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The following references are recommended to study for the Arizona General Building Contractor Exam. This examination is used to obtain a Commercial License (B-1) or a Dual Commercial and Residential License (KB-1). Also to become a licensed contractor in Arizona, candidates will also need to pass a business and management exam.

Please note that the following references are the only ones permitted to be used during the exam.

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • ACI 318-14
  • ACI 530-13
  • OSHA Part 1926
  • ARIZONA-NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Arizona 7th Edition

    $73.99

    The NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business Law and Project Management is used for the business portion of the state exam.

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  • ACI-318-14

    $245.99

    The “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” (“Code”) provides minimum requirements for the materials, design, and detailing of structural concrete buildings and, where applicable, nonbuilding structures. This Code addresses structural systems, members, and connections, including cast-in-place, precast, plain, nonprestressed, prestressed, and composite construction. Among the subjects covered are: design and construction for strength, serviceability, and durability; load combinations, load factors, and strength reduction factors; structural …

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  • The NRCA Roofing Manual Steep slope Roof Systems 2021

    $218.99

    The latest volume of the NRCA Roofing Manual provides you with valuable information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to steep-slope roof system applications. With five comprehensive sections—Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems, Clay and Concrete Tile Roof Systems, Metal Shingle Roof Systems, Slate Roof Systems, and Wood Shake and Wood Shingle Roof Systems—this manual is a welcome addition to your technical library.

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  • The NRCA Roofing Manual Membrane Roof Systems 2019

    $218.99

    This manual provides exhaustive technical information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to membrane roof systems used in low-slope applications.

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  • 2018 International Building Code

    $168.99

    The scope of the International Building Code® (IBC®) includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.

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  • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 17th edition

    $149.99

    This Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures 17th edition, presents the properties of concrete as needed in concrete construction, including strength and durability. All concrete ingredients (cementing materials, water, aggregates, admixtures, and fibers) are reviewed for their optimal use in designing and proportioning concrete mixtures. Applicable ASTM, AASHTO, and ACI standards are referred to extensively. The use of concrete from design to batching, mixing, transporting, placing, consolidating, finishing, and curing is addressed. Concrete sustainability, al…

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  • ACI 530/530.1-13: Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures and Companion

    $134.99

    ACI 530/530.1-13, “Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures and Companion Commentaries,” is a joint document between ACI, The Masonry Society (TMS), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Beginning with the 2016 edition of this document, TMS is solely responsible for the development of this document. The 2016 edition can be purchased through the ACI Store, as well as other historical editions.

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  • Painting and Decorating Craftsman’s Manual and Textbook

    $129.99

    This recently revised manual serves as a valuable reference book for the painting and decorating industry. The textbook has been used with many apprentice programs and has been cited as an authority in litigation to settle issues arising…

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  • Modern Masonry, 9th Edition

    $100.99
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  • Placing Reinforcing Bars 10th ed

    $99.99

    Placing Reinforcing Bars presents the best accepted current practices in placing reinforcing bars. It is written for apprentices, journeymen ironworkers, and inspectors. Definitive resource for preparing provisions in project specifications. Eighteen heavily illustrated chapters cover: materials, handling bars at the jobsite, general principles for bar placing, splicing, and tying; placing bars in footings, walls, columns, floors, roofs, pavements and highway structures; and coated reinforcing bars.

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  • Carpentry and Building Construction

    $99.99

    This newly revised edition includes content from McGraw-Hill Construction, where the professionals stay informed on the latest industry developments.

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  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joist and Joist Girders

    $53.99

    Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders contains a thorough coverage of handling and erection procedures, including definitions of the various products, and a description of the preparing, tagging and loading of the joists at the manufacturer’s plant.

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  • Mancomm 29 CFR Part 1926 OSHA Construction Standards & Regulations, January 2021

    $52.99

    Make compliance with dense government safety regulations simple with MANCOMM’s 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations. Updated through January 2021, the book provides you with a comprehensive set of the most up-to-date Construction regulations.

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  • Gypsum Construction Handbook 7th Edition

    $45.99

    Gypsum Construction Handbook has been the best reference for gypsum products and systems in the building industry. Throughout the years it has evolved and changed as the building industry itself has evolved and changed.

    The fifth edition of the Gypsum Construction Handbook is a guide to good construction procedures for gypsum drywall, veneer plaster, cement board and conventional plaster construction. It contains the newest developments in products and systems including time-saving, lower-cost methods of installation to simplify and speed construction. View Product

  • Arizona General Building Contractor Permanent Tab Pack

    $41.99

    PERMANENT TABS PACKAGE – This package includes permanent tabs for all references allowed to be used during the exam.

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  • Manual of Construction with Steel Deck

    $39.99

    Manual of Construction with Steel Deck reviews good practice in Steel Deck Construction and serves as a safety primer for Contractors, Erectors, Architects, Engineers and Inspectors who are responsible for safe and proper field installation of steel deck.

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  • Redi-Tag Permanent Tabs – 375 Blank Tabs

    $37.79

    Redi-Tag permanent tabs are self-sticking and you can print on your laser printer in minutes or write directly on them. Made of heavy duty, durable plastic that won’t tear of curl. Input and format text using Windows® versions of Microsoft® Word and WordPerfect®. Actual size of tab 1-1/8″ x 1-1/4″. 100 tabs per pack.

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  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting

    $35.99

    This popular manual has been updated and improved to bring it more current with modern earthmoving and trenching equipment, refined excavation techniques, stricter safety rules, and improved materials.

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