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Reyed Mia (Apprentice, DIU)

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Assessing the Renovation and Understanding the Scope of Work

Participants will work through a House Assessment Worksheet prior to planning a renovation project to identify possible problems that will affect the success of the renovation, the design, budget and duration

What to look for and why? The following topics will be discussed, participants will consider options and evaluate “and if you don’t” the adverse effects it could have on the home and the renovation

Occupant health
Energy efficiency
Resource efficiency
Environmental responsibility

As you plan your addition, there are important things to consider:

Size and design
Structural problems
Plumbing and electrical
Heating and ventilation
Zoning and regulations

Upon completion of the worksheet and the webinar you will be able to identify the skills your contractor needs and why

Checklist for Hiring a Contractor

Know the contractors and homeowners responsibilities and how to avoid costly mistakes. When do you compromise and when to remain firm

Identify the skills the contractor needs for this project. There are many ways to hire and pay a contractor such as hourly, a fixed price or a cost-plus contract

Is relying upon a friend’s referral enough credibility to hire a contractor? Learn what questions will reveal a personality to how the contractor works with his team

Be aware of the danger signs or approach to starting the contract

Do you know your client – are they willing to accept daily disruptions in their routines?

The underground economy – is it better to pay cash?

Regardless of how small the project is – detail the work and put it in writing

How will you manage a builder’s lien, deficiency, seasonal or delivery holdback?

Are there consumer protection laws and can they apply to your renovation?
Reyed Mia (Apprentice, DIU)
Asst. Administrative Officer and Apprentice
Daffodil International University
102/1, Shukrabad, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1207.
Cell: +8801671-041005, +8801812-176600