PPD_EXAM C_120 QUESTIONS_04:15 HRS

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Quiz on PPD_EXAM C_120 QUESTIONS_04:15 HRS , created by Rick Ross on 10/15/2018.

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Question 1

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Stone arches usually involve specially carved trapezoidal shapes and a ________ at the center top.
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  • center stone
  • corner stone
  • keystone
  • head stone

Question 2

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What are the four factors that create a defensible space?
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  • Natural Surveillance, Fences/walls, Locks, Milieu
  • Natural Surveillance, Boundaries, Image, Environment.
  • Territoriality, Natural Surveillance, Environment, Milieu
  • Territoriality, Natural Surveillance, Image, Milieu

Question 3

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What is the most commonly used type of communication system within a building?
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  • LAN server network
  • Telephone system
  • Email through internet server connection
  • PA system

Question 4

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In architectural terms, define style.
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  • The style in which a building is designed (i.e. Gothic, Craftsman)
  • A set of repeating and identifiable elements in a design
  • A recognizable style by a certain architect, such as Frank Gehry
  • The style the architect is trying to evoke in the design

Question 5

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When considering steel over other building materials, what should be considered? Select all that apply
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  • safety
  • seismic design requirements
  • climate
  • the owner’s budget
  • price of steel
  • placement of mechanical equipment
  • location of elevator

Question 6

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What should you do if you discover large quantities of organic soils on a site?
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  • Compact the soil and use a stem wall foundation
  • Use a mat slab foundation to float the building on the soil
  • Choose a different site as organic soils are impossible to build on
  • Remove the soil and replace it with an appropriate fill material

Question 7

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In terms of site design, what are conifers best used for?
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  • Adding lush greenery to the landscape
  • Blocking wind and views
  • Separating site uses
  • Providing shade

Question 8

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Which of the following street types would have the lowest level of traffic?
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  • Collector/Distributor Streets
  • Local Streets
  • Arterial Streets
  • Freeways

Question 9

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Which of the following are considered the different levels of soil? Select all that apply
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  • Level C - Weathered and fractured rock with little biological activity
  • Level B - Minerals, lies below the plants roots and supports life
  • Level D - Solid sandstone
  • Level A - Topsoil, essential for growth of plants and takes a long time to develop

Question 10

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Per ADA, the wheelchair passage width for doors is minimum clear distance of _____when open at 90°.
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  • 24”
  • 32”
  • 48”
  • 36”

Question 11

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Which is a method of heat transfer? Select all that apply
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  • Radiation
  • Conduction
  • Enthalpy
  • Convection
  • Warm breeze
  • Humidity
  • Wet Bulb

Question 12

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What is a benefit of incorporating sustainable design into a building?
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  • Elimination of property taxes
  • LEED accreditation and awards for distinguished building status
  • Healthier indoor environment for building occupants
  • Lower construction costs

Question 13

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Which items are included on a topographic survey?
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  • Proposed site features
  • Proposed topography grading
  • Site datum point
  • Slab plan dimensions

Question 14

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What is the correct name and description of this housing pattern?
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  • Street Front Pattern: the homes are turned at a right angle to the street
  • Cluster Development: the homes are turned at a right angle to the street
  • Street Front Pattern: consisting of houses placed linearly along the street, the street front pattern provides straightforward access for cars and people, as well as uniform orientation
  • Cluster Development: densely packed units are grouped around shared common public space

Question 15

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This term refers to the assembly of individual units, often of brick or stone and with or with out mortar, into an integrated whole.
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  • masonry
  • pile building
  • stacking
  • carpentry

Question 16

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Which of the following strategies would NOT reduce energy use within a building?
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  • Install solar panels
  • Decrease the amount of insulation in the walls
  • Orient building to sun to control heat gain
  • Use insulated windows

Question 17

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The three basic types of masonry bearing wall construction are: Select all that apply
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  • cavity wall
  • double wythe
  • single wythe
  • cobble
  • wet stack
  • corbel
  • console

