Architect Registration Exam - Cds

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Architect Registration Exam - Cds

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  • 1. 
    Upon final completion of a building, the building inspector discovers that the toilet fixtures do not comply with CABO/ANSI A11.7.1, as required by the building code. After an investigation, it is determined that the installed toilet fixtures comply with the project specifications. Who is responsible for