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Our Builder software designed to assist either Residential or Commercial Building testing candidates. This download will contain a study and preparation program that will consist of several sample test modules. Each practice exam is designed to give the student a simulation of what to expect when taking the actual state test. This program contains hundreds of questions from the exact reference code books and text books used to make the state examinations.

With our exam prep program you will be able to go into an examination with confidence knowing exactly what types of questions to expect, what reference materials are used, and how the questions are written and phrased. Familiarity with these code and text book questions is a must to pass your state examination.

Timed computerized exams can be difficult without preparation. Therefore, practicing sample tests, questions, answers, and code references repeatedly is critical for you to become an effective test taker.

Our program has a Study and Review mode that allows you become familiar with the material prior to taking your sample tests. The Test mode allows you to gauge your understanding of the variety of topics that will be required to pass the state exam. Our questions are scrambled each time you test to simulate your actual state test experience. Your goal with our program is to get your test scores at home above 95% within the time limit of your exam. Begin to Prep At Home with an immediate digital download.

The following reference materials are allowed in the examination center:

  • OSHA 1926, Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR Part 1926 Revised asof 2008 or later. (888) 293-6498. -OR-Code of Federal Regulations – 29 CFR Part 1926 Selections as of 2008 by PSI. (800) 733-9267.
  • International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2009, International Code Council, (800) 786-4452.
  • Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction, Cameron K. Andres and Ronald C. Smith, 2004, 7th Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., ISBN
  • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, Steven H. Kosmatka and William C. Panarese, 2010, Portland Cement Association, (847) 966-6200, ISBN
  • Placing Reinforcing Bars, 2011, 9th Edition, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, (800) 328-6306,
  • Gypsum Construction Handbook, 2009 Edition, Publisher-United States Gypsum Company (USG), 125 S. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60606, Phone (800) 874-4968, URL, ISBN: 0-9636862-2-4
  • SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck, 2006, 2nd Edition, Steel Deck Institute, (847) 458-4647,
  • Training and Certification of Field Personnel for Unbonded Post-Tensioning – Level 1 Field Fundamentals, 2003, 3rd WWW.PSIEXAMS.COM 18 Edition, Post-Tensioning Institute, (602) 870-7540,, ISBN 1931085250
  • Erectors’ Manual – Standards and Guidelines for the Erection of PreCast Concrete Products, 1999, 2nd Edition, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), (312) 786-0300,, ISBN 0-937949-56-8
  • Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders, 2006, 2nd Edition, Steel Joist Institute, (843) 626-1995,
  • Carpentry and Building Construction, John L. Feirer and Mark D. Feirer, 2010, Glencoe-McGraw-Hill, (800) 334-7344, , ISBN 0-07-822702-X
  • Modern Masonry – Brick, Block, Stone, Clois E. Kicklighter, 2010 (Seventh Edition), The Goodheart-Willcox Company, (800) 323-0440,ISBN 1-56637-962-8.,
  • Pipe and Excavation Contracting, Dave Roberts, 1987, Craftsman Book Company, (800) 829-8123,ISBN 0-934041-22-9.,
  • ACI 530-05 or 08 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, 2005 or 2008, American Concrete Institute, (248) 848-3700,
  • ACI 318-05 or 08 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, 2005 or 2008, American Concrete Institute, (248) 848-3700,

Important Notes:

  • Candidates are responsible for bringing their own references to the examination center. Reference materials may be highlighted, underlined and/or indexed prior to the examination session. (Permanent tabs and highlighting is permitted. No notes !!!)

The trend has been over the last 5-10 years for the state examinations to be developed out of the code books that the State and the inspectors have adopted, rather than base questions on practical or “hands-on” experience. This is the main reason that our software program is so vital to your exam preparation. The majority of our customers are experts when it comes to installation and service for their specific trade, but are not proficient with timed computer examinations that are based on text and code book topics.

Since we know that you are going to have to answer questions from specific code book sections, we focus our effort to develop exam prep materials for those sections. This allows you to focus your time and effort on these topics, and not misuse your time simply reading through the code book.

Here are some sample questions from our exam prep program:

    1. What is required in areas where the average daily temperature in January is 25°F or less or where there is a possibility of ice forming along the eaves?
      1. one layer of #30 Type I underlayment
      2. two layers of #5 Type II underlayment
      3. a 36 inch ice barrier
      4. solid sheathing

      Correct answer is:

      Article Reference is: International Building Code, section 1507.8.1.1

    1. There are various types of Portland cement, depending on the application. Given that you are using Type III, what would be one of the advantages as compared to other types of Portland cement?
      1. Increased air entrainment
      2. Minimized heat of hydration
      3. High early strength
      4. Improved set-up in warm weather

Correct answer is: 3

Article Reference is: Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, pg.28

    1. In order to get the proper application when laying a concrete masonry wall, what would be the correct installation methodology?
      1. Tool the horizontal joints first.
      2. Tool the 3/8-inch concave mortar joints.
      3. Work from the center of the wall to the corners.
      4. Work from the corners to the center of the wall.

Correct answer is: 4

Article Reference is: Modern Masonry, pg.189

    1. Required guards at open-sided walking surfaces,including stairs, porches, balconies or landings, shall be not less than how many inches vertically above the adjacent walking surface
      1. 24 inches
      2. 30 inches
      3. 36 inches
      4. 48 inches

Correct answer is: 3

Article Reference is: International Residential Code, 312.1


Our students are provided with hundreds of questions like the ones shown above, that are developed specifically to cover each and every subject area for the computer programs that we offer. Why wait?