Question 18

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What building system would benefit from the use of solar energy within a building?
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  • HVAC system
  • Plumbing system
  • Communication System
  • Electrical system

Question 19

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A typical service meter measures power in what unit?
Answer
  • Volts
  • kWh: Kilowatt hours
  • Joules
  • Amps

Question 20

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Which technique would NOT help reduce sound transmission between spaces in a building?
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  • Add insulation to the walls
  • Strap mechanical ducts directly to the ceiling
  • Extend walls from floor to ceiling between stories
  • Add an air space between construction assembly members

Question 21

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Brick facades should be _______ whenever the joints become compromised and no longer prevent water from entering the wall.
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  • repointed
  • salvaged
  • torn down
  • painted

Question 22

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What are ADA showers NOT required to be equipped with:
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  • a fold-down seat
  • a front curb or step-in that would prevent a wheelchair from rolling out of the shower
  • grab bars
  • a showerhead attached to a flexible supply hose

Question 23

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If the Occupant Load Factor for a 9,000 sq. ft. warehouse is 300 sq. ft. per person how many exits are required?
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  • 3
  • 1
  • 4
  • 2

Question 24

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The main plumbing vent for a building is called the:
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  • super vent
  • stack vent
  • DWV
  • plumb duct

Question 25

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Which term grants you the ability to use a building for your proposed use even though the zoning code normally would not allow it?
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  • Grandfather clause
  • Variance
  • Ordinance
  • Conditional Use Permit

Question 26

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What is an Arterial street?
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  • Allows large volumes of traffic to move quickly between, around, or through urban centers
  • Provide access to low intensity uses in front of them
  • Serve as transitional channels between local access to a neighborhood and main roads
  • Also known as highways, they are continuous channels that connect with freeways (at the exits)

Question 27

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A site is located in a dense urban area with heavy traffic, high winds and tall buildings. What information should be gathered to design a building that directly responds to the site conditions?
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  • Microclimate information - refers to the specific local conditions of the site
  • Any pre-existing site features, such as trees and water
  • Macroclimate statistics - refers to the general climate of the overall region
  • Prevailing wind patterns on the site

Question 28

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How is a material sustainably harvested?
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  • A tree is cut down and re-planted
  • A tree is trimmed instead of completely cut down
  • A tree is cut down and the soil is left to rest before being replanted
  • A tree is grown using energy and water efficient technologies

Question 29

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What qualities could you identify of a material based on its thermal mass?
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  • It is a material's ability to absorb heat and cold; higher thermal mass can absorb more temperature
  • It is a material's ability to insulate a building; higher thermal mass can insulate a building better
  • It is a material's ability to transfer heat and cold; higher thermal mass can transfer more temperature
  • It is a material's ability to allow light and air transfer into a building; lower thermal mass allows more light and air to enter a building

Question 30

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Some examples of cathodes are: Select all that apply
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  • titanium
  • nickel
  • gold
  • silver
  • mercury
  • steel
  • iron

Question 31

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Which of the following options would produce a site surface with a relatively low albedo?
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  • Turf and lawn areas
  • Paving and hardscape
  • Glass and steel
  • Reflecting pools and ponds.

Question 32

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Before metal ties came into use for tying the brick layers in a multi-wythe wall to each other, bricks were used in what kind of courses to span a wall’s thickness.
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  • Layered
  • Rowlock
  • Corbeled
  • Spanning

Question 33

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Which of the following would be the typical dB level for an office conversation?
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  • 95dB
  • 30dB
  • 70dB
  • 165dB

Question 34

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Which of the following specialty shapes are manufactured in CMU blocks? Select all that apply
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  • Keystones (top of arch)
  • Jamb blocks (door jambs)
  • Corner blocks (corners)
  • Bond beams (headers)
  • Base shoe
  • Bullnose
  • Ledger

Question 35

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Hydrated lime is:
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  • An inorganic compound of calcium hydroxide that comes from burning, hydrating (slaking) and drying of limestone
  • A pozzolan
  • Another term for wet limestone
  • A cool drink often supplied on construction sites in order for workers to stay hydrated

