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A general engineering contractor is a contractor whose principal contracting business is in connection with fixed works, including irrigation, drainage, water supply, water power, flood control, harbors, railroads, highways, tunnels, airports and airways, sewers and sewage disposal systems, bridges, inland waterways, pipelines for transmission of petroleum and other liquid or gaseous substances, refineries, chemical plants and industrial plants requiring a specialized engineering knowledge and skill, power plants, piers and foundations and structures or work incidental thereto.

100 Questions
70% Minimum Passing Score
3 Hours

The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination.  The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available.  For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

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    Technical Digest No. 9 - Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders

    3rd Edition
    Publication Year: March 2006

    $40.00

    This updated Technical Digest contains a thorough coverage of the proper handling and erection procedures to be employed in the field to make certain that SJI joist products are not damaged, that they perform as specified, and above all, to ensure the safety of the erectors. The digest includes descriptions of the standard products: K-Series joists, LH/DLH-Series joists, Joist Girders and now CJ-Series joists, how joist products are prepared, tagged, loaded and shipped from the joist manufacturer’s plant, how they are to be unloaded and stored at the job site, how the joist products are to be erected including bridging, and field inspection. Other topics covered in the digest are penalized erection and common field issues. This edition contains information related to the newest standard joist product, the CJ-Series joists that were introduced in 2007. It also includes updated information on Bridging in Chapter 8 as well as some additional topics added to the list of Miscellaneous Topics - Common Field Issues in Chapter 9. General contractors, steel erectors, inspectors, and building officials would most benefit from this Technical Digest. Engineers and Architects would also benefit from the information contained in the digest if part of their responsibilities is to oversee joist and Joist Girder projects under construction.

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    Pipe and Excavation Contracting 2011

    Publication Year: 2011

    $43.00

    This popular manual has been updated and improved to bring it more current with modern earth moving and trenching equipment, refined excavation techniques, stricter safety rules, and improved materials. Here you’ll find how to enter and succeed in the underground utility business. Includes hands-on instructions for operating the equipment and doing the trenching, pipe laying and connecting work and answers to what causes so many skilled equipment operators and pipe layers to fail when they try to start their own business.

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    Training Certification of Field Personnel For Unbonded Post Tensioning

    3rd Edition
    Publication Year: 2003

    $95.00

    This instructional manual has been prepared by the Post-Tensioning Institute's Committee for Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning soley as a recommended general guide and assistance to the placement, installation and inspection of unbonded single strand post-tensioning systems, the operation of stressing equipment, and accessories.

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    Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation Manual

    Publication Year: 2007

    This manual presents a guide for the proper installation of concrete pipe. For many years, the American Concrete Pipe Association has conducted comprehensive research and analysis of the factors which affect the field performance of concrete pipe. The knowledge and beneficial practices gained through research and experience are presented in this manual.

     

     

     

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    Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000

    2nd Edition
    Publication Year: 2000

    $60.00

    This second edition covers state-of-the-art asphalt paving, plant operations, transportation of materials, surface preparation, lay down, compaction, and quality control processes. It is aimed at field personnel who are responsible for these operations—both contractor personnel who do the work and agency personnel who oversee and inspect the work.

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    DIPRA Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe

    Publication Year: 2015

    This book is full of useful information for designers and installers of Ductile Iron pipe. It covers many aspects of pipeline installation such as receiving and handling, trenching, installing, back-filling, testing and disinfecting, and service taps. It also contains a variety of useful miscellaneous information such as a listing of Ductile Iron pipe standards, common conversion factors and dimensions, and weights of push-on and mechanical joint pipe. A convenient pocket-size version of this Guide is available.

     

    *THIS BOOK IS NO LONGER IN PRINT AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

     

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    Pipe Welding Procedures

    2nd Edition
    Publication Year: 2003

    $70.00

    A standard reference for decades, this new edition of Pipe Welding Procedures continues to reinforce the welder's understanding of procedures. Drawing on his extensive practical and teaching experience in the field, the author describes in detail the manipulating procedures used to weld pipe joints. You will find useful information on heat input and distribution, essentials of shielded metal-arc technology, distortion, pipe welding defects, welding safety, essentials of welding metallurgy, and qualification of the welding procedure and the welder.

