I just ran across this site for the first time today. Its nice to find such an active community of avid DIY'ers.
My background is heavy construction; primarily steel and concrete. I use the Microstation CAD platform to prepare installation plans for rebar for all types of government, commercial and industrial construction.
However, I have done extensive remodels on many of my own houses. These days I am spending a lot of my free time remodeling a custom home that I bought at a trustee sale at the City Hall steps in the San Francisco Bay area.
I'm sure to be posting for advice since there is always much more to learn.