Question 36

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What foundation would be best suited for a site that has soils with poor bearing capacity?
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  • Stem wall
  • Deep footings
  • Piles or caissons
  • Raised foundation

Question 37

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What are evenly spaced holes or wicks (often placed in vertical mortar joints) that provide a passage for water in the wall to escape.
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  • Tears
  • Drips
  • Expansion joints
  • Weeps

Question 38

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Arranging the furniture to foster creativity, productivity or work flow would be considered
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  • Interior Design
  • Retail Design
  • Ergonomics
  • Space Planning

Question 39

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What is a general size and capacity for an elevator car?
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  • 5'X5' with a 1,500lb capacity
  • 5'X7' with a 2,500lb capacity
  • 10'X12' with a 10,000lb capacity
  • 10'X10' with a 5,000lb capacity

Question 40

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What is the maximum slope allowed for an accessible ramp?
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  • 1:15
  • 1:12
  • 1:10
  • 1:08

Question 41

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What three elements should be considered when laying out the ductwork design for the mechanical system?
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  • Location of light fixtures to avoid placing ductwork above them
  • Ceiling clearance space
  • Efficient layout to minimize length of duct runs
  • Location of door openings

Question 42

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The city has imposed _____________ to restrict no overnight parking of RVs on Main Street.
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  • a non-conforming use
  • an ordinance
  • a non-conditional use
  • a zoning amendment

Question 43

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Hollow brick includes any brick between ______ solid.
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  • 15-25%
  • 60-75%
  • 20-30%
  • 10-20%

Question 44

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What force speeds up the process of convection and of evaporation?
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  • radiation
  • high humidity
  • air movement
  • temperature drop

Question 45

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Select all of the typical Housing Patterns from the list.
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  • Cluster Development
  • End-On Pattern
  • Court Pattern
  • Street Front Pattern
  • Concentric Pattern
  • Satellite Pattern
  • Radial Pattern

Question 46

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Which side of the building should windows be placed in a cold climate where ample daylight is required?
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  • North
  • East
  • West
  • South

Question 47

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What type of foundation would work best on a site with hard bedrock or gravel at the surface?
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  • A typical stem wall foundation
  • A raised foundation
  • A Mat Slab foundation
  • A Pile or Caisson foundation

Question 48

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What question would be asked at the beginning of a Life Cycle Analysis to determine origins of building elements?
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  • What are the by-products of its' manufacturer?
  • How is the material delivered and installed?
  • Where did this material come from?
  • How is the material maintained & operated?

Question 49

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__________ Zoning is a form of single use zoning.
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  • Incentive
  • Performance
  • Euclidean
  • Form-Based

Question 50

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Which is the best way to mitigate disturbance to existing trees a site?
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  • Re-plant disturbed areas to other parts of the site
  • Minimize night site lighting to not disturb fauna
  • Minimize disturbance to natural site water supplies
  • Do not grade past the drip line of the tree

Question 51

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What term describes the study of spatial requirements of humans and the effects of population density on behavior, communication, & social interaction?
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  • Territoriality
  • Proxemics
  • Personal Bubble
  • Intimate Distance

Question 52

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What is the typical bearing capacity of compacted sand?
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  • 1,000 - 4,000 psf
  • 2,000 - 3,000 psf
  • 10,000 psf
  • 3,000 - 12,000 psf

Question 53

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Which type of wood frame extends its studs a full 2-stories from floor level 1 beyond floor level 2 to underside of roof?
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  • Block frame
  • Platform frame
  • Balloon frame
  • Extended frame

Question 54

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If there were registers on opposite walls of a room, ideally each has a throw that reaches ______ of the way to the center of the room.
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  • 2/3
  • 3/4
  • 1/8
  • 1/4

Question 55

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1 Watt = ____ BTU/hr?
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  • 3.413 BTU/hr
  • 2.156 BTU/hr
  • 4.534 BTU/hr
  • 6.673 BTU/hr

