Ach Aia Questions

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Ach Aia Questions

ACH Foam's Quiz for AIA Credit. Your ID is your AIA member ID 


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are comprised of:
    • A. 

      Foam laminated to one OSB wood skin

    • B. 

      Foam laminated to a metal panel

    • C. 

      EPS foam sandwiched between 2 OSB wood skins

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    SIP environmental benefits include:
    • A. 

      Energy efficiency and reduced energy costs

    • B. 

      Recyclability of EPS cores

    • C. 

      Made from fast-growing, renewable trees

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT an SIP feature?
    • A. 

      Structural framing system

    • B. 

      Exterior decorative siding

    • C. 

      Thermal envelope

    • D. 

      Reduced air infiltration

  • 4. 
    SIPs are ____ to ____ faster to install than stick framing.
    • A. 

      10 - 20%

    • B. 

      20 - 30%

    • C. 

      30 - 40%

    • D. 

      40 - 50%

  • 5. 
    Acceptable type(s) of foundation(s) for SIPs are:
    • A. 

      Slab on grade

    • B. 

      Poured concrete

    • C. 

      Concrete block

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    When building with SIPs you must always:
    • A. 

      Avoid placing OSB facings in direct contact with concrete

    • B. 

      Cut all electrical chases by hand at the jobsite

    • C. 

      Have unsupported OSB facings

    • D. 

      Use only block spline connections

  • 7. 
    A complete list of methods for fastening and sealing SIP panels is:
    • A. 

      Nails and SIP sealant

    • B. 

      Super glue, staples and tape

    • C. 

      Nails, staples, screw fasteners, sealant and tape

    • D. 

      Screw fasteners, sealant and tape

  • 8. 
    SIPs out perform stick framing in:
    • A. 

      Whole wall R-value

    • B. 

      Energy use

    • C. 

      Air infiltration

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    SIPs are regularly used in:
    • A. 

      Roof framing projects only

    • B. 

      Residential and commercial construction

    • C. 

      Mostly remodeling

    • D. 

      Really expensive, custom projects

  • 10. 
    Some of the other benefits of SIPs include:
    • A. 

      Reduced energy consumption

    • B. 

      Reduced air infiltration

    • C. 

      Structural framing

    • D. 

      All of the above