From the Blog
USEFUL LINKS for THINK CADD; MASTER CADD
Remodeling: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. firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
Publications: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.
Magazines:www.taunton.com – Fine Homebuilding. Design, Build, Remodel. Increase your professional skills and knowledge. Subscribe. www.finehomebuilding.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.