General Contractor Book Rental
Are you looking for Used Books?
If you are looking to rent a book set, we will assure you that you will obtain the current and correct books needed. We will match you with one of our students who have taken and passed the General Contractor License exams.
Are you looking to Rent out your Books?
What to look out for when Renting Books
There are a few things you should know about Book Rentals. They aren't always the best choice to study to obtain any license. Below you will see a few reasons why.
When it comes to book rentals, they have many fees. You have a Deposit, which most of the time could be refundable. At that point, the books must be in the same condition. You have the actual book rental fee. Let's say you take six months to study, you no longer are eligible to have the deposit back, and if you are using their courses, another fee would be added to regain access again. After going through all this, all the money you just spent is more then what a new book set can cost.
A considerable issue with a lot of companies that issue book rentals are the allowed time frame to use their materials. A lot of companies only allow you to use their materials for about a 6-month time cycle. Now your stuck rushing to study throughout all the book required in the time frame they have allowed you to review. If you were to purchase the books, you could study at your own pace.
Most of the time, companies or individuals do not have or provide the current editions needed for the year you take the exams. Now you have to spend more money to repurchase the current versions required. Going through this issue may cost you the exam, which means having to repay testing fees over again until you pass.
List of Books for the General Contractor Trade Exams.
The trade exams for General Contracting are Contract Administration and Project Management. The exact same list of books is used for both of them.
- Florida Building Code - Building
Florida Building Code is the primary source for building code compliance in Florida.
- Florida Building Code - Accessibility
The Florida Accessibility Code outlines the code requirements for compliance with the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) as it relates to the construction of public buildings and structures. Samples of its content include specifications on the construction of handicapped-accessible restrooms, as well as requirements of the construction of wheelchair ramps.
- Florida Building Code - Residential
The Residential Code is the primary resource for code compliance for single and multi-family dwelling construction in Florida.
- Florida Building Code - Existing Building
The Florida Existing Building Code is the primary code reference for the remodeling and restoration of existing buildings in FL.
- Florida Building Code - Energy Conservation
The Florida Energy Conservation Code is the current and primary source of code compliance for mechanical contractors and builders. This book used to be Chapter 13 of the Florida Building Code in prior code editions (before it was published separately).
- Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures
Many advances have been made in concrete technology over the decades ranging from new materials and testing methods to improved concrete properties and construction practices. Concrete construction today follows a mantra of quicker, stronger, more durable, more resilient, and more sustainable. That story is proudly displayed within the pages of this centennial edition of the Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures.
- Placing Reinforcing Bars
Placing Reinforcing Bars covers all aspects of concrete reinforcement.
- Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction
Principles and Practices of Commercial Construction cover all aspects of the building process with a focus on civil structures and high-rise buildings.
- A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction
The A201 is published by the AIA and establishes the general conditions of the contract for construction.
- A401 Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor Subcontractor
Please beware of companies selling photocopies of AIA documents. You will not be allowed to use photocopies during testing. If you suspect a company of engaging in this illegal practice, please notify the publisher.
- A701, Instructions for Bidders
Please beware of companies selling photocopies of AIA documents. You will not be allowed to use photocopies during testing. If you suspect a company of engaging in this illegal practice, please email the publisher
- Builder's Guide to Accounting
Builder's Guide to Accounting is used for the Business and Finance contractor exam in Florida.
- Walker's Building Estimator's Reference Book
The Building Estimator's Reference Book is an important reference used for estimating and as a reference for contractor exams.
- CFR (OSHA) Tile 29 Part 1926
OSHA (CFR 29 Part 1926) is the leading safety reference in the construction industry covering all aspects of construction.
- Florida Contractor's Manual
The Florida Contractor's Manual is used as one of the references for the Business and Finance exam.
- Specifications for the Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products, GA-216
This illustrated book gives recommendations for the proper installation and finishing of the gypsum board.
- Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida
Publication by the University of Florida covers all aspects of energy-efficient construction in Florida.
- Building Component Safety Information Handling, Installing, and Bracing Metal Plate Connected Wood Trusses, HIB-91
This book covers all aspects of the handling and installation of metal plate connected wood trusses. It is a great reference for carpenters and builders.
- Florida Statutes Chapter 455
Business and Professional Regulation: General Provisions) contains regulation directly impacting the licensing process of contractors in the State of Florida.
Starting January 1st, 2020, these books will NOT be allowed in the testing room but will be tested on.
Please note that A201, A401, A701, Builder's Guide to Accounting and Florida Contractors Manual are required for both the business and the trade exams. Florida Statutes 455 is the only book that is used exclusively on the Business and Finance Exam. If you just want the business book set, you can find it on the Business Exam page.
We do not have any books for rent at the moment, but if you would like to purchase the building codes, you can visit our online store.
Do you have books to GC trade exams to rent ?
Currently, we do not rent books. We do have the GC trade books available for purchase. You are free to check out our online book store. The link is below. https://www.contractorcampus.com/shop.html