2018 ICC B1 Exam Residential Building Inspector Certification Course!
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Refresh your IRC code knowledge, successfully pass your 2018 ICC B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam. Our comprehensive interactive Building Inspector exam preparation program is your best, most affordable path to guarantee ICC certification!
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STUDY our “Navigating the 2018 IRC: A Code Primer – For ICC B1 Residential Building Inspectors”. This manual familiarizes you with the structure and function of the code contained within the first 11 chapters of the 2018 IRC. ICC International Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings.
PRACTICE utilizing our “Online Study Center,” providing over 800 practice questions. Study-specific questions and answers and take timed simulated practice exams.
The course includes
These laminated multi-page Quick-Cards place 2018 IRC essentials at your fingertips & can be used when taking the ICC B1 exam.
IRC Quick-card include
Foundations & Footings ● Floor Framing ● Wall Framing ● Roof Framing ● Exterior Wall Covering ● Interior Dimensions ● Stairways ● Means of Egress ● Smoke Alarms ● HVAC & Appliance Location & Clearance ● HVAC – Ventilation & Exhaust Systems ● Plumbing ● Electrical
Wood Framing Quick-card include
Footings & Foundations ● Sill Plates & Foundation Anchorage ● Wood Floor Framing ● Wood Floor Framing – Joists ● Wood Floor Framing – Cutting, Drilling & Notching & Fastening Schedule ● Fastening, Framing Of Openings & Floor Sheathing ● Wall Framing ● Roof Framing
Doors & Windows Quick-card include
Emergency Escape & Rescue Openings ● Means of Egress ● Window Area & Glazing ● NFRC Label ● Exterior Doors & Windows ● Performance ● Framing Doors & Windows ● Doors – Components, Types & Installations ● Windows – Components, Types & Installations
Residential Construction Foundations Quick-card include
Foundation Site & Soil ● Properties of Soils – Unified Soil Classification System ● Soil Types ● Presumptive Load-Bearing values of Foundation Materials ● Footings ● Footings – Minimum Size & Minimum Depth ● Minimum Width & Thickness for Concrete Footings for Light-Frame Construction ● Foundation Clearance from Slopes ● Footing Reinforcement ● Foundation & Retaining Walls ● Plain masonry Foundation Walls ● Lap Splice & Tension Development Lengths ● Wood Foundation Walls ● Plywood Grade and Thickness for Wood Foundation Construction ● Under-Floor Space ● Foundation Drainage ● Dampproofing & Waterproofing
Shearwalls & Sheathing Quick-card include
Loads & Shear Walls ● Shear Walls – General ● Materials – Plywood & Oriented Strand Board (Osb) ● Floor & Roof Sheathing ● Framing & Wall Bracing ● Braced Wall Panels & Sheathing ● Wall Panel Connections
Roof Assemblies Quick-card include
Weather Protection ● Roof Covering – Underlayment ● Slate Shingles ● Asphalt Shingles ● Mineral Surfaced Roll Roofing ● Clay and Concrete Tile ● Metal Roof Shingles ● Wood Shingles & Wood Shakes ● Photovoltaic Shingles & BIPV Roof Panels ● Roof insulation ● Reroofing
You are allowed by ICC to use our IRC Quick-cards when taking your B1 Exam!
ONLINE STUDY CENTER:
Chapter Study Mode – Flash Card Study Mode – Chapter Test Mode – Final Exam Simulation Mode
Access practice questions & simulated exams from any device with internet access! Online features include virtual flashcards, 800+ practice questions, chapter exams, & mock final exams.
Our “Online Study Center” allows you to focus your study time by reviewing only the unfamiliar questions. Mark questions you know as DONE, and they will appear only on the mock final exams. Practice exams also provide additional feedback on questions answered incorrectly.
Online exercises appear as
- Chapter Study Mode (Study by Chapter)
- Flash Card Mode (Study by random questions/answers)
- Chapter Test Mode (Chapter tests lead to a greater understanding of the layout of the code)
- Final Exam Simulation Mode. Final exams consist of full-length, timed practice tests similar to the ICC exam.
SIMULATED ONLINE EXAMS: Chapter tests and final exams allow you to check your progress while you master our study material. Practice tests provide real-time feedback and enable you to concentrate only on subjects needing improvement. Practice exams help you rapidly gain confidence and knowledge to pass your ICC Certification Exam effortlessly.
ONE YEAR ONLINE ACCESS: 1-year full access membership to our Online Study Center. Conveniently study in your home or office without wasting valuable time traveling to distant ICC classes. Our program is a reliable and affordable way to pass your 2018 B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam at home, online.
THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF THE 2018 (IRC). IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY OF THE CODEBOOK, YOU SHOULD ACQUIRE ONE IMMEDIATELY.
