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C32 – Parking and Highway Improvement Contractor

A parking and highway improvement contractor applies and installs protective coatings, vehicle stops, guard rails and mechanical devices, directional lines, buttons, markers, signs and arrows on the horizontal surface of any game court, parking facility, airport, highway or roadway constructed of concrete, asphalt or similar material. This classification includes the surface preparatory work necessary for the application of protective coatings but does not include the re-paving of these surfaces.

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

Content of the Examination

The Parking and Highway Improvement Examination is divided into seven major sections. These sections are:

1. Planning and Estimating (26%)

  • Evaluate project site
  • Read plans and specifications
  • Estimate material and equipment
  • Estimate time and labor
  • Contact authorizing agency

2. Traffic Control (11%)

  • Design traffic control plan
  • Install and remove traffic control

3. Job Safety (15%)

  • Protect public from safety hazards
  • Identify and correct unsafe working conditions

4. Surface Coatings (15%)

  • Evaluate weather and mix design
  • Prepare areas for surface coatings
  • Apply surface coatings

5. Striping and Pavement Markers (18%)

  • Evaluate weather conditions
  • Layout striping and pavement marker patterns
  • Remove conflicting striping and pavement markers and clean area
  • Apply striping and pavement markers

6. Special Applications (8%)

  • Apply game court surface coatings and striping
  • Apply airport/heliport surface coatings and striping
  • Install speed bumps, wheel stops, guardrail, attenuators, parking control gates, etc.

7. Incidental Pavement Repair (7%)

  • Evaluate cause of pavement failure
  • Remove and replace damaged pavement

*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 examination consists of multiple-choice questions each with four choices per question. Some questions require mathematical calculation. Examination questions are written to provide only one BEST answer and are NOT written as trick questions.

All correct answers have equal value. If you are unsure about a particular question it is better to try to answer the question with the chance of possibly getting it correct (and earning one point) than it is to leave the question blank and definitely get it wrong (and lose one point).

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 your answer.

Sample Questions

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

1. During a seal coat job, what should a contractor do if rain is approaching?

  1. Add less water to the mixture.
  2. Add more latex to the mixture.
  3. Stop applying seal coat.
  4. Speed up the job.

2. A gallon of striping paint covers 125 square feet. How many lineal feet of 4” wide striping will it cover?

  1. 125 ft.
  2. 250 ft.
  3. 375 ft.
  4. 500 ft.

3. A C-32 contractor refers to which of the following guidelines when determining highway construction sign location?

  1. The California Building Code
  2. Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction
  3. Local codes
  4. MUTCD California Supplement

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

Resources
Advisory Circular (150/5340-1H),
“Standards for Airport Markings.”
Department of Transportation,
Federal Aviation Administration,
3341 Q 75th Avenue,
Landover, MD 20785.
(301) 322-4961
FAX: (301) 386-5394.
INTERNET: www.faa.gov

Asphalt Surface Treatments – Specifications and Construction Techniques.
Educational Series ES-11 and ES-12.
The Asphalt Institute,
Research Park Drive,
2696 Research Park Drive,
Lexington, KY 40511.
(859) 288-4961
FAX: (859) 288-4999.
INTERNET: www.asphaltinstitute.org

Cal/OSHA State of California Construction Safety Orders.
California Code of Regulations, Title 8,
Industrial Relations, Division 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4.
Thompson/Barclays Division,
P.O. Box 95767,
Chicago, IL 60694.
(800) 888-3600
FAX: (415) 344-3906.
INTERNET: http://ccr.oal.ca.gov
                OR
BNI News.
1612 S. Clementine St.,
Anaheim, CA 92802.
(800) 873-6397 or (714) 517-0970
FAX: (714) 535-8078.
INTERNET: www.bnibooks.com

California Disabled Accessibility Guide Book.
Michael Gibbons and National Access Consultants.
Bookmark Inc.,
13976 Santa Fe Trail Drive,
Lenexa, KS 66215.
(800) 642-1288
FAX: (913) 894-1842.
INTERNET: www.bookmarki.com

Standard Plans, State of California Department of Transportation.
CALTRANS,
Division of Procurement and Contracts Warehouse,
1900 Royal Oaks Drive,
Sacramento, CA 95815.
(916) 323-5606 or (916) 445-3520
FAX: (916) 324-8997.
INTERNET: www.dot.ca.gov

Standard Specifications, State of California Department of Transportation.
CALTRANS,
Division of Procurement and Contracts Warehouse,
1900 Royal Oaks Drive,
Sacramento, CA 95815.
(916) 323-5606 or (916) 445-3520
FAX: (916) 324-8997.
INTERNET: www.dot.ca.gov

Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction (Green Book).
BNI News,
1612 S. Clementine St.,
Anaheim, CA 92802.
(800) 873-6397 or (714) 517-0970
FAX: (714) 535-8078
INTERNET: www.bnibooks.com

Work Area Traffic Control Handbook.
BNI News,
1612 S. Clementine St.,
Anaheim, CA 92802.
(800) 873-6397 or (714) 517-0970.
FAX: (714) 535-8078
INTERNET: www.bnibooks.com

*Contact information for the above publishers is current as of 12/05*

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