Pass the 2015 ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector Exam!

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Master the Code, Study To Pass Your 2015 ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector Exam.

With our help, Passing your ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector test has never been easier! We guarantee it!(2018 B2 Course also available)

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Refresh your 2015 IBC code knowledge and familiarize yourself with the Concrete ManualBased on the 2021 IBC and ACI 318-19. Successfully pass your 2015 ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector Exam without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Our comprehensive interactive exam preparation program is your best, most affordable path to guarantee ICC B2 certification!

Get your 2015 ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector Certification. We provide the study materials (excluding codebooks) required to PASS THE B2 EXAM. Our money-back guarantee backs this course.


How To Use Our Online Exam Center

STUDY our “Navigating the 2015 IBCA Code Primer – For ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspectors“. This eManual will familiarize you with the code’s structure within the 35 chapters of the 2015 IBC. ICC International Building Code.

STUDY our “Navigating the Concrete Manual: Based on the 2021 IBC and the ACI 318-19. This eGuide focuses specifically on how to navigate the Concrete Manual.

PRACTICE utilizing our “Online Exam Center,” providing over 1100 practice questions. Study-specific questions and answers and take timed simulated practice exams.

The course includes:

  • eManual (Navigating the 2015 IBC. A Code Primer – For ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector exam)
  • eGuide (Navigating the Concrete Manual)
  • Printable Worksheets (Companion to eManual & eGuide)
  • Online Study Center (Practice looking up answers in your codebook, Take full-length simulated exams).

eMANUAL  NAVIGATING THE 2015 IBC: A Code Primer – For the ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector Exam.

Our “NAVIGATING THE 2015 IBC” eManual reviews the (IBC) International Building Code. This eManual focuses specifically on the relationship of the IBC to the B2 Certification Exam. When you master the code, you master the Exam!

This eManual is designed specifically for the B2 Commercial Building Inspector exam. It will familiarize you with the use, layout, and content of the 35 chapters of the 2015 IBC. The eManual also provides a comprehensive review of study questions similar to those found on the ICC B2 Exam.

eManual includes:

  • The purpose and layout of the code
  • How to navigate the IBC
  • Codebook navigation exercises, speed drills
  • Exam breakdown
  • Using the Table of Contents
  • Breaking down questions by subject (Chapters 1-35)
    • Keyword Identification, how to Identify the subject of a question for easy reference.
    • How to search for a code article by referencing the INDEX
    • Code reference example questions with in-depth solutions.

ICC allows the use of your 2015 IBC codebook when taking the B2 exam!


eGuide – Concrete Manual: Based on the 2021 IBC and ACI 318-19. A Book Review.

Navigating the Concrete Manual - A Code Navigation Manual

Our “NAVIGATING THE ICC CONCRETE MANUAL: Based on the 2021 IBC and the ACI 318-19” eGuide focuses specifically on how to navigate the Concrete Manual. This eGuide reviews the use, layout, chapters, and index of the Concrete Manual.

eGuide includes:

  • How to navigate the Concrete Manual
  • Using the Table of Contents
    • Guided study of the Concrete Manual
  • Using the Index
    • Keyword Identification, how to Identify the subject of a question for easy reference.

ICC allows the use of your Concrete Manual when taking the B2 exam!


Online Exam Center – STUDY QUESTIONS & PRACTICE EXAMS

Access eManuals, Study Questions, and Simulated Exams From Any Device With Internet Access!

Our online practice questions provide a framework to practice utilizing your 2015 IBC Codebook and the Concrete Manual. Constantly utilizing your codebooks to answer test questions builds up your speed and code knowledge. Our course provides you with the required skill set to easily pass your ICC B2 Commercial Building inspector exam.

Four modes of practice!

  • Chapter Study Mode: Covers over 1100 ICC B2 exam practice questions & answers. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
  • Flashcard Mode: Online Virtual Flashcards provide randomized access to our entire question set and are an ideal setting to practice answering exam questions. (Organized as Question – Answer – Code Location)
  • Chapter Tests: Provides real-time feedback on each chapter of our study materials, enabling you to concentrate on chapters that need improvement.
  • Simulated Final Exams: Simulates the taking of your ICC B2 Commercial Building inspector exam.
    • Full length (Exact  number of questions as on B2 Exam)
    • Timed (Exact amount of time as actual ICC B2 exam)
    • Randomized (Questions are randomized, all exams are unique)
    • Properly Balanced (Balanced according to the ICC Exam schedule guaranteeing a realistic B2 exam simulation)

Take as many simulated final exams as you want! (These exams help you to gain the knowledge, speed, and confidence needed to pass your ICC B2 exam effortlessly)


One-year online access: Full access membership to our online study center. Experience the convenience of learning at home or in the office, saving valuable travel time to an in-person course.


THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE  A COPY OF THE 2015 IBC AND A COPY OF THE CONCRETE MANUAL. IF YOU DO NOT OWN COPIES OF THESE BOOKS, YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM BELOW.

Learn what’s in the ICC 2015 B2 Exam!

