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Architecture and Construction

Sample units and free publications from the Resource Center and CIMC, along with links from "Resources for the Busy Instructor: Apps, Internet Sites, and other Resources for Education, Training, and Professional Development"

The positions or viewpoints in the resources collected here reflect their authors and source organizations. They do not represent the Resource Center for CareerTech Advancement, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, or any employee of the state agency. No endorsement of organizations or viewpoints is implied by inclusion in this collection or on this web page.

Tools and Their Uses
This curriculum, published by the U.S. Navy, provides information on the use and care of a variety of hand tools and measuring tools.

Design in Wisconsin Housing: A Guide to Styles
Free to download from the University of Wisconsin—Extension, this guide describes features of various architectural styles and illustrates each style with drawings.

Home Envelope
This guide helps you figure out the steps to take to reduce energy use in the home and serves as an introduction to home energy use.

Basic Color Theory
An introduction to color theory.

Cement & Concrete Basics
How concrete is made, concrete components, production and construction, and more from the Portland Cement Association.

Healthy Housing Reference Manual
A complete, 14-chapter guide to healthy housing, free to download; chapter titles include:

  • Housing History and Purpose
  • Basic Principles of Healthy Housing
  • Disease Vectors and Pests
  • Environmental Barriers
  • Energy Efficiency

Architecture Week
The leading magazine of design and building online. It provides weekly news and features about architecture and construction, digital media, products and building culture. It includes free 3D models of classic architect-designed houses in the classic homes collection.

The Green Home Guide
Information and resources for green building and remodeling from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Building Big
Activities to increase students’ awareness of the built environment and the impact of technology on society while teaching basic physical science concepts.
Design ideas and tools, design videos, weekly features, and more.

Paint & Decorating Retailers Association
Association website that includes decorating advice.

NIOSH Safety and Health: Construction
Construction safety and health publications and links from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, including publications on asphalt, confined spaces, drywall, electrocution, ergonomics, excavations, falls, silicosis, and other safety and health topics.

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