Choosing a construction method creates contractual working relationships and interactions between parties. These working relationships and interactions are the building construction process. Typically, the parties include the owner, contractor(s), and design consultants. Building contractors and design consultants conduct business engaged in the building construction process but rarely does the owner. As a result, the owner often lacks knowledge of the process, which can cost them thousands of dollars.
This unique book explains the building construction process in easy-to-understand non-technical language. It provides the knowledge owners and or their representatives need to have some control over the process regarding cost and risk reduction. After all, the owner pays for the construction and should have some say in the process.
People working in the building construction industry or with some knowledge of the process will also benefit from the book, as will educators and their students. The book is a knowledge elevator and goes well beyond the minimum required to understand and be involved successfully in a building construction project.