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Commercial General Building Contractor
(NASCLA Accredited)

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Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Planning and Estimating 21
Financial and Project Management 21
Safety 19
Site Construction 15
Concrete 8
Masonry 3
Metals 5
Wood Foundations and Framing 5
Thermal Moisture Protection 4
Doors, Windows, and Glazing 5
Finishes 7
Specialty Equipment and Conveyance Systems 2

Total number of test questions: 115
Time allowed (minutes): 330

Books Allowed in the Exam

1. NASCLA Contractor's Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management - Basic, 12th Edition, NASCLA Buy at Amazon
2. Construction Jobsite Management, 4th Edition, William R. Mincks, Hal Johnston. Buy at Amazon
3. Construction Project Management, 4th Edition, Frederick Gould, Nancy Joyce. Buy at Amazon
4. Guide to Good Practice for Handing, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Truses, 2013 (Updated 2015), Wood Truss Council of America PDF File Link
5. Erectors' Manual: Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products, 2nd Edition, 1999, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Buy at Amazon
6. Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning - Level 1 Field Fundamentals, 3rd Edition, 2003, Post-Tensioning Institute. Buy at Amazon
7. SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2nd Edition, 2006, Steel Deck Institute PDF File Link
8. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
9. Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014, USG Buy at Amazon
10. Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices, 9th Edition, 2011, CRSI Buy at Amazon
11. Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, Technical Digest No. 9, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute Buy at Amazon
12. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter. Buy at Amazon
13. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 9th Edition, 2014, Cameron K. Andres and Ronald C. Smith. Buy at Amazon
14. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), latest amendments- OR - (OSHA) Excerpts latest amendments by PSI. Buy from Publisher
15. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), McGraw-Hill. Buy at Amazon
16. ANSI 117.1-09, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009, ANSI. Buy at Amazon
17. Roofing Construction and Estimating, 1995, Daniel Atcheson. Buy at Amazon
18. The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 3rd Edition, ASCC Buy at Amazon
19. Green Building Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, 2011, Michael Montoya. Buy at Amazon
20. International Building Code, 2012 or 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
You must supply your own books that conform to the PSI rules listed in the candidate bulletin

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