If you’re thinking about getting into the construction industry, or like me, want to save money by doing some of your own work, then construction books are a great way to gain knowledge. Although I’m not in the construction field I have collected a few books over the years and they have been useful.
I used my “library” when I drew up the construction drawings that the contractor used to build our house and later, my wife and I designed and built a hot tub house. Both were possible because of the construction books that I had acquired over the years.
With that, GCLG presents 15 Essential Construction Books You Should Read. This collection covers fundamentals of construction, construction business management, construction project management, as well as other subjects to help you venture into the world of construction, as a business or for your own needs.
I know how to use Google, why should I read books?
Although there is so much content online, there’s nothing like having a good reference library that you can turn to when the power is out. Heck, you can even haul a book or two to your construction site and never worry about the batteries running out. Sometimes printed text just can’t be beat.
Internet sources are great, but not always thorough. Books are generally written at greater length than online articles, so there’s more in-depth material to refer to. In addition, most books are written by folks with experience, sharing what they have learned over the years.
This knowledge can help you manage your construction business, or personal projects, more efficiently. It’s rough when you’re in the middle of something and become stalled because of the lack of some simple details. Having the right reference that you can pull out will help prevent that from happening.
Although there is a cost when buying books, most are not outrageous in price and should be looked at as investments. Think of it as going to school, without paying high-priced tuition. Another bonus, most books are timeless. Construction techniques and management practices have remained fairly consistent over the years. Books will provide enough useful information to pay for themselves, so you won’t go wrong in the investment.
Now, grab your favorite beverage and spend a bit of time looking over these books. We’re sure you’ll find them helpful.
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There you go. That’s 15 books on construction that are chock full of information on various topics that should help move into the field of construction, or if you just want to do some on your own.
So, what do you think? Was this information useful to you? I hope so, as it’s GCLG’s goal to provide the best information on the field of construction and general contracting and these books are great resources.
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