Construction Knowledge Gained Through Books
Have you ever wanted to remodel a bathroom, build your
own house or simply be able to replace a kitchen faucet? How many people
get pride and develop a sense of worth, from your ability to fix
something and in the process save yourself some money? As a contractor
for over 30 years, I've heard the women talk poorly about their husbands
ability to fix or repair anything that's wrong with the home.
Home improvement books are a great source for the information needed to repair almost any part of the home you could possibly imagine. There are books out there for almost any problem, with a solution. I have been reading these construction books for years and can sincerely tell you, these books have had a beneficial impact on my life. As a general contractor, I have solved numerous problems, working with experienced plumbers, electricians, framing contractors, superintendents and of course homeowners.
Giving myself the knowledge to work on almost any construction project, empowers me with the information to make decisions, instead of guessing. I honestly can't tell you, how many people I've worked with that lack the knowledge and skills necessary to do their job. When I use to remodeled apartment complexes, I found myself spending around two hours each day solving problems that were not my responsibility, but often, I was the only one on the job, who could answer their questions.
If you're a contractor working in new construction, remodeling, commercial or industrial building, and have an interest to advance in your field, to make more money or just to have a sense of satisfaction, that you're not going to be like to or convinced to do something that isn't right. I would suggest, going to your local library or finding an online source for homebuilding books. These books can become invaluable to homeowners and contractors, who are interested in professional construction practices.
Don't become, part of the masses, become part of the few with the vast knowledge, you could gain by reading a few construction books. Just a few books could put you far enough ahead of your competition, to get the next job.