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12 Building Contractor (2017-10-02)

Residential Building Contractor is a closed book examination with 80 multiple-choice questions which are equally weighted. You will have four hours to complete this examination. A calculator will be provided for use during the examination.

This reference list is just a representative sample of the materials available containing relevant industry-standard information. There are many other books on the market containing similar information. The reference materials listed below should be helpful to candidates in preparing for this examination, but may not contain all of the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination.

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 These books are allowed while taking your test.
Closed Book These books are for pre-test study only and are not available for use during the test.

  • Closed Book

    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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    Gypsum Construction Handbook 7th Edtion

    Publication Year: 2014

    $68.00

    The tried-and-true Gypsum Construction Handbook is a systematic guide to selecting and using gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, tile backers, ceilings, and conventional plaster building materials. A widely respected training text for aspiring architects and engineers, the book provides detailed product information and efficient installation methodology. The Seventh Edition features updates in gypsum products, including ultralight panels, glass-mat panels, paperfaced plastic bead, and ultralightweight joint compound, and modern specialty acoustical and ceiling product guidelines. This comprehensive reference also incorporates the latest in sustainable products.

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    International Building Code Turbo Tabs 2006

    Publication Year: 2006

    $12.00

    Flip through the 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.

  • Closed Book

    International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings 2006

    Publication Year: 2006

    $98.56

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    International Residential Code for One and Two Family Dwellings Turbo Tabs 2006

    Publication Year: 2006

    $12.00

    Flip through the 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.

  • Closed Book

    Building Your High-Performance Home: Gulf Region Homeowners Guide

    $28.50

    Our guide to creating a home that:

    keeps comfort affordable with high energy-efficiency;is protected from mold, termites, storms, floods and other hazards;
    is healthy, safe and convenient for a lifetime;
    is a smart investment that pays dividends; and
    protects our environment for future generations.

    It includes a user-friendly overview of key design and building principles for a hot, humid climate and gulf region conditions, a planning checklist of recommended features and their benefits, a reference guide explaining each item on the checklist and list of many other sustainable home information resources.

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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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    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.