CR Existing Conditions

Building Codes and Construction Law

Questions from this topic make up 2 to 5% of the exam
  1. Describe the basic components required in a contract
  2. Determine the license and permits as required in your project’s location
  3.  Ensure compliance with local, state and federal licensing requirements
  4.  Develop conflict resolution language for use in contracts  
  5. Describe the process used to apply for building permits
  6. Describe the process to apply lien waivers
  7. Understand state and local codes that are in effect in the jurisdictions in which you work.

Project Existing Conditions and Jobsite Evaluation

Questions from this topic make up 6 to 10% of the current exam
  1. Evaluate buildings for hazardous building products (asbestos, mold, and lead)
  2. Identify load-bearing walls
  3. Identify signs of insect infestation
  4. Identify the indications of moisture damage to structural and non-structural members
  5.  Identify previous structural changes that have been applied to the building
  6. Identify the indications of stress in structural members and analyze the causative factors
  7. Identify substandard electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems
  8. Identify types of roofing system construction
  9. Evaluate the condition of existing floor finishes
  10. Evaluate types of wall and floor framing structures in preparation for remodeling
  11. Identify the requirements associated with foundation or retaining wall drainage piping installation and modification
  12. Identify lot lines, setbacks, and zoning restrictions on a project site
  13. Verify the required depth of footing or foundations for a project
  14. Describe the impact of various soil types may have when designing a remodeling project.
  15.  Identify existing concrete pads and walkways installation and modification
  16. Identify existing above and below-ground utilities (septic tank, gas piping, underground electric, oil tanks )
  17. Identify the requirements associated with shoring, underpinning, excavation support and protection, erosion and sedimentation control
  18. Identify the requirements associated with site demolition and site clearing
  19. Describe the purpose and benefits of using a check-list when reviewing a site as a prospective project
  20. Describe how to verify ownership of the project site

Remodeling Plans and Construction Specifications.

Questions from this topic make up 3 to 7% of the exam
  1. Identify types of plans that are required to support a remodeling project including
  1. demolition plan
  2. floor plan
  3. elevation plan
  4. mechanical
  5. specifications
  6. foundation
  1. Describe the purpose of plans and drawings while working on a remodeling project including
  1. demolition plan
  2. floor plan
  3. elevation plan
  4. mechanical
  5. specifications
  6. foundation

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