I want to build a second floor on my parents house using cad?

ok well before you start telling me, you dont know what your getting youself into, i have no problem inversting time into this, i am good with computers, programs and drawing stuff. I have done windows, roofs, built an entire garage, electrical, insulation, drywall.
I may not know technical terms for building, but I know where I need to make things strong and stuff like that.

I know I need to also check for structural damage, and strength. Its basicly going to have 3 extra rooms ontop, each with its own closet. Of course electrical outlets I know have codes, so i will research this when i am closer to starting this project.
i went to my city hall, and asked what i needed for the permit, they said blueprints of old construction, and new construction. So i hope CAD can produce this for me. He didn’t say if he needed an engineer anything like that. But i did replace the windows this summer and all i did was etched my old window frame look, and etched a new frame with new window and he accepted it. He said it was unnesessary to come by check, and I got the permit.(my first permit ever)
so, besides the studying CAD books, and a class or two(or HOW MANY DO I NEED).
I guess the best question to this is, how would be the best way to get going on this, I’d like to save money, and I can do drawing, design and stuff. Is there like a rent-a-engineer website or place where I can just take my blueprints to get checked and be charged less? For construction, I really do believe I can do this, I got people that can help me build. I mean with CAD it pretty much tells me what, how, where to do what doesn’t it?
My influence, about 7 years ago my front door neighbor(a retired engineer) Built his own second floor, I helped him, and it didn’t seem to hard at all, he had permit and everything, of course he did most of the brain work, but it didn’t seem like anything out of this world. He is now gone, so I cant ask him for help, so im turning to yahoo, and just well asking for getting pointers and some answers.

Overall question, can I do this?? How much would I save?? Can I take my blueprints and have them checked??

Labor won’t be a problem, I am patient and good at working, and I get summers off since I am a student. And id be able to get some help from friends.








Go ahead and make your plans, and submit them when you apply for your permit. If anything is not up to your local building codes, your local authorities will revise them for you.
It's what they do.










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