Construction Trade Exam Research Area

New Mexico
(GB-98) General Building Contractor
(Part 2 - Examination)

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Construction Industries
Regulation and Licensing Department

2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4700
NM Regulation and Licensing Department

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PSI Exams
2820 Broadbent Parkway
Suite E & F
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Phone: (877) 663-9267
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Exam Type

OPEN  BOOK

Exam Content

Subject Areas# of
Questions
Sitework, Footings, and Foundations 10
Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement 15
Masonry 10
Carpentry 6
Metals 10
Roofing 6
Associated Trades 10
General Code, Plan Reading, and Estimating 27
OSHA Safety 6

Total number of test questions: 100
Time allowed (minutes): 310
In addition to the trade-specific examination(s) you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law Course.

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Books Allowed in the Exam

1. New Mexico Administrative Code, Title 14, NMAC. Web Page Link
2. New Mexico Commercial Building Code (NMAC 14.7.2), NMCPR Web Page Link
3. International Building Code, 2009 or 2015, ICC Buy at Amazon
4. Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, 9th Edition, Cameron K. Andres and Ronald C. Smith. Buy at Amazon
5. Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese. Buy at Amazon
6. Placing Reinforcing Bars, 9th Edition, 2011, CRSI Buy at Amazon
7. Gypsum Construction Handbook, 7th Edition, 2014, USG Buy at Amazon
8. SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2nd Edition, 2006, Steel Deck Institute PDF File Link
9. Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning - Level 1 Field Fundamentals, 3rd Edition, 2003, Post-Tensioning Institute. Buy at Amazon
10. Erectors' Manual: Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products, 2nd Edition, 1999, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Buy at Amazon
11. Technical Digest 9: Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 3rd Edition, 2008, Steel Joist Institute Buy at Amazon
12. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 or 2016 (Student Edition), John Feirer, and Mark Feirer. Buy at Amazon
13. Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone, 8th Edition, 2015, Clois E. Kicklighter. Buy at Amazon
14. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 1987, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
15. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), GPO- OR - (OSHA) Selections by PSI, (latest amendments). Buy from Publisher
16. ACI 530-11 or ACI 530-13: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, 2011 or 2013, ACI Buy at Amazon
17. ACI 318-11 or ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2011 or 2014, ACI Buy at Amazon

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