The Construction Education Foundation had received a great deal of attention over the past year. I believe its popularity is deserved as its principles have proven successful in other areas.
The Construction Education Foundation’s foundation is based on the premise that as a builder, you should be educated to give quality service and are then able to create value for your clients. It also puts emphasis on product knowledge, as well as skilled customer service. I like to think of this as a kind of foundation or base for every student, and it is important to understand its core principles before you enroll in a CFIDE program.
We will start with customer service and how this area is important to the business. This service is essential to keep your client happy and satisfied, and you will have a better chance of achieving this if you are an educated and experienced builder. You need to create an atmosphere of trust with your clients so they feel more comfortable doing business with you. Your customer service skills will come from knowledge of your trade and experience in it.
This foundation states that the foundation of any home build process is the design. While the contractors are involved, your customer should be involved and invested in the process.
This foundation states that knowledge is important to the customer. When you know your industry and what you are doing, your clients are more likely to come back and hire you again. At the same time, you will also be offering them solutions they can use at their place of work.
When designing your home, make sure you know about the options that you are available with regard to layout, insulation, windows, and electrical systems. Many other people out there are starting to come up with designs and ideas that are bringing about new developments.
The foundation states that the focus should be on giving your customers what they want. I believe this to be true for most people, but you can only give so much information before the customer gets bored or frustrated.
The other thing that you should do when designing is put together a materials list for every wall, every attic, and every room in your home. If you know what is needed for each part of your home, you can ensure that you have a good starting point and save yourself some time.
The foundation states that knowledge is key to the design process. You can use this information to make decisions as far as flooring, ceilings, and plumbing. This will help you provide a better customer experience and keep them happy and satisfied.
Workmanship is very important. Any mistakes that are made during the building process will show up on the end product, so don’t be afraid to be as detailed as you can get. Be sure that you inspect the materials that you are using and ask questions as to why they aren’t right for the job.
I would also recommend that you take the time to check out a few references before you finalize the materials list. If you can talk to someone who knows a few people who have had the same job done, you can get a better idea of how skilled the individual was and how successful they were at completing the job.
Whether you decide to take a CFIDE program or not, you should always go with a company that uses only the best quality materials. Your skills and knowledge of construction should come from a reputable source, and that is the CFIDE foundation.