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We hope the information contained in the listed sites will assist you in researching products, building codes and applications. To serve you better, this list is continually being developed and improved, and we welcome suggestions concerning other sites that would be helpful to our customers. Mobile Lumber provides these links “as-is” and does not control their content or usefulness.

 Builder Resources Websites

American Institute of Building Design

Information source for residential building designers and architects.
APA - The Engineered Wood Association Information about engineered wood products. Many free downloadable publications and builder tips.
Application Instructions for Hardboard Siding American Hardboard Association, American Composite Panel Associaction plus other siding publications.
Baldwin Co Home Builders Association The purpose of the association is to serve its members and to professionalize, protect, and promote the building industry as well as assist and educate the consumer.
Building Codes for Florida Information on building codes for the State of Florida
CAD Drawings of Strong-Tie Connectors Information to select the connector for your application plus drawings in DWG format.
Cedar Shake & Shingle Roof Installation Specs Design, application and construction details on web pages and downloadable PDF files.
Coffman Stairs Resource site for stair systems has building codes, ordering guides, product selector.
Construction Site Safety Construction industry safety information to help identify, reduce and eliminate jobsite hazards. 
Decking  Deck designs, plans, pictures, ideas and instructions
Florida Home Builders Association The mission of the Florida Home Builders Association, a professional trade organization comprised of local associations and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders.
Hardwood Information Center Information on the selection, installation and care of hardwood products. Species guide.
HomeAid The HomeAid mission is to build or renovate shelters for the temporarily homeless, with a program of counseling and job training to achieve self-sufficiency.
Home Builders Association of MS Coast Non-profit organization promoting quality and affordable housing in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Area.
Home Builders Association of Metro Mobile The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Mobile, Inc. is a 1000 plus member trade association.
Home Plans from Design Basics The leading provider of home plans for builders. America's premier home design service!
Managing Jobsite Safety Information designed to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction jobsite safety hazards.
MSDS - Search National Repository Material Safety Data Sheets for product manufacturers in a searchable database.
NAHB Official web site of the National Association of Home Builders.
Redwood Literature - CA Redwood Assoc. Free PDF files of literature such as Design Gallery, Deck Construction, other titles.
Southern Pine Applications Information on various Southern Pine applications
Southern Pine Outdoor DIY Structures that enhance your property and lifestyle.
Southern Pine Inspection Bureau Dedicated to the maintenance of high standards in the Southern Pine forest products industry.
American National Standards Institute Administers and coordinates the US voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. 
Southern Pine Product Information Information about Southern Pine products such as cost savings, treatability and availability.
Southern Pine Span Tables Span tables for joists and rafters

Truss Industry's Guide for Jobsite Safety

Produced by the Truss Plate Institute and the Wood Truss Council of America.
U.S. Census Bureau - Construction Sector Economic indicators, statistics on new residential construction and sales, much more.
U.S. Dept. of Energy Building America Program Building Technologies for homes that use less energy without costing more to build.
Vance Hester Vance Hester Designs offers professional custom house
plans designed to fit your needs and specifications.
Western Wood Products Association  Publications, online mold section, and more, for users of softwood lumber products.
 

 Publication Websites
ProSales Magazine Homebuilder and remodeler
Housing Zone General builder
Qualified Remodeler Remodeling contractor
Remodeling Online Remodeling contractor
Wood University Take FREE classes on Engineered Wood Products

 Manufacturer Websites
Alenco windows
Azek cabinet hardware
Broan-Nutone bath fans & range hoods
Craftmaster Interior doors
Crestline windows, architectural
DAP caulking products
Dewalt Power Tools power tools, DIY & pro
Dow Styrofoam Sheathing insulating & flotation products
Gardner Asphalt coatings, roof & driveway
Georgia Pacific building products, general
Great Southern Wood treated lumber, general information
Guardian Fiberglass insulation, fiberglass
James Hardie Sidings sidings & trim, cementatious
Kwikset locksets & door hardware
Plycem eco-friendly fiber cement trim
Nichiha fiber cement siding products
Masonite doors, interior hardboard
MiraTEC Treated Exterior Composite Trim
Moen faucets
National Gypsum drywall & finishes
National Nail Products, services and knowledge
Osmose Lumber Treatment treating, chemical process
Owens Corning roofing, insulation & sheathings
Paslode gun nailers & nails
Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners, construction
Therma Tru entry door systems
Thomas Lighting light fixtures, incandescent
Weather Shield doors and windows
Wellborn Cabinets cabinetry, kitchen & bath
Yale Locks locks
Yellawood   yellawood
TimberTech  wood-alternative decking and railing