National Contractor's Exam Study Guide / Edition 1

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Get 1,500 Construction Questions and Answers to Help You
Pass the National Contractor's Exam with Flying Colors!

Turn to the National Contractor's Exam Study Guide to acquire the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to ace this important exam on the first try. The book contains 1,500 questions and answers—presented in the same format used on the actual exam—plus numerous references to the 2006 International Building Code and many helpful illustrations.

Written by renowned construction author R. Dodge Woodson, this career-building resource reviews every topic covered on the National Contractor's Exam. The National Contractor's Exam Study Guide features:

  • Over 1,500 exam-style multiple choice and true/false questions and answers
  • Numerous references to the 2006 International Building Code
  • Detailed illustrations that help clarify complicated codes and show how to use local codebooks to solve exam questions

Master Every Topic Covered on the National Contractor's Exam:

• Use and Occupancy Classification • General Building Heights and Areas • Types of Construction • Interior Finishes • Fire Protection Systems • Means of Egress • Accessibility • Interior Environment • Energy Efficiency • Exterior Walls • Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures • Structural Design • Soils and Foundations • Concrete • Aluminum • Masonry • Steel • Wood • Glass and Glazing • Gypsum Board and Plaster • Electrical • Mechanical Systems • Plumbing Systems • Elevators and Conveying Systems • Safeguards During Construction • And Much More!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071489072
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/3/2007
  • Edition description: Study Guid
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 346,647
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Dodge Woodson has nearly three decades’ experience

as a contractor.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Administration

Chapter 2. Definitions

Chapter 3. Use and Occupancy Classifications

Chapter 4. Special Detailed Requirements Based on Use and Occupancy

Chapter 5. General Building Heights and Areas

Chapter 6. Types of Construction

Chapter 7. Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction

Chapter 8. Interior Finishes

Chapter 9. Fire-Protection Systems

Chapter 10. Means of Egress

Chapter 11. Accessibility

Chapter 12. Interior Environment

Chapter 13. Energy Efficiency

Chapter 14. Exterior Walls

Chapter 15. Roof Assemblies and Rooftop Structures

Chapter 16. Structural Design

Chapter 17. Structural Tests and Special Inspections

Chapter 18. Soils and Foundations

Chapter 19. Concrete

Chapter 20. Aluminum

Chapter 21. Masonry

Chapter 22. Steel

Chapter 23. Wood

Chapter 24. Glass and Glazing

Chapter 25. Gypsum Board and Plaster

Chapter 26. Plastic

Chapter 27. Electrical

Chapter 28. Mechanical Systems

Chapter 29. Plumbing Systems

Chapter 30. Elevators and Conveying Systems

Chapter 31. Special Construction

Chapter 32. Encroachments into the Public Right-of-Way

Chapter 33. Safeguards During Construction

Chapter 34. Existing Structures
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2009

    I'll Let You Know...

    The book looks informational and for the completeness of the content, I'll have to let you know when I go for my test! Seriously, has good information.

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