Here at Gould Design, Inc., we are firm believers in Professional Development and efficiency training to enhance each designer’s experience level and help each individual to reach their potential. As a company, we have spent tens of thousands of dollars, year after year, to produce effective and high-quality training tools.

Having perfected many of these tools through combined experience and a humble dose of trial and error, the time has come for GDI to offer them to the public.

The one I want to highlight in this article is Construction Terminology. Our staff has taken the time and made the effort to put together a comprehensive terminology glossary with pictures and definitions for each of the following categories:

  • Code/Legal Terms
  • Foundation
  • Plans/Documents
  • Truss
  • Walls
  • Wood & Building Materials

Combined, these six items relating to terminology are over 400 comprehensive pagesthat include title, description and a picture reference as shown in the sample below from Code/Legal Terms:

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Each of the six categories focus on one area and can be a great learning tool for those new to design or those looking to “fine-tune” their skills. They may even prove to be an affordable tool that is beneficial to experienced veterans looking for a “tune-up”, or to continue their growth into other areas of component design.

We want to offer these tools to anyone interested for an inexpensive flat rate as follows:

  • Any 1 (one) subject = $24.95 (pdf format) or $49.95 (PowerPoint format)
  • All 6 (six) subjects = $109.95 (pdf) or $229.95 (PowerPoint format)

We also have compiled a similar type of tool for the varying types of hip end conditions (Atlantic, California, Midwest, Stepdown, etc.), but more on that in a future article.

Please email us at admin@goulddesigninc.com to place your order or with any questions you have.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and live up to our Vision Statement!

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