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Michigan Residential Builder and M&A Candidates (2013-09-16)
In order to apply for licensure as a Residential Builder, you must pass both the Business and Law examination and the Practice/Trade examination and make application to the Department within one (1) year from the date a passing score is received on an examination. If you file an application for licensure and your examination, or a portion of the examination is more than one year old, you will be required to repeat the examination or the portion that has expired.
The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination. The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available. For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.
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Closed Book These books are for pre-test study only and are not available for use during the test.
Pipe and Excavation Contracting 2011
Publication Year: 2011
This popular manual has been updated and improved to bring it more current with modern earth moving and trenching equipment, refined excavation techniques, stricter safety rules, and improved materials. Here you’ll find how to enter and succeed in the underground utility business. Includes hands-on instructions for operating the equipment and doing the trenching, pipe laying and connecting work and answers to what causes so many skilled equipment operators and pipe layers to fail when they try to start their own business.
Roofing Construction & Estimating
Publication Year: 1995
Installation, repair and estimating for nearly every type of roof covering available today in residential and commercial structures: asphalt shingles, roll roofing, wood shingles and shakes, clay tile, slate, metal, built-up, and elastomeric. Covers sheathing and underlayment techniques, as well as secrets for installing leak proof valleys. Many estimating tips help you minimize waste, as well as insure a profit on every job. Troubleshooting techniques help you identify the true source of most leaks. Over 300 large, clear illustrations help you find the answer to just about all your roofing questions.
Carpentry and Building Construction, 2016 Student Edition
Publication Year: 2016
Carpentry & Building Construction is a comprehensive carpentry program that focuses on residential construction with many procedures also applying to light commercial construction. The informative text provides detailed, heavily illustrated information about materials, tools, and processes, with many step-by-step procedures.
Walker's Building Estimator's 31st Edition
Walker’s Building Estimator’s Reference Book is the single most important resource you can own. It gives you the tools you need to work up your own costs per job. With Walker’s, you get material quantities and labor productivity for your job based on your job conditions – that’s the kind of flexibility and reliability no computer program or unit price catalog can provide. For accurate building costs, turn to the source that construction professionals have relied on since 1915.
Our 31st Edition has been updated and revised, and with more than 1,467 pages, this is the most comprehensive, widely-used publication of its kind. The combination of quantities of labor and material with supportive reference data enables the estimator to accurately determine variable components of unit costs. This book consolidates reference material from the supply side of the industry and displays hundreds of pages of charts ,tables, drawings and unit cost tables in appropriate sections .This reduces the user’s need to search multiple sources thus saving substantial time and analysis in the estimating process. For contractors, appraisers, adjusters, architects, engineers, home craftsmen, colleges, universities and technical schools. Walker’s Building Estimator’s Reference Book includes construction methods, material quantities, labor costs, labor productivity, reference tables, charts, and diagrams.
Construction Techniques & Methods
Material Quantities Required
Types of Material
Man hours/Productivity Rates
Updated Wage Rates
Consolidates Multiple Sources
CSI Division Format
BCSI: Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses 2018
Publication Year: 2018
BCSI includes information and guidance pertaining to diagonal bracing for web members with two rows of lateral restraint, as well as permanent lateral restraint and diagonal bracing guidance for trusses spaced wider than 2' o.c. With references to building codes, standards and OSHA regulations, BCSI consists of ten chapters that contain the most current information regarding the handling, installing, restraining, and bracing of metal plate connected wood trusses.
Contractors Guide to Quality Concrete Construction 4th Edition
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.
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone 9th Edition
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.
Michigan Residential Code 2015
A fully integrated custom code based on the 2015 International Residential Code. Effective date: February 8, 2016