BuilderBooks, the publishing arm of the National Association of Home Builders, has released the fifth edition of “Residential Construction Performance Guidelines.”

The reference guide is available in contractor and consumer versions and includes updated performance guidelines that are consistent with current building science advancements.

“Both contractors and consumers can benefit from this great resource by opening a dialogue on expectations on how homes are supposed to perform,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady. “The latest edition of this manual contains even more detailed information and building science updates, providing clear guidelines for any home building or renovation job.”

The newest edition should be used for all contracts written on or after Jan. 19, 2016, and features a collection of nearly 300 guidelines in 13 major construction categories.

To purchase the contractor or consumer reference, visit or call (800) 223-2665.