Construction and Building Materials Certification

In this article, we will explore what a Construction and Building Materials certification is, why it is important, and how you can go about getting certified in Construction and Building Materials by Sanfoundry for free.

What is a Building Materials certification?
A Building Materials certification is a professional credential demonstrating an individual’s proficiency in Construction and Building Materials. The certified professional has in-depth knowledge of topics such as:

  • comparison of the properties of most common and advanced building materials.
  • basic understanding of the typical and potential applications of lime, cement, and aggregates.
  • production of concrete and the method of placing and making concrete elements.
  • applications of timbers and other materials.
  • importance of modern material for construction.
  • selection of suitable materials for buildings and adopting suitable construction techniques.
  • evaluation and finalization of suitable type of foundation based on soil parameters.
  • proper supervision of the construction of different building elements based on suitability.
  • knowledge of building finishes and form work requirements.

Which certification is best to work in the field of Construction and Building Materials?
There are a number of different certifications that you can get to work in the field of construction and building materials. The best certification to have if you want to work in construction and building materials is the certification offered by Sanfoundry. Other certification include Certified Construction Manager (CCM) and the Construction Specifications Institute Certified Specifications Writer (CSI-CSW).

What type of job can I get with a Construction and Building Materials certification?
With Construction and Building Materials certification you can work as a construction manager, estimator, project manager, inspector, or even a safety officer. You can also find work in the areas of engineering, architecture and design. You can also find jobs related to sales, marketing, and product development.

What topics are covered in the Construction and Building Materials certification course exam?
Here’s the complete syllabus of the exam.

Construction and Building Materials Certification Syllabus
Functional Planning of Buildings Important Building Components Site Investigation and Ground Techniques
Foundations Deep Excavations, Pile Foundations and Caisson Stone and Brick Masonry
Composite Masonry Load Bearing Walls Cavity Walls & Partition Walls
Scaffolding, Shoring and Underpinning Damp, Water and Termite Proofing Cement Concrete Construction
Arches, Lintels, Stairs and Formwork Doors, Windows and Ventilators Fire Protection in Building, Carpentry & Joinery
Floors and Flooring Roofing Materials Pointing and Plastering
Painting, Varnishing, Distempering Acoustics and Ventilation Air Conditioning, Thermal Insulation, Stones & Ferrous Metals
Steel, Timber, Mortar, Plastics Non-Ferrous Metals & Alloys Glass, Lime, Clay Products & Bricks
Miscellaneous Materials, Plain & RCC Construction Equipments Plumbing for Building
Earthquake Resistant Buildings Building Plans, PERT and CPM Rate Analysis, Estimation and Costing

Sanfoundry Building Materials Certification

Sanfoundry offers online certification in Construction and Building Materials for free. The certification exam is divided into two parts: Qualifier Test and Certification Test.

First step is to take the "Qualifier Test". If you have scored at least a B grade in the "Qualifier Test", then only you would be eligible to take part in the online "Certification Test". If you have scored an A* (Genius) or A (Excellent) grade in the certification test, then you will be awarded a “Certificate of Merit” in Building Materials from Sanfoundry.

Building Materials Certification Exam Overview:

Here are the details and format of the Certification Exam:

  • Format: Online & Multiple Choice
  • Prerequisite: Yes (Qualifier Test)
  • Total Questions: 50
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Negative Marking: Yes
  • Fee: Free
Marking Scheme:
In the online certification test, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer. So, you have to be more careful in your test. If needed, you should skip to the next question and come back to that question later so that you can manage the time more effectively during the test.

Based on your score, you would be given one of the following Grades:

Grade A* – Genius (You scored 100%)
Grade A – Excellent (Your score is in the range of 80% to 99%)
Grade B – Good (Your score is in the range of 60% to 80%)
Grade C – Average (Your score is in the range of 40% to 60%)
Grade D – Poor (Your score is in the range of 0% to 40%)

Steps to get the Free Building Materials Certificate

How to prepare for Building Materials Certification Exam?
Before you start taking the certification test, it is important to study and practice our collection of 1000 Building Materials MCQs and check your progress by taking this subject specific Practice & Mock Tests.

