid you’ll turn to for all of your study needs! Walk into class prepared with a comprehensive outline of the law, a concise capsule summary perfect for a quick review before class, charts of every kind, a text correlation chart so that you can match your specific reading assignment to the relevant pages in the Gilbert outline, and an index and table of cases. Ace your final exams with a step-by-step approach to attack your exam, exam tips, and sample multiple choice, true-false, and essay questions.


Basic Engineering Calculations for Contractors
August W. Domel
0070180024
Dec 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Save BIG BUCK$ on consulting engineering fees! Why pay expensive consulting engineers every time you're faced with changes to residential and light construction plans? Now you can proceed on your own with complete confidence thanks to Basic Engineering Calculations for Contractors, by August DOmel--your one-stop, jargon-free guide to the properties, loads, stresses and tolerances of wood, steel and concrete members. The author's done all the heavy number-crunching for you, so you get instant, ready-to-apply data on: support reactions; bending and shear stresses; deflections; dead and live loads; snow and winds loads; wooden joists, headers and trusses; steel beams and columns; concrete slabs, footings and walls; and much more.

From the Back Cover
Make Accurate Calculations And...


Construction Change Orders
James J. O'Brien
0070482349
Mar 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Change orders? Make sure you come out on top. Find out how to prevent change orders from eating into your firm's profits in Construction Change Orders: Impact, Avoidance, Documentation. Award-winning author and seasoned construction contractor James L. O'Brien shows you how to come out on top in any change order situation. He shows you step-by-step how to implement a change-order free strategy that helps boost your reputation, ensures repeat business, and enhances your long-term profitability. You get complete details on every aspect of a typical change order--including the contractual basis for change orders...their impact on your schedule...cost of time...documentation...subcontractors...potential problems arising from change orders...and much more.

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Contracting with the Federal Government, 4th Edition
Margaret M. Worthington, Louis P. Goldsman
0471242187
March 2, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
A complete overhaul of Contracting with the Federal Government, Third Edition to reflect developments and changes since 1992. Analysis of Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (major legislation enacted in 1995), and of significant changes in cost accounting standards and requirements, statutes, and regulations governing federal contracting process. With step-by-step instructions, and forms in a clear and concise process, this professional book incorporates relevant supplemental information.


The Social Contract (Library of Essential Reading Series)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
0760770212
July 2005
Paperback
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The Wall Street Journal
Great Ideas... is the right name for these slim, elegant paperbacks... They are written with precision, force, and care. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

USA Today
Penguin Books hopes to provide an economical remedy for time-pressed readers in search of intellectual sustenance. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

See all Editorial Reviews


Be a Successful Residential Land Developer
R. Dodge Woodson
0071441719
August 4, 2004
Paperback
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Barbara Colley, P.E., author of Practical Manual of Land Development
"More than any other book on the subject, I would recommend this one." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Veteran construction contractor, and building trades authority, R. Dodge Woodson shows how to profitably transform raw land into housing. This practical guide covers every phase of the land development process as well as essential business practice fundamentals. NEW TO THIS EDITION: finding and selling property via the Internet, more information on finance and insurance issues, the latest in land ordinances and runoff issues and EPA requirements Contents: Why Should I Get Into Land Development? * Can I Really Do It? * The Development Team and Selecting the...


2006 National Construction Estimator (National Construction Estimator)
Dave Ogershok, richard Pray
1572181591
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
54th Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material. Provides manhours, recommended crew, and gives the labor cost for installation. Includes a CD-ROM with an electronic version of the book with National Estimator, a stand-alone Windows estimating program, plus an interactive multimedia video that shows how to use the disk to compile construction cost estimates. Revised annually. Included with National Estimator CD-ROM: Job Cost Wizard – turns estimates into invoices and exports both in QuickBooks Free Online Technical Support – for the National Estimator Software Free Monthly National Estimator Updates – Updates to the 2006 costbooks and zip code modification factors are updated monthly. Monthly...

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