January 1988 Table of Contents

Contracts: Reading the Red-Flag Clauses

The General Conditions of a construction contract cover most of the conflicts you might encounter. It’s dry reading, but if you want to play the game, don’t you want to know the rules? Read more

Diversification & the Small Builder

You can put your building talents to use in many different ways—from home inspection to real estate management.But you need to find out the right mix for profits and peace of mind. Read more

Mark-Up Basics

Big volume does not mean big profits,unless you charge enough for your work.Here ’s how to figure out the right price for your jobs. Read more

Conference Report: Timber Framers Confab

Last June ’s heavy-timber get-together was bigger and better than ever, according to NEB’s own framing afficianado. Read more

Top Cat on the Crew: The Bookkeeper

Accurate tracking of purchases, salaries, subs, and expenses is essential to business success. But don’t try to do it yourself, unless you’re willing to give up running production or sales. Read more

Writing an Employee Manual

Good employees don’t grow on trees. They are carefully cultivated through good management. Having clear policies stated in a manual is a good place to start. Read more

Pneumatics for Wood Roofs

Pneumatics for Wood Roofs Read more

Kitchen & Bath
For What It's Worth

"NEB's pick of curious, interesting and useful products." Read more

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