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 (Steel, Wood, Masonry) 14
Equipment and Piping (Process and Transmission) 15
Rigging, Lifting and Hauling 8
Concrete and Paving 12
Marine Work 6
Project Management (Controls, Compliance, and Safety) 15
Railways 4
Oil & Gas Field Services 4

Total number 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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Reference Books and Codes

1. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, M.L. Wilson, Steven H. Kosmatka. Buy at Amazon
2. Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites, 2007, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Doc Link
3. Estimating Excavation, 1997, Deryl Burch. Buy at Amazon
4. Estimator's Piping Man-Hour Manual, 5th Edition, Gulf Professional Publishing. Buy at Amazon
5. Hoisting and Rigging Standard, U.S. Department of Enegry. Doc Link
6. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook, 2001, US Army Corps of Engineers, USDOT, FAA. Doc Link
7. Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 43, Part XIX, Chapter 3 and Chapter 5 Doc Link
8. Managing Your Environmental Responsibillies: A Planning Guide for Construction and Development, EPA. doc link
9. Millwrights and Mechanics Guide, 5th Edition, 2004, Thomas Bieber Davis, Carl A Nelson, Wiley Audel. Buy at Amazon
10. The Piping Guide: For the Design and Drafting of Industrial Piping Systems, 2nd Edition, 2009, Dennis J. Whistance, David R. Sherwood. Buy at Amazon
11. Practical Guide to Railway Engineering, 2nd Edition, 2003, The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association. Buy from Publisher
12. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 8th Edition, 2008, Cameron K. Andres and Ronald C. Smith. Buy at Amazon
13. Railroad Track Maintenance & Safety Standards, UFC 4-860-03 Unified Facilities Criteria, 2008, US Department of Defense. Doc Link
14. Code of Federal Regulations, (OSHA) Title 29, Part 1926, USDOL. Doc Link
15. Soils in Construction, 5th Edition, 2004, W.L. Schroeder. Buy at Amazon

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