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Residential Contractor (2021-07-08)

This classification covers all construction activity pertaining to the construction of residential units which are required to conform to the residential building code adopted by the Building Code Council pursuant to G.S. 143-138; all site work, driveways, sidewalks, and water and wastewater systems ancillary to the aforementioned structures and improvements; and the work done as part of such residential units under the specialty classifications of S(Insulation), S(Interior Construction), S(Masonry Construction), S(Roofing), S(Swimming Pools), and S(Asbestos).

 

Questions - 90
Minimum Passing Score of 70%
Time Allowed - 210 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 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Open Book

    North Carolina State Building Code Administrative Code and Policies, 2018 Edition

    $45.00

    Includes all of the administrative codes and policies of the 2015 North Carolina State Building Codes.

  • Open Book

    Blank Quick Reference Tabs

    $11.19

  • Open Book

    North Carolina State Building Code: Residential Code 2018

    $138.00

    This is a fully integrated code based on the 2015 International Residential Code.

  • Closed Book

    Carpentry and Building Construction, 2016 Student Edition

    Publication Year: 2016

    $85.00

  • Open Book

    NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, North Carolina, 8th edition

    $62.00

    The NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management is organized into 3 sections. 

    Part 1 focuses on business planning and start up.  This section will help you formulate a business plan, choose a business structure, understand licensing and insurance requirements and gain basic management and marketing skills.

    Part 2 is centered on fundamentals that you will need to operate a successful construction business.  This section will cover estimating, contract management, scheduling, project management, safety and environmental responsibilities and building good relationships with employees, subcontractors and customers.

    Part 3 gives you valuable information for running the administrative function of your business.  Financial management, tax basics and lien laws are covered.  Effective management of these areas of business is vital and can cause you serious problems if you do not give them the proper attention.

  • Closed Book

    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

  • Closed Book

    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.