10 Books Residential Construction Professionals Should Have on Their Bookshelf

Building pros check out the IBS Book Store
Building pros check out the IBS Book Store

The 2023 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) was a huge success. Over 70,000 attendees made their way through the show and the IBS Store. These 10 titles flew off the shelves at the IBS Store during the show.

Here are the Top 10 BuilderBooks Best Sellers from the Show.

Even though we sold out of these titles at the show, you can still scoop up your copies at BuilderBooks.com If you’re a residential construction pro, find out why these books should be on your bookshelf. 

2021 Home Builders' Jobsite Codes2021 Home Builders’ Jobsite Codes (New)
Find answers to common code questions in this pocket-friendly and indispensable jobsite tool. Discover the impact of 2021 code changes and 100+ detailed illustrations, tables and discussions of foundations, fire safety, energy efficiency, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems, safe and healthy living environments and more.

Accounting & Financial ManagementAccounting & Financial Management for Residential Construction, Sixth Edition (New)
Accounting and Financial Management is an invaluable resource for builders, remodelers, developers and contractors to take control of business finances. Find details on how an accounting system operates and the basic principles for processing financial data. 

Basic Construction ManagementBasic Construction Management, 5th Edition
A must-read roadmap to excellence for anyone considering a career in construction supervision, new superintendents or experienced superintendents who want to polish their skills. Learn the essentials of managing projects within budget and discover proven practices for recruiting and keeping the best trade contractors, scheduling that makes sense and developing and implementing quality practices.

The Cost of Doing BusinessThe Cost of Doing Business Study, 2022 Edition (New)
This one-of-a-kind resource provides statistics and analysis so you can see how you compare to other builders. Find financial performance sorted by builder type and size, as well as industry-wide averages using key indicators like gross margins, net profit, cost of sales, operating expenses and financial ratios.

The House That She BuiltThe House That She Built
Inspired by a REAL home exclusively built by a team of women in construction, skilled tradeswomen and women-owned companies. Educates young readers about the people and skills that go into building a home. One by one, children learn about the architect, framer, roofer and many more as they contribute their individual skills needed to complete the new home.

How to Care for Your New HomeHow to Care for Your New Home (New)
You’ve built beautiful homes for your clients. Now it’s time to share with them how to maintain and repair these homes with their own copy of the How to Care for Your New Home. This invaluable guide provides home buyers with pages and pages of tips on maintenance to help keep their new home performing at its peak, checklists and records to note maintenance dates and keep notes.

Remodelers Cost of Doing Business StudyRemodelers’ Cost of Doing Business Study, 2023 Edition
Discover the benchmarks you need to compare your business to other remodeling firms like yours and with the industry. Uncover gross and net profit, assets and liabilities, owners’ equity and financial ratios – indicators of how you and other remodelers are doing.

Residential Construction Performance GuidelinesResidential Construction Performance Guidelines, Contractor Reference, Sixth Edition
This fully updated reference tool helps builders and remodelers manage customer expectations and resolve customer complaints, while delivering high-performance homes with residential construction performance guidelines on how homes should perform during the warranty period.

Single Family Builder Compensation StudySingle-Family Builder Compensation Study, 2022 Edition
Uncover the data to benchmark the compensation and benefits you should be offering your employees. Find information like salary, bonus, and benefits data for 39 single-family builder positions. Discover how other single-family builders are compensating their employees with pay and benefits to stay competitive and attract the top employees.

Social Media MarketingSocial Media Marketing for Your Business
Create a winning marketing plan by carefully setting goals, creating strategy, targeting audiences and making your website and social media work together and work for you. Take a long-term approach to building and maintaining an effective marketing strategy with social media as a main component.  

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