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Heavy Railroad Construction Contractor

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Montgomery, AL  36116
Phone: (334) 272-5030 Ext 226

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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), Revised as of 2013 - OR - (OSHA) Excerpts as of 2013 by PSI. Buy from PSI
2. Alabama One Call - Dig Safely, AL Act 94-487 S.299, AL One Call. Doc Link
3. Storm Water Management for Construction Activities, 1992, Environmental Protection Agency. Doc Link
4. Code of Federal Regulation, Title 49, Part 213 - Track Safety Standards, GPO. Doc Link
5. Code of Federal Regulation, Title 49, Part 214 - Railroad Workplace Safety, GPO. Doc Link
6. Code of Federal Regulation, Title 49, Part 236 - Rules, Standards, and Instructions Governing the Installation, Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of Signal and Train Control Systems, Devices, and Appliances, GPO.

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7. Practical Guide to Railway Engineering, 2nd Edition, 2003, AREMA. Doc Link
8. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
9. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese. Buy at Amazon
10. Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 9th Edition, 2011, CRSI. Buy at Amazon
11. Erectors' Manual: Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products, 2nd Edition, 1999, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Buy at Amazon
12. Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods, 7th Edition, 2005, Robert Peurifoy, Clifford Schexnayder, Aviad Shapira. Buy at Amazon
You must bring your own reference books to the exam  which adhere to the restrictions stated in the PSI candidate bulletin.

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