CLC Topic Review

Construction Trades Part 2.

Construction Trades Questions currently make up 32 to 41% of the exam.

Concrete & Masonry         Makes up 2 to 3% of the current exam

  1. Define the terms associated with concrete and masonry.
  2. Describe and identify damage caused to brick by moisture.
  3. Describe methods that can be used to eliminate moisture damage to brick.
  4. Describe the stress that can damage masonry.
  5. Describe the effects of soil expansion and settlement.
  6. Describe the cure process of concrete.
  7. Describe the purpose and location of control and expansion joints.
  8. Describe and identify the various defects commonly found in concrete and masonry.
  9. Estimate the amount of concrete required for slabs, walks, drive, and footings.
  10. Describe the precautions that should be observed when placing, finishing, and curing concrete in cold weather.

Plumbing                             Makes up  3 to 4% of current exam

  1. Define terms associated with plumbing systems.
  2. Identify the three systems associated with residential plumbing.
  3. Describe the basic concepts of planning plumbing systems.
  4. List the typical rough-in dimensions for various plumbing fixtures.  

Electrical Systems             Makes up 3 to 4%  of the current exam

  1. Define terms associated with residential electrical systems.
  2. Identify the architectural symbols associated with electrical systems. 
  3. Describe the code requirements for junction and distribution boxes in terms of location and accessibility.
  4. Describe the precaution associated with recessed lighting fixtures.
  5. Describe the locations of receptacles as described in the NEC code.
  6. Describe the required locations for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protected outlets.
  7. Describe the required locations for Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) protected outlets.
  8. Describe the various types of wiring material used in residential wiring.
  9. Describe residential grounding requirements.

Mechanical Systems                     Makes up 3 to 4% of our current exam

  1. Define terms associated with mechanical (HVAC) systems.
  2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of indoor air quality and the need for adequate ventilation.
  3. Describe back-drafting and what hazards it presents to the occupants.
  4. Describe the method used for testing for and correcting back-draft problems.
  5. Describe the issues related to forced air heating and cooling systems.
  6. Describe the issues related to heat pump heating and cooling systems.
  7. Describe Mini Split systems and their use. (new)

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