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Recommended Readings

References and Resources

Money Matters

Democratic Architecture: Practical Solutions to Today's Housing Crisis, Donald MacDonald, Whitney Library of Design, New York, 1996

Design

Residential Structural Design Guide: 2000 Edition, Jay Crandell, P.E. and Andrea Vrankar, P.E., R.A., NAHB Research Center, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MA 2000

Cost-Effective Home Building: A Design and Construction Handbook, Waite, Timothy J., Rev. ed. of: Reducing home building costs with optimum value engineered design and construction, Home Builder Press, National Association of Home Builders, Washington DC 1994

Building Affordable Homes, A Cost Saving Guide for Builder/Developers, Fisher, E. Lee, NAHB National Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD

Reducing Home Building Costs with Optimum Value Engineering Design and Construction, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington DC 1973

A Builder's Guide to Marketable, Affordable, Durable Entry-Level Homes to Last, Chad Garner, Mark Nowak and Peter Yost, Partnership for Advanced Technology in Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington DC 1999

Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood, Dan Imhoff, Watershed Media, Healdsburg, CA 2001

Housing Affordability Through Design Efficiency Program: Final Report, Construction Codes Committee, subcommittee of the NAHB Housing Affordability Through Design Efficiency, NAHB National Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD 1997

State and Local Affordable Housing Programs: A Rich Tapestry, Michael A. Stegman, Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C., 1999

Foundations and Concrete

Residential Structural Design Guide: 2000 Edition, Jay Crandell, P.E. and Andrea Vrankar, P.E., R.A., NAHB Research Center, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MA 2000

Building Affordable Homes, A Cost Saving Guide for Builder/Developers, Fisher, E. Lee, NAHB National Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD

Frost Protected Shallow Foundations in Residential Construction, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington DC 1993

Design Guide for Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations: Second Edition, Jay H. Crandell, P.E. et al, NAHB National Research Center, Upper Marlboro, Inc., MD 1996

Permanente Wood Foundation System: Design, Fabrication and Installation Manual, National Forest Products Association, Washington, DC

Permanent Wood Foundation System, American Plywood Association, Tacoma, WA

Stemwall Foundations for Residential Construction, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington DC 1973

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials, Leon A. Frechette, Craftsman Book Company, Carlsbad, CA 1999

Framing

Review of Structural Materials and Methods for Home Building in the United States: 1900 to 2000, Jay Crandell, P.E., for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research, NAHB Research Center, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MA 2001

Building With Alternatives to Lumber and Plywood, NAHB Research Center, Home Builder Press, Washington, DC, 1994

Alternative Framing Materials in Residential Construction: Three Case Studies, Timothy J. Waite, P.E. NAHB National Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD 1994

NAHB Research Report No. 4: Off-Center Spliced Floor Joists, National Association of Home Builders, Washington DC 1983

NAHB Research Report No. 5: Plywood Headers for Residential Construction, National Association of Home Builders, Washington DC 1983

The Engineered 24" Framing System, Form B420, American Plywood Association, Tacoma, WA

Six Profit Making Wood Systems, Western Wood Products Association, Portland OR

Building with Vision: Optimizing and Finding Alternatives to Wood, Dan Imhoff, Watershed Media, Healdsburg, CA 2001

Low Cost Pole Building Construction, Wolfe, Ralph, Garden Way Publishing, Charlotte, VT 

Plumbing

Home Building Cost Cuts: Construction Methods and Materials for Affordable Housing, Steve Winter Associates, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington DC 1981

Residential Plumbing Guidelines, 1986, Yingling, Ronald K. and D.F. Luebs, NAHB National Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD 1986

HVAC

A Builder's Guide to Placement of Ducts and HVAC Equipment in Conditioned Spaces: Reducing Energy Use, Creating a Market Niche, Controlling Costs, Bertrand L. Johnson, NAHB National Research Center, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD

A Builder's Guide to Residential HVAC Systems, Home Builder Press NAHB National Research Center, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD 1997

Minimized Duct Design: Initial Comfort Guidelines, W. Hawthorne et al, Enermodal Engineering, Inc. presentation at the 1998 Excellence in Building Conference.

Residential Duct Systems, Manual D, Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Washington, DC

Residential Load Calculations Manual, Manual J, Air Conditioning Contractors of America, Washington, DC

Insulation and Sealing

Field Demonstration of Alternative Wall Insulation Products, NAHB National Research Center, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD 1998

EER-2 Energy Efficient Residence, Research Results, Luebs, Donald F., NAHB National Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD

Insulation Manual, Homes and Apartments, Johnson, Ralph J., and Arthur W. Johnson, NAHB National Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD

Interim Report for Field Evaluation of PATH Technologies: Shea Homes, San Diego, California, Partnership for Advanced Technology in Housing, NAHB National Research Center, Upper Marlboro, MD 2002

Interior Finish

Gypsum Wallboard Construction for Walls and Ceilings, National Gypsum Company, Charlotte, NC 1989

What 21st Century Home Buyers Want: A Survey of Customer Preferences, Compiled by the Economics Group of the NAHB, David F. Seiders, editor, Home Builder Press, Washington, DC, 2001

 
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