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The following references are recommended for the South Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor (NASCLA) exam. Please note that to become a licensed commercial contractor, the business and law exam must also be passed.
The following references are permitted to be taken into the exam. You can buy the books individually or save hundreds of dollars by purchasing the package below.
Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction (What’s New in Trades & Technology) 10th Edition$146.99
For courses in commercial construction.
A practical, well-rounded approach to modern construction principles and practices
Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction teaches students how to apply design theory to the construction process, providing crucial working knowledge for contractors managing subcontractors. Progressing from basic to advanced material, the text appears on the approved reference list for numerous states requiring contractors to pass licensing exams. Its flexible organization gives instructors the option of teaching each chapter on a standalone basis in a range of construction, architecture, and engineering courses. The 10th edition expands its discussion of practical applications in structural design projects and adds practice opportunities preparing students for licensing exams.
Carpentry & Building Construction, Student Edition, 2016 1st Edition$79.99
This newly revised edition includes content from McGraw-Hill Construction, where the professionals stay informed on the latest industry developments.
The Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition$99.99
Written by and for contractors, this publication provides insight into proven construction practices that will produce quality concrete construction. Contents include organizing for quality, concrete mixture designs, specifications, foundations, formwork,
Roofing Construction & Estimating Revised$49.99
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.
Guide to Handling, Installing, Bracing Wood Trusses – 2018$30.99
Building Component Safety Information Book
NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, BASIC 13th Edition Spiral-bound – July, 2020$89.99
Basic, Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management is organized into 3 sections. 13th ed
Gypsum Construction Handbook 7th Edition$44.99
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.
Placing Reinforcing Bars 10th Edition$104.99
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.
(ACI Code 318-14) Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete$236.99
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 analysis methods; deflection limits; mechanical and adhesive anchoring to concrete; development and splicing of reinforcement; construction document information; field inspection and testing; and methods to evaluate the strength of existing structures. “Building Code Requirements for Concrete Thin Shells” (ACI 318.2) is adopted by reference in this Code.The Code user will find that ACI 318-14 has been substantially reorganized and reformatted from previous editions. The principal objectives of this reorganization are to present all design and detailing requirements for structural systems or for individual members in chapters devoted to those individual subjects, and to arrange the chapters in a manner that generally follows the process and chronology of design and construction. Information and procedures that are common to the design of members are located in utility chapters.
SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck (3rd Edition) Paperback$48.99
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.
Modern Masonry: Brick, Block, Stone Ninth Edition, Revised$137.99
Erector’s Manual: Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products Paperback$35.99
Erectors’ Manual, Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Precast Concrete Products, is intended to provide standards (shown in boldface) and corresponding guidelines (commentary) for the erection of plant-produced precast and prestressed concrete products, and to establish a level of quality that will be recognized and respected by the construction industry.
Construction Jobsite Management 4th Edition$163.99
The newly updated Fourth Edition of CONSTRUCTION JOBSITE MANAGEMENT examines all facets of construction project management from the contractor’s point of view.
Green Building Fundamentals 2nd Edition$78.99
This material is suitable for courses that cover the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building and courses that cover the LEED-Green Associate exam. This material also supplements materials used for commercial construction means and methods.
This book helps students understand the fundamental concepts of sustainable design and green building practices, which will soon become common practice on every project. It is also intended as a practical guide for becoming a LEED Green Associate, with a step-by-step study guide and a study assessment (a practice exam of 80 questions with a focused discussion for each example) This book includes a discussion on why this topic is important to understand, practice, and teach. This book includes practical examples of methods that are being used to increase a project’s environmental performance, including additional study resources and references.
ICC A117.1-2017 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities Paperback$54.99
The intent of this standard is to allow a person with physical disability to independently get to, enter, and use a site, facility, building or element. The specifications in the standard makes sites, facilities, buildings and elements accessible to and usable by people with such disabilities as the inability to walk, difficulty walking, reliance on walking aids, blindness and visual impairment, deafness and hearing impairment, incoordination, reaching and manipulation disabilities, lack of stamina, difficulty in interpreting and reacting to sensory information, and extremes in physical size.
NASCLA Contractor Exam Permanent Tabs$119.99
PERMANENT TABS PACKAGE – This package includes permanent tabs for all references allowed to be used during the exam.
Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning (Level 1: Field fundamentals) [Spiral-bound]$96.99
Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning – Level 1 Field Fundamentals is used in conjunction with PTI’s Level 1 Field Fundamentals training program. Provides guidance for field personnel involved in inspection, installation, stressing and finishing of unbonded single strand tendons and barrier cables. Latest edition has been updated to include expanded inspection checklist, information re. slab-on-ground installation and a glossary of PT terms presented in both English and Spanish.
NASCLA General Building – Complete Exam Prep Package
Purchase all your required materials for the NASCLA exam along with our online exam prep course in one bundle.
Construction Project Management 5th Ed$167.99
Construction Project Management 5th Ed, provides readers with the “big picture” of the construction management process.
ANSI / EIMA 99-A-2017: Standard for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage$69.99
ANSI/EIMA 99A – 2017 embodies the minimum requirements for specifying and installing Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) and EIFS with Drainage. The generic materials, details, and design considerations for EIFS and EIFS with Drainage are described in this standard. For specifications, application instructions, and details specific to a particular EIF System, consult the EIFS manufacturer’s product literature. In addition, care has been taken to incorporate the reference documents that constitute provisions of this American National Standard. The Annex contained in this standard is considered part of the standard.
NASCLA General Building – Complete Book Only Package
Purchase all your required books and tabs for the NASCLA exam in one bundle.