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ICC B5 Building Inspector package. Everything needed to achieve B5 Status. PASS BOTH YOUR ICC B1 and B2 EXAM. Our 100% money-back guarantee backs this course. Save $10 when you order our B5 package.

Achieving an ICC B5 Building Inspector designation demonstrates your proficiency and flexibility in diverse building safety disciplines that opens many doors to a broad array of job opportunities.

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B5 BUILDING INSPECTOR INSPECTOR INCLUDES. 1) B1 Course. 2) B2 Course.


First, pass your ICC B1 Residential Building Building Inspector exam. Our comprehensive interactive Residential Building Inspector exam preparation program is your best, most affordable path to guarantee ICC B1 certification!

 

ICC B1 Residential Building Inspector Certification Course
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THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF THE 2015 (IRC) INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL CODE. IF YOU DO NOT OWN A COPY OF THE CODEBOOK, YOU SHOULD ACQUIRE ONE IMMEDIATELY.


Last, pass your ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector exam. Our comprehensive interactive Commercial Building Inspector exam preparation program is your best, most affordable path to guarantee ICC B2 certification!

ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector Certification Course
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THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE A COPY OF, 2015 (IBC) INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE, AS WELL AS THE ACI 318-14. IF YOU DO NOT POSSESS COPIES OF THESE CODEBOOKS, YOU SHOULD ACQUIRE THEM IMMEDIATELY.

2015 IRC Softcover

2015 IRC SOFTCOVER 

You must have a copy of the 2015 IRC to use this program!

Pass the ICC B1, M1, P1, and E1 Exam. The ICC Inspector Certification exam is an open book test.

You must possess a copy of the 2105 IRC when taking your ICC B1, M1, P1, and E1 Residential Inspector Exams.

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the 2015 IRC is a REQUIRED CODEBOOK for 2015, 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 2015 IRC® contains many important changes including:
  • Common walls separating townhouses must now be rated for 2 hours when an automatic fire sprinkler system is not installed.
  • Remodeling of an existing basement does not trigger the emergency escape and rescue opening requirements unless a new bedroom is created.
  • Ramps that do not serve the required egress door are now permitted to have a slope not greater than 1 unit vertical in 8 units horizontal.
  • Carbon monoxide alarms now require connection to the house wiring system with battery backup. A carbon monoxide alarm is required in bedrooms when there is a fuel-
  • fired appliance in the bedroom or adjoining bathroom.
  • Revised lumber capacities have changed the span lengths for floor joists, ceiling joists, and rafters in the prescriptive tables of the IRC.
  • New sections and tables provide prescriptive methods for posts, beams, joists, and connections in deck construction.
  • The girder and header span tables of Chapter 5 have been moved into Chapter 6. Multi-ply and single header tables are combined. A new section describing rim board headers is added.

ISBN-10: 1609834704
ISBN-13: 978-1609834708

2015 IBC Softcover

2015 IBC SOFTCOVER 

You must have a copy of the IBC International Building Code to use this program!

Pass the ICC B2 Exam! The ICC Inspector Certification exam is an open book test. You must possess a copy of the IBC when taking the ICC B2 Commercial Building Inspector Exam.

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Required Codebook for 2015, B2 Commercial Building Inspector Exam.

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

The 2015 IBC® contains many important changes:

  • An automatic sprinkler system is required within a building when the roof is used for A-2 assembly occupancy with an occupant load exceeding 100 or for other assembly uses exceeding 300.
  • Carbon monoxide alarm provisions have been relocated, reformatted and revised.
  • More detailed scoping requirements for recreational facilities are included within the new Section 1110.
  • A modification allows egress through an elevator lobby when access to at least one exit is available without passing through the lobby.
  • Group E occupancies and emergency responder facilities located in ‘tornado alley’ are required to have storm shelters. Storm shelters provided for other occupancies and in other areas of the country are voluntary. However, all storm shelter must comply with ICC 500.
  • A definition for Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) was added to Chapter 2, and the ANSI/APA PRG 320-2011 product manufacturing standard is referenced in Chapter 23 and added to Chapter 35.
  • New code sections were added covering rooftop mounted photovoltaic solar panels.
  • Vegetative roof” is defined in Section 202 to be consistent with the definition in the IgCC™ and ASTM D1079. A reference to ASTM E 2397 was added for determining soil loads on vegetative roofs.
  • Chapter 34 on existing buildings has been deleted and a reference to the IEBC replaces the chapter. All provisions previously in Chapter 34 may be found in the IEBC.

 

ISBN 10: 1609834682
ISBN 13: 9781609834685

ACI 318-14 SOFTCOVER

ACI 318-14 SOFTCOVER 

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ACI 318-14 is a Required Codebook for 2015, B2 Commercial Building Inspector Exam.

ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete and Commentary

ACI 318-14 is completely reorganized for greater ease of use

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.

The quality and testing of materials used in construction are covered by reference to the appropriate ASTM standard specifications. Welding of reinforcement is covered by reference to the appropriate American Welding Society (AWS) standard.

Uses of the Code include adoption by reference in general building code, and earlier editions have been widely used in this manner. The Code is written in a format that allows such reference without change to its language. Therefore, background details or suggestions for carrying out the requirements or intent of the Code provisions cannot be included within the Code itself. The Commentary is provided for this purpose. Some of the considerations of the committee in developing the Code are discussed within the Commentary, with emphasis given to the explanation of new or revised provisions.

Much of the research data referenced in preparing the Code is cited for the user desiring to study individual questions in greater detail. Other documents that provide suggestions for carrying out the requirements of the Code are also cited. Technical changes from ACI 318-11 to ACI 318-14 are outlined in the May 2014 issue of Concrete International. Transition keys showing how the code was reorganized are provided on the ACI website on the 318 Resource Page under Topics in Concrete.

 

ISBN: 9780870319303

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Ten free ICC B1 Residential Building Inspector Exam Questions:

Pass this free ICC B1 exam to glimpse where you stand! These sample B1 Residential Building Inspector practice questions are similar to the ones you will encounter when taking your actual ICC B1 Certification exam.

If you readily answer eight or more of these practice questions correctly, congratulations, you are in pretty good shape.

However, if you miss three or more questions, you are in danger of failing your ICC Exam.

 

The work for which a permit is issued must be begun and finished within _____ of the permit being issued.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

Correct! Wrong!

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?

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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.

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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 __________.

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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 __________.

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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.

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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 2 feet.

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.

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