Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association

Atlanta Building News Weekly

July 16, 2013
Builder Specialties, LLC
2-10 Home Buyers Warranty
Membership News
Special Events
The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association is participating in a fundraiser sponsored by the Metro Atlanta Real Estate Trade Group (MARTAG) for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

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Certified Professional Home Builder Program
Available savings include:
  •   2-10 Warranty
o    $100 reduced renewal fee
o    $300 discount on initial fee and more
  • StrucSure40 percent off 2-10 and 10-year warranty programs
o    $400 discount on application fee and more

Contact Keisha Hulsey with 2-10 at 770-906-5830 and Cindy Huber with StrucSure at 770-363-7823 for more information
Atlanta Building News Economics
Don't forget you still need your annual continuing education credit by June 30, 2013! Don't wait until the last minute! Click HERE to check out our upcoming class schedule and get registered today!
July 18, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Southface Energy Institute

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Become an Education Sponsor and reach your target market while helping to  provide award-winning education to industry professionals!!!

Contact Amanda Mathis at 678-775-1469 for details.


This popular manual has been updated and improved to bring it more current with modern earthmoving and trenching equipment, refined excavation techniques, stricter safety rules, and improved materials. Here you’ll find how to enter and succeed in the underground utility business. Includes hands-on instructions for operating the equipment and doing the trenching, pipe laying and connecting work and answers to what causes so many skilled equipment operators and pipe layers to fail when they try to start their own business.

Learn how to find the right kind of work, read and compute quantities from the plans, figure realistic crew and equipment productivity rates, consider job variables, calculate your O & P, estimate and bid the job, and get the bonds you need. Also, how to deal with change orders and liquidated damages, choosing the right equipment, and handling safety issues.

When it comes to doing the actual work, you’ll find the combined expertise of two long-time professionals, explaining how to follow and read the surveyor’s reference stakes; how to check grade and line with an optical level, transit and pipe laser, and how to use GPS systems. See the best ways to clear the site, including asphalt and rock; handle rock, steep slopes and high groundwater; meet compaction requirements; install septic tanks and drain fields; all common types of water and sewer pipe, and how to do subsurface excavation.

This new edition includes detailed coverage of the various pipe, joints and fittings now available and is filled with photos, diagrams, charts, checklists and examples to help you build a career as a successful pipeline contractor.

Member Price: $40

For more information contact Amanda Mathis at (678) 775-1469.

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