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Specialty Structure Exam (2015-01-13)
The answers to the examination questions will be based on the editions listed below. Some of the questions will also be based on field experience and knowledge of trade practices. Editions earlier or later than those listed below can be brought to the examination but AT YOUR OWN RISK. However, only one copy of each reference will be allowed into the examination. Photocopies will not be allowed unless the appropriate authorities (DBPR and the publishers) have given written authorization. Hand-written and typewritten notes are NOT allowed. Existing hand-written notes must be blackened out or whitened out completely, by the candidate, prohibiting legibility. Movable tabs (e.g., Post-it Flags) are NOT allowed. You will not be permitted to make any marks in your references during the examination.
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The Portland Cement Association's 6th edition of the popular Concrete Masonry Handbook for Architects, Engineers, Builders has been completely updated and now includes more than 200 color photos to describe designing and building with concrete masonry. The handook maintains a similar organization to the previous version, and includes comprehensive coverage of concrete masonry units, mortar, and grout. The design and layout chapter provides an introduction to the structural behavior of masonry elements, including the types of loads acting on structures, and how the loads are carried through key components of masonry walls. Additional chapters address construction of concrete masonry, severe weather construction provisions, finishes for masonry walls, and applications of concrete masonry. The appendix includes more than 40 details of masonry sections, and a comprehensive glossary of masonry terms. This informative handbook reflects the latest applicable codes and standards including requirements in the 2006 International Building Code, the 2005 Masonry Standards Joint Committee Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry, and current ASTM standards. Relevant research and technical publications, including the National Concrete Masonry Association TEK series, are extensively referenced, providing both a thorough understanding of various topics and a key resource for deeper study.
Walker’s Building Estimator’s Reference Book is the single most important resource you can own. It gives you the tools you need to work up your own costs per job. With Walker’s, you get material quantities and labor productivity for your job based on your job conditions – that’s the kind of flexibility and reliability no computer program or unit price catalog can provide. For accurate building costs, turn to the source that construction professionals have relied on since 1915.
Our 31st Edition has been updated and revised, and with more than 1,467 pages, this is the most comprehensive, widely-used publication of its kind. The combination of quantities of labor and material with supportive reference data enables the estimator to accurately determine variable components of unit costs. This book consolidates reference material from the supply side of the industry and displays hundreds of pages of charts ,tables, drawings and unit cost tables in appropriate sections .This reduces the user’s need to search multiple sources thus saving substantial time and analysis in the estimating process. For contractors, appraisers, adjusters, architects, engineers, home craftsmen, colleges, universities and technical schools. Walker’s Building Estimator’s Reference Book includes construction methods, material quantities, labor costs, labor productivity, reference tables, charts, and diagrams.
Construction Techniques & Methods
Material Quantities Required
Types of Material
Man hours/Productivity Rates
Updated Wage Rates
Consolidates Multiple Sources
CSI Division Format
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