Last night I headed over to the Rockridge Library to participate in a remodeling workshop organized by Amy Hutton of Winans Construction. Amy did a fabulous job outlining how best to get from the beginnings of a vision to the completion of a project. We talked about perils and pitfalls as well as how the relationship should work if all team members are hitting their stride. ''Cost-plus'' vs. set-price bids, how to think about change orders and who pays (other than that they should be rare if the scoping out and planning's done well), how permits and soils engineers fit in. Amy's a woman who knows her way around a Gantt chart and the critical path!
If you'd like a pdf version of her How to Make your Project a Success powerpoint presentation, email me, and the first to ask for it gets a copy of the 70-page Home Remodeling Green Building Guidelines from Build It Green.