Redwood Kardon is a former building inspector for Oakland, CA., and is the leading professional lecturer nationwide on building codes. He also owns and maintains "codecheck.com," a website devoted to promoting the Code Check manual. Coauthors Douglas Hansen and Michael Casey have 25 and 18 years of field experience, respectively. All three authors teach seminars for inspectors around the country, using the "Code Check" series as their primary material. Paddy Morrissey was the senior illustrator for CornerHardware.com and has been the sole illustrator for the "Code Check" series.
Paul Vigna is a markets reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering equities and the economy. He writes for the popular MoneyBeat blog, and is the anchor of the daily, live show of the same name. Before that post, he wrote and edited the Market Talk column for Dow Jones Newswires. Michael Casey is a senior columnist at The Wall Street Journal. Casey's work has appeared in publications as diverse as Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, The Far Eastern Economic Review, The Financial Times, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. He is the author of The Unfair Trade: How Our Broken Financial System Destroys the Middle Class. Casey and Vigna also write a column called BitBeat for The Wall Street Journal's MoneyBeat blog.
Redwood Kardon, who devised and wrote the firstCode Check, is a former journeyman electrician and building inspector for the city of Oakland, CA. For the past 12 years, he has been an electrical safety and code instructor specializing in training wind turbine technicians. Coauthor Douglas Hansen is a general contractor and certified combination inspector with over 30 years of field experience. Both authors present seminars and classes nationwide on a wide variety of building topics. Paddy Morrissey has done the illustrations and layout since its inception. His illustration/design Web site is: www.paddydesigns.com