Ep.121: Cracking the Code; Mastering the Art of Building Code Compliance with Mike Guertin
In this episode, Tim and Steve are talking about code… yes, the building code.
Who gets excited about the building code? One of the most common thoughts is that it makes it hard for a contractor to make money, however another thought is, it sets a low bar and as professionals, we should all be building better than the minimum standards.
While likely different across the US and Canada, building codes have a common trait in that they can be a barrier to workflow and our guest for this episode, Mike Guertin, provides us with some useful information and advice on things you may be getting wrong and ways you can stay compliant.
Mike Guertin has been building and remodeling homes in the smallest state in the union for over 40 years. Mike regularly writes for Fine Homebuilding and JLC magazines and trains other contractors on better building practices and building codes at JLC Live, Deck Expo, IBS and other construction trade shows.
Tim, Steve and Mike talk more about:
- Background on building codes and their purpose.
- What “Building above code” means.
- Some common code mistakes contractors & remodelers make.
- Parts of the building code that contractors may find useful.
- And more
Tim's Lead Carpenter Handbook Re-released!
We are excited to announce that Tim’s Lead Carpenter Handbook has been updated, re-formatted and re-launched!
This is such a valuable resource for your production department… Every person on your production team should have one of these.