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B-1 General Commercial Contractor (2019-04-03)

Construction, alteration, and repair in connection with any structure built, being built, or to be built for the support, shelter, and enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or movable property of any kind. This scope includes the supervision of all or any part of the above and includes the management, or direct or indirect supervision of any work performed.

Also included are the scopes of work allowed by the CR2 through CR80 license classifications. Work related to electrical, plumbing, air conditioning systems, boilers, swimming pools, spas and water wells must be subcontracted to an appropriately licensed contractor. This classification does not include work authorized by the A, B, or B3 scopes.

Note: AZ applicants applying for the B-1 or B-2 General Commercial licenses have a choice of trade exams. They can elect to take either the NASCLA Accredited Examination for Commercial General Building Contractors or the AZ ROC General Commercial exam. There are differences in these exams. See the PSI CIB for each exam to compare the differences and determine which exam best fits your business needs.

 

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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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    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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    Painting and Decorating Craftsman's Manual and Textbook

    Publication Year: 1995
    8th Edition

    $120.00

    An informative review of architectural, commercial, and industrial painting practices. Discusses coating materials, surface preparation, application methods and equipment, rigging, safety, coating failures, wall coverings, and more. Published by the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).

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    NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-Slope Roof Systems 2017

    $160.00

    The latest volume of the NRCA Roofing Manual provides you with comprehensive information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to steep-slope roofing applications. With five complete sections—Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems, Clay and Concrete Roof Systems, Metal Shingle Roof Systems, Slate Roof Systems, and Wood Shake and Wood Shingle Roof Systems—this manual is a welcome addition to your technical library.

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    International Building Code Turbo Tabs 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $15.62

    2018 IBC Turbo Tabs consist of clear plastic self-adhesive tabs that have key sections of the 2018 International Building Code printed on them in an easy-to-read format. Can be used with either the 2018 International Building Code or the 2018 IBC Code and Commentary.

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    ACI 530-08 Building Code Requirements For Masonry Structures

    Publication Year: 2008

    $115.00

    The Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-08/ACI 530-08/ASCE 5-08) covers the design and construction of masonry structures. It is written in such form that it may be adopted by reference in a legally adopted building code. Among the subjects covered are: definitions, contract documents, quality assurance, materials, placement of embedded items, analysis and design, strength and serviceability, flexural and axial loads, shear, details and development of reinforcement, walls, columns, pilasters, beams and lintels, seismic design requirements, glass unit masonry, and veneers. An empirical design method applicable to buildings meeting specific location and construction criteria are also included. The "Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 602-08/ACI 530.1-08/ASCE 6-08)" is a reference specification and is required by "Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-08/ACI 530-08/ASCE 5-08)" to specify materials, labor, and construction. Thus, this specification covers minimum construction requirements for masonry in structures. Included are quality, inspection, testing, and placement of materials; the placing, bonding, and anchoring of masonry; and the placement of grout and reinforcement. This specification is intended to be referenced in the project specifications. Individual project requirements may supplement the provisions of this specification.

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    International Building Code 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $119.90

    The scope of the International Building Code® (IBC®) includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code Adoptions The 2018 IBC contains many important changes such as:Accessory storage spaces of any size are now permitted to be classified as part of the occupancy to which they are accessory. New code sections have been introduced addressing medical gas systems and higher education laboratories. Use of fire walls to create separate buildings is now limited to only the determination of permissible types of construction based on allowable building area and height. Where an elevator hoistway door opens into a fire-resistance-rated corridor, the opening must be protected in a manner to address smoke intrusion into the hoistway. The occupant load factor for business uses has been revised to one occupant per 150 square feet. Live loads on decks and balconies increase the deck live load to one and one-half times the live load of the area served. The minimum lateral load that fire walls are required to resist is five pounds per square foot. Wind speed maps updated, including maps for the state of Hawaii. Terminology describing wind speeds has changed again with ultimate design wind speeds now called basic design wind speeds. Site soil coefficients now correspond to the newest generation of ground motion attenuation equations (seismic values). Five-foot tall wood trusses requiring permanent bracing must have a periodic special inspection to verify that the required bracing has been installed. New alternative fastener schedule for construction of mechanically laminated decking is added giving equivalent power-driven fasteners for the 20-penny nail. Solid sawn lumber header and girder spans for the exterior bearing walls reduce span lengths to allow #2 Southern Pine design values.