Question 56

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During which phase are design documents reviewed and approved?
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  • Design Development Phase
  • Entitlement Phase
  • Construction Documents Phase
  • 1st Plan Check Submittal

Question 57

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What is the typical voltage supply to a wall outlet in the electrical system design?
Answer
  • 160 volts
  • 210 volts
  • 180 volts
  • 120 volts

Question 58

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What kind of security protection would a car alarm be considered?
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  • Room protection
  • Area protection
  • Perimeter protection
  • Object protection

Question 59

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Term used to describe the concept of heat transfer by mass motion of a fluid such as air or water when heated molecules are caused to move away from the source of heat, carrying energy with it.
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  • convection
  • evaporation
  • sensible
  • bridging

Question 60

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What is considered the "comfort zone" in terms of temperature and humidity?
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  • 70-85 degrees in the winter and 60-68 degrees in the summer; 80-85% relative humidity
  • 60-68 degrees in the winter and 70-85 degrees in the summer; 50-80% relative humidity
  • 63-71 degrees in winter and 66-75 degrees in the summer; 30-60% relative humidity
  • 50-61 degrees in the winter and 80-85 degrees in the summer; 40-50% relative humidity

Question 61

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Which sites would be best suited for a mat slab or pile foundation? Select all that apply
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  • A site near a body of water
  • A steep site
  • A site with a high water table
  • A flat site

Question 62

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What is the term used by Kevin Lynch to describe how people react to urban areas in his book "The Image of the City"?
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  • Urban Imageability
  • The Neighborhood Concept
  • Suburban Imageability
  • Urban Legibility

Question 63

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When specifying a mortar the architect should be careful that they spec a mortar with __________ compressive strength than the unit of masonry that it binds.
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  • a higher
  • a lower
  • three times the
  • the same

Question 64

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Which process uses a hollow, water-cooled lance that is lowered into a container of molten iron and recycled steel scrap. A stream of pure oxygen is then blown through the lance at high pressure to burn off the excess carbon impurities.
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  • Blacksmithing
  • Galvanization
  • Basic Oxygen Process
  • Firing

Question 65

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What have largely replaced single- and multi-wythe solid walls as building envelopes in order to better resist moisture penetration and limit heat transfer.
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  • Adobe walls
  • Curtain walls
  • Cavity walls
  • Strawbale walls

Question 66

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Why is it important to determine the level of the water table on a site and what building elements could be affected by the location of the water table?
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  • To know the measurement of a site's ability to absorb water; this will be important in determining how much hardscape should be provided on the site
  • To know how much water can be added to a local storm sewer after heavy rains; this will affect the location of storm laterals into the building
  • To know the quantity of water the site can hold before flooding; this will affect waterproofing of the building
  • To know the level of water below the surface of the ground; this will affect the selection and design of the building foundation

Question 67

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An overflow of electricity is called a_____. When two hot wires are unintentionally connected it is called a _____.
Answer
  • surge, short circuit
  • arc, trip
  • trip, surge
  • shock, arc

Question 68

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A rafter with a notched top plate is called?
Answer
  • pig tail
  • bird-mouthed
  • gusset
  • rafter tail

Question 69

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What is the advantage to using indigenous materials in a building?
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  • They may be required per local historical building codes
  • They are more sustainable than new construction
  • They may have cultural importance to the community
  • They are local and readily available

Question 70

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A ____________ Easement is ______________?
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  • Conservation; used when it is required for two private owners to use a strip of land between two houses which has a property line running in the center
  • Joint; used for public good. As in the case where required for a street, highway, railroad right of way or for a telephone or electric power line
  • Utility; used in row housing, when a common or party wall is shared by two adjacent owners
  • Condemnation; used for public good. As in the case where required for a street, highway, railroad right of way or for a telephone or electric power line

