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Tampa area Homeowners Technical Resources

Building Codes
• Code Check- Help with Building Codes • International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) • Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) • International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) • Council of American Building Officials (CABO) • National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) • BOCA Evaluation Service (BOCA-ES) • International Code Council • Southern Pine Council
• The Home Inspection/Construction Information Website • Construction Research Laboratories • BuildNET - The Building Industry Online • National Association of Waterproofing Contractors • Inspection Resource Center • Construction Research Org. Servers • Inner Seal Siding Problems • National Concrete Masonry Association • Architectural-Engineering-Construction Network • American Wood Council • Remodeling Online • Wet Basements • Fire Retardent Wood • Storm Shutters • Find Reliable Contractors • Home Improvement News • Builders Books • Home Repair and Maintenance • Moneywise Home Guide • Sound Home Resource
• Holt's National Electrical Code • Newton's International Electrical Journal • Hometime • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) • Electrical EINET • Federal Pacific Electric FPE Panels • International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) • Jenson Tools
• Lead in Drinking Water: Advice • Atlas Chemicals • Pollution Online • Home Buyers and Sellers Radon Guide • Lead in and around the home • Radon Testing Information (Radalink) • Consumers Guide to Radon Reduction • Radon Mitigation Standards • Citzens Guide to Radon • Build a Healthy Home • Well Water Safety
Fireplaces & Chimneys
• • Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)
• Foundation Defects
Government Agencies
• ANSI Amer. Nat. Standards Institute • CPSC Gopher • US Army Corps of Engineers Information Network • Government Servers via ATSDR Science Corner • Government US Info Sources: WWW Virtual Library • NFPA Nat. Fire Protection Assoc. • Consumer Product Safety Commission • OSHA Occup. Safety Hazards Admin • Federal Emergency Management Agency
Heating & Cooling Systems
• Preston's HVAC Guide Books list Mfgs, Models, Capacity, Etc. • The TRANE Company • Comfortmaker • Lennox • Carrier • Radiant Heat • Radiant Floor Heat
• Hill's really neat Plumbing Page • Plumbing Books • The Plumber • Polybutylene plumbing info at Univ Arizona • Books on Septic Systems • Plumbnet Interactive Plumbing Network
Real Estate
• The Home Buyer's Guide • International Real Estate Digest (IRED) • National Association of REALTORS • Home Buyer Listing Search • Home Listing with the Home Buyer • Home Owners' Page - from WebLink Inc. • ListingLink Home Page • On the House • Home Buyer Real Estate Service • Moving Info: Books, etc. • Inman News Service (Real Estate News) • Real Estate Technology Reports
• ROOFER Magazine • Choosing a Roofing Contractor • Hometime • BuildCom Home Page • Top Gun Roof Links (Best Roof Source Site Iíve Seen)
• EIFS - USG Says it won't work • EIFS Builder On Line Articles • EIFS Facts • EIFS Damage Photos • EIMA Trade Assoc. • Walls and Ceilings Magazine • Louisiana Pacific INNER-SEAL siding failures
Construction-Related Search Tools & Data Bases
• Carl Hagstrom's Wood Web • Home Improvement Search • ERIC Dbase Home Page • FedWorld: National Technical Information Service • Virtual Library: Subject Catalogue
Construction-Related Organization Links
AATO - Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario
ABC, Inc. - Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.
ACCA - Air Conditioning Contractors of America
ACEC - Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada
ACEM - Association of Consulting Engineers of Manitoba
ACI - American Concrete Institute
ACI - Association of Construction Inspectors
AGCA - Associated General Contractors Of America
AIA - American Institute of Architects
AISC - American Institute of Steel Construction
AISI - American Iron & Steel Institute
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
APEGBC - Assoc. of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC
APEGN - Assoc. of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of NFLD
APENB - Association of Professional Engineers of New Brunswick
APENS - Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia
ARMCA - Alberta Ready Mixed Concrete Association
ASA - American Subcontractors Association
ASET - American Society of Engineering Technology
ASHI - American Society of Home Inspectors
ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE - Ottawa Valley Chapter
ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASPE - American Society of Professional Estimators
BCRAO - Building & Concrete Restoration Association of Ontario
BECOR - Building Envelope Council - Ottawa Region
BOMA - Building Owners and Managers Associations
CABO - Council of American Building Officials
CCTT - Canadian Council of Technicians & Technologists
CFMA - Construction Financial Management Association
CHBA - Canadian Home Builders Association
CISC - Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
CMHC - Canada Mortgage and Housing (National)
CMHC - Canada Mortgage and Housing (New Brunswick)
CMHC - Canada Mortgage and Housing (Victoria)
CPCA - Canadian Portland Cement Association
CPCI - Canadian Prestressed Concrete Institute
CRI - The Carpet and Rug Institute
CSC - Construction Spcifications Canada
CSI - Construction Specifications Institute
CSSBI - Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute
CWC - Canadian Wood Council
GSABA - The Greater San Antonio Builders Association
HBI - The Home Builders Institute
HIF - Housing Inspection Foundation
ICHM - Innovation Centre for Highrise & Multiples
IDA - International Door Association
IDC - Interior Design Council
IECA - International Erosion Control Association
IEEE - The Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (CA)
IEEE - The Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA)
IIDA - International Interior Design Association
IMI - Industrial Materials Institute
IRC - Institute for Research in Construction
ITE - Institute of Transportation Engineers - Vancouver, BC
IHPA - International Wood Products Association
MLBMA - Michigan Lumber & Building Materials Association
MAHI - The Maryland Association of Home Inspectors
NAHB - The National Association of Home Builders
NACHI - The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors
NAHI - The National Association of Home Inspectors
NARA - North American Refinishers Association
NIBS - National Institute of Building Sciences
NBHBA - New Brunswick Home Builders Association
NCECA - National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
NCMA - National Concrete Masonry Association
NECA - National Energy Conservation Association
NIST - National Institute of Standards & Technology
NKBA - National Kitchen & Bath Association
NRC - National Research Council
NRIC - The National Rehabilitation Information Center
NSF - National Science Foundation
NWFA - The National Wood Flooring Association
OACETT - Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists
ORNL - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OBEC - Ontario Building Envelope Council
OCA - Ottawa Construction Association
OCS - Ontario Construction Secretariat
OGCA - Ontario General Contractors Association
OMCA - Ontario Masony Contractors Association
ORSA - Ottawa Regional Society of Architects
PEO - Professional Engineers Ontario
RAIC - The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
SBA - Structural Board Association
SDI - Steel Deck Institute
SDI - Steel Door Institute
SMA - Steel Manufacturers Association
SPRI - Single Ply Roofing Institute
WPC - World Plumbing Council