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B1 EXAM BREAKDOWN:
60 QUESTIONS – 2 HOUR TIME LIMIT – OPEN BOOK EXAM – 75%+ TO PASS
Code Administration: 6%
- Project Administration – 4%
- Public Information and Legal – 2%
Building Planning: 8%
- Unit Separation – 3%
- Building Location – 3%
- Room and Opening Dimensions – 2%
Footings and Foundations: 16%
- Footings – 5%
- Stepped Footings and Special Foundation – 3%
- Columns and Piers – 3%
- Site Preparations, Foundation, and Basement Walls – 5%
Floor Construction 14%
- Lumber Quality – Floors – 3%
- Floor Joist Framing – 3%
- Concrete Slab Inspection – 2%
- Subflooring and Decking – 2%
- Crawl Spaces – 2%
- Draft stops – 2%
Wall Construction and Coverings 27%
- Lumber Quality; Walls – 4%
- Wood Framing; Walls – 4%
- Header Spans – 2%
- Steel Framing – 2%
- Fireblocking – 2%
- Masonry Materials and Placement – 2%
- Concrete Wall Inspection – 2%
- Braced Wall Panels – 2%
- Interior Coverings – 2%
- Exterior Sheathing, Veneers, and Weather-Resistant Coverings – 3%
- Exterior Plaster, Stucco, and Lath – 2%
Roof/Ceiling Construction 14%
- Roof/Ceiling Insulation and Vapor Barriers – 2%
- Attics/Ceiling – 2%
- Roof Framing – 4%
- Roof Sheathing – 2%
- Roofs and Roof Coverings and Re-roofing – 2%
- Fireplaces and Chimneys – 2%
Public Safety and Special Construction 17%
- Means of Egress – 4%
- Exit Stairways and Ramps – 3%
- Exterior Construction – 3%
- Smoke Detectors – 2%
- Flamespread of Insulation and Finishes – 2%
- Safety Glazing – 3%
RESPONSIBILITIES: At this level of certification, the duties of a B1 Certified Residential Inspector include the following.
- ICC B1 Inspectors perform inspections on one-and-two-family dwellings and town-homes, of no more than three stories in height and Inspecting accessory structures.
- ICC B1 Inspectors ensure that residential construction projects comply with local building codes and standards.
2018 IRC SOFTCOVER
Pass the 2018 ICC B1, M1, P1, and E1 Residential Building Inspector Exam! The ICC Residential Building Inspector exam is a 2-hour open-book test.
You are allowed to reference the 2018 IRC codebook when taking your ICC B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam.
You must possess a copy of the 2018 (IRC) International Residential Building Code to use this program properly!
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The 2018 IRC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for 2018, B1, M1, P1, and E1 Residential Building Inspector Exams.
This comprehensive code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for non-commercial one- and two-family dwellings in one convenient code. The regulations cover dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.
The 2018 IRC® contains many important changes including:
- An updated seismic map reflects the most conservative Seismic Design Category (SDC) based on any soil type and a new map reflects less conservative SDCs when Site Class A, B or D is applicable.
- The townhouse separation provisions now include options for using two separate fire-resistant-rated walls or a common wall.
- An emergency escape and rescue opening is no longer required in basement sleeping rooms where the dwelling has an automatic
fire sprinkler system and the basement has a second means of egress or an emergency escape opening.
- The exemption for the interconnection of smoke alarms in existing areas has been deleted.
- New girder/header tables have been revised to incorporate the use of #2 Southern Pine in lieu of #1 Southern Pine.
- New tables address alternative wood stud heights and the required number of full height studs in high wind areas.
The work for which a permit is issued must be begun and finished within _____ of the permit being issued.
An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one or more extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.
2015 IRC R105.3.2 Time limitation of application.
Section R105, Permits.
Chapter 1, Scope and administration.
Under which category are urban and suburban areas, with numerous closely spaced obstructions having the size of single-family dwellings or larger sited?
Exposure B. Urban and suburban areas, wooded areas or other terrain with numerous closely spaced obstructions having the size of single-family dwellings or larger. Exposure B shall be assumed unless the site meets the definition of another type exposure.
2015 IRC R301.2.1.4 Exposure category.
Section 301, Design criteria.
Chapter 3, Building planning.
In Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2, slabs on ground cast monolithically with turned-down footings must have a min. of one No. 4 bar at the __________ of the footing.
In Seismic Design Categories D0, D1 and D2, slabs on ground cast monolithically with turned-down footings shall have a minimum of one No. 4 bar at the top and the bottom of the footing or one No. 5 bar or two No. 4 bars in the middle third of the footing depth.
Where the slab is not cast monolithically with the footing, No. 3 or larger vertical dowels with standard hooks on each end shall be installed at not more than 4 feet (1,219 mm) on center in accordance with Figure R403.1.3, Detail 2. Standard hooks shall comply with Section R608.5.4.5.
2015 IRC R403.1.3.3 Slabs-on-ground with turned-down footings.
Section R403, Footings.
Chapter 4, Foundations.
Exterior footings must be placed a min. of _____ below the undisturbed ground surface.
