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Farm Improvement Contracting (2020-03-06)

Farm Improvement Contracting (Abbr: FIC) means that service which provides for the installation, repair or improvement of a nonresidential farm building or structure, or nonresidential farm accessory-use structure, or additions thereto. The BLD classification also provides for this function. The FIC specialty does not provide for any electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or gas fitting functions.

Questions - 40
Minimum Passing Score of 70%
Time Allowed - 90 Minutes

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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  • Open Book

    International Building Code Turbo Tabs 2012

    Publication Year: 2012

    $15.00

    Flip through the 2012 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.

  • Open Book

    Pipe and Excavation Contracting 2011

    Publication Year: 2011

    $43.00

    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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    International Building Code 2012

    Publication Year: 2012

    $115.00

  • Open Book

    International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings 2012

    Publication Year: 2012

    $110.00

  • Open Book

    International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings Turbo Tabs 2012

    Publication Year: 2012

    $15.00

    Flip through the 2012 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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    Carpentry and Building Construction, 2016 Student Edition

    Publication Year: 2016

    $100.00

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    Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 17th Edition

    Publication Year: 2021
    17th Edition

    $130.00

    Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 17th Edition is the definitive guide for engineers, contractors, producers, instructors, and students. This new edition reflects the latest advances in concrete technology and highlights concrete’s contribution to sustainability. Provides guidance on all aspects of concrete technology from selection of suitable materials to designing and proportioning a concrete mixture.

    Backed by over 100 years of research by the Portland Cement Association and other industry groups.

    Reflects the latest guidance on standards, specifications, and test methods of ASTM International (ASTM), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

    Presenting a 40% increase in new information, including two new chapters on imperfections in concrete and innovations in concrete technology.

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    BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses 2018

    Publication Year: 2018

    $59.00

    BCSI includes information and guidance pertaining to diagonal bracing for web members with two rows of lateral restraint, as well as permanent lateral restraint and diagonal bracing guidance for trusses spaced wider than 2' o.c. With references to building codes, standards and OSHA regulations, BCSI consists of ten chapters that contain the most current information regarding the handling, installing, restraining, and bracing of metal plate connected wood trusses.

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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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    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.