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B General Residential Contractor and B-2 General Small Commercial Contractor (2019-04-03)

B General Residential Contractor Scope
Construction of all or any part of a residential structure or appurtenance, except for electrical, plumbing, air conditioning systems, boilers, swimming pools, spas, and roofing (except shingles and shakes) that must be subcontracted to an appropriately licensed contractor.Also included are the scopes of work in B-3 and most of the C scopes except as restricted above.

B-2 General Small Commercial Contractor Scope
Small commercial construction in connection with any new structure or addition 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. This scope includes most of the L scopes except as they relate to electrical, plumbing, air conditioning systems, boilers, swimming pools, spas, and roofing (except shingles and shakes) that must be subcontracted to an appropriately licensed contractor.

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    Publication Year: 2018

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    Publication Year: 2018

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    Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone 8th Edition

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