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*
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?
Add less water to the mixture.
Add more latex to the mixture.
Stop applying seal coat.
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?
3. A C-32 contractor refers to which of the following guidelines when determining highway construction sign location?
The California Building Code
Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction
MUTCD California Supplement
*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*