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What are the main difference with reference to constructing a small commercial building vs a residential building?
If one is interested in learning to build small commercial buildings what are good practical books and resources to study?

Hi Sam, gee, I learned pretty much everything I know from working in the business of so many years.  If I had one book to recommend that covers pretty much everything from commercial to residential construction is the "Architectual Graphic Standards", this book has a pictorial detail for every kind of construction genre and building materials.  

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I can answer any construction related question in regards to carpentry, concrete, drywall, masonry, structural elements of any type of building, residential or commercial. Interior or exterior.


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