2015 Commercial Building Inspector Study Questions

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2015 Commercial Building Inspector Study Questions

Randomized and graded questions from the study guide.


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  • 1. 
    The International Residential Code is applicable to townhouses a maximum of ______ above grade plane in height and provided with separate means of egress.
    • A. 

      35 feet

    • B. 

      40 feet

    • C. 

      Three stories

    • D. 

      Four stories

  • 2. 
    Provisions of the appendix do not apply unless ________. 
    • A. 

      Specified in the code.

    • B. 

      Applicable to unique conditions.

    • C. 

      Specifically adopted. 

    • D. 

      Relevant to fire or life safety. 

  • 3. 
    If there is a conflict in the code between a general requirement and a specific requirement, the _________ requirement shall apply. 
    • A. 

      General

    • B. 

      Specific

    • C. 

      Least restrictive

    • D. 

      Most restrictive

  • 4. 
    The _________ is considered by the code as the term to describe the individual in charge of the department of building safety. 
    • A. 

      Building official

    • B. 

      Code official

    • C. 

      Code administrator

    • D. 

      Chief building inspector

  • 5. 
    The building official has the authority to __________ the provisions of the code. 
    • A. 

      Ignore

    • B. 

      Waive

    • C. 

      Violate

    • D. 

      Interpret

  • 6. 
    Used materials may be utilized under which of the following conditions?
    • A. 

      They meet the requirements for new materials.

    • B. 

      They are limited to 10% of the total materials. 

    • C. 

      Used materials may never be used in construction. 

    • D. 

      A representative sampling is tested for compliance. 

  • 7. 
    The building official has the authority to grant modifications to the code ____________.
    • A. 

      For only those issues not affecting life safety or fire safety. 

    • B. 

      For individual cases where the strict letter of the code is impractical. 

    • C. 

      Where the intent and purpose of the code cannot be met. 

    • D. 

      Related only to administrative functions. 

  • 8. 
    In order for an alternate material, design or method of construction to be considered acceptable, it must be equivalent to the code based on all but which of the following criteria?
    • A. 

      Durability

    • B. 

      Economics

    • C. 

      Strength

    • D. 

      Fire resistance

  • 9. 
    Tests performed by ______________ may be required by the building official where there is insufficient evidence of code compliance. 
    • A. 

      The owner

    • B. 

      The contractor

    • C. 

      An approved agency

    • D. 

      A design professional

  • 10. 
    A permit is not required for the construction of one-story detached accessory structure when it has a maximum floor area of _______ square feet. 
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      120

    • C. 

      150

    • D. 

      200

  • 11. 
    Movable fixtures, cases, counters and partitions are exempt from a building permit where they have a maximum height of __________. 
    • A. 

      5 feet, 0 inches

    • B. 

      5 feet, 6 inches

    • C. 

      5 feet, 9 inches

    • D. 

      6 feet, 0 inches

  • 12. 
    Where a building is constructed in a flood hazard area, documentation of the lowest floor elevation shall be submitted to the building official prior to ____________. 
    • A. 

      Any framing work above the lowest floor level

    • B. 

      Approval of the framing inspection

    • C. 

      The final inspection

    • D. 

      Issuance of the certification of occupancy

  • 13. 
    The building permit, or a copy of the permit, shall be kept _________ until completion of the project. 
    • A. 

      At the job site

    • B. 

      By the permit applicant 

    • C. 

      By the contractor

    • D. 

      In your wallet

  • 14. 
    When a building permit is issued, the construction documents shall be approved as ___________________.
    • A. 

      "Approved for Construction"

    • B. 

      "Conditional Approval"

    • C. 

      "Accepted as Reviewed"

    • D. 

      "Reviewed for Code Compliance"

  • 15. 
    Unless otherwise mandated by state or local laws, the approved construction documents shall be retained by the building official for a minimum of ______ from the date of completion of the permitted work. 
    • A. 

      90 days

    • B. 

      180 days

    • C. 

      1 year

    • D. 

      2 years

  • 16. 
    Which one of the following inspections is not specifically identified by the International Building Code as a required inspection?
    • A. 

      Footing inspection

    • B. 

      Frame inspection

    • C. 

      Soil classification

    • D. 

      Energy efficiency inspection

  • 17. 
    Whose duty is it to notify the building official that the work is ready for inspection?
    • A. 

      The permit holder

    • B. 

      Kate should do it

    • C. 

      The contractor

    • D. 

      The owner

  • 18. 
    The certificate of occupancy shall contain all of the following information except:
    • A. 

      The name of the building owner

    • B. 

      The name of the building official

    • C. 

      The building's type of construction

    • D. 

      The building's maximum height and area

  • 19. 
    A temporary certificate of occupancy is valid for what maximum period of time? 
    • A. 

      30 days

    • B. 

      180 days

    • C. 

      4 weeks

    • D. 

      A period of time set by the building official

  • 20. 
    The board of appeals is not authorized to rule on an appeal based on a claim that ________________. 
    • A. 

      The provisions of the code do not fully comply

    • B. 

      A code requirement should be waived

    • C. 

      The rules have been incorrectly interpreted

    • D. 

      A better form of construction is provided

  • 21. 
    A one-family dwelling's accessory structure is regulated by the International Residential Code provided it is a maximum of __________ story (stories) in height above grade plane. 
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 22. 
    The provisions of _________ shall apply to the repair, alteration, change of occupancy, addition to and relocation of existing buildings. 
    • A. 

      International Building Code Chapter 1

    • B. 

      International Building Code Chapter 34

    • C. 

      International Existing Building Code

    • D. 

      International Property Maintenance Code

  • 23. 
    Where a conflict occurs between provisions in the International Building Code and those in a referenced standard, which provision(s) shall apply?
    • A. 

      International Building Code

    • B. 

      Referenced standard

    • C. 

      The more restrictive of the International Building Code or the referenced standard

    • D. 

      The provision as determined by the building official

  • 24. 
    A permit is not required for the construction of a fence where the fence is a maximum of ______ feet in height. 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 25. 
    ASTM C 1280 is a referenced standard addressing ______________. 
    • A. 

      Structural concrete

    • B. 

      Light-framed wood construction

    • C. 

      Structural steel buildings

    • D. 

      Exterior gypsum sheathing installation

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