Fernando Pages Ruiz (a key source for this article) recommends the following books for helping U.S.-born remodelers and builders bridge some of the fundamental cultural and communications gaps between their U.S.-born employees and the foreign-born population. All titles are available from Amazon.com.

Casa y Comunidad: Latino Home and Neighborhood Design
Henry G. Cisneros and John Rosales, editors
$44.95; 244 pages, BuilderBooks

Figuring Foreigners Out: A Practical Guide
Craig Storti
$26.95; 167 pages, Intercultural Press

Workplace Diversity: A Manager's Guide to Solving Problems and Turning Diversity Into a Competitive Advantage
Katharine Esty, Richard Griffin, and Marcie Schorr Hirsch
$10.95; 209 pages, Adams Media Corp.

Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind
Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hofstede
$29.95; 300 pages, McGraw-Hill

Voices of Diversity: Real People Talk About Problems and Solutions in a Workplace Where Everyone Is Not Alike
Renee Blank, Sandra Slipp
$24.95; 212 pages, AMACOM/American Management Association

Also, by Fernando Pages Ruiz:
Building an Affordable House: Trade Secrets for High-Value, Low-Cost Construction
$24.95; 208 pages, The Taunton Press