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CR-21 Hardscaping and Irrigation Systems (Residential/Commercial) (2021-06-04)

This classification allows the licensee to install, alter, and repair non-loadbearing concrete; uncovered patios, walkways, driveways made of brick, stone, pavers or gravel; wooden decks no higher than 29 inches above finish grade; decorative garden walls up to six feet from finish grade; fences and screens up to six feet from finish grade; retaining walls up to three feet from the finish grade of the lower elevation; free standing fire pits, fireplaces, or barbeques - electric, plumbing, and gas must be subcontracted to a properly licensed contractor; low voltage landscape lighting; water features that are not attached to swimming pools; including any necessary: electrical wiring of 120 volts or less, connection to potable water lines, backflow prevention devices, hose bibs, excavating, trenching, boring, backfilling, or grading; irrigation systems, including any necessary: electrical wiring of 120 volts or less, connection to potable water lines, backflow prevention devices, hose bibs, excavating, trenching, boring, backfilling, or grading; residential outdoor misting systems, freestanding or attached to existing appurtenance, not more than 1000 PSI (residential only); free standing and uncovered outdoor kitchens (residential only)--electric, plumbing, and gas must be subcontracted to a properly licensed contractor.

With the exception of free standing fire pits, fireplaces, or barbeques, this classification does not allow the licensee to install, contract for, or subcontract new electrical service panels, gas or plumbing lines, blasting, covered outdoor kitchens, gazebos, room additions, swimming pools, pool deck coatings, concrete driveways, load bearing walls, or perimeter fencing.

75 Questions
53% Minimum Passing Score
180 Minutes Time Allowed

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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    Arizona 811: Arizona Blue Stake Inc (English)

    July Edition
    Publication Year: 2010

    This booklet was published with the intent of assisting the excavator utilizing the special services of Blue Stake. It is not intended to be used as an interpretation of state law or as an industry standard. This booklet will be revised from time to time without notice.

     

    This product is no longer available in print form please CLICK THIS LINK download and print your copy.

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    Fences and Retaining Walls 1990

    Publication Year: 1990

    $40.00

    Everything you need to know to run a profitable business in fence and retaining wall contracting. Takes you through layout and design, construction techniques for wood, masonry, and chain link fences, gates and entries, including finishing and electrical details.

    How to build retaining and rock walls. How to get your business off to the right start, keep the books, and estimate accurately. The book even includes a chapter on contractor's math.

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    Simplified Irrigation Design

    Publication Year: 1995
    2nd Edition

    $97.90

    The Second Edition of this best-selling academic guide to irrigation design has been completely rewritten so you can understand it easily. Created for the irrigation designer and installer, as well as students, Simplified Irrigation Design clearly explains irrigation design and related hydraulics, without the need for interpretation by teachers. Each chapter builds on the other, presenting all the fundamentals of irrigation design before getting into the more complicated aspects of irrigation, such as:* basic hydraulics* pipe sizing* friction loss calculations* determining water pressure.Photos and illustrations show exactly how every concept and piece of equipment works. In addition, you'll learn how to estimate costs and write specifications. Pipe sizes are described according to ASTM to help you fully understand the limits of irrigation pipe use. The expanded Second Edition of this popular guide to landscape irrigation includes all the latest equipment and techniques. Just a few of the new features include:* Methods of conserving water to help you anticipate your clients' environmental concerns* Computerized methods for managing labor and irrigation systems that will help you save money on labor and water costs* Metric values for every Imperial (U.S.) measurement, enabling you to meet federal metric guidelines and better communicate with an international audience.Another bonus: the author has combed the minds of irrigation designers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers to help you avoid costly mistakes that even veterans make. Whether you're just learning or brushing up on the latest technology, you'll want to read the Second Edition of Simplified Irrigation Design from cover to cover.

