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Recreational Facility Contracting

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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Planning and Design for Landscape Construction 6
Soils and Site Preparation 5
Layout and Excavation 5
General Concrete 5
Retaining Walls 5
Landscaping 7
Irrigation 8
Rough Carpentry 5
Safety 4

Total number of test questions: 50
Time allowed (minutes): 120


Books Allowed in the Exam

1. Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA), Revised as of 2013 - OR - (OSHA) Excerpts as of 2013 by PSI. Buy from Publisher
2. VA Occupational Safety and Health Program (VOSH) - (Chapters 16 VAC 25-60-10, 16 VAC 25-140-10, 16 VAC 25-150-10, 16 VAC 25-160-10, and 16 VAC 25-170-10, excerpts included), 2012. Doc Link
Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code, DHCDOTC. Doc Link
4. International Building Code, 2012, ICC. Buy at Amazon
5. Carpentry and Building Construction, 2010 Edition, John Feirer, Gilbert Hutchings and Mark Feirer. Buy at Amazon
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, 15th Edition, 2011, Steven H. Kosmatka, Beatrix Kerkhoff, William C. Panarese. Buy at Amazon
7. Pipe and Excavation Contracting, 2011, Dave Roberts. Buy at Amazon
8. Simplified Irrigation Design, 2nd Edition, 1995, Pete Melby. Buy at Amazon
9. Landscaping Principles & Practices, 6th Edition (Revised 7th Edition, 2009), Jack Ingels. Buy at Amazon
10. Landscape Construction, 3rd Edition, 2010, David Sauter. Buy at Amazon
11. Fences and Retaining Walls, 1990 (Revised 1996), William McElroy. Buy at Amazon
These references will not be available at the examination center.  Please see the PSI candidate bulletin regarding restrictions on personal copies.

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