New Books for a Builder’s Summer Reading List
As we have shared previously, it is important for building industry professionals to further their education and knowledge of the latest trends and developments in the industry, and the industry is full of great resources, including books, to help aid the process. An informed builder is better equipped to serve their clients, as well as run their business.
Below are a few books featured in the NAHB Bookstore and Hanley-Wood’s The Journal of Light Construction websites. If you are a builder looking for a few books to add to your summer reading list, consider the following.
Green Building Strategies: From Plan to Profit – This new release is a guide to all aspects of green building, and “explains in plain language what’s happening in the rapidly evolving field of building science.”
Social Media for Home Builders 2.0: It’s Easier Than You Think – This book covers how builders can use websites like Facebook and Twitter to attract potential clients and improve their visibility.
The Cost of Doing Business Study, 2012 Edition – This book is based on a financial study the NAHB conducted in 2010 and explores profitability, cost of sales, and expenses from home builders from all over the U.S. It provides guidance to help increase profitability and efficiency, improve business practices, and more.
The JLC Guide to Energy Efficiency – This new release was developed by an “all-star team” of building and energy experts and helps builders understand energy efficient building practices and how to apply them in projects. Through detailed descriptions, the book outlines energy-efficient building techniques that are cost-effective and resource-efficient.