Amazing Resource to Help You in Studying the Building Code

2020-02-07T16:30:24-08:00September 20th, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

Let's face it. Reading through the California Building Code is dry and boring. I am going to share with you an amazing resource that will help turn boredom into pure joy! Video Tip 023. Francis Ching's Building Codes Illustrated  is my favorite resource to help you in better understanding the California Building Code, which is based [...]

Where Do You Go For “Me” Time?

2020-02-07T16:31:51-08:00June 6th, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

Everyone wants our time. Our work, our family, our kids. And the more we give, the more they want. It's time to save some time for "Me." Video Tip 021. Learning to take time out for ourselves is often easily overlooked these days, especially with so many things seeking attention for our time. From work and [...]

Anger or Acceptance?

2020-02-07T16:33:24-08:00May 10th, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

The events of the last 48 hours has been frustrating, discouraging, and down right maddening for anyone getting ready to take the California Supplemental Exam. Video Tip 020. The news that many candidates with scheduled exams over the next two months had their dates abruptly cancelled, has angered and frustrated many affected candidates. And rightly so, I might add. [...]

Application and Certificate For Payment, AIA Document G702

2020-02-07T16:41:13-08:00April 14th, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

Getting paid for services rendered is a tradition that goes back to the beginning of time. In ancient times, it might have been in the form of eggs, beads, salt, incense, jewelry, or shekels. But when it comes to making payments today, cash is king. Video Tip 018. There seems to be a bit of mystery [...]

Desperation or Determination, Which One Will It Be?

2020-02-07T16:43:27-08:00April 5th, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

"Desperate times call for desperate measures." We can thank Greek physician, Hippocrates, for such an intriguing quote. But desperation should not be part of your internal dialogue as you prepare for the California Supplemental Exam.   Video Tip 017. There are two main mindsets to consider when preparing for the CSE. One is desperation, the other [...]

Change Order Form, AIA Document G701

2020-02-07T16:46:29-08:00March 1st, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

"The only constant is change." This quote is a variation of Greek Philosopher Heraclitus' "Nothing endures but change." Video Tip 016. If you've spent anytime working on a construction site or having your hand in the contract administration process, you know this statement is 100% true. Maybe even 1000% true. But who's counting?  It's important that we are [...]

Instant Gratification, I Don’t Want To Wait

2020-02-07T16:49:08-08:00February 12th, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

Whether we go to the gym, start a new diet, or build a new business, we want instant results because we don't like to wait. We want results now. Video Tip 015. Unfortunately, many of these things just take time and instant results are not always possible. BUT when it comes to getting your CSE results, [...]

When Should I Take a Seminar?

2020-02-07T16:50:38-08:00January 18th, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

Taking a seminar can be an excellent way to motivate you to start studying or an excellent confidence builder just before taking the California Supplemental Exam. Video Tip 014. There are three main choices of when to take a seminar, at the beginning of your studies, in the middle of your studies, or at the end [...]

Smile, You’re On Candid Camera

2020-02-07T17:01:34-08:00January 2nd, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." - William Shakespeare.   Video Tip 013. I discuss the importance of smiling for the camera when you arrive at the test center to take your Exam because you will be staring at YOU for the entire Exam! Click to Watch Get the [...]

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