Question 71

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In___________ terms, what is the purpose of building setbacks?
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  • Zoning Code; to allow access to light and air
  • Building Code; to keep buildings separated from one another
  • Building Code; to control the maximum size of a building on a site
  • Zoning Code; to allow green space between buildings

Question 72

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HVAC capacity is measured in:
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  • pounds
  • tons
  • volume
  • air changes per hour

Question 73

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Which cost analysis process considers ways in which alternative design solutions can be implemented that will provide the highest level of performance and safety in combination with the lowest life cycle costs.
Answer
  • Six Sigma
  • Lean Thinking
  • Broad Stroke
  • Value Engineering

Question 74

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How can you mask unwanted noise in a building?
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  • Completely seal the building so that no noise is transmitted between spaces
  • Play a low pitched tone to drown out the unwanted noise
  • Play a high pitched tone to drown out the unwanted noise
  • Provide white noise to blur unwanted sounds together

Question 75

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Which of the following are methods to incorporate passive cooling into a building? Select all that apply
Answer
  • Arrange windows to encourage wind flow through the space and allow ample ventilation
  • Seal all leaks in the building and provide a very efficient duct system
  • Utilize the "stack effect" to vent heat up and out of a space and allow cool air to enter below
  • Incorporate louvers and overhangs on windows to block direct sunlight
  • Install oversized HVAC equipment
  • Install energy efficient lighting
  • Use low VOC paints

Question 76

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Which fire detection system is most commonly used in buildings?
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  • Combination heat and humidity detectors
  • Smoke detectors
  • Combination smoke and flame detectors
  • Ionization detectors

Question 77

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What is the difference between Net Density and Gross Density?
Answer
  • Net Density does not include streets while Gross Density includes everything such as streets, open spaces, and parks
  • Net Density is the best way to describe the density of a site
  • Net Density includes streets while Gross Density does not
  • Net Density and Gross Density essentially describe the same thing

Question 78

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Which soil type tends to swell when frozen?
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  • Clay - plastic when wet, stiff when dry
  • Sand - drains well, good foundation when graded
  • Gravel - drains well, able to bear loads
  • Silt - stable when dry or damp, not wet.

Question 79

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John is in the process of selling his home to Anne. Anne needs to close the deal in 7 days. John agrees to close the deal in 7 days, but he won't be able to move for another 60 days. The best strategy for John and Anne to implement would be a _________________.
Answer
  • Sale-and-leaseback
  • Cooperative transfer of Ownership
  • Condominium transfer of rights
  • Fee simple or Fee absolute

Question 80

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What density is required in order to support a public transit system?
Answer
  • 10 persons per acre
  • 30 persons per acre
  • 50 persons per acre
  • 100 persons per acre

Question 81

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In a general sense, what is the main purpose of building codes?
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  • To limit the number of construction projects taking place at the same time
  • To maintain a cohesive aesthetic among buildings within a city
  • To protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • To enforce the future vision for a city or region

Question 82

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Electrical lines are called ‘cables’ when the cross section is ____ AWG or larger.
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  • 3 AWG
  • 4 0000
  • 10 AWG
  • 6 AWG

Question 83

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The square footage of the site is 10,000 s.f. An FAR of 2:1 is allowed for this property. What is the maximum building square footage allowed on this site?
Answer
  • 20,000 s.f.
  • 75000 s.f.
  • 10,000 s.f.
  • 5,000 s.f.

Question 84

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What is AHU an abbreviation for?
Answer
  • Association of Heating Unions
  • Air Handling Unit
  • Air Heating Unit
  • Air Humidity Unification

Question 85

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Which foundation would likely be the most expensive?
Answer
  • Belled Caissons
  • Driven Piles
  • Stem Wall
  • Mat Slab

Question 86

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Steel cages that are filled with natural stone or rubble and that can be stacked and tied together to bear structural loads or used as retaining walls are called:
Answer
  • Gallows
  • Stone bricks
  • Rock bales
  • Gabions

