Construction is a very complicated sector. There are lots of works involved in it. From planning and design to the actual construction is a very lengthy and complicated process. If you want to know what it takes to construct a home then you should read some books. Here are some books we recommend.

The Fundamentals of Building Construction

By – Edward Allen and Joseph Iano

This book is for the professionals. Here you will learn the basics of building construction.You will know about of foundation, timber construction, glass, brick, stone, windows, roof, ceiling, etc. You will know what materials are used in construction and why these are important.

Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings

By- Rondzik, Kwok, Stein & Reynolds

From this book, you will understand the workings of HVAC system, plumbing system, electrical system, etc. You will learn about elevators. You will also know about fire protection.

Construction Scheduling: Principles and Practices

By – Jay S. Newitt

Constructing a building is a very time-consuming process. There are many steps involved in it and each step must be completed before you can move to the next step. So, project scheduling is important. From this book, you will learn about projects schedule. You will know about the different software used in preparing project schedule.

Learn to Timber Frame: Craftsmanship, Simplicity, Timeless Beauty

By – Will Beemer,‎ Jack A. Sobon

You will learn everything about timber framing from this book. From sourcing to timber to the actual construction phase, everything is explained in detail here.

These books will give you an idea of the construction works. If you are working in the construction industry, the books will teach you lots of new things.