An ornamental metals contractor assembles, casts, cuts, shapes, stamps, forges, welds, fabricates and installs, sheet, rolled and cast, brass, bronze, copper, cast iron, wrought iron, monel metal, stainless steel, steel, and/or any other metal for the architectural treatment and ornamental decoration of structures. This classification does not include the work of a sheet metal contractor.
Authority cited: Sections 7008 and 7059, Reference: Sections 7058 and 7059 (Business and Professions Code)
Content of the Examination
The Ornamental Metal (C-23) Examination is divided into five major sections. These sections are:
1. Project Planning and Estimating (25%)
Jobsite measurements and calculations
2. Ornamental Metal Fabrication (24%)
Material layout and preparation
Pre-fabrication and metal forming
3. Grinding and Finishing Ornamental Metal (12%)
4. Onsite Installation of Ornamental Metal (15%)
Product delivery and critical path coordination
Drilling, assembly, and finishing
5. Safety (24%)
Shop and jobsite equipment
Working in elevated areas
*Percentages are approximate*
The following questions are typical of the types of items that are on the examination. The correct answer is highlighted.
1. According to the California Building Code, a window can be used as an escape or rescue only if it has a net clear opening of how many feet?
2.4 square feet
3.5 square feet
4.6 square feet
5.7 square feet
2. If an architectural drawing gives a scale of 1/8” = 1’, what does a line 2-3/16” equal?
3. According to the California Building Code, in which of the following settings would it be permissible to construct a guardrail only 36” in height?
*All questions are written and reviewed by licensed contractors who are actively working in the field*