This book should be required reading for every builder and tradesmen in America. Jim Fleming, carpenter/GC 40+ years

Monday, November 06, 2017


In large population areas, zoning and building departments are a maze of divisions, regulations, and personalities. Always be respectful, but do not be intimidated. If you don’t understand something, ask until you do. In municipalities that are run well, working with these offices will become just another part of the entire building process. In those that are run badly, it may be up to the local builders to force them to improve. As you learn the procedures, you will know when to go along and when to push back.  EOB, Planning/Zoning Notes

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