Building Utilities 2 Architecture Board Exam

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Pre-Board Examination For Architecture Board Exam (Building Utilities) Prepared By: Arch. JC Makiramdam


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  • 1. 
    Conveys storm water and terminates into a natural drainage such as lakes or rivers.
    • A. 

      Storm sewer

    • B. 

      Main sewer

    • C. 

      Distribution sewer

    • D. 

      Canals

  • 2. 
    A machine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy, a generator of  alternating current.
    • A. 

      Thermostat

    • B. 

      Generator

    • C. 

      Alternator

    • D. 

      Motor

  • 3. 
    Freon in air-con must be compressed and liquefied in order to absorb ___.
    • A. 

      Heat

    • B. 

      Moisture

    • C. 

      Air

    • D. 

      Water

  • 4. 
    Standard size of a wet standpipe outlet for each floor.
    • A. 

      2"

    • B. 

      1 1/4"

    • C. 

      1 1/2"

    • D. 

      1"

  • 5. 
    A type of pipe fitting for a Yoke Vent.
    • A. 

      1/4 bend

    • B. 

      1/8 bend

    • C. 

      Wye

    • D. 

      Cross tee

  • 6. 
    Minimum size of trap or branch for a bidet.
    • A. 

      3/8"

    • B. 

      1 1/2"

    • C. 

      1"

    • D. 

      1/2"

  • 7. 
    Term applied to the interconnection of the same fixtures in one soil or waste branch with one branch vent.
    • A. 

      Union

    • B. 

      Battery of fixtures

    • C. 

      Connection of fixtures

    • D. 

      Series

  • 8. 
    A single vent that ventilates multiple traps in the case of a back to back vent.
    • A. 

      Relief vent

    • B. 

      Common vent

    • C. 

      Loop vent

    • D. 

      Circuit vent

  • 9. 
    Minimum size of a standpipe for a building in which the highest outlet is 23 meters or less from the fire service connection.
    • A. 

      4"

    • B. 

      3"

    • C. 

      2"

    • D. 

      1"

  • 10. 
    Minimum size of a wet standpipe for a riser of more than 15 meters from the source.
    • A. 

      1"

    • B. 

      2"

    • C. 

      3"

    • D. 

      4"

  • 11. 
    Single lever valves used in kitchen sink and lavatory faucets or at shower valves works by the principle of a ___.
    • A. 

      Ball valve

    • B. 

      Gate valve

    • C. 

      Angular valve

    • D. 

      Check valve

  • 12. 
    Minimum height of a branch vent above the fixture it is venting.
    • A. 

      5"

    • B. 

      6"

    • C. 

      2"

    • D. 

      4"

  • 13. 
    Treats hard water.
    • A. 

      Perlite

    • B. 

      Vermiculite

    • C. 

      Zeolite

    • D. 

      Granite

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      1.5 sqmm

    • B. 

      2 sqmm

    • C. 

      4.5 sqmm

    • D. 

      5.5 sqmm

  • 15. 
    Standard frequency of power supplied by the local power utility company like Meralco.
    • A. 

      50 cycles

    • B. 

      60 cycles

    • C. 

      40 cycles

    • D. 

      30 cycles

  • 16. 
    The overhead service conductors from the last pole or other aerial support to and including splices, if any, connecting to the service entrance conductors at the building.
    • A. 

      Service drop

    • B. 

      Service cap

    • C. 

      Service entrance

    • D. 

      Service conductor

  • 17. 
    Unit of loudness level.
    • A. 

      Sabin

    • B. 

      Phon

    • C. 

      Farad

    • D. 

      Watts

  • 18. 
    Distance sound travels during each cycle of vibration.
    • A. 

      Wavelength

    • B. 

      Sound absorption

    • C. 

      Frequency

    • D. 

      Nota

  • 19. 
    The process of dissipating sound energy by converting it to heat.
    • A. 

      Soundwave

    • B. 

      Wavelength

    • C. 

      Sound absorption

    • D. 

      Appurtenance

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Sabin

    • B. 

      Sound attenuation

    • C. 

      Wavelength

    • D. 

      Farad

  • 21. 
    Unit of sound absorption equivalent to 1 square foot of perfectly absorptive material.
    • A. 

      Phon

    • B. 

      Watt

    • C. 

      Farad

    • D. 

      Sabin

  • 22. 
    Acoustical phenomenon which causes sound wave to be bent or scattered around.
    • A. 

      Diffusion

    • B. 

      Acoustical diffraction

    • C. 

      Absorption

    • D. 

      Sound wave

  • 23. 
    Minimum sound pressure level that is capable of being detected by the human ear.
    • A. 

      Threshold of inaudibility

    • B. 

      Threshold of pain

    • C. 

      Threshold of audibility

    • D. 

      Nota

  • 24. 
    Fluctuation in pressure, a particle displacement in an elastic medium.
    • A. 

      Sound

    • B. 

      Wavelength

    • C. 

      Phon

    • D. 

      Tune

  • 25. 
    Sound sensation in a single frequency.
    • A. 