Knowing what to expect is half the battle; proper preparation takes care of the rest. Our ICC B2 code foundation education method helps you master the 2015 IBC and Concrete Manual, ensuring you are in the best possible position for success.

How many questions are there in the actual 2015 ICC B2 Exam?

Answer: There are 80 code questions sourced from the 2015 IBC and the Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC and ACI 318-14 or 2021 IBC and ACI 318-19


How much time are you allowed to complete the B2 exam?

Answer: You have no more than three hours and thirty minutes (Average, less than two minutes per question) to complete the B2 exam.


What am I allowed as reference materials when taking my B2 Exam?

Answer: You are allowed the 2015 IBC and the Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC and ACI 318-14 or 2021 IBC and ACI 318-19. Exam questions come from these codebooks.


What percentage of questions do I need to get right to pass the B2 exam?

Answer: You must get 60 or more questions correct  (75%) to pass the B2 exam.


What type of questions will I be asked on my 2015 B2 exam?

Answer: The ICC B2 exam is a multiple-choice exam. Each question has four potential answers, with one answer being the most accurate or correct solution to the question. Specific question makeup is as follows:

  • General Administration (6%)
    • Project Administration – 1%
    • Public Information and Legal – 1%
    • Plan Reading – 4%
  • Building Planning 20%)
    • Fire-Resistance-Rated Construction – (5%
    • Building Location – 2%
    • Interior-Environment – 1%
    • Occupancy Classification and Type of Construction – 5%
    • Safeguards During Construction – 1%
    • Accessibility – 2%
    • Material Quality – 2%
    • Interior Coverings – 2%
  • Footings and Foundations (8%)
    • Footings – 3%
    • Stepped Footings and Special Foundations – 1%
    • Piles and Piers – 1%
    • Foundation Walls – 3%
  • Floor Construction 8%)
    • Floor Systems – 5%
    • Concrete Slabs – 3%
  • Wall Construction and Coverings (21%)
    • Wood Wall Systems – 5%
    • Steel Framing Systems – 3%
    • Masonry Wall Systems – 5%
    • Concrete Wall Systems 3%
    • Wall Reinforcement 2%
    • Exterior Sheathing and Weather-Resistant Coverings – 3%
  • Roof/Ceiling Construction (6%)
    • Roof/Ceiling Assemblies – 5%
    • Roof Sheathing and Coverings – 1%
  • Public Safety and Special Construction (31%)
    • Means of Egress – 10%
    • Fire Protection Systems – 4%
    • Smoke and Fire Venting Control – 4%
    • Interior Finishes and Insulation – 4%
    • Safety Glazing and Glass – 4%
    • Opening Protectives, Penetrations, and Joint Systems – 2%
    • Miscellaneous Construction – 1%
    • Building Services and Special Construction – 1%
    • Fireplaces and Chimneys – 1%

Schedule Your ICC B2 Exam at Home, ONLINE 24/7.

Take your exam at home via PRONTO (Proctored Remote Online Testing) or take your exam at any Pearson|VUE test center

Take Your ICC B2 Exam With ICC PRONTO or Take Your Test at the Closest Pearson|VUE Test Center

ICC PRONTO provides an at-home option for taking your ICC exams 24/7.
CLICK HERE – For more information or to log into the ICC – PRONTO portal.

ICC Inspector exams are also available in person at Pearson|Vue testing centers across the country.
CLICK HERE – For more information or to set up an exam with Pearson|Vue. 

Pricing for each exam is the same regardless if you choose Pearson|Vue or ICC PRONTO to administer your final exam.


PRONTO Requirements/Recommendations for Taking the B2 Exam.

TEST-TAKING – Room: Where you take your final ICC exam.

  • Requirement: Only one person is allowed in the room; if someone else enters while you are testing, the Proctor will automatically eject you from the exam.
  • Recommendations: The room should be in a quiet place with a door that can remain shut. Again, make sure you are alone, comfortable, and fully prepared to stay in full view of the webcam for the duration of your exam.

Bathroom Breaks: You may take up to a 5-minute bathroom break at any time during the exam.

  • Requirement: If a break exceeds the 5-minute mark, the Proctor will terminate the exam. The time clock continues to count down during any breaks. Additionally, a new desk scan is required before you are allowed to continue taking the exam.
  • Recommendations: Bathroom breaks waste your time. Be sure to take care of your business before your exam begins.

YOUR COMPUTER: You may use any PC or Laptop if it has a webcam, speakers, and a microphone

  • Requirement: Your computer must be connected to the internet. If using a laptop, use it as a stand-alone computer. Do not plug it into a docking station with monitors attached.

Required Operating System:

  • Windows XP – Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.13 (High Sierra)

Internet Connection: You must have a stable internet connection

  • Requirement: minimum speed of 2MB, upload, and download.
  • Recommendations: While you can use WiFi, we highly recommend using wired high-speed internet access as WiFi may not be as stable.

Browser (with pop-up blocker disabled):

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox

ProctorU Technical Support

  • Call: 1-855-772-8678, Option 1
  • Before connection time, you can submit a support ticket
  • During connection time, live chat support will be available

OR, Take your ICC 2015 B2 Exam at the Closest Pearson|VUE Test Center

ICC exams are available at Pearson|VUE testing centers across the country.

