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General

Books

Basic Principles for Construction (Residential Resource Academy), Mark Huth. Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, 2003.

The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism, Adam Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

The Complete Photo Guide to Home Improvement, Black & Decker. Chanhassen, MN: Creative Publishing International, 2001.

Construction Technology: An Illustrated Introduction, Eric Fleming. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005.

Construction Materials, Methods, and Techniques, 2nd ed., William P. Spence. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Learning, 2006.

Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 4th ed., Edward Allen and Joseph Iano. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003.

The Modular Home, Andrew Gianino. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, LLC, 2005.

Union Women: Forging Feminism in the United Steelworkers of America, Mary Margaret Fonow. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

Internet Sites

American Institute of Architects
http://www.aia.org

American Institute of Architecture Students
http://www.aias.org

American Public Works Association
http://www.apwa.net

American Society of Landscape Architects
http://www.asla.org

The Blue Book of Building and Construction
http://www.thebluebook.com

e-Architect
http://www.e-architect.com

Engineering News-Record
http://www.enr.com

Job Hunting in Planning, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/jobs.html

McGraw-Hill Construction Career Center
http://www.construction.com/CareerCenter

Public Works Online
http://www.publicworks.com

Audiovisual Materials

Building America: Land Development Issues in the Twenty-first Century. Video. Princeton, NJ: Cambridge Educational.

The Building Trades. Video series. Princeton, NJ: Meridian Education Corp.

Construction Technology. Video series. Princeton, NJ: Meridian Education Corp.

Dwelling in the Future. Video. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

Higher and Higher. Video. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

Twentieth-Century Wonders. Video. New York: Insight Media.

Architecture Construction Planning and Management

Books

Bridgescape: The Art of Designing Bridges, 2nd ed., Frederick Goettemoeler. Hoboken: John S. Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004.

Careers in Architecture, Blythe Camenson. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Careers in Engineering, 2nd ed., Geraldine Garner. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.

Construction Contracting: A Practical Guide to Company Management, 7th ed., Richard H. Clough, Glenn A. Sears, and S. Keoki Sears. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.

Fundamentals of Modern Drafting, Paul Ross Wallach. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Learning, 2002.

GPS Satellite Surveying, 3rd ed., Alfred Leick. Hoboken: John S. Wiley & Sons, 2003.

Graduate Programs in Arts and Architecture 2004 (Peterson's Decision Guides: Graduate Programs), 4th ed. New York: Peterson's Guides, 2003.

Inspecting a House, Rex Cauldwell. Newtown, CT: Taunton Press, 2001.

Moving to Commercial Construction, Stephen S. Saucerman. Carlsbad, CA: Craftsman Book Co., 2001.

Opportunities in Architecture Careers, rev. ed., Robert J. Piper. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006.

Running a Successful Construction Company, David Gerstel. Newtown, CT: Taunton Press, 2001.

Shaping Interior Space, Roberto Rengel. New York: Fairchild, 2002.

Structural Steel Designer's Handbook, Roger L. Brockenbrough and Frederick S. Merritt. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005.

Audiovisual Materials

America by Design: House. Video. New York: Insight Media.

Architecture and Design. Video. New York: Insight Media.

Architecture: The Science of Design. Video. New York: Insight Media.

Building Planning and Construction. Video. New York: Insight Media.

Elements of Project Design and Site Preparation. Video. Calhoun, KY: Nimco, Inc.

Estimating Building Materials for Home Construction. Video. Princeton, NJ: Meridian Education Corp.

Time and Money. Video series. Princeton, NJ: Meridian Education Corp.

Structural Mechanical and Finishing Trades

Books

Carpentry and Construction, 4th ed., Mark R. Miller, Rex Miller, and Glenn E. Baker. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2004.

Flooring Instant Answers, Steven Bukowski. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2002.

Heating and Cooling Essentials, Jerry Killinger and LaDonna Killinger. Tinley Park, IL: Goodheart-Willcox, 2003.

Masonry Skills, 5th ed., Richard T. Kreh, Sr. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Learning, 2004.

Modern Welding, William A. Bowditch, Kevin E. Bowditch, Andrew D. Althouse, and Carl H. Turnquist. Tinley Park, IL: Goodheart-Willcox, 2004.

Modern Plumbing, E. Keith Blankenbaker. Tinley Park, IL: Goodheart-Willcox, 2005.

Moving the Earth, Herbert L. Nichols and David A. Day. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005.

Water Wells and Septic Systems Handbook, R. Dodge Woodson. New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2003.

Audiovisual Materials

Building Trades Series. Videos. Calhoun, KY: Nimco, Inc.

Carpenters. Video. Princeton, NJ: Meridian Education Corp.

Plumbing to Paint. Video. Princeton, NJ: Meridian Education Corp.

Masonry: Block. Video series. Paradise, CA: Projected Learning Programs, Inc.

Modern Foundations. Video. Henderson, NV: Rudd Productions.

Residential Carpentry Framing. Video. Princeton, NJ: Meridian Education Corp.

Welding. Video. Princeton, NJ: Meridian Education Corp.

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