Construction Trade Exam Research Area

Heavy Construction

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Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors
2525 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA  70808
Phone: (225) 765-2301
Louisiana Contractor Licensing Web Page

Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas % of
Site Preparation 11
Foundations and Piling 11
Structures 14
Equipment and Piping 15
Rigging, Lifting and Hauling 8
Concrete and Paving 12
Marine Work 6
Project Management 15
Railways 4
Oil & Gas Field Services 4

Total percentage of test questions: 100
Time allowed (hours): 4.0
All companies applying for a commercial trade license, must have had at least one qualifying party pass the Business and Law Exam as one of the requirements for approval of the license.

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Books Permitted in the Exam

1. Prevention Videos – Construction Hazards, USDOL Doc Link
2. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, M.L. Wilson, Steven H. Kosmatka. Buy at Amazon
3. Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites, 2007, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. PDF File Link
4. Estimating Excavation, 1997, Deryl Burch. Buy at Amazon
5. Estimator's Piping Man-Hour Manual, 5th Edition, Gulf Professional Publishing. Buy at Amazon
6. Hoisting and Rigging Standard, U.S. Department of Enegry Web Page Link
7. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook 2000, 2016, AASHTO Buy at Amazon
8. Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 43, Part XIX, Chapter 3 and Chapter 5, LADOA Web Page Link
9. Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, EPA Web Page Link
10. Millwrights and Mechanics Guide, 5th Edition, 2004, Thomas Bieber Davis, Carl A Nelson, Wiley Audel Buy at Amazon
11. The Piping Guide: For the Design and Drafting of Industrial Piping Systems, 2nd Edition, 2009, Dennis J. Whistance, David R. Sherwood. Buy at Amazon
12. Practical Guide to Railway Engineering, 2nd Edition, 2003, The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association Buy from Publisher
13. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 8th Edition, 2008, Cameron K. Andres and Ronald C. Smith. Buy at Amazon
14. Railroad Track Maintenance & Safety Standards, UFC 4-860-03 Unified Facilities Criteria, 2008, US Department of Defense PDF File Link
15. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) Title 29, Part 1926, USDOL Web Page Link
16. Soils in Construction, 5th Edition, 2004, W.L. Schroeder. Buy at Amazon

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