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    ACI 318-08 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete & Commentary

    Publication Year: 2008

    $175.00

    The "Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete" ("Code") covers the materials, design, and construction of structural concrete used in buildings and where applicable in nonbuilding structures. The Code also covers the strength evaluation of existing concrete structures. Among the subjects covered are: drawings and specifications; inspection; materials; durability requirements; concrete quality, mixing, and placing; formwork; embedded pipes; construction joints; reinforcement details; analysis and design; strength and serviceability; flexural and axial loads; shear and torsion; development and splices of reinforcement; slab systems; walls; footings; precast concrete; composite flexural members; prestressed concrete; shells and folded plate members; strength evaluation of existing structures; provisions for seismic design; structural plain concrete; strut-and-tie modeling in Appendix A; alternative design provisions in Appendix B; alternative load and strength reduction factors in Appendix C; and anchoring to concrete in Appendix D. The quality and testing of materials used in construction are covered by reference to the appropriate ASTM standard specifications. Welding of reinforcement is covered by reference to the appropriate AWS standard. Uses of the Code include adoption by reference in general building codes, and earlier editions have been widely used in this manner. The Code is written in a format that allows such reference without change to its language. Therefore, background details or suggestions for carrying out the requirements or intent of the Code portion cannot be included. The Commentary is provided for this purpose. Some of the considerations of the committee in developing the Code portion are discussed within the Commentary, with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions. Much of the research data referenced in preparing the Code is cited for the user desiring to study individual questions in greater detail.

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    Gypsum Construction Handbook 7th Edtion

    Publication Year: 2014

    $68.00

    The tried-and-true Gypsum Construction Handbook is a systematic guide to selecting and using gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, tile backers, ceilings, and conventional plaster building materials. A widely respected training text for aspiring architects and engineers, the book provides detailed product information and efficient installation methodology. The Seventh Edition features updates in gypsum products, including ultralight panels, glass-mat panels, paperfaced plastic bead, and ultralightweight joint compound, and modern specialty acoustical and ceiling product guidelines. This comprehensive reference also incorporates the latest in sustainable products.

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    Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 16th Edition

    $75.00

    Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures--the guide to applications, methods, and materials, has been the industry’s primary reference on concrete technology for over 90 years. The fully revised 16th edition published in 2016 by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) provides a concise, current reference on the fundamentals of concrete technology and construction.

    Many advances have been made in concrete technology over the decades ranging from new materials and testing methods, to improved concrete properties and construction practices. Concrete construction today follows a mantra of quicker, stronger, more durable, more resilient, and more sustainable. That story is proudly displayed within the pages of this centennial edition of Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures.

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    Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone 8th Edition

    Publication Year: 2015
    8th Edition

    $95.00

    Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone provides a broad understanding of the properties and applications of masonry materials. It then progresses to teaching safe and proper procedures for working with brick, block, and stone. Coverage of concrete form construction and flatwork is also included. Green features address specific topics relating to masonry's impact on the environment. New supplemental teaching materials include PowerPoint presentations and test creation software.Code features reference the International Residential Code and International Building Code, familiarizing students with their requirements.Updated, color images have been added throughout the text to reinforce chapter topics.Over 75 illustrated step-by-step procedures guide student learning.

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    Carpentry and Building Construction, 2016 Student Edition

    Publication Year: 2016

    $85.00

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    The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems 2019

    $225.00

    The 2019 manual provides best industry practices and technical information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to membrane roof systems used in low-slope roof system applications. The manual includes information about roof decks, air and vapor retarders, rigid board insulation, roof membranes, fasteners, surfacing, accessories, roof system configurations and roof re-coverings. This latest edition has a new format that assists with proper product and material selection. Users initially can reference the first chapter, which contains a selection of roof system configurations. Each of the configurations has a list of applicable roof components along with references explaining where to find additional information in the manual. Also included are 205 construction details for built-up roof (BUR) membrane, polymer-modified bitumen, liquid-applied, EPDM and other single-ply membrane roof systems.

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    SDI (Manual of Construction with Steel Deck) Edition 3

    Publication Year: 2017
    3RD Edition

    $42.00

     

    The new Third Edition of the Steel Deck Institute Manual of Construction with Steel Deck (MOC3) continues the tradition established by earlier editions to provide information necessary for the proper field usage of steel deck. This edition is reformatted for easier use with updated references, including those for the SDI QA/QC Standard for Quality Control and Quality Assurance for Installation of Steel Deck.