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Articles & Magazines

Fine Homebuilding: Free & Purchasable Technical Articles For Trades
Fine Homebuilding magazine offers free and purchasable articles and videos on a wide range of building technology topics. Registration required for paid articles.

Home Energy Magazine Becomes Building Performance Journal
Home Energy magazine will now be called the Building Performance Journal and will become a Building Performance Association member-only publication. It will become BPA's technical journal, and work to keep you informed of the latest industry information.

Home Energy: Articles On Energy Efficient Housing Technology
Home Energy Industry magazine offers articles on energy efficient products, design, construction, and programs.

JLC: Archives Of Past Articles From 1986 To Present
Journal of Light Construction, one of the most respected technical publications in our industry, provides archives of their magazine containing every article from 1986 to present.

JLC: Free & Purchasable Technical & Business Articles
Journal of Light Construction offers articles archived by category. Most require site membership, but some are marked Free

Mother Earth News: Green Building Articles
Mother Earth News offers articles on practical living & green building, and more.
Audio & Podcasts

AEC Daily: Podcasts For Construction Industry
AEC Daily offers Online Learning Courses as podcast downloads. Podcast courses are free, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All courses are AIA-certified, and many are recognized by a variety of other leading authorities including Construction Specifications Institute, AIBC, AIBD, BOMI, IDCEC, NKBA and more.

II: 5 Online Sources of Podcasts for Builder & Renovator Education
Insulation Institute describes five practical, informative and business-building podcasts for builders and renovators.

Pro Construction Guide: Building Industry Podcasts
Pro Construction Guide provides podcasts of interviews of construction, remodeling, and maintenance pros, as well info from tool and product manufacturers.
Books & Publications

Access Engineering: McGraw-Hill Library Of Engineering
Access Engineering is an online engineering resource of world-renowned engineering books with content for scientific and technical research in the corporate, industrial, government and academic sectors.

B4U Build: Consumer & Industry Books
Books and book reviews about homebuilding, repair, design, architecture, home improvement, gardening, landscaping, and decorating.

BC Gov: Publications From BC Government & Ministries
Government of British Columbia provides a searchable directory of their publications.

BNi Bulding News: Constuction Industry Bookstore
BNi Building News is one of the nations most comprehensive sources of construction books, building codes, legal forms, cost estimating tools and other reference materials for the building trades. BNi also features the full line of Peerless Study Guides for contractor license preparation.

Builder Books: Purchasable Books On Building Topics & Issues
Builder Books a US National Association of Home Builders site offers purchasable books, guides, and CDs covering a very wide range of building topics and issues.

Contractor Resource: Industry Book Store
Contractor Resource offers books and software on construction process, business, building components, and more.

HIRL: Industry Bookstore
Home Innovation Research Labs (formerly the NAHB Research Center) provides books, guides, surveys, videos, CDs, and reports on home building, remodeling, affordable housing, quality management, alternative materials, and more.

Internet Archive: Free Access to All Past Issues of Solplan Review
Long-time BC industry member Richard Kadulski has officially digitized the all 179 past issues of his building science publication Solplan Review. You can find the entire 30 years of issues online here.

NAHB HBI: Residential Construction Academy Series
NAHB Home Builders Institute in partnership with Delmar-Cengage Learning brings together industry know-how with cutting-edge training materials, including textbooks, videos and CD-ROMS based on industry standards developed by the nations builders and remodelors with educators.

NRC: National Research Council Canada Publications Archive
National Research Council Canada's NRC Publications Archive is an institutional repository of NRC-authored technical reports, conference publications, articles, and more that serves as a valuable resource for NRC researchers, collaborators and the public.

RIBA: UK Books For Architecture & Construction
Royal Institute of British Architects online book store offers latest and best books on architecture, design and construction.
Conferences & Shows

TSNN: International Directory Of Trade Shows
Trade Show News Network offers an International directory of trade shows including attendees, suppliers, vendors and exhibitors.
Details & Drawings

APA: Details & Tips for Moisture Resistant Homes
Engineered Wood Association provides construction details and tips for designing and building moisture resistant building envelopes, including foundations, walls, and roofs. Free site registration required.

CAD BIM: Library Of CAD Details & Standard Symbols
CAD BIM Technology Center offers online typical CADD details in AutoCAD (dwg) and MicroStation (dgn) formats that can be downloaded and modified as needed, plus Standard CADD symbols in AutoCAD (dwg), MicroStation (dgn), and ArcInfo (mrk) formats.

Carson Dunlop: Purchasable Book With Illustrations & Explanations Of House Components
Carson Dunlop sells The Illustrated Home book which is a great tool for home-inspectors in helping their clients understand their home. With over 1700 images - including 200+ updates - and an easy-to-use index, this comprehensive and full-colour book is a must-have at your inspections. $79 USD

Fine Homebuilding: Energy-Smart Construction Details
Fine Homebuilding online construction drawings illustrate the details that make houses more durable, comfortable, and energy efficient.

Google 3D Warehouse: Sweets Building Products 3D Collection
Google 3D Warehouse hosts Sweets collection of professional grade 3D building product models that are easy to find and download. These high-quality models are organised by the CSI MasterFormat (tm) 2004 indexing, familiar to most Sweets users, and consist of building product components useful in building whole-building models.

Hammer & Hand: Online Construction Best Practices Manual
Hammer & Hand online Best Practices Manual describes field-tested construction details, many of which have been shaped by high performance building and Passive House building experience.

RDH: Slide Shows Of Build Sequence For Building Envelope
RDH Building Engineering online slide shows cover step-by-step installation of building envelope components including exterior air barriers, balcony & wall interface, windows into EIFS, rainscreen & brick, face seal to rainscreen stucco, and wood window into wood siding rainscreen.

Thomas Register: CAD Drawings For Parts Plants & Products
Thomas Register offers download of parts drawings, and CAD drawings from leading manufacturers, in a variety of industry-standard formats.

Waterloo Univ: Construction Details For Flashing
Waterloo University online drawings and construction details include building envelope enclosure systems, curtainwalls, and some flashing applications for chimney, deck, skylight, wall-roof intersection, and window to precast wall.

Woodworks: Downloadable CAD & REVIT Construction Details
Woodworks offers free downloadable CAD & REVIT construction details for architectural and structural components.
Directories Of Links

AIBC: Links to Building Industry Resources
Architectural Institute of BC provides links to resources on various topics of interest to the building & construction industry.

ALA-RUSA: Index Of Best Free Web Reference Sites
ALA-RUSA provides an index of the web sites included in the 1999-2016 annual lists issued by the Best Free Reference Web Sites Committee of the ETS: Emerging Technologies Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web.

B4UBuild: Directory Of Homebuilding, Design, Home Improvement, Residential Construction
B4U Build provides directory of reviewed sites covering building products, processes, business, and industry sectors.

CMD: 105 Handy Twitter Accounts For Construction Managers
Construction Management Degree lists 105 construction related twitter accounts where those in the construction field can find out the latest news and industry trends.

CMD: Top 100 DIY Sites
Construction Management Degree lists their 100 top DIY websites, organized by area of the home including; General Remodeling, Interior Decorating, Kitchen and Bathroom, Office and Workspaces, Landscaping and Exterior, Basement, Storage, and Closets.

ConsumerHandbook: Links To Information On Canadian Housing
ConsumerHandbook.ca helps you find authoritative information on consumer issues pertaining to housing, including, home renovations, housing, landlord and tenant problems, mortgages, moving and timeshares.

OBEC: Directory Of Building Envelope Industry Links
Ontario Building Envelope Council has industry directory of building envelope links to building envelope councils; universities and colleges; government; guidelines, specifications, standards and codes; construction research organizations; specialty construction associations; specialty associations.

Waterloo Univ: Industry Directory Of Building Science & Technology Links
University of Waterloo Building Engineering Group supplies direcory of links to energy & alternatives, HVAC, building types, research, green buildings, products, windows, healthy housing, and architecture.
Education Course Notes

American Technical Publishers: Instructional Resources For Trades
ATP eResources provides supplemental instructional resources and information as support for American Tech trades training products. They offer free access to downloadable files on various topics.

Discover Ed: Search Engine For Open Course Ware
Creative Commons offers DiscoverEd, a search engine of open educational resources. The materials in the search engine were not gathered from an open Web crawl; rather they were assembled from third-party repositories like the Open Courseware Consortium and the National Science Digital Library.

MIT: Course Materials On Architecture Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers access to their university course lecture notes on architecture, engineering, mechanical, and more.

MIT: Course Materials On Introduction To Building Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers access to their university course materials on building technology including building construction materials & methods, systems, structure, enclosure, climate & utility services, light, acoustics, fire safety, and accessibility.
Guides & Manuals

AbeBooks: Purchasable Technical Guide For Renovators
AbeBooks.com sells CMHC Renovator's Technical Guide using the House-As-A-System concept considers how all systems in a house interact and how changes made to one system can impact on the performance of one or more of the other systems in the house. $32 CDN

CHBA: Purchasable Builders Manual On Home Building Technology
Canadian Home Builders Association manual covers principles and techniques, with drawings, for building science, building envelope, and mechanical systems. $65 CDN

CMHC: Canadian Wood-Frame House Construction
CMHC book Canadian Wood-Frame House Construction is an introductory book for understanding and applying wood-frame house construction principles and the construction sequence for a typical house. The chapters are based on major aspects of wood-frame house construction from site planning, foundations, framing, mechanical and electrical services and finishes. (PDF)

Ecohome: Green Home Building Guide
Ecohome provides a step-by-step guide to sustainable and healthy housing whether you are building, renovating or maintaining a home. All the green home building advice and guidance you will need for renovations and new home construction can be found in the following categories; planning & design, foundations & basements, walls & roofs, mechanical systems, interiors and exteriors.

US HUD: Rehabilitation Guides On New Products & Procedures
US Department Of Housing & Urban Development has released The Rehab Guide, a series of nine guidebooks to inform the design and construction industry about state-of-the-art materials and innovative practices in housing rehabilitation. The Rehab Guide series focuses on building technologies, materials, components, and techniques rather than projects such as adding a new room. When the series is complete, each volume will cover a distinct element of housing rehabilitation and feature breakthrough materials, labor-saving tools, and cost-cutting practices.

WBDG: Guides For Large Building Types & Design, Products & Procedures
Whole Building Design Guides supplies technical reports covering different building and space types, design objectives, products & systems, and more.
Multimedia & Video

B4U Build: Purchasable Videos On DIY, Homebuilding & Home Improvement
B4U Build provides DIY Construction Videos on homebuilding, home improvement, building renovation & repair.

Barstow Construction: Online Videos Of Building Process
Builder Russ Barstow of Richmond, BC prepared these online on-site videos showing different stages of building a house.

BC Housing: Webinars Of Past Building Smart Seminars
BC Housing archives their free, recorded webinars featuring industry experts presenting on a range of topics of interest to the residential construction sector.

BPC: Online Videos on Building Performance
Building Performance Community has online videos cover a wide range of topics relative to home performance.

Builder Magazine: Online Videos On Home Building Products & Procedures
Builder Magazine offers online videos on technologies, news and industry insights for home builders, home building executives, and construction industry professionals.

Building Science Seminars: Online Presentations On Building Science Topics
Building Science Seminars allows online viewing of many slide shows and presentations including fundamentals, environmental separation, rain control, air flow, pressures & IAQ, heat air & moisture, walls, insulation & thermal bridges, cathedrals & conditioned attics, foundations & basements, HVAC, crawlspaces slabs & flooring, windows & curtainwalls, retrofit & rehabilitation, green buildings & sustainability, and much more.

