Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Heavy Railroad Construction Contractor

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Montgomery, AL  36116
Phone: (334) 272-5030, Ex. 226
Alabama Licensing Board

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PSI Licensure : Certification
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Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Erosion and Sedimentation Control 2
Track Construction 5
Concrete Railway Structures 3
Safety 7
Sitework 5
Alabama One Call 2
Estimating 2
Welding 2
Tunneling 3
Concrete 7
Metals, including Concrete Reinforcement 3
Piles 5
Pre-Cast and Pre-Stressed Concrete Erecting 4

Total number of test questions: 50
Time allowed (minutes): 120
The state of Alabama also requires that you take and pass a written Business and Law Exam for this trade.

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Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO- OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from Publisher
2. Alabama One Call - Excavational Manual, Act 94-487 S.299, Chapter 9, AL One Call. PDF File Link
3. Storm Water Management for Construction Activities , 1992, Environmental Protection Agency. PDF File Link
4. Code of Federal Regulation, Title 49, Part 213 - Track Safety Standards, GPO. Web Page Link
5. Code of Federal Regulation, Title 49, Part 214 - Railroad Workplace Safety, GPO. Web Page Link
6. Code of Federal Regulation, Title 49, Part 236 - Rules, Standards and Instructions Governing the Installation, Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Signal adn Train Control Systems, Devices and Appliances, GPO. Web Page Link
7. Practical Guide to Railway Engineering, AREMA. Web Page Link
8A. Field Handbook for Concrete Railway Structures (out of print), AREMA  
8B. Manual for Railway Engineering: Chapter 8 – Concrete Structures and Foundations (replacement for 8A above, AREMA PDF File Link
9. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
10. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 16th Edition, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese. Buy at Amazon
11. Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 9th Edition, 2011, CRSI Buy at Amazon
12. Erectors' Manual: Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products, 2nd Edition, 1999, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Buy at Amazon
13. Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods, 7th Edition, 2005, Robert Peurifoy, Clifford Schexnayder, Aviad Shapira. Buy at Amazon
NOTE: The study material we are offering for this exam will exclude sample questions for references # 8A and/or 8B.
You must supply your own reference books which adhere to the restrictions stated in the PSI candidate bulletin

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