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Books Required for the NC Building Contractor Exam

1 – North Carolina State Building Code: Building Code (2012 IBC with North Carolina Amendments) 2018 Edition

2 – Guide to Business, Law and Project Management North Carolina General Contractors 2020 Edition 8th Edition

3 – Safety – Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)

4 – North Carolina Administrative Code and Policies 2018

5 – Sports Fields 2010 2nd or 3rd Edition

6 – ANSI - Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities 2009 Edition** Do Not Purchase**

7 – ACI 318-11 or 14 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary ** Do Not Purchase**

8 – ACI 530-11 or 13 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures** Do Not Purchase**


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Books Required for the NC General Contractor Highway Contractor Exam

1 – Construction Planning, Equipment and Methods 9th Edition

2 – North Carolina Standard Specifications for Roads and Structures January 2018 Edition

3 – Safety – Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)

4 – CAMA Handbook for Development of Coastal North Carolina

5 – Guide to Business, Law and Project Management North Carolina General Edition 8th Edition

6 – Sports Fields 2010 2nd or 3rd Edition


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Books Required for the NC General Contractor Public Utilities Contractor Exam

1 – Guide to Business, Law and Project Management North Carolina General Contractors 2020 Edition 8th Edition

2 – Safety – Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)

3 – North Carolina Administrative Code Title 15A Subchapter 18C: Water Supplies 2004

4 – Public Swimming Pools - North Carolina Department of Environmental Health and Natural Resources, Title 15A, Subchapter 18A Section 2500 NC Administrative Code

5 – Recommended Practices for Installation of Aboveground Storage Systems for Motor Vehicle Refueling RP 200 2013 Edition

6 – Recommended Procedure for Testing Electrical Continuity of Fuel-Dispensing Hanging Hardware RP 400 2012 Edition - **Do Not Buy This Book**

7 – ASME Code for Pressure Piping B31.8 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems 2016 Edition

8 – National Electrical Safety Code 2017 Edition - ** Do Not Buy This Book**

9 – The Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook 13th Edition

10 – Installation Guide for Ductile Iron Pipe 2012 Edition

11 – Concrete Pipe and Box Culvert Installation 2007 Edition


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Books Required for the NASCLA Contractor Exam

1 – The Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining, and Bracing of Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses 2013 Edition

2 – Construction Jobsite Management - 4th Edition

3 – Contractors' Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Basic 13th Edition

4 – Erectors' Manual - Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of Pre-Cast Concrete Products, 1999, 2nd Edition,

5 – Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning 2008

6 – Construction Project Management - 4th Edition

7 – SDI (Steel Deck Institute) Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2006, 2nd Edition

8 – Pipe and Excavation Contracting 2011 Edition

9 – Gypsum Construction Handbook, 2009 Edition

10 – Placing Reinforcing Bars, Recommended Practices 10th Edition

11 – Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 2008 Edition

12 – Modern Masonry - Brick, Block, Stone

13 – Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction 9th Edition

14 – Safety – Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)

15 – Carpentry and Building Construction 2016 Edition

16 – ANSI Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities, 2009

17 – Roofing Construction and Estimating

18 – The Contractor's Guide to Quality Concrete Construction 4th Edition

19 – Green Building Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

20 – International Building Code - 2015 Edition

21 – ACI-318-14 Concrete Code

22 – ANSI – Standard for Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS)

2017 Edition

23 – Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan – February 2009


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Books Required for the NC General Contractor Grading and Excavating Contractor Exam

1 – Safety – Code of Federal Regulations - 29 CFR Part 1926 (OSHA)

2 – North Carolina Standard Specifications for Roads and Structures July 2018 Edition

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