Exterior footings shall be placed not less than 12 inches (305 mm) below the undisturbed ground surface. Where applicable, the depth of footings shall also conform to Sections R403.1.4.1 through R403.1.4.2.
2015 IRC R403.1.4 Minimum depth.
Section R403, Footings.
Chapter 4, Foundations.
The height of backfill against a wood foundation wall must not exceed _____ if they are not designed and installed in accordance with AWC PW.
For wood foundations that are not designed and installed in accordance with AWC PWF, the height of backfill against a foundation wall shall not exceed 4 feet (1,219 mm). When the height of fill is more than 12 inches (305 mm) above the interior grade of a crawl space or floor of a basement, the thickness of the plywood sheathing shall meet the requirements of Table R404.2.3.
2015 IRC R404.2.3 Height of backfill.
Section 404, Foundation and Retaining Walls.
Chapter 4, Foundations.
What is the maximum allowable span where 2 x 10 floor joists of No. 2 Douglas fir-larch spaced at 16 inches on center, supporting a dead load of 20 psf are used?
The maximum allowable span where 2 x 10 - floor joists of No. 2 Douglas fir-larch spaced at 16 inches on center, supporting a dead load of 20 psf are used is 14 feet, 3 inches.
2015 IRC Table R502.3.1(2) Floor joist spans for common lumber species (Residential living areas, live load = 40 psf, L/D = 360).
Section R502, Wood floor framing.
Chapter 5, Floors.
Exterior walls parallel to a braced wall line must be offset a max. of _____ from the designated braced wall line location.
Exterior walls parallel to a braced wall line shall be offset not more than 4 feet (1,219 mm) from the designated braced wall line location as shown in Figure R602.10.1.1. Interior walls used as bracing shall be offset not more than 4 feet (1,219 mm) from a braced wall line through the interior of the building as shown in Figure R602.10.1.1.
2015 IRC R602.10.1.2 Offsets along a braced wall line.
Section 602, Wood wall framing.
Chapter 6, Wall Construction.
A single top plate is permitted in a wood stud bearing wall where the rafters or joists are centered over the studs with a max. tolerance of __________.
Wood stud walls shall be capped with a double top plate installed to provide overlapping at corners and intersections with bearing partitions. End joints in top plates shall be offset not less than 24 inches (610 mm). Joints in plates need not occur over studs. Plates shall be not less than 2-inches (51 mm) nominal thickness and have a width not less than the width of the studs.
Exception: A single top plate used as an alternative to a double top plate shall comply with the following:
1. The single top plate shall be tied at corners, intersecting walls, and at in-line splices in straight wall lines in accordance with Table R602.3.2.
2. The rafters or joists shall be centered over the studs with a tolerance of not more than 1 inch (25 mm).
3. Omission of the top plate is permitted over headers where the headers are adequately tied to adjacent wall sections in accordance with Table R602.3.2.
2015 IRC R602.3.2 Top plate. EXC.
Section R602, Wood wall framing.
Chapter 6, Wall construction.
Screws used to attach gypsum board and gypsum panel products to wood framing must penetrate the wood a min. of __________.
Screws for attaching gypsum board and gypsum panel products to wood framing shall be Type W or Type S in accordance with ASTM C 1002 and shall penetrate the wood not less than 5/8 inch (15.9 mm). Gypsum board and gypsum panel products shall be attached to cold-formed steel framing with minimum No. 6 screws. Screws for attaching gypsum board and gypsum panel products to cold-formed steel framing less than 0.033 inch (1 mm) thick shall be Type S in accordance with ASTM C 1002 or bugle head style in accordance with ASTM C 1513 and shall penetrate the steel not less than 3/8 inch (9.5 mm). Screws for attaching gypsum board and gypsum panel products to cold-formed steel framing 0.033 inch to 0.112 inch (1 mm to 3 mm) thick shall be in accordance with ASTM C 954 or bugle head style in accordance with ASTM C 1513. Screws for attaching gypsum board and gypsum panel products to structural insulated panels shall penetrate the wood structural panel facing not less than 7/16 inch (11.1 mm).
2015 IRC R702.3.5.1 Screw fastening.
Section R702, Interior covering.
Chapter 7, Wall covering.
A fire-resistance rating of _____ is required for fire-resistance rating projections of dwellings with fire sprinklers that have a min. fire separation distance of 2 feet.
A fire-resistance rating of 1-hour is required for fire-resistance rating projections of dwellings with fire sprinklers that have a min. fire separation distance of
Note a. For residential subdivisions where all dwellings are equipped throughout with an automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section P2904, the fire separation distance for nonrated exterior walls and rated projections shall be permitted to be reduced to 0 feet, and unlimited unprotected openings and penetrations shall be permitted, where the adjoining lot provides an open setback yard that is 6 feet or more in width on the opposite side of the property line.
2015 IRC Table R302.1(2) Exterior walls- dwellings with fire sprinklers.
Section 302, Fire-resistant construction.
Chapter 3, Building planning.