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C17 - Glazing Contractor

A glazing contractor selects, cuts, assembles and/or installs all makes and kinds of glass, glass work, mirrored glass, and glass substitute materials for glazing; executes the fabrication and glazing of frames, panels, sashes and doors; and/or installs these items in any structure.

Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)

Content of the Examination

The Glazing (C-17) Examination is divided into five major sections. These sections are:

1. Job Planning and Estimating (19%)

  • Evaluating plans and specifications
  • Estimating materials and equipment
  • Scheduling and coordinating job
  • Basic mathematical calculations

2. Fabrication and Installation of Framing Systems (20%)

  • Field verification of openings
  • Fabricating framing systems
  • Measuring and squaring
  • Installation of framing systems
  • Application of sealants

3. Fabrication and Installation of Glazing Materials (21%)

  • Codes and industry standards
  • Types of glazing materials required
  • Fabrication of glazing materials
  • Installation of glazing materials
  • Installation of shower enclosures and mirrors

4. Replacement Work (20%)

  • Codes and industry standards
  • Removal of existing glazing
  • Preparation of openings
  • Installation of replacement glazing
  • Disposal of removed materials

5. Job Safety (20%)

  • Identification of job safety hazards
  • Implementation of safety programs
  • Materials, tools and equipment safety

*Percentages are approximate*

Test Site Policy
   This is a closed-book examination. No reference materials may be used during the examination. All materials brought to the examination site must be left in an unmonitored area at your own risk.

Test Strategy
   This is a multiple choice examination with four choices per question. Some questions require mathematical computation. Examination questions are written to provide only one BEST answer and are NOT written as trick questions.
   All correct answers have equal value and there are no score reductions for wrong answers. Therefore, all examination questions should be answered.
   Ample time is provided to answer all examination questions, so be sure to read each question and its four choices completely and carefully before selecting the BEST possible answer to the question.

Sample Questions

The following questions are typical of the types of items that are on the examination. The correct answer is highlighted.

1. What is the BEST solution for window condensation on the interior surface of a window?

  1. heavy drapes or window coverings
  2. insulated aluminum frame windows
  3. dual pane vinyl frame windows
  4. tinted annealed aluminum frame windows

2. The symbol "0" represents which of the following glazing units?

  1. revolving door
  2. spandrel panel
  3. fixed panel
  4. sliding door

3. A lite of glass which is 42" x 62", has approximately how many square feet of glass?

  1. 18
  2. 108
  3. 217
  4. 2604

*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*

Cal/OSHA Construction Safety Orders.
California Code of Regulations, Title 8,
Industrial Relations, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4.
Barclays Law Publishers,
P.O. Box 95767, Chicago, IL 60694.
(800) 888-3600. FAX: (415) 732-8875.
Building News, Inc.
1612 S. Clementine Street,
Anaheim, CA 92802
(800) 873-6397. FAX: (714) 535-8078.

Uniform Building Code.
International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO),
5360 Workman Mill Rd.,
Whittier, CA 90601.
(800) 284-4406. FAX: (562) 692-3853.

the Source: An interpretation of the codes and Standards for Safety Glazing.
California Glass Association.
P.O. Box 2550,
Placerville, CA 95667-2550.
(530) 642-0992. FAX: (530) 642-0993.

Glass and Glazing: An Introduction to the Architectural Glass Trade.
National Glass Association,
8200 Greensboro Drive, Suite 302,
McLean, VA 22102.
(703) 442-4890. FAX: (703) 442-0630.

Mirror Manual I.
The California Glass Association,
P.O. Box 2550,
Placerville, CA 95667.
(530) 642-0992. FAX: (530) 642-0993.

*Publisher information is current as of 12/01*

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