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Home Improvement Contracting (2020-03-06)
Home Improvement Contracting (Abbr: HIC) means that service which provides for repairs or improvements to one-family and two-family residential buildings or structures annexed to real property. The BLD classification also provides for this function. The HIC specialty does not provide for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or gas fitting functions. It does not include high rise buildings, buildings with more than two dwelling units, or new construction functions beyond the existing building structure other than decks, patios, driveways and utility out buildings.
HIC includes the following specialties and they are not required to be listed separately on your contractor license.
Masonry Contracting (BRK)
Painting and Wallcovering Contracting (PTC)
Roofing Contracting (ROC)
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Publication Year: 1995
An informative review of architectural, commercial, and industrial painting practices. Discusses coating materials, surface preparation, application methods and equipment, rigging, safety, coating failures, wall coverings, and more. Published by the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).
Publication Year: 2006
This practice covers the minimum requirements for and the methods of installation of rigid vinyl siding, soffits, and accessories on the exterior wall and soffit areas of buildings. This practice also covers aspects of installation relating to effectiveness and durability in service. Materials to be used in the installation shall include horizontal wall sliding, vertical wall sliding, soffit panels, accessories such as starter strip, corner posts, and trim channels, and fasteners such as nails, staples, and screws. The installation method includes the following steps: substrate, surface preparation, application of horizontal sliding, application of vertical sliding, application of soffits and fascia and application of special details.
Publication Year: 2001
Written by two expert authors with hands-on construction and design experience, Insulation Handbook offers help with:*Evaluating the pros and cons of today’s most commonly used materials -- including loose fill, batts, blankets, spray-on, and boards – as well as cutting-edge technologies still under development*Deciding upon the best insulation strategy*Codes, standards, and regulations*Achieving optimum thermal comfort in any home*Understanding innovative insulation systems such as ICFs (insulated concrete formwork), SIPs (structured insulated panels) and drainable-type EIFs*Preventing damages caused by moisture accumulation*Solving the problems presented by asbestos and other dangerous materials*Obtaining information from manufacturers and suppliers*Exploring thermal insulation materials of the past, present, and future
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Publication Year: 2012
Flip through the 2012 I-Codes series and find frequently used sections fast! You'll be surprised how easy it is to find what you are looking for. These tabs were created by industry experts who carefully identified the most referenced sections in the code.
Publication Year: 2014
The tried-and-true Gypsum Construction Handbook is a systematic guide to selecting and using gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, tile backers, ceilings, and conventional plaster building materials. A widely respected training text for aspiring architects and engineers, the book provides detailed product information and efficient installation methodology. The Seventh Edition features updates in gypsum products, including ultralight panels, glass-mat panels, paperfaced plastic bead, and ultralightweight joint compound, and modern specialty acoustical and ceiling product guidelines. This comprehensive reference also incorporates the latest in sustainable products.
Publication Year: 2018
This document is published jointly by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC). It has been reviewed in accordance with the Educational Committee Manual document review procedures of the ACI Educational Activities Committee. ACI and ASCC reports are intended for guidance in planning, designing, executing, and inspecting construction. This document is intended for the use of individuals who are competent to evaluate the significance and limitations of its content and recommendations and who will accept responsibility for the application of the material it contains.
Now 262 pages – over 100 pages longer than the previous edition – the guide includes full-color photos and illustrations, a new, easier-to-read layout, and substantial content updates. Also included in the fourth edition are 43 Position Statements from ASCC, details on ACI Certification programs, and an appendix introducing several legal issues of interest to concrete contractors. A summary, review questions, and additional recommended reading list accompany each of the 12 chapters.
All Federal Construction Regulations (29 CFR 1926) are included in this “perfect bound” book in an easy-to-read, two-color layout.
All 29 CFR 1926 regulations for construction industry are included along with the following items:
29 CFR 1903 regulations covering inspections, citations, and penalties
29 CFR 1904 regulations covering recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses
OSHA keyword dictionary
Easy to find OSHA interpretations
Publication Year: 2020
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone provides a broad understanding of the properties and applications of masonry materials. It begins with coverage on careers to help students learn about the industry. It then progresses to teaching safe and proper procedures for working with brick, block, and stone. Coverage of concrete form construction and flatwork is also included. Green features address specific topics relating to masonry’s impact on the environment.