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    Landscaping Principles and Practices 7th edition

    7th Edition

    $300.00

    Landscaping: Principles & Practices, 7th Edition, provides students and practitioners with the information needed to be successful in the classroom and the workplace. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, the reader is provided the basic knowledge integral to the industry in straightforward, easy-to-read chapters. It also addresses traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other texts, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety. Extensive color illustrations and photos aid in visually understanding the concepts and industry specific insight allows the reader to tune into topics traditionally overlooked in other texts.

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    Sustainable Landscape Management: Standards for Landscape Care in the Desert Southwest

    Publication Year: 2009

    $45.00

    ALCA has created a rigorous curriculum and certification program based on Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) standards as outlined in the publication. One of the values of the SLM certification is public recognition of quality standards within the “Green Industry”. It announces that the certified individuals/landscape companies have the knowledge and skills to employ practices which strive to preserve limited and valuable natural resources such as water and plant materials, reduce waste generation and encourage longevity and maturity of plant materials.The goal of the SLM certification can bring value to the landscape contractor by giving current and prospective clients yet another reason to hire ALCA members and to truly “Contract with Landscape Experts”.

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    Landscape Construction

    3rd Edition
    Publication Year: 2011

    $200.00

    Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, with its simple but complete instructions for a multitude of exterior construction projects, is the ideal learning and resource tool for future landscape contractors and designers. Photos and illustrations support the instructions for such activities as site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry, fencing, and such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging. Readers will appreciate the easy-to-follow process of construction and the review of various materials, tools, and methods. A discussion of estimating and bidding for jobs will be valuable to professionals in their work and also to homeowners as they consider their own exterior projects. Landscape Construction, 3rd edition is the sole resource needed to accomplish a multitude of hardscape construction goals.

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    Blank Quick Reference Tabs

    $11.19

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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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    International Building Code 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $127.00

    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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    International Building Code Turbo Tabs 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $15.63

    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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    International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $125.00

    This comprehensive code comprises all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. For the most current adoptions details go to International Code AdoptionsThe IRC contains many important changes such as:An updated seismic map reflects the most conservative Seismic Design Category (SDC) based on any soil type and a new map reflects less conservative SDCs when Site Class A, B or D is applicable.The townhouse separation provisions now include options for using two separate fire-resistant-rated walls or a common wall.An emergency escape and rescue opening is no longer required in basement sleeping rooms where the dwelling has an automatic fire sprinkler system and the basement has a second means of egress or an emergency escape opening.The exemption for interconnection of smoke alarms in existing areas has been deleted.New girder/header tables have been revised to incorporate the use of #2 Southern Pine in lieu of #1 Southern Pine.New tables address alternative wood stud heights and the required number of full height studs in high wind areas.

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    International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings Turbo Tabs 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $15.62

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

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    Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone 9th Edition

    Publication Year: 2020

    $118.00

    Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone provides a broad understanding of the properties and applications of masonry materials. It begins with coverage on careers to help students learn about the industry. 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.
    Over 75 illustrated step-by-step procedures guide student learning.
    Over 175 new full-color photos and illustrations provide instruction for visual learners.
    Code features reference the International Residential Code and International Building Code, familiarizing students with their requirements.

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    Portland Cement Plaster Stucco Manual

    $0.00

    This manual serves as a guide acceptable practices in designing, mixing, and applying Portland cement plaster. It is intended as an authoritative reference manual for architects, specifiers, building officials, inspectors, contractors, plasterers, and apprentices.

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

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    Plastering Skills

    Publication Year: 1984

    $90.00

    This text describes construction techniques from mixing materials to special surface finishes. Solutions to common plastering problems such as cracking and dryout are given. The how-to chapter on ornamental plastering is relevant for both journeymen and apprentices.

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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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    Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 16th Edition

    $85.00

    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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    Arizona Statutes, Arizona Rules, Workmanship Standards and ADEQ Construction General Permit 2021

    Publication Year: 2021

    $25.00

    Revised 2021 Edition

    This book includes four publications:

    Arizona Statues
    Arizona Registrar of Contractors Rules
    Workmanship Standards for Licensed Contractors 
    ADEQ Construction General Permit