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Old 5/9/09, 7:34 AM
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Default HI Business reading material

I am looking for reading material that relates to the industry either directly or indirectly. Books that deal with construction, best practices, architecture, real estate, etc... I am currently reading, Norm Abram's New House. I like to read books that pertain to the industry, but have more of an anecdotal reference. There are plenty of technical manuals and code books to reference, so for reading enjoyment I am looking for lighter material. What have you found to be very interesting, yet relevant light reading material?

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Old 5/9/09, 9:12 AM
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Fine Home building and Journal of light construction are two publications I read.
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Old 5/9/09, 12:27 PM
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(The JLC Guide to Moisture Control) is a great book.

Also, (Electrical Inspections For Excisting Dwellings) is another good one.

As far as websites with great reading material, The Building Science Corp. has some great articles, case studies and research papers.

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Old 5/10/09, 5:38 PM
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Default Re: HI Business reading material

Troy, here are a few listings from my library if you are interested.

Some might be of interest to you.


General HI Books & Manuals

The Complete Book of Home Inspection, by Norman Becker

Real Estate Home Inspection - Mastering the Profession, by Russell Burgess (general) ... Details
Inspecting a House, by Rex Cauldwell (general) ...
Details ... (Download Structure Chapter)
Residential Rehabilitation Inspection Guide, by HUD
(Free Download)

Structure Books & Manuals

Code Check - http://www.codecheck.com/cc/ccwwwauthors.html

Foundations and Concrete Work Books

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

Wood-Frame House Construction

Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, by Robert Thallon ... Details
Wood-Frame House Construction, by L.O. Anderson ...
Details for Conventional Wood Frame Construction, by AWC
(Free Download)

Carpentry Basics, From Army Corps Manual
(Free Online Book/Course)
Wood handbook - Wood as an Engineering Material, by FPL (advanced)
(Free Download by Chapters)

INACHI Technical Library
General Structure

General House construction ...http://www.coolhouseplans.com/House_construction.html

Basic Product Information ...http://www.acehardware.com/sm-project-how-to--id-1261836.html

Basic Structural Products ...http://www.oldhouseweb.com/links/pages/Structural_Products/

Burgess's Book Preview - Foundations ...http://www.homeinspectioncourse.com/soils.html

Residential Construction (APA) ... http://www.apawood.org/level_c.cfm?content=pub_res_libmain

Seismic & Wind Resistance ... http://www.oldhouseweb.com/stories/Detailed/12161.shtml


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