HI Business reading material

(Troy N. Pappas) #1

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?

Thank you,
Troy N. Pappas

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(Jeff Merritt) #2

Fine Home building and Journal of light construction are two publications I read.

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(Mathew Hawley) #3

(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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(Marcel R. Cyr, CMI) #4

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

Some might be of interest to you.

STRUCTURE

General HI Books & Manuals
The Complete Book of Home Inspection, by Norman Becker http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Inspection-Norman-Becker/dp/0830637850](http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Inspection-Norman-Becker/dp/0830637850)
Real Estate Home Inspection - Mastering the Profession, by Russell Burgess (general) ... Details](http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0793168252/ref=sib_dp_pt/102-8241353-7442540#reader-link)
Inspecting a House, by Rex Cauldwell (general) ... Details ... (Download Structure Chapter)](http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuilding/pdf/Inspecting.pdf)
Residential Rehabilitation Inspection Guide, by HUD (Free Download)](http://www.huduser.org/Publications/PDF/rehabinspect.pdf)

Structure Books & Manuals

Code Check* - http://www.codecheck.com/cc/ccwwwauthors.html](http://www.codecheck.com/cc/ccwwwauthors.html)*
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**Foundations and Concrete Work ** Books](http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Foundations%20and%20Concrete%20Work%3A:3001595344;_ylc=X3oDMTB1c21tcDhkBF9TAzk2NjMyOTA3BHNlYwNmZWVkBHNsawNib29rcw--)

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders
http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...t_adv_XSNG1060](http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/601-1522699-1498539?asin=0471676071&afid=yahoosspplp_bmvd&lnm=0471676071%7CSimplified_Engineering_for_Architects_and_Builders_:_Books&ref=tgt_adv_XSNG1060)

Wood-Frame House Construction
http://www.contractor-books.com/CR/Wood-Frame_Intro.htm

Carpentry Basics, From Army Corps Manual (Free Online Book/Course)](http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/BldgConst/Carpentry01.asp)
Wood handbook - Wood as an Engineering Material, by FPL (advanced) (Free Download by Chapters)](http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/fplgtr/fplgtr113/fplgtr113.htm)

INACHI Technical Library
http://education.nachi.org/show.php?course_id=9](http://education.nachi.org/show.php?course_id=9)
** General Structure**

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marcel :):D

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