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New Jersey Green Home Remodeling Guidelines – Center for Green Building at Rutgers University. Free. http://rcgb.rutgers.edu/, http://greenmanual.rutgers.edu

Becoming an Architect:

Thinking through becoming an Architect. Check it out first at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). http://www.ncarb.org

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a membership organization for Licensed Architects to advance the role of Architects in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public. aia@aia.org

Custom Residential Architects Networkcran@aia.org

Becoming a Building Designer:

Think about joining The American Institute of Building Designers (AIBD). The AIBD is a trade association of professional residential Designers, Builders, and Architects. Many states allow the design and preparation of construction plans for one and two family dwellings without an Architect being involved. The AIBD sets standards for best practices for those in the unlicensed architectural disciplines. www.aibd.org

American Design Drafting Associationwww.adda.org

Construction Projects:

www.ebuild.com – The source for building products, materials, and tools for home builders and remodelers. Designers too. Don’t get lost in the information.

The Engineered Wood Association. All about plywood and engineered lumber, etc. Free CAD details. APA Publications. Codes and Standards. This is a great resource. Use it. www.apawood.org


www.iccsafe.org – International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings. Check your local agency for year and changes adopted. The IRC for 2009 has 868 Pages. You need to understand the IRC to prepare your Construction Plans. Essential! A must buy.

Residential Building Codes Illustrated. A Guide to Understanding the 2009 International Residential Code. Page after page (400) of useful graphics and text explaining the IRC. Very useful.


www.taunton.com – Fine Homebuilding. Design, Build, Remodel. Increase your professional skills and knowledge. Subscribe. www.finehomebuilding.com

Journal of Light Construction. First rate construction magazine and resource. First rate drawings and photographs of how to. Subscribe. http://www.jlconline.com/

The Automated Builder Magazine. Covers in depth housing components, manufactured homes, SIP's, log homes, floor and roof trusses etc. Very useful information. Subscribe. http://www.automatedbuilder.com

www.constructionmagnet.com. – Rural Builder, Metal Roofing, Frame Build-ing News. Sometimes essential information not found anywhere else. Check out these magazines.

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