To create an account, schedule an exam, view exams, or find a test center, please go to home.pearsonvue.com/icc/license.

 

Printed Manuals: B2 Exam Offline Course Support Aid
(ONLY order if you have purchased the B2 course) $60.00

Offline Course Support Aid. Online read-only versions of these printed manuals are included with the B2 Commercial Building Inspector exam course. Add the printed manuals to your B2 course order for physical copies of these eManuals.


Only order if you require printed copies of our B2 eManuals for offline study.

2015 IBC Softcover
Required Codebook (Sold Separately) $170.05

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

2015 IBC Fast-Tabs
Codebook Navigation Aid (Sold Separately) $13.45

Tab your Codebook. Fast-Tabs help you navigate the 2015 IBC quickly and efficiently. Fast Tabs are a must-have item for IBC users and can dramatically lower the time spent searching through the codebook.


You are allowed to use IBC Fast Tabs when taking your B2 Exam!

2015 IBC Quick-Card
Code Reference Aid (Sold Separately) $7.15

This six-page laminated 2015 International Building Code (IBC) Quick-Card places 2015 IBC essentials at your fingertips and is a valuable addition to your professional code library.


Put IRC Quick-Card in a 3-ring binder to use when taking your B2 Exam!

2021 Concrete Manual: Based on 2021 IBC & ACI 318-19
Required Manual (Sold Separately) $88.20

Concrete Manual; Based on 2015 IBC & ACI 318-14 (out of print) you are allowed to use the 2021 Concrete Manual

The Concrete Manual provides the guidance and information that inspectors and other construction professionals need to become more proficient in concrete field practices and inspection.

Take our FREE 2015 B2 COMMERCIAL BUILDING INSPECTOR PRACTICE QUIZ.

Pass this 20-question free ICC 2015 B2 practice test to glimpse where you stand! These sample 2015 ICC B2 practice questions are similar to the problems you will encounter when taking your actual 2015 ICC B2 Certification exam.

The ICC B2 exam is an 80-question test randomly selected from a database of thousands of potential questions. Memorizing answers is not the path to passing your exam!


If you understand how to break down exam questions and locate exam answers in your codebook, you should be able to answer 100% of these practice questions correctly.

We teach you how to quickly navigate your codebook & pass your exam. “Master The Code, Master The Exam!”

Use the 2015 IBC Codebook & 2015 or 2021 Concrete Manual to solve 2015 ICC B2 practice exam questions.


1. 
Every permit issued becomes invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within __________ days.
2. 
Openings in exterior walls in adjacent stories must have a vertical separation to protect against fire spread on the exterior of the buildings where the openings are within __________ of each other horizontally.
3. 
Of the following aggregates, which is considered to be reactive?
4. 
__________ is masonry in which the tensile resistance of the masonry is taken into consideration and the effects of stresses in reinforcement are neglected.
5. 
In Group R-3 occupancies, the installation of a skylight without a curb is permitted on roofs with a min. slope of __________.
6. 
The height limitation for buildings of Type IIA construction in a Group R-1 occupancy, can be increased to 9-stories and 100 feet, if the building is separated from any other building on the lot and from lot lines by a min. of __________.
7. 
T rating is the time period that the penetration firestop system, including the penetrating item, limits the maximum temperature rise to __________ above its initial temperature through the penetration on the non-fire side.
8. 
At exterior gable end walls, in top plate connection, braced wall panel sheathing in the top story must be extended and fastened to the roof framing where the spacing between parallel exterior braced wall lines is greater than __________.
9. 
What is the agreed-upon length of time that cement in a mixer can be exposed to moisture?
10. 
The area of a Group E building, a max. of 1-story above grade plane, and of a Type II construction, must not be limited if the building is surrounded and adjoined by public ways or yards a minimum of __________ width.
11. 
What is the minimum headroom clearance of stairways?
12. 
Ladders or rungs in window wells serving an emergency escape and rescue opening, must have a minimum inside width of __________.
13. 
What is the minimum air space clearance required between masonry chimneys located in the interior of a building and combustible components?
14. 
Occupancies with an occupant load of less than 50, must have a minimum corridor width of __________ inches.
15. 
In wall covering installations, the area of a single section of thin exterior structural glass veneer must be a max. of __________ where that section is a maximum of 15 feet above the grade level directly below.
16. 
Every dwelling unit must have at least one room that has a min. of __________ of net floor area.
17. 
In light-frame construction, what is the minimum width of a footing that supports 2 floors?
18. 
In conventional light-frame construction, bored holes a maximum of __________ of the stud width are permitted in nonbearing partitions or in any wall where each bored stud is doubled, provided not more than two such successive doubled studs are so bored.
19. 
In shallow foundations, what is the minimum depth of footings below the undisturbed ground surface?
20. 
The allowable shear value for wood structural panel shear walls utilizing staples with framing of Douglas Fir-larch seismic loading, must be __________ for 3/8 panel thickness with a minimum panel penetration of 1 applied directly to the framing fastened with 4 inch spacing at the perimeter of the panels with 1.5" 16 gauge staples into the framing.
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