My name is Mike and I work for The University of Chicago as a Building Engineer. My trade background is that of HVAC/R. I also do basic electric and plumbing for maintenance purposes. I joined the sight to find out info about residential home building. My wife and are are having a house built in 1 1/2 years. I'm hoping to read about info that will help me understand the building process and other trade issues that may be encountered. I hope it will give me a better understanding and working relationship with our general contractor.