Building Science Seminars: Presentations On Building Science Fundamentals
Building Science Seminars presents Building Science Fundamentals, a two-day seminar about optimizing building performance. Joseph Lstiburek and John Straube will discuss fundamental building science principles (such as the control of heat, air and moisture and IAQ) as well as applications in disaster management, building investigations and sustainability.

CI: Online Videos & Articles on Building Technology
Construction Instruction online videos and articles on building technology cover building science, foundations, framing, roofing, wall protection, insulation, air & moisture control, ventilation, plumbing & electrical, heating & cooling, finishes, codes, and sales & marketing.,

Ecohome: Online Videos On Sustainable Housing
Ecohome offers online videos on a wide range of sustainable housing topics.

EEBA: Presentations From EEBA High Performance Home Summit
Energy and Environmental Building Alliance provides access to presentations from their previous EEBA High Performance Home Summit.

Fine Homebuilding: Online Video Tips On Building Technology
Fine Homebuilding provides short online videos on a wide range of building technology topics, tools, and procedures.

Fine Homebuilding: Online Videos On Building Materials & Procedures
Finer Homebuilding magazine offers free online videos on building tips, tools, design, materials, interior & exterior construction, and projects.

Google Video Search: Resource Site For Finding Videos On The Internet
Google Video Search offers online searchable database of both playable online videos, and videos for sale.

HGTV Remodels: Online Photos & Videos On Building Technology
HGTV Remodels offers online photos and videos on kitchens, bathrooms, interiors, outdoors and house systems as well as a link to their House Counselor blog.

iTunes: Free Construction-Instruction Articles & Videos App
iTunes free app Construction-Instruction HD offers a collection of high quality videos and articles for building and construction professionals.

JLC: Online Videos On Professional Building Techniques
Journal of Light Construction has free online videos demonstrating professional building techniques for drywall, tile, framing and finish carpentry.

LaLiberte Online: Purchasable DVD On Building Better Homes
LaLiberte Online sells Building Better Homes DVD which is a industry educational program outlining the Whole-House Systems Approach to building higher performing homes. $60 USD

Lowes: Videos On Home Improvement
Lowes provides how-to videos to help guide you through the most popular home improvement projects, including decking, plumbing and fixtures, paint, energy tips, flooring, lighting and lawn & garden.

Monkey See: Online Instructional Videos On Home & Garden
Monkey See has online instructional videos, including both user-submitted videos and videos from professionals.

PBC: Online Videos On Passive House Technology
Passive Buildings Canada online videos cover various topics of building science and passive house technology.

Pro Trade Craft: Residential Construction Best Practices Site
Professional Remodeler has launched Pro Trade Craft, with online videos of on-the-job best practices for residential construction.

RESNET: Presentations From 2001-2009 Building Performance Conferences
US Residential Energy Services Network offers online access to 2009 conference presentations on home energy auditing and home energy rating. Links to presentations from their 2001 to 2008 conferences can be found at bottom of page.

RESNET: Presentations From Past Building Performance Conferences
Residential Energy Services Network, the trade association for the residential building performance industry, offers online slide shows and documents from presentations made at their industry conferences held in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

US DOE: Online Videos On Building Science Technology
US Department of Energy online Building America Solution Center provides free access to a wide range of online videos on building science and technology

Waterloo Univ: Presentations On EIFS Issues & Building Envelopes
University of Waterloo professor Dr John Straube provides three online presentations from the OAA Annual Conference 2005, that cover EIFS issues and construction details, building envelopes, and other issues.

Xactware: Purchasable Online & CD Courses On Construction
Xactware ILX Construction Training provides online and CD construction training courses that take students through the complete building process including people & roles, building components, and procedures.

BC Building Info: Free Newsleter For BC Building Industry
BC Building Info publishes a free, regular e-mail newsletter with links to credible technical information and resources on the Internet.

