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A-5 Excavating, Grading and Oil Surfacing (2021-04-15)

This classification allows the licensee to apply oil surfacing or other similar products; place shoring, casing, geotextiles or liners; and perform incidental blasting or drilling as required for the licensee to move, alter, or repair earthen materials by:  

1. Digging 
2. Trenching 
3. Grading 
4. Horizontal boring 
5. Compacting 
6. Filling 

This license does not allow the licensee to excavate for water, gas or oil wells.

30 Questions
70% Minimum Passing Score
75 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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    Pipe and Excavation Contracting 2011

    Publication Year: 2011

    $50.00

    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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    Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000

    2nd Edition
    Publication Year: 2000

    $65.00

    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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    Excavation and Grading Handbook, Revised Third Edition

    Publication Year: 2006
    3rd Edition

    $60.00

    This new trusted reference has been completely updated to keep excavation contractors, operating engineers, and those learning the trade current with state-of-the-art equipment usage and the most efficient excavating and grading techniques.You'll learn how to read topo maps, set crows feet, install water drain and sewer pipes, lay or remove asphalt concrete, use a laser level, cut drainage channels, and use GPS and sonar for absolute precision.Includes a CD-ROM with an interactive study center to help anyone brush up their skills or study for the license exam. Filled with hundreds of tips, pictures, and diagrams and tables every excavation contractor can use. You will need a computer with a CD-ROM drive running Microsoft Windows.

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    Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods 10th Edition

    10th Edition

    $175.00

    This extensively updated manual delves into the essential aspects of construction equipment, machinery utilization, and production estimation. It provides comprehensive insights into construction economics, earthwork, and the properties of soil and rock. Clear explanations are given for processes such as rock blasting, drilling, pile driving, water pumping, and concrete and asphalt construction. The book also delves into the technical intricacies of calculating machine production capability.

    The Tenth Edition of Construction Planning, Equipment, and Methods outlines the latest technologies and demonstrates their practical application in real-world construction projects, with a focus on the advanced capabilities of cutting-edge machinery. The inclusion of examples and illustrations featuring the latest equipment models, along with chapter summaries and homework problems, reinforces key concepts. Presented in a logical and concise manner, this current edition introduces new chapters on trenches, trenchless technology, and virtual design.

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    Asphalt in Pavement Preservation and Maintenance (MS-16)

    4th Edition

    $0.00

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    Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA) 2024

    Publication Year: 2024

    $32.00

    The OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Construction Regulations book offers convenient access to vital safety guidance for both employers and employees, aiding in the prompt identification of potential hazards on any job site. Its user-friendly design features a two-color layout, simplifying navigation and comprehension of regulations. It encompasses all 1926 regulations, along with 1903 regulations on inspections, citations, and penalties, as well as 1904 regulations concerning record keeping and reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses. Additionally, select 1910 regulations relevant to construction industries are included. The book highlights regulation changes between releases and provides easy-to-access OSHA interpretations, aiding in clarity and reference. Essential documents such as OSHA Form 300 and the Cancer Policy are incorporated. In-Cite Referencing to applicable 1910 regulations is provided for further context. Lastly, the book outlines the Most Frequently Cited Standards preceding relevant Subparts, enhancing its utility as a comprehensive safety resource.

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    Blank Quick Reference Tabs

    $13.00