      Wave tone

    • B. 

      Sine tone

    • C. 

      Pure tone

    • D. 

      Nota

  • 26. 
    Wave produced by a pure tone.
    • A. 

      Pure wave

    • B. 

      Sine wave

    • C. 

      Curved wave

    • D. 

      Nota

  • 27. 
    The luminous intensity of light is expressed in ___.
    • A. 

      Lux

    • B. 

      Candela

    • C. 

      Lumen

    • D. 

      Foot candle

  • 28. 
    It refers to an individual who worked in the sanitary field of ancient Rome.
    • A. 

      Plumber

    • B. 

      Plumbarius

    • C. 

      Plumbum

    • D. 

      Plumplum

  • 29. 
    Vertical flow of air used to separate different functions of spaces.
    • A. 

      Air curtain

    • B. 

      Air wall

    • C. 

      Air vent

    • D. 

      Air circulation

  • 30. 
    Type of lighting dealing with relatively large area lighting.
    • A. 

      Outdoor lighting

    • B. 

      Specific lighting

    • C. 

      General lighting

    • D. 

      Flood light

  • 31. 
    During elevator emergency, to rescue passengers, this part of the elevator is used to open the doors from the outside.
    • A. 

      Fire exit

    • B. 

      Outside door latch

    • C. 

      Panic bar

    • D. 

      Door latch

  • 32. 
    A device which extends across at least 1/2 the width of each door leaf which will open if subjected to pressure.
    • A. 

      Panic bar

    • B. 

      Mullion

    • C. 

      Door latch

    • D. 

      Keylock

  • 33. 
    Sanitary sewage from buildings shall be discharged directly to the nearest ___.
    • A. 

      Collector sewer

    • B. 

      Sewer line

    • C. 

      Main sanitary sewer

    • D. 

      Storm drain

  • 34. 
    The simplest type of building automation system.
    • A. 

      Hvac

    • B. 

      Elevator system

    • C. 

      Electrical system

    • D. 

      Telecommunication system

  • 35. 
    A vent pipe connected to a vent stack.
    • A. 

      Relief vent

    • B. 

      Circuit vent

    • C. 

      Loop vent

    • D. 

      Nota

  • 36. 
    Standard size of an outlet for a dry standpipe located at each floor.
    • A. 

      1 1/2"

    • B. 

      2"

    • C. 

      2 1/2"

    • D. 

      1"

  • 37. 
    A vent pipe connected to a stack vent.
    • A. 

      Circuit vent

    • B. 

      Loop vent

    • C. 

      Common vent

    • D. 

      Relief vent

  • 38. 
    Instrument used for measuring atmospheric pressure.
    • A. 

      Hydrometer

    • B. 

      Water meter

    • C. 

      Thermometer

    • D. 

      Barometer

  • 39. 
    Bets type of fire detection that can detect fire during the incipient stage.
    • A. 

      Pressurization

    • B. 

      Ionization

    • C. 

      Liquifaction

    • D. 

      Nota

  • 40. 
    Condensing unit is a part of a ___.
    • A. 

      Escalator

    • B. 

      Pressurization

    • C. 

      Refrigeration

    • D. 

      Freon

  • 41. 
    A faucet fitted with a nozzle curving downward used as a draw-off tap.
    • A. 

      Gate valve

    • B. 

      Gooseneck

    • C. 

      Bibbcock

    • D. 

      S cock

  • 42. 
    Heat rating for a fixed temperature heat detector.
    • A. 

      110-112 deg. F

    • B. 

      130-190 deg. F

    • C. 

      135-197 deg. F

    • D. 

      Nota

  • 43. 
    Minimum size of trap and waste branch for a shower stall.
    • A. 

      2"

    • B. 

      3"

    • C. 

      4"

    • D. 

      5"

  • 44. 
    Minimum size of trap and waste branch for a pedestal urinal.
    • A. 

      2"

    • B. 

      3"

    • C. 

      4"

    • D. 

      5"

  • 45. 
    Minimum head of water, in meters, required for each section of plumbing for water test.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 46. 
    How many days, at least, shall be given before any plumbing work inspection is done  after written notice for inspection.
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      6

  • 47. 
    Minimum time, in minutes, required for water to stay in the system or pipes for a water test without any leaks to satisfy said testing.
    • A. 

      Water meter

    • B. 

      Atmospheric meetr

    • C. 

      Atmospheric vacuum breaker

    • D. 

      Atmospheric test

  • 48. 
    Minimum lead content in percent for pipes and fittings safe for humans.
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      2%

    • C. 

      8%

    • D. 

      10%

  • 49. 
    Minimum vertical distance from the bottom of water pipes to the top of sewer or drain pipe if laid in the same trench on top of the other.
    • A. 

      300mm

    • B. 

      500mm

    • C. 

      200mm

    • D. 

      100mm

  • 50. 
    Minimum distance of water pipings from any regulating equipment, water heater,  conditioning tanks, and similar equipment requiring union fittings.
    • A. 

      300mm

    • B. 

      200mm

    • C. 

      100mm

    • D. 

      Nota