Question 87

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Which of the following is NOT a ramp and walkway requirement per ADA guidelines?
Answer
  • Minimum width required for two wheelchairs to pass each other is 50 inches, so public walkways should be minimum 6 feet wide
  • Ramps shall not be steeper than 1:12 (8.3%) slope.
  • Flared sides of curb ramps shall be 1:10 maximum slope
  • Walkways should have a maximum gradient of 5 percent (1:20), and maximum cross gradient of 2 percent (1:50)

Question 88

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Which choice best describes a Planned Unit Development?
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  • Small in scale; uses only one occupancy type; completed as one entire project
  • Allows for private use; usually a cheaper development option due to high density; generally has a very short construction schedule
  • Large in scale; utilizes mixed use of occupancies; completed in phases over an extended schedule
  • All units are identical in floor plan; generally uses a small piece of land; very expensive due to higher density

Question 89

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Which department would perform plan check first in the building permit approval process?
Answer
  • Design Review Board
  • Fire Protection
  • Building and Safety
  • Planning Department

Question 90

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A, U, S, or J shaped pipe that is located below or within a plumbing fixture is known as a:
Answer
  • sweep
  • trap
  • tee
  • cleanout

Question 91

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What is a percolation test and when would it be used?
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  • A test used to evaluate the rate at which soil will absorb water on a site; necessary for septic draining or leach fields
  • A test used to evaluate the rate at which building materials absorb water; necessary in very humid climates
  • A test used to determine the rate at which water drains from a site; necessary on steeply sloping sites
  • A test used to calculate the maximum density that is required for the soil on a site; necessary when soil samples are poor

Question 92

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Which of the following is a written agreement that put specific limitations or restrictions on a property?
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  • Deed of Trust
  • Cooperative
  • Covenant
  • Easement

Question 93

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What is a continuous wall from the foundation through the roof that separates the building into different construction types?
Answer
  • Fire Partition
  • Smoke Barrier
  • Fire Wall
  • Fire Barrier

Question 94

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This type of pipe fitting is most susceptible to damage from water hammer effect?
Answer
  • drip tape
  • PEX tubing
  • iron pipes
  • copper pipe fittings

Question 95

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A detail that is often used on the front face of a stone coping or a window sill that prevents water from draining down the face of a building is called a:
Answer
  • drip edge
  • keystone
  • wash
  • cap

Question 96

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A building's degree of fire resistance _______.
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  • is influenced by the building's height
  • determines the building's intended use
  • classifies the type of construction
  • is proportional to the building's floor area ratio

Question 97

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Which of the following is an Incidental Accessory Area?
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  • The jury assembly room in a courthouse
  • A private office research laboratory
  • A print room in a large office building
  • A medical gas storage room in a regional hospital

Question 98

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How does a variance affect the zoning code applicable to a particular site?
Answer
  • A variance does not affect the zoning code requirements; it is part of building and safety
  • A variance overrides the local zoning codes so that a building does not need to comply
  • A variance makes the site much more expensive to get a permit for construction
  • A variance is a request to deviate from some of the requirements of zoning (maximum height, minimum setbacks, etc.), because complying with these requirements would create financial hardship or practical construction challenges

Question 99

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What type of development requires the infrastructure to be more spread out, is often less efficient and therefore more expensive?
Answer
  • Low Density
  • Zero Density
  • High Density
  • Mixed Density

Question 100

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Heat gain or loss when air moves through cracks or gaps in a building assembly is called:
Answer
  • creep
  • infiltration
  • seepage
  • permeance

Question 101

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Which of the following describes the ratio of a Golden Section?
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  • a/b = a+b/b
  • b/a = a+b/a
  • b/a = a+a/b
  • a/b = a+b/a

Question 102

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What is the Occupant Load in a building?
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  • The number of persons who occupy the building during peak hours of operation
  • The total number of persons that might occupy a building
  • The number of persons per business in a building
  • The number of persons per floor of a building.

