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(551) Building Contractor (B)

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Exam Provider
International Code Council (ICC)
900 Montclair Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35213
(877) 234-6082
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Exam Type
Exam Content
Content Areas% of
Building Planning5
Plan Reading13
Life Safety9
Exterior Walls3
Roof Assemblies & Rooftop Structures8
Soils & Foundations11
Glass & Glazing1
Gypsum Board & Plaster3
Special Construction1
Energy Efficiency1
Total number of test questions:
Time allowed (hours):
Books Allowed in the Exam
International Building Code, 2015, ICC
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International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2015, ICC
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Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC & ACI 318-14, 2015, ICC
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Concrete Manual: Based on the 2021 IBC and ACI-318-19, 2021, ICC
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NOTE: You have the choice of using either version of the Concrete Manual above for your study material.

Additional Recommended Books
Reading Architectural Plans for Residential and Commercial Construction, 2001, Ernest Weidhaas
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Available Study Materials
(551) Building Contractor (B)
Practice Exam

Sample questions in this package are sourced from the ICC Building Code and both verions of the ICC Concrete Manual (depending on the version you purchased).

If you're using the 2015 version of the manual, you will receive a free copy of the ICC Concrete Workbook which contains an additional 391 additional sample questions.

If you're using the 2021 version, you will receive detailed instructions on how to download the Workbook from the ICC web site that contains an additional 675 sample questions.

A subject category mapping table is included for the IBC sample questions.

The total number of questions in this package:  1,413

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