‘How-to Manual’ for Light Commercial Building Released
The National Commercial Builders Council (NCBC) recently released its new manual, “Light Commercial Construction for Home Builders: A How-to Manual for Diversifying Your Business,” to help residential builders who are considering diversifying into light commercial construction.
Light commercial construction is a competitive, $50 billion-a-year industry with a potential for substantial profits.
NCBC’s new how-to manual points out three areas that are keys to builders who are diversifying into the industry:
- Building for investment (either solo or in partnership with a client)
- Working for a stand-alone client
- Pursuing public construction projects
The manual explains the differences between residential and light commercial construction, methods of contracting, OSHA requirements, building materials, licensing issues and codes and standards. It reviews the common types of light commercial buildings and points out the difference between residential and commercial customers.
For more information about the manual or the National Commercial Builders Council, e-mail Jill Pivovarov at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8455.