A structural steel contractor fabricates and erects structural steel shapes and plates, of any profile, perimeter or cross-section, that are or may be used as structural members for buildings and structures, including the riveting, welding, rigging and metal roofing systems necessary to perform this work.
Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
Content of the Examination
The Structural Steel (C-51) Examination is divided into four major sections. These sections are:
1. Job Planning and Preparations (30%)
Plans and specifications
2. Equipment Operations, Maintenance and Safety (20%)
3. Shop Fabrication (22%)
Cutting, Punching, and Forming
Smoothing and Priming Metals
Welds and Welding Processes
4. Field Erection (28%)
Field Verifications and Lay Outs
Rigging, Placements, and Aligning
Bolt and Weld Connections
Field Safety (Cal/OSHA)
Metal Roofing, Siding, and Decking
*Percentages are approximate*
The following questions are typical of the types of items that are on the examination. The correct answer is highlighted.
1. Which of the following resources would provide the specifications for tightening connection bolts?
2. Which of the following grades would be a high strength anchor bolt?
3. Who usually prepares the shop drawings?
*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*