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(551) Building Contractor (B)

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International Code Council
900 Montclair Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35213
(888) 422-7233, ext. 5524
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Exam Content

Subject Areas% of
Administration 6
Building Planning 5
Plan Reading 13
Life Safety 9
Exterior Walls 3
Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures 8

Soils and Foundations

Concrete 5
Masonry 11
Steel 6
Wood 18
Glass and Glazing 1
Gypsum Board and Plaster 3
Special Construction 1
Energy Efficiency 1

Total number of test questions: 80
Time allowed (hours): 4.0


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. International Building Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
2. International Residential Code, 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
3. Concrete Manual, 2009, 2012 or 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon

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