Once you are ready, follow the below mentioned steps:
  1. Sign up with Sanfoundry.
  2. Take this Construction and Building Materials Qualifier Test.
  3. Score at least B Grade in the Qualifier test in order to be qualified to take the certification exam.
  4. Once you have qualified, you can take this Construction and Building Materials Certification Test anytime (24×7).
  5. If you have scored either A* Grade (Genius) or A Grade (Excellent) in the test, then you are eligible for a "Certificate of Merit".
  6. Fill this feedback form and download your certificate of merit from here. Kindly note that we issue certificate-of-merit on a monthly basis only i.e., on 5th of the next month.
  7. Check your name in the list of top-rankers live here.
Note: If you face a technical problem during the test, you should take a screenshot of your Monitor and send it to [email protected] along with your contact number so we can call you back soon.

Building Materials Certification FAQs

1. Is a certification required to work in Building Materials? Will it get me a job?
A certification is not mandatory, but it demonstrates your expertise in this field. So the benefit of a certification is that it can help make the process easier by showing employers that you have the skills necessary for the given job.

2. Can I do Building Materials certification if I am a beginner?
Yes, but you should prepare the subject thoroughly by studying all the chapters and topics.

3. Is the Building Materials exam hard?
This subject is not difficult to learn, but it's not an easy subject either. If you've practiced Construction and Building Materials in-depth, then the test might be a little easier for you.

4. How long does it take to earn a Building Materials certification?
The amount of time it takes to earn the certification varies depending on individual circumstances and level of experience. It typically takes several months of studying and practice to prepare for the certification exam.

5. Can I earn a college credit for my Construction and Building Materials course if I am certified?
It depends on your college. There are few colleges and institutions which prefer the students to be certified by external institutions for a credit course. So, kindly check with your college.

6. Can I get certified in Building Materials online?
Yes, Sanfoundry offers free online certificate in Construction and Building Materials.

7. Which online Construction and Building Materials Certification Course is the best?
Each online certification course has a specific focus and it prepares you for different skillset. So, there is no single best course on Construction and Building Materials. The best you can do is to get a free certificate on this from Sanfoundry. If you are doing a self-study, you can learn the basics in the free Construction and Building Materials Certification Course.

8. Can I get Construction Materials certification for free? How much it cost?
Yes, you can get the certification for free. A Certificate by Sanfoundry is 100% free for everyone.

9. How long is Building Materials certification valid? Does it expire?
The certificate is valid for life. There is no need to renew your certificate or take any further steps to keep your certification active.

10. Who is eligible to take the Building Materials certification exam?
Anyone who has been "working" or "studying" the subject can take the certification exam.

11. What is the format of the certification exam?
It is MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) based.

12. Is there any negative marking in the online certification exam?
In the Certification exam, you will be given 2 points for every correct answer. There will also be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer.

13. How many times can I take the certification exam?
You can attempt the certification exam 2 times a month.

14. Are there any resources or materials available to help me prepare for the Building Materials Certification exam?
You should practice Sanfoundry Building Materials MCQs. Additionally, you can refer to the collection of best Construction and Building Materials Books.

15. Are there any prerequisites for Building Materials certification?
Yes, there is one prerequisite. You have to complete the qualifier test before taking the certification test.

16. How do I get certified in Construction and Building Materials?
Take the Sanfoundry test, get either an A* Grade (Genius) or an A Grade (Excellent) in the Construction Materials certification exam, and earn a free certificate of merit from us.

17. How do I register for the certification exam? How to get started?
Simply signup with Sanfoundry and take the test as mentioned here.

If you find any mistake above, kindly email to [email protected]

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