As a contractor, it`s important to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices. One great way to do that is by adding some informative books to your reading list. Here`s our recommended book list for contractors!
1. The Contractor`s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction by American Concrete Institute
This book is a must-read for any contractor working with concrete. It covers everything from basic principles to troubleshooting common problems, and provides valuable insights into how to achieve quality results on every project.
2. The Construction Project Management Success Guide by Andreas P
This book is a comprehensive guide to managing construction projects from start to finish. It covers topics like project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and risk management, and offers practical advice and tips for success.
3. The Time-Saver`s Standards for Building Types by Joseph DeChiara, John Hancock Callender, and Gary Panariello
This book is a valuable resource for architects and contractors alike. It provides standardized drawings and specifications for a wide range of building types, including hospitals, schools, and office buildings.
4. Building Codes Illustrated by Francis D.K. Ching and Steven R. Winkel
This book is an essential reference for contractors who need to stay up-to-date with building codes and regulations. It offers detailed explanations of the International Building Code (IBC) and includes numerous illustrations and examples.
5. The Contractor`s Guide to LEED Certified Construction by Tom Carpenter
LEED certification has become increasingly important in the construction industry, and this book provides a comprehensive guide for contractors looking to achieve it. It covers topics like sustainable site development, water efficiency, and energy efficiency.
In addition to these books, it`s also worth keeping up with industry publications, such as Construction Executive and Building Design + Construction. By staying informed and educated, contractors can provide better services to their clients and stay ahead of the competition. Happy reading!