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Construction Business Management Course
Production managers will see how the sales people and estimators rely on their performance to meet timelines and project costs. Finance and administration people will learn how to keep other managers and staff updated on critical company operations while keeping a pulse on the financial health of the company. The contractor/owner will discover how each part of the management team can affect and improve total company operations. Discover how to get your management group working as a well-informed team. This course will provide you with clear and simple directions to give your contracting company the strongest possible business advantage. Buy this Course or Learn More.

 

Deck 2: Deck Structural Design

Now that you have the conceptual design for your deck, and you plan on doing this on your own, it is time to develop the structural elements and material specifications. No matter if you complete the project yourself or hire a contractor, this exercise will help you to get an understanding of the details of your deck.

 

Design / Building Consulting
This course is for the experienced, or novice builder or construction professional that has the day to day situations occur concerning building design / construction and client contact. This course will enable you to start thinking about building codes and zoning codes, and how they affect the overall construction process. All phases of construction of a building from the site selection and the excavating of the lot to the last coat of paint on the trim work are examined in this course. Included are off-site and site improvement, and on site work.

Online Construction Business Management Course - The contractor/owner will discover how each part of the management team can affect and improve total company operations. Discover how to get your management group working as a well-informed team. This course will provide you with clear and simple directions to give your contracting company the strongest possible business advantage.

 

Planning a Deck

Once you have decided you can no longer live without a deck in your backyard, your first step is to start the planning process. The planning process is simple, fun, and can be done in a relatively short period of time. Whether you plan on hiring a contractor or building the deck yourself, the planning process will help you determine exactly what you want and what deck features you can use most effectively.

 

 

Building A Deck

A deck is one of the most basic structures in home construction, and most do-it-yourselfers have the skills to build one.  In this sequence of pages, you'll read about the main steps in building a deck, and you'll see many graphics illustrating key points in the process.

 

Building Closed-Riser Porch Steps

This stair has the details that make it suitable for your front entry deck or porch - more formal and stronger closed-risers that are mitered with the stringers, invisible attachment to the porch, and skirting below the stringers.

 

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