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    Pipefitter's Handbook, 1967 3rd Edition

    3rd Edition
    Publication Year: 1967

    $50.00

    Compact and pocket-sized, this handy reference contains thousands of facts and figures relevant to pipefitters, steamfitters-anyone concerned with layout and installation of pipe.

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    Blank Quick Reference Tabs

    $11.19

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    Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook 13th Edition

    $110.00

    Thoroughly updated to reflect the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®), this authoritative resource explains the principles and practices of electric transmission and distribution line construction, operation, and maintenance. You will get comprehensive coverage of the newest equipment, techniques, and procedures along with current OSHA, ANSI, and ASTM regulations. Throughout, detailed illustrations and photos make it easy to understand the material, and self-test questions and exercises reinforce key concepts.

    The Lineman’s and Cableman’s Handbook, Thirteenth Edition, covers:

    Electrical principles * Electric systems * Substations * Transmission and distribution circuits * Construction specifications * Wood, aluminum, concrete, fiberglass, and steel structures and poles * Distribution automation and the smart grid * Emergency system restoration * Unloading, hauling, erecting, setting, and guying poles * Insulators, crossarms, and conductor supports * Line conductors * Distribution transformers * Lightning and surge protection * Fuses and substation relays * Switches, sectionalizers, and reclosers * Voltage regulators * Transmission tower erection * Stringing, sagging, and joining line conductors * Live-line maintenance * Grounding * Protective grounds * Street lighting * Underground systems * Laying conduit * Manhole construction * Pulling and splicing cable * Underground distribution * Vegetation management * Distribution transformer installation * Electrical drawing symbols * Single-line and schematic diagrams * Voltage regulation * Units of measurement, electrical definitions, electrical formulas, and calculations * Maintenance of transmission and distribution lines * Rope, knots, splices, and gear * Climbing wood poles * Protective equipment * OSHA 1910.269 * Resuscitation * Pole-top and bucket truck rescue * And much more!

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    Suggested Marking Guidelines and The Nevada One Call Law

    $0.00

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    Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction 4th Edition

    Publication Year: 2018
    4th Edition

    $106.80

    This document is published jointly by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC). It has been reviewed in accordance with the Educational Committee Manual document review procedures of the ACI Educational Activities Committee. ACI and ASCC reports are intended for guidance in planning, designing, executing, and inspecting construction. This document is intended for the use of individuals who are competent to evaluate the significance and limitations of its content and recommendations and who will accept responsibility for the application of the material it contains.

    Now 262 pages – over 100 pages longer than the previous edition – the guide includes full-color photos and illustrations, a new, easier-to-read layout, and substantial content updates. Also included in the fourth edition are 43 Position Statements from ASCC, details on ACI Certification programs, and an appendix introducing several legal issues of interest to concrete contractors. A summary, review questions, and additional recommended reading list accompany each of the 12 chapters.

    Published 2018

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    Placing Reinforcing Bars, 10th Edition

    $90.00

    This unique and popular publication presents the best accepted current practices in placing reinforcing bars in structures and pavement. It is written for apprentices, journeymen ironworkers, and inspectors. A definitive resource for preparing provisions in project specifications. Eighteen heavily illustrated chapters cover topics including types of materials, handling of bars at the jobsite, general principles for bar placing, splicing, and tying, bar placement in footings, walls, columns, floors, roofs, pavement and transportation structures. Also includes a chapter on epoxy and other coated reinforcement.

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    ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems 2007

    Publication Year: 2007

    $260.00

    This code prescribes comprehensive solutions for materials, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, testing and inspection. It also serves as a companion to ASME's other B31 codes on piping systems. Together, they remain essential references for anyone engaged with piping.

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA) 2021

    $26.78

    All Federal Construction Regulations (29 CFR 1926) are included in this “perfect bound” book in an easy-to-read, two-color layout.

    All 29 CFR 1926 regulations for construction industry are included along with the following items:

    29 CFR 1903 regulations covering inspections, citations, and penalties
    29 CFR 1904 regulations covering recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses
    OSHA keyword dictionary
    Easy to find OSHA interpretations

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    NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $90.00

    Enforceable under OSHA and many state and local regulations, NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code is the best practice widely used in industry and by insurers. The 2018 edition of the Code includes the latest and most complete criteria you need to protect your facility by ensuring safe storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids.