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Construction Terms Simply Defined Released by Nelson Construction & Renovations
New construction dictionary released by Nelson Construction & Renovations that simply defines industry terms.
In a highly-specialized field riddled with complex terms, where beginners, laymen and homeowners often feel as if they are listening to a different language, Greg and Dominique Nelson, owners of Nelson Construction & Renovations in Clearwater, have found a way to simplify things using their new book, Construction Terms Simply Defined: A Dictionary of Construction and Design You Can Actually Understand.
"I started creating this dictionary four or five years ago," says Dominique, company co-owner and co-author of the book. "I had just left the teaching field and had decided to help my husband with his company, but it took me a long time (and a lot of questions) to understand all the parts and pieces of construction – especially in our market, which is building and renovating custom homes. As our company grew and we began to train new employees, I realized that most people, even veteran tradespeople, have a need for something like this."
The book contains simple definitions in a variety of areas, including design terms, contract and insurance terminology, estimating basics, and even job site slang (family friendly, though). Every trade is covered, including architecture and design, contracting, framing, masonry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, drywall, paint, windows, doors, finish carpentry, and even welding.
"I've always believed that construction should be simple," says Greg Nelson, co-owner and founder of Nelson Construction, and co-author of the book. "It's not rocket science. I think it just gets stressful when people don't understand what's going on, and when contractors don't know how to manage expectations."
And that is the very premise of the book: keep it simple. Definitions are written in layman's terms, so that anyone can understand it – even a high school student who has never set foot on a job site. Over 500 definitions and more than 50 color photographs taken on their own projects. The book is available on Amazon. .
Greg and Dominique Nelson are the owners of Nelson Construction & Renovations, an award--winning construction company that specializes in custom new homes,additions, and remodels. Headquartered in Clearwater, FL, Greg Nelson has been a Florida state licensed contractor since 2006, with more than 25 years' experience in both commercial and residential construction. Visit www.nelsonconstructionrenos.com or call (727) 596-9006.
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