Today we have the first part of an interview that I had with structural engineer Phillip Lewis. We’ll learn more about what a structural engineer does and who might need one.
We talk about one of the main ways you can save money when building your dream home… by being your own general contractor or builder. But CAN you build your own home, are you allowed and SHOULD you? Some pros and cons of being your own builder are outlined. We’ll also discuss some things that owner builders can do to increase their chances of success.
This is the “About Us” and “What’s in for you” episode. The introduction. The first day of school— where you will be told what to expect throughout the year. You’ll find out who should listen to this podcast and why.
In short, know that you will learn about residential construction so you can save money, become an educated consumer and build your dream house, with or without a general contractor. If you put in the time, effort, preparation and research BEFORE you break ground, building your home will be much easier and more enjoyable.
Episodes might include:
-Pro terms— where complex construction jargon is defined and simplified.
-Mini lessons— about home design and building.
-Product reviews— covering tried and true and cutting edge building materials.
-Interviews— with owner builders and industry experts.