CMHC: Free Canadian Housing Information E-Newsletters
CMHC's free electronic newsletters provide readers with valuable information on a wide variety of housing information, icluding: Client e-Update - A monthly e-newsletter that provides CMHC housing finance clients with valuable information and expertise on a variety of housing related topics including the latest market in-sight, housing research and news on CMHC mortgage loan insurance.; Multi-Unit e-Update - A quarterly e-newsletter that provides information and expertise on multi-unit residential housing, including housing market trends, housing research and multi-unit mortgage insurance products.; CMHC Housing Research - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Housing Research e-newsletter can help you stay up-to-date with the latest housing research findings and events related to sustainable housing and communities, housing conditions and trends, housing finance and more.; Affordable Housing Solutions - Stay up-to-date with what's happening in the field of Affordable Housing! Receive a monthly e-notice that highlights information on tools, web forums, financial assistance, and success stories.; First Nation Housing - Stay current in the world of First Nation housing! Subscribe to the First Nation Housing E-Newsletter to receive timely and relevant updates regarding housing success stories, upcoming training sessions and more.

IRC: Construction Innovation Newsletter On Research & New Building Products
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction publishes Construction Innovation, a free quarterly newsletter that offers news of recent research results, product evaluations, code developments and conference highlights.

RDH Building Science: Free Blog On Building Science
RDH Building Science publishes a free blog, The Wall, covering various topics on building science and sustainability.

Taunton: Fine Homebuilding & Woodworking Newsletters
Taunton publishing offers free e-mail newsletters Fine Homebuilding, Fine Homebuilding GREEN, Fine Woodworking, and more, containing tips, advice, and product news.
Pictures & Images

Building America Solution Center: Image Gallery
Building America Solution Center online image gallery offers free downloadable images of various energy efficient construction components and procedures.

Fagan Finder: Listing Of Links For Image Search Engines
Fagan Finder provides listing of links to select various sources to search for pictures and images, as well as listing other places to find images, search tips, and resources.

Gary Katz: Charts & Drawings Of Carpentry Projects & Procedures
Gary Katz Online site Tips & Techniques section offers online charts and drawings for trim carpentry, finish carpentry and architecural millwork.

Google: Search Engine For Locating Online Images
Google Image Search offers the most comprehensive online image search on the web.

Merriam Webster: Visual Dictionary Of House Components & More
Merriam Webster offers this online visual dictionary that has labelled pictures of various components of a house, along with descriptions of the meaning of each individual part.

NREL: Gallery Of Images, Photos & Videos Related To Renewable Energy
US National Renewable Energy Laboratory Image Gallery, is a collection of photographs, scientific images, and videos related to renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Univ McGill: Pictures On History Of Housing Around The World
University of McGill provides pictures from architectural courses, covering the evolution of shelter and many different types of housing from around the world.

Visual Dictionary: Online Images Showing Meanings Of Words
Merriam Webster provides online Visual Dictionary that has over 6000 illustrations labeled with accurate terminology.
Research Reports

BC Housing: Housing Research & Education Project Highlights
BC Housing describes the wide range of projects recently completed or underway through the BC Housing Research Centre including best practice guides, research reports, case studies, bulletins and videos. (PDF)

BRIK: US Building Research Information Knowledgebase
American Institute of Architects and US National Institute of Building Sciences have developed the Building Research Information Knowledgebase, an interactive portal offering free online access to peer-reviewed research projects and case studies in all facets of the built environment, from pre-design through occupancy and reuse.

Building America: Library Of Building Science Research
Building America Solution Center'S library contains research reports produced by the Building America program and other building science resources used to support this Solution Center. The materials cover both new construction and existing homes. Use the search box and/or the filters to explore hundreds of residential building resources. Access to some references not produced by Building America may require purchase from the publisher. Documents are listed alphabetically.

Building Science: Research Reports On Building Science & Technologies
Building Science site of Dr. Joe Lstiburek & Dr. John Straube offer free access to their building science & technology research reports that have highly technical and specific information written for researchers but accessible to professionals.

