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B-2 Residential and Small Commercial General Building Contractor (2013-04-11)

The construction and remodeling of houses and other structures which support, shelter or enclose persons or animals or other chattels, and which do not extend more than three stories above the ground and one story below the ground.

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70% Minimum Passing Score
3 Hours

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    Pipe and Excavation Contracting 2011

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    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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    Gypsum Construction Handbook

    6th Edition
    Publication Year: 2009

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    The Gypsum Construction Handbook, sixth edition The full version of The Gypsum Construction Handbook. Chapter 1 - Drywall & Veneer Plaster Products Chapter 2 - Framing Chapter 3 - Cladding Chapter 4 - Backer board Installation Chapter 5 - Finishing Drywall Systems Chapter 6 - Finishing Veneer Plaster Systems Chapter 7 - Conventional Plaster Products Chapter 8 - Conventional Plaster Applications Chapter 9 - Acoustical Ceiling Design & Application Chapter 10 - System Design Considerations Chapter 11- Planning, Execution & Inspection Chapter 12- Problems, Remedies & Preventive Measures Chapter 13 - Safety Considerations & Material Handling Chapter 14 - Tools & Equipment Chapter 15 - Building Sciences Chapter 16 - Sustainability Chapter 17 - USG: America’s Building Industry Leader
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    International Building Code Turbo Tabs 2009

    Publication Year: 2009

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    Flip through the 2009 I-Codes series and find frequently used sections fast! You'll be surprised how easy it is to find what you are looking for. These tabs were created by industry experts who carefully identified the most referenced sections in the code.
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    International Building Code 2009

    Publication Year: 2009

    $103.42

    The scope of this code covers all buildings except detached one and two family dwellings and townhouses not more than 3 stories in height. This comprehensive code features time-tested safety concepts, structural, and fire and life safety provisions covering means of egress, interior finish requirements, comprehensive roof provisions, seismic engineering provisions, innovative construction technology, occupancy classifications, and the latest industry standards in material design.It is founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of new materials and new building designs.
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    Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction

    3rd Edition
    Publication Year: 2005

    $76.00

    Written by and for contractors, this publication provides insight into proven construction practices that will produce quality concrete construction. Contents include organizing for quality, concrete mixture designs, specifications, foundations, formwork, reinforcement and embedments in structures, joints and reinforcement for slabs-on-ground, preparing for concreting, concrete placing and finishing, common field problems, and safety.
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    International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings Turbo Tabs 2009

    Publication Year: 2009

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    International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings 2009

    Publication Year: 2009

    $98.80

    This comprehensive code for home building combines building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas, energy, and electrical provisions into a single resource. The 2009 International Residential Code For One- and Two- Family Dwellings uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high. Using foundational principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs to guide the content, this reference guide also establishes minimum regulations using prescriptive provisions.
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    Roofing Construction & Estimating

    Publication Year: 1995

    $38.00

    Installation, repair and estimating for nearly every type of roof covering available today in residential and commercial structures: asphalt shingles, roll roofing, wood shingles and shakes, clay tile, slate, metal, built-up, and elastomeric. Covers sheathing and underlayment techniques, as well as secrets for installing leak proof valleys. Many estimating tips help you minimize waste, as well as insure a profit on every job. Troubleshooting techniques help you identify the true source of most leaks. Over 300 large, clear illustrations help you find the answer to just about all your roofing questions.
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    ACI 318-11 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary

    Publication Year: 2011

    $185.60

    The “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” (“Code”) covers the materials, design, and construction of structural concrete used in buildings and where applicable in non-building Structures. The Code also covers the strength evaluation of existing concrete structures.
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    ACI 530-11 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures

    Publication Year: 2011

    $118.00

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    Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone 8th Edition

    Publication Year: 2015
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    $88.00

    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

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA) 2017

    Publication Year: 2017

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    Make compliance with dense government safety regulations simple with MANCOMM’s 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations. Updated through January 2017, the book provides you with a comprehensive set of the most up-to-date Construction regulations. Utilizing MANCOMM’s signature formatting approach – RegLogic – this edition includes notations for changes within the past year and letters of reference.