General, Building, Residential Contractor

  • 2017 Florida Contractor’s Manual (Including F.S. 455)


    The Florida Contractor’s Manual is part of the required textbooks for General Contractors, Building Contractors, Residential Contractors, AC Contractors, Roofing, Plumbing, and most other Florida contractor licenses.  The 2017 Edition, and is approved by the Construction Industry Licensing Board for your examination.  The Florida Statutes Ch. 455 is also contained within this manual.

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  • A Complete Set of Books: General, Building & Residential Contractor


    This package contains all the state required books for the General, Building or Residential Contractor licensing categories.  These books are used for General, Building & Residential contractors preparing to pass the Florida state exam and obtain their license.

    The following books are included in this package:

    • Contractor’s Manual
    • Builder’s Guide to Accounting
    • AIA Document A201
    • AIA Document A401
    • AIA Document A701
    • Code of Federal Regulations (OSHA)
    • Building Estimators Reference Book (Walkers)
    • Energy Efficient Building Construction in Florida
    • Handling, Install and Bracing Wood Trusses
    • Principles of Commercial Construction
    • Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures
    • Placing Reinforcing Bars
    • Application and Finishing of Gypsum Board
    • Florida Building Code: Building
    • Florida Building Code: Accessibility
    • Florida Building Code: Residential
    • Florida Building Code: Existing
    • Florida Building Code: Energy Conversation
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  • AIA Document A201


    An integral part of the prime owner-contractor agreement, the general conditions of the contract sets forth the responsibilities of the owner, contractor and architect during construction. Through references to A201 in owner-architect agreements and subcontracts and the flow-down of A201 into subcontracts and other lower tier agreements, the general conditions bring order to an otherwise disjointed process. On building projects in the United States, the most commonly used general conditions document is AIA Document A201, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction.  American Institute of Architects, Document A201, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, 2007.

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  • AIA Document A401


    AIA Document A401™–2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor, for use on a Sustainable Project, establishes the contractual relationship between the Contractor and Subcontractor on a sustainable project.  A401–2007 SP is based on AIA Document A401™–2007, with modifications to coordinate its use with the other Sustainable Projects documents in the Conventional (A201) family of AIA Contract Documents. American Institute of Architects, Document A401, Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor-Subcontractor, 2007.

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  • AIA Document A701 Florida Contractor Prep Materials


    AIA Document A701-1997 is used when competitive bids are to be solicited for construction of the project. Coordinated with AIA Document A201, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, and its related documents, AIA Document A701-1997 provides instructions on procedures, including bonding requirements, for bidders to follow in preparing and submitting their bids. American Institute of Architects, Document A701, Instructions to Bidders, 1997.

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  • Application and Finishing of Gypsum Textbook


    This illustrated booklet describes the most up-to-date industry recommendations for the proper installation and finishing of gypsum board, including related accessories, over a variety of substrates and framing. Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products, GA-216, 2013 Edition.

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  • Builder’s Guide to Accounting


    Step-by-step, easy-to-follow guideline for setting up and maintaining records for your building business. A practical, newly-revised guide to all accounting methods showing how to meet state and federal accounting requirements and the new depreciation rules. Explains what the 1986 Tax Reform Act can mean to your business. This book is full of charts, diagrams, blank forms, simple directions and examples. It has been updated with every printing to reflect current accounting procedures. New with this edition: expanded test questions. M. Thomsett, 2001 Edition, reprint 2006.

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  • Building Estimator’s Reference Book (Walkers)


    A guide to estimating material and labor costs, the Walker Building Estimator’s Reference Book is renowned for the depth of detail and description, providing the user a reference that is unique among books relating to estimating.

    Updated continuously since 1915, this hands-on manual covers updated construction methods, material and labor costs and labor productivity (man-hours). It walks you through each phase of the estimate in each CSI Division, 1 to 16. It also contains valuable information on construction finance, scheduling, construction management, bidding, negotiating contracts, value engineering, types of cost estimates, overhead, insurance, profit, change orders, and more. 30th Edition, 2014.

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