NCC Vol 1 – Section B QUIZ #1: Structure

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General overall test on Section B of Volume 1 of the National Construction Code (Australia). [Taken from 2012 edition of the NCC]

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Question 1

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The objective of Section B Part B1 is to?
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  • Safeguard people from injury caused by structural failure
  • Safeguard people from loss of amenity caused by structural behaviour
  • Protect other property from physical damage caused by structural failure
  • Safeguard people from injury that may be caused by failure of, or impact with the building or structure
  • Do all of the above

Question 2

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Glass installations that are at risk of being subjected to human impact must have glazing that if broken on impact, will break in a way that is not likely to cause injury to people.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 3

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Which of the following characteristics must glazing (within glass installations that are at risk of being subjected to human impact) have?
Answer
  • If broken on impact, will break in a way that is not likely to cause injury to people
  • Resists a reasonably foreseeable human impact without breaking
  • Is protected or marked in a way that will reduce the likelihood of human impact
  • All of the above

Question 4

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What are permanent actions?
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  • The design or known dimensions of the building and construction (including the unit weight of the construction)
  • The known loads that will be imposed during the occupation or use of the building or structure (including construction activity actions)
  • The environment impact made by the building or structure (during and after construction)
  • All of the above

Question 5

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What are imposed actions?
Answer
  • The design or known dimensions of the building and construction (including the unit weight of the construction)
  • The known loads that will be imposed during the occupation or use of the building or structure (including construction activity actions)
  • The environment impact made by the building or structure (during and after construction)
  • All of the above

Question 6

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How many Importance Levels of Buildings and Structures are there?
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  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • More than 4

Question 7

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If a building has an importance level of 3, what does this mean?
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  • Buildings or structures presenting a low degree of hazard to life and other property in the case of failure.
  • Buildings or structures that are designed to contain a large number of people.
  • Buildings or structures that are essential to post-disaster recovery or associated with hazardous facilities.
  • Buildings or structures that fall between a low degree of hazard to life and ones that contain a large number of people.

Question 8

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What effect does a higher importance level have on a building or structure's annual probability of exceedance?
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  • Increases the probability
  • Decreases the probability
  • Has no effect
  • Is not relevant

Question 9

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Finish the following sentence: The structural resistance of materials and forms of construction must be determined in accordance with the appropriate…
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  • Australian Standard/New Zealand Standard
  • Expert determination
  • NCC specification
  • Manufacturer's specification

Question 10

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A building or structure, during construction and use, must avoid causing damage to other properties.
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  • True
  • False