This site is a construction-focused blog and a companion to the book “Fundamentals of Residential Construction“. It is maintained by Alexander C. Schreyer and aims to celebrate construction by visually showcasing its many aspects.

Alex Schreyer is the current lead author of “Fundamentals of Residential Construction”, author of “Architectural Design with SketchUp”, and Senior Lecturer II at the University of Massachusetts.

This site is not affiliated with John Wiley & Sons.

Terms of Use / Disclaimer

Information on this site is presented in good faith and mainly for informational and educational purposes. Although I have made every reasonable effort to make any information presented accurate and authoritative, I do not warrant, and assume no liability for, its accuracy or completeness or fitness for any specific purpose. Presented information is intended primarily as a learning and teaching aid, and not as a final source of information for the design of building systems by design professionals.

Any of my construction images on this site are being shared here in the spirit of educating about the materials, systems, and processes involved, as well as to celebrate the construction industry and all those that work in it. It is therefore strictly forbidden to use any of the contained images in a way that violates this positive spirit, e.g. in litigation, negative personnel actions, or by law enforcement.

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Unless mentioned otherwise, everything on this site is © Alexander C. Schreyer. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in using any of my material. I gladly give permission for educational uses.


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