Do you want to save money on energy bills but don’t know where to start? A good first step is to conduct a do-it-yourself (DIY) energy assessment, also called an energy audit.
Gone are the days when driving through a neighborhood or asking friends and family for a recommendation were the only ways to find a new home.
If you’re thinking about buying a new home, one key decision you’ll have to make is finding a home builder.
City of Brandon now requires permits for all residential roofing projects exceeding 100 square feet in area.
The Mississippi State Board of Contractors has taken action that will require licensed residential contractors and remodelers to show proof of general liability insurance before receiving the license.
On October 6, 2011, the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) announced it was submitting a proposal to the American Lumber Standard Committee’s (ALSC) Board of Review to lower the design properties for all grades and sizes of visually graded Southern Pine by 25%-30%. SPIB also indicated that it intended, upon approval by the ALSC Board of Review, to immediately implement and publish the new design values. Gary Ehrlich, NAHB’s Program Manager – Structural Codes & Standards, represents NAHB on the ALSC. NAHB has been working with members of its Building Systems Councils, the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and other industry representatives on this issue.
During the 2010 legislative session a new law was created with the support of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi regarding general liability insurance for home builders.
Here is the scenario: You’re the general contractor on a custom project, or a remodel; or you’re a lessor of equipment on any one of the following jobs, you submit your invoice for services to either the owner or the general contractor, whoever contracted you to do that job, you wait, you wait, you wait, and you wait. You don’t get paid. What do you do?
I recently gave a talk to the CPB on contracts. I titled that presentation “Anatomy of a Construction Contract: Or ‘Contracts, . . ., We Don’t Need No Stinking Contracts!’.” The secondary title was a bit tongue-in-cheek, but represents the attitude of many of my clients, over the years with the question of “Why do I need to have a written contract, isn’t my word good enough?!”
Baby boomers — people born in the post-World War II years between 1946 and 1964 — are
entering or nearing retirement age. And research shows that Americans have a strong preference to remain in their current residence for as long as possible as they grow older, meaning they will need to remodel or adapt their homes to meet their changing abilities and circumstances. This is