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Landscaping and Irrigation Systems (Residential/Commercial) (2017-08-23)
This classification allows the licensee to treat, condition, prepare, and install topsoil, plants and decorative vegetation, nonloadbearing concrete, uncovered patios, walkways, driveways made of brick, stone, pavers or gravel, wooden decks no higher than 29 inches above finish grade, decorative garden walls up to six feet from finish grade, fences and screens up to six feet from finish grade, retaining walls up to three feet from the finish grade of the lower elevation, wood burning fire pit no higher than 16 inches above finish grade, low voltage landscape lighting, water features that are not attached to swimming pools; including any necessary: electrical wiring of 120 volts or less, connection to potable water lines, backflow prevention devices, hose bibs, excavating, trenching, boring, backfilling, or grading; and irrigation systems, including any necessary: electrical wiring of 120 volts or less, connection to potable water lines, backflow prevention devices, hose bibs, excavating, trenching, boring, backfilling, or grading.
This classification does not allow the licensee to install, contract for, or subcontract new electrical service panels, gas or plumbing lines, blasting, outdoor kitchens, gazebos, room additions, swimming pools, pool deck coatings, barbeques, concrete driveways, load bearing walls, or perimeter fencing.
70% Minimum Passing Score
180 Minutes Time Allowed
Closed Book These books are for pre-test study only and are not available for use during the test.
Publication Year: 2010
This booklet was published with the intent of assisting the excavator utilizing the special services of Blue Stake. It is not intended to be used as an interpretation of state law or as an industry standard. This booklet will be revised from time to time without notice.
Publication Year: 1990
Everything you need to know to run a profitable business in fence and retaining wall contracting. Takes you through layout and design, construction techniques for wood, masonry, and chain link fences, gates and entries, including finishing and electrical details.
How to build retaining and rock walls. How to get your business off to the right start, keep the books, and estimate accurately. The book even includes a chapter on contractor's math.
Publication Year: 1995
The Second Edition of this best-selling academic guide to irrigation design has been completely rewritten so you can understand it easily. Created for the irrigation designer and installer, as well as students, Simplified Irrigation Design clearly explains irrigation design and related hydraulics, without the need for interpretation by teachers. Each chapter builds on the other, presenting all the fundamentals of irrigation design before getting into the more complicated aspects of irrigation, such as:* basic hydraulics* pipe sizing* friction loss calculations* determining water pressure.Photos and illustrations show exactly how every concept and piece of equipment works. In addition, you'll learn how to estimate costs and write specifications. Pipe sizes are described according to ASTM to help you fully understand the limits of irrigation pipe use. The expanded Second Edition of this popular guide to landscape irrigation includes all the latest equipment and techniques. Just a few of the new features include:* Methods of conserving water to help you anticipate your clients' environmental concerns* Computerized methods for managing labor and irrigation systems that will help you save money on labor and water costs* Metric values for every Imperial (U.S.) measurement, enabling you to meet federal metric guidelines and better communicate with an international audience.Another bonus: the author has combed the minds of irrigation designers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers to help you avoid costly mistakes that even veterans make. Whether you're just learning or brushing up on the latest technology, you'll want to read the Second Edition of Simplified Irrigation Design from cover to cover.
Landscaping: Principles & Practices, 7th Edition, provides students and practitioners with the information needed to be successful in the classroom and the workplace. Focusing on three areas of professional practice; design, contracting, and management, the reader is provided the basic knowledge integral to the industry in straightforward, easy-to-read chapters. It also addresses traditional topics such as design, plant installation, and pricing, as well as topics not found in most other texts, such as interior landscaping, xeriscaping, water gardens, and safety. Extensive color illustrations and photos aid in visually understanding the concepts and industry specific insight allows the reader to tune into topics traditionally overlooked in other texts.
This book includes four publications:
Arizona Registrar of Contractors Rules
Workmanship Standards for Licensed Contractors
ADEQ Construction General Permit
Publication Year: 2009
ALCA has created a rigorous curriculum and certification program based on Sustainable Landscape Management (SLM) standards as outlined in the publication. One of the values of the SLM certification is public recognition of quality standards within the “Green Industry”. It announces that the certified individuals/landscape companies have the knowledge and skills to employ practices which strive to preserve limited and valuable natural resources such as water and plant materials, reduce waste generation and encourage longevity and maturity of plant materials.The goal of the SLM certification can bring value to the landscape contractor by giving current and prospective clients yet another reason to hire ALCA members and to truly “Contract with Landscape Experts”.
Publication Year: 2011
Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, with its simple but complete instructions for a multitude of exterior construction projects, is the ideal learning and resource tool for future landscape contractors and designers. Photos and illustrations support the instructions for such activities as site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry, fencing, and such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging. Readers will appreciate the easy-to-follow process of construction and the review of various materials, tools, and methods. A discussion of estimating and bidding for jobs will be valuable to professionals in their work and also to homeowners as they consider their own exterior projects. Landscape Construction, 3rd edition is the sole resource needed to accomplish a multitude of hardscape construction goals.