Question 103

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What are two key types of lateral loads to become familiar with?
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  • Gravity and dynamic loads
  • Seismic and wind loads
  • Environmental loads
  • Live and dead loads

Question 104

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The City of Santa Monica, California has implemented a new Zoning Code. What topic(s) does the Zoning Code regulate?
Answer
  • Number of restrooms required in building
  • Construction Type
  • Any required setbacks from property lines, rights-of-way, streets and sidewalks
  • vEnclosed stairways as a means of egress

Question 105

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Alloys are a combination of pure metals to give greater ______ or resistance to corrosion.
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  • water proofing
  • flexibility
  • shine
  • strength

Question 106

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Meridians are ______________.
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  • Latitudinal lines North of the equator
  • Longitudinal lines South of the equator
  • Longitudinal lines running North – South
  • Latitudinal lines running East – West

Question 107

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Other than providing electricity, what other use of solar energy is the most efficient in a building
Answer
  • Providing heat for a water heater
  • Solar panels for electricity is the best use of solar energy
  • Providing electricity to transfer back to the main grid
  • Providing heat during the winter

Question 108

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This type of is brick used to line fireplaces or other locations where direct contact with fire was expected.
Answer
  • Stove brick
  • Kiln brick
  • Fire brick
  • Hearth brick

Question 109

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This map is a case study for which city?
Answer
  • London
  • Paris
  • New York City
  • Washington D.C.

Question 110

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What are used to distribute air from above and can take on a variety of shapes?
Answer
  • acoustic tiles
  • diffusers
  • skylights
  • fins

Question 111

Question
What is the dimension that would result if the same mass of concrete in a block were recast without voids.
Answer
  • True thickness
  • Equivalent thickness
  • 10”
  • 3”

Question 112

Question
Why would thermal mass be used in a building during the winter?
Answer
  • To keep the building cool.
  • To hold heat within a building.
  • To reduce the energy consumption of the building
  • Thermal mass is traditionally only used during the summer

Question 113

Question
Mass will absorb heat during hot periods (especially if the sun directly radiates on it) and then slowly re-radiates that heat energy back into a space during the evening and night as outdoor temperatures drop. This is the concept of:
Answer
  • Convection
  • Radiation
  • Thermal Mass
  • Thermal coupling

Question 114

Question
Which of the following are typical design criteria for accessible parking? Select all that apply
Answer
  • Minimum number of required stalls is 10; increases in lots larger than 50 standard stalls
  • Handicapped parking stalls must have a 5 feet access aisle between every two spaces
  • Stalls to be located near building entrance and provided with an accessible path to the building
  • Parking stalls to be 9' x 18' minimum.

Question 115

Question
This process uses a dry powder to electro-statically apply a finish to a metal part. That part is then cured under 200 degrees Fahrenheit, which gives the protected metal a consistent and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Answer
  • powder coating
  • powder fusing
  • casting
  • electra painting

Question 116

Question
Which of the following describes a future cost?
Answer
  • Cost to the owner to sell the project once it is complete.
  • Building costs typically including funding the land and consequent reallocation costs, construction and related fees.
  • Cost related to a building operation, including but not limited to replacement, maintenance, modifications, or renovation.
  • "These costs serve the function of the building - including security, materials, and staff. Costs due to construction include temporary space and loss of use

Question 117

Question
What is a continuous vertical or horizontal shield with a minimum fire-resistant rating of 1 hour?
Answer
  • Fire Partition
  • Fire Barrier
  • Fire Wall
  • Smoke Barrier

Question 118

Question
Stair handrails must be _____ above tread nosing.
Answer
  • 42-46”
  • 38-42”
  • 24-32”
  • 34-38”

Question 119

Question
Building codes are designed to: Select all that apply
Answer
  • protect health of occupants
  • protect building owners
  • protect welfare of occupants
  • protect safety of occupants
  • protect health of architects
  • protect safety of owner
  • protect personal spaces of occupants

Question 120

Question
If a two-story, non-sprinklered building has a diagonal length of 200' how far apart should the exit stairs be located?
Answer
  • 100'
  • 75'
  • 50'
  • 150'
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