CCHT: Research Reports For Innovative Housing Technology
Canadian Centre for Housing Technology is a Canadian research, testing and demonstration resource for innovative technology in housing, provides research reports, research papers, CMHC research results, and presentations.

CMHC: 2011 Current Canadian Housing Research Report
CMHC Current Housing Research report is a directory to ongoing housing research on social, economic and technical issues. It describes research currently underway and provides announcements on newly completed research reports and research highlights. (PDF)

NSL: National Science Library
National Science Library provides Canada’s innovation community with tools and services to access NRC and other Canadian research to support their discovery, innovation and commercialization activities.
Search Engines

ALA-RUSA: Index Of Best Free Web Reference Sites
ALA-RUSA provides an index of the web sites included in the 1999-2016 annual lists issued by the Best Free Reference Web Sites Committee of the ETS: Emerging Technologies Section of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web.

Answers: Displays Definition, Search Results & Related Sites
Answers displays quick, snapshot definitions with concise, reliable information that their editors get from over 100 authoritative encyclopedias, dictionaries, glossaries and atlases, chosen for breadth and quality.

Ask: Gives Articles, Answers, Search Recommendations, Images, Products
Ask.com search engine allows online searches of the internet, images, cities, news, blogs, and more.

Bing Advanced Search: Refine Search By Type Of Site, Terms, Links
Bing Advanced Search offers options to search terms, types of sites such as org, who links to sites, countries or regions, and languages.

Engineering360: Search The Engineering Web For Technical Information
Engineering360 finds research topics, products, and services by limiting your search to technical and engineering-related Web sites.

Exalead: Displays Results In Categories & Gives Related Info
Exalead is an advanced search engine that can be used to refine your search to related topics, or more specific categories of your topic.

Gigablast: Displays Results By Clusters
Gigablast search engine displays search results clustered into topic categories.

Google Advanced Search: Refine Your Question & Results
Google Advanced Search offers various ways to search for specific information, in different formats, places, time frames and more.

Google Suggest: Lists Topic Options As You Type
Google Suggest guesses what you're typing, as you type into the search box, and offers other suggestions in real time.

ScienceDirect: Searchable Database For Scientific Information
ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 journals and almost 20,000 books.
Technical Reports

Builders Websource: Purchasable Books On Construction & Home Improvement
Builders Websource offers purchasable high quality online and printed books, multimedia content and software for the construction, design and home improvement industries, including books covering CPVC vs copper plumbing, principles of structural engineering, fiber glass insulation, water hammer, tankless water heaters, septic systems, metal roofing, drainage & waterproofing, and more.

Building America Solution Center: Resource Site On Building Science
Building America Solution Center is an online resource providing easy access to expert building science information based on decades of Building America research.

Building America: Online Presentations From 2013 Technical Update Meeting
US Department of Energy provides online access to presentations on high performance homes and technology from the 2013 Technical Update meeting of the Building America program. The presentations cover eight key critical questions including retrofitting, ventilation for multi and single family, electric homes, HVAC, air distribution, modeling, and heat pump water heaters.

Building America: US Program For Advancing Building Technology
Building America document database is an online library of publications about the Building America program, research, and building technology.

Building Science: Dr Joe Lstibureks Resources On Building Science & Technology
Building Science offers science & technology books & publications, builder guides, Houses That Work design & construction recommendations, articles, papers, presentations, homeowner resources, and glossary of building science terms.

Construction Instruction: Resource Site On Building Science & Technology
Construction Instruction is an industry resource site with information on building science and technology that offers best practices, videos, animated details, articles and more.

Designing Buildings Wiki: UK Resource Site On Construction
Designing Buildings Wiki is a UK site with the goal of assembling all construction industry knowledge in one place and making it available to everyone for free.

EEBA: Energy & Environmental Resources
Energy & Environmental Building Alliance supplies publications, reports, articles, EEBA Building Criteria for a quality house, and success stories covering new and renovation construction methods, building envelope, mechanical and other systems, indoor environment, green building and solar.

EEBA: Online Presentations From Past Energy Efficient Building Conference
Energy and Environmental Building Alliance offers online access to some presentations from their 2012, 2013 and 2014 Excellence in Building Conference & Expo. You will find links to PDF's of presentations below the session description.

Engineering360: Detailed Engineering Articles On Products
Engineering360 provides a directory of comprehensive product related articles for engineers.

IRC: Canadian Building Digests On Design & Construction
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction supplies Canadian Building Digests which are technical reports published between 1960 and 1990. Topics cover virtually every aspect of design and construction in Canada.

NAHB: Tech Notes on Best Practices for Home Builders
NAHB online Tech Notes help builders navigate some code requirements and implement best practices to avoid building performance issues related to interior humidity levels, condensation in wall and roof assemblies, and interior air quality.

NRCan: Online Publications On Energy Related Topics
Natural Resources Canada provides online Energy Efficiency publications covering energy efficiency products, housing, buildings, industry, statistics & analysis, reports, transportation, and more.

RDH: Technical Publications On Building Technology
RDH offers access to their reports and bulletins including, guideline documents; publications; articles, papers & presentations; as well as case studies from past research and forensic projects.

Univ Massachusetts: Technical Articles On Building Materials & Wood Technology
University of Massachusetts provides technical articles & reports on wood products problems and procedures, and other industry and related building technologies.

US BECP: US Building Energy Codes Program Resource Center
US Building Energy Codes Program Resource Center resource site on building energy codes has articles, graphics, online tools, presentations, and videos, plus links to energy code resources from around the web.

US DOE: Presentations From Building America Meetings & Webinars
US Department of Energy online Building America meeting presentations and webinars cover a range of residential building technology and research.

US DOE: US Building Technologies Office
US Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy has created its Building Technologies Office whose purpose is to develop technologies, techniques, and tools for making buildings more energy efficient, productive, and affordable. It focuses on improving commercial and residential building components, energy modeling tools, building energy codes, and appliance standards. Site provides information and resources for industry professionals to help reduce the energy use of new and existing buildings and strengthen the nation's energy future.

US HUD: Technical Reports On Housing Production and Technology
US Department of Housing & Urban Development provides reports covering building materials, methods, energy, manufactured housing, natural & man-made hazards, and rehabilitation.

US Inspect: Guides On Buying & Maintaining Your Home
US Inspect provides extensive guides on what to expect from buying a home, how to maintain your home, and ideas and issues with your home.

Waterloo Univ: Technical Papers & Articles On Building Science
University of Waterloo Building Engineering Group offers papers, reports, articles from trade literature, and presentations on building technology.
Tips & Tutorials

Ask The Builder: Q & A On Home Improvement & Building Technology
Ask The Builders Tim Carter a US newspaper columnist answers questions on a wide range of building products, problems, procedures and resources.

BC Hydro: How Business Customers Can Save Energy & Money
BC Hydro offers technical information designed to enhance your energy management expertise, including types of business customers, programs & incentives, energy efficient technologies & tips, tools & resources, understanding your business electricity use, success stories, business energy advisors and a load management demonstration project section.

Black & Decker: How To Articles For DIY Home Projects
Black & Decker provides information and advice for different projects, including information on woodworking, planting, kitchen & bath, outdoor, and more.

Building Science: Information Sheets On Building Technology
Building Science Corporation offers online information sheets on topics such as Foundations & Site Work, Framing, Water Management & Vapor Control, Air Barriers, Thermal Control, HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical, Designs That Work, and International Residential Code FAQs.

Construction Knowledge: Tips & Links To Resources On Construction
Ned Pelger, a US engineer, provides tricks of the trade, answers to both simple and complex construction questions, and construction information culled from various sources and arranged by topic.

Easy2DIY: Tutorials On Home Improvement Projects
Easy2 DIY tutorials, with pictures, covering appliances, attics & basements, carpentry, electrical, finishing & decorating, furniture, exteriors, plumbing, storage & cabinets, windows & doors, yard & garden.

Home Depot: How-To Center For Home Improvement Resources
Home Depot How-To Center provides online buying guides, calculators, design tools, and project guides, as well as know-how categories on appliances, bath, building materials, electronics, flooring, home furnishings, kitchen, lighting & fans, outdoors, storage & organization, tools & hardware.

Home Tips: Buying Guides For Building Products & Systems
Home Tips offers consumer buying guides with tips and graphics for kitchen, bath, HVAC, energy efficiency, windows, doors, walls, floors, indoor air quality, water, hazardous materials, exterior, yard, and more.

Home Tips: DIY Projects & Home Repairs
Home Tips gives advise on troubleshooting and repair of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, walls, appliances, kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, roofing, siding, flooring, and more.

How Stuff Works: Explanations Of How Household Things Work
How Stuff Works gives overviews, with pictures, of how many different household products and equipment work, including sections on family & kids crafts, home appliances, home cleaning, home improvement, lawn & garden, pets, and quilting & sewing.

Jon Eakes: Q & A On Building Products & Problems
Jon Eakes provides Jon's Fixit Database which includes thousands of pages of questions and answers. Three access doors to this encyclopedia are supplied. OVERVIEW -- here Jon deals with the overview of frequently asked questions. THE LATEST INFORMATION -- is where new database entries are listed by date. KEYWORDS -- choose from a dropdown list of keywords, which will lead you to a list of database entries and further keyword refinement to narrow in on your specific question.

Lowes: Buying Guides For Building Products
Lowes offers overview and buying tips for appliances, cabinets, countertops, doors, windows, flooring, hardware, tools, HVAC, home decorating, organizers, lawn, lighting, electrical, lumber, building materials, paint, plumbing, project calculators, power equipment, safety, security, and more.

Lowes: How-To Library For Home Projects & Products
Lowes provides guides for buying, installing, and using appliances, building materials, cabinets, doors, windows, flooring, hardware, HVAC, home decorating, closets & organizers, lawn, lighting, electrical, paint, plumbing, project calculators, safety, and more.

Made How: Articles On How Products Are Made
Made How is a fun site. For a wide variety of products -- chewing gum, refrigerators, shaving cream, fireworks, frisbees, baby carriers, Braille publications, you name it -- it tells you about the history of the product, the raw materials, and the manufacturing process.

Old House Web: How-To Advice On Restoration, Building Components & Products
Old House Web offers how-to advice for old house enthusiasts on doors, fireplaces, stoves, flooring, HVAC, insulation, home inspection, kitchen, bath, lighting, electrical, moulding, millwork, paint, preservation, rehabilitation, roofing, gutters, siding, stairs, structural, walls, ceilings, and windows.

Popular Mechanics: How-To Central
Popular Mechanics How-To Central provides sections on automotive, home clinic, technology clinic, and workshop on woodworking projects, and more.

Realtor.com: DIY Tips & Pictures For Home Projects
Realtor.com offers consumer DIY instructions for carpentry, decks, doors, electrical, flooring, HVAC, masonry, outdoors, plumbing, roofs, wall coverings, walls, and windows.

Ron Hazleton: How-To Articles For Home Projects
Ron Hazleton House Calls offers How-To Articles with pictures for interior building projects, windows. doors, replacements, repair, wall treatments, garage, shelving, electrical, lighting, storage & organizers, outdoor building projects, kitchen, deck, bathroom, plumbing, weather damage & prevention, flooring, exterior finishin, refinishing, roof, and more.

Rona: Buying Guides For Building Components & Products
Rona gives overview and tips doors and windows, flooring and ceramic tile, house construction, outdoor and garden, paint, moulding and wallpaper, storage, woodworking and furniture.

Univ Michigan: Tips On Home Fall Maintenance & Repair
Michigan State University provides articles covering many tips for home fall maintenance & repair, as well as remedies for problem solving.

Wikipedia: Encyclopedia Of Construction Topics
Wikipedia has overviews of the construction industry and process, alphabetically organizaed by topic.
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