Build Better with “The Builder’s Checklist”
The Builder’s Checklist course is based on our own “Builder’s Checklist” quality assurance product. With this training, presented in the form of an educational checklist, you can use to confirm the completion and the quality of your trades, vendors, and suppliers work products. While this training won’t replace your building inspector, it will allow you to be better prepared when building your next home.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for anyone that is having a home built – whether you’re an experienced professional or new to construction. Even if you’re new to construction, “The Builder’s Checklist” is our premier product and if you’re building a new home, you owe it to yourself to take this class. We’ve incorporated the core knowledge components of the checklist.
- 8 Construction Stages
- 27 Construction Phases
- 56 Construction Checklists
You’ll learn to plan, prepare, and implement the core construction elements so that you’ll stay on-track as you build your dream home.
“Builder’s Checklist” is the same type of construction checklist system that many professional builders have available to ensure that their homes are built to their standards. Now, you have chosen to benefit from the same type of tool – one that will help you build your house – your way.
Professional Home Builders – Use “Builder’s Checklist”:
- As a training tool for your construction staff – Construction Superintendents, Supervisors, Construction Trades, Vendors, and Suppliers.
- As an attachment or an addendum to vendor contracts to avoid confusion about when a phase is complete and ready to pay.
- To develop consistency among your construction supervisors and how they check their jobs.
- As a paper trail to ensure that jobs are being checked on a regular basis.
Consumers – Use “Builder’s Checklist”:
- To know that your new home is progressing according to an established set of objective quality standards.
- To use as a communication tool with your homebuilder – to avoid miscommunication and misunderstandings about your expectation or quality.
- To ensure that you get the home you’re paying for.
- To find and document construction issues at the earliest possible point to avoid delays dealing with them later.
- To create a ‘paper trail’ and put your builder ‘on notice’ regarding issues you find during construction.
There are so many other benefits to using the “Builder’s Checklist” product that you can quickly see how wise you have been to make the investment. If you use this product on a consistent basis – you will get a better house – period.
“Anything Measured Will Improve”
It’s widely accepted that anything measured will improve. Once your vendors, trades and suppliers know that you will be checking their work every time you walk on site, they will instinctively tighten up. When they get the chance to see the checklist and that it is ‘objective’ and fair, they will see that you are also objective and fair.
“Involve Your Staff”
Let your trades, vendors and suppliers – even your building inspectors know that you will be using the product. Ask for their feedback. Let them help you add to the quality standards and suggest acceptable ‘regional’ changes or other ideas to you using the framework or “Builder’s Checklist”.
|Module 1||Preliminary Items|
|Unit 1||Plans and Engineering|
|Unit 2||Site Requirements|
|Module 2||Stage 1 - Concrete|
|Unit 1||Lot Preparation|
|Unit 2||Mark, Drill, and Pour Piers|
|Unit 3||Set Forms|
|Unit 4||Form Sand|
|Unit 5||Knock Down Sand|
|Unit 6||Plumbing Ground Work|
|Unit 7||Makeup - Rebar Foundation - Preview|
|Unit 8||Makeup - Cable Foundation|
|Unit 9||Float Forms|
|Unit 10||Foundation Inspection|
|Unit 11||Place Concrete (aka Pour Slab)|
|Unit 12||Cut Driveway In-Turn|
|Unit 13||Cut Drives and Walks|
|Unit 14||Set Flatwork Forms|
|Unit 15||Pour Flatwork|
|Unit 16||Tractor Work / Grading|
|Module 3||Stage 2 - Frame|
|Unit 1||Rough Structure|
|Module 4||Stage 3: Cornice and Shingles|
|Unit 1||Plumbing Top Out, Copper Piping|
|Unit 3||Exterior Trim (aka "Cornice")|
|Unit 4||Roof Decking|
|Unit 5||Fireplace Installation|
|Unit 6||Paint 1- Prime House|
|Unit 7||Shingles - Preview|
|Unit 8||A/C Rough|
|Unit 9||Electric Rough|
|Unit 10||Rough Clean 1|
|Module 5||Stage 4: Inspections and Insulation|
|Unit 1||VA/FHA Frame Inspection|
|Unit 2||City Structural Inspection|
|Unit 3||Pre-Insulation Issues|
|Unit 4||Insulation Installation|
|Unit 5||Spray Foam Insulation and Insulation Baffles|
|Unit 6||Insulation Inspection|
|Module 6||Stage 5: Sheetrock and Exterior Surfaces|
|Unit 1||Sheetrock Installation|
|Unit 2||Wall and Ceiling Texture|
|Unit 3||Brick Installation, House|
|Unit 4||Brick Installation, Fireplace, Prefab.|
|Module 7||Stage 6: Interior Trim|
|Unit 1||Interior Trim|
|Unit 2||Cabinets – Pre-Fab, Un-Finished|
|Unit 3||Stair Parts - Custom Homes|
|Unit 4||Rough Clean 2|
|Unit 5||Cabinets - Custom Job Built|
|Unit 6||Garage Doors|
|Unit 7||Paint 2 - Interior Painting|
|Unit 8||Final Grade 2|
|Module 8||Stage 7: Cabinets and Stairs|
|Unit 1||Paint 3 - Exterior Painting|
|Unit 2||Bath and Shower Tile|
|Unit 3||Cabinets - Pre-Fab, Pre-Finished|
|Unit 4||Stair Parts - Production Homes|
|Unit 5||Hardware - Production Homes|
|Unit 6||Kitchen Counters - Laminate|
|Unit 7||Kitchen Counters - Granite or Quartz|
|Unit 8||Bathroom Vanity Lavatory Tops – Granite or Quartz|
|Unit 9||Bathroom Vanity Lavatory Tops - Cultured Marble|
|Module 9||Stage 8: Completion|
|Unit 1||Flooring - Vinyl|
|Unit 3||Flooring, Wood Laminate|
|Unit 4||Flooring, Marble Tiles|
|Unit 5||Flooring, Tiles|
|Unit 6||Plumbing Trim|
|Unit 7||HVAC Trim|
|Unit 8||Electrical Trim|
|Unit 9||Install Hardware - Custom Home|
|Unit 10||Final Clean #1 - Interior|
|Unit 11||Rough Clean - Exterior, Final|
|Unit 12||Final Paint Touch-Up|
|Unit 13||Wall Coverings|
|Unit 16||Cedar Fence|
|Unit 18||Completion Checklist|
|Unit 19||Carpet - Preview|
|Unit 20||Final Clean #2 - Interior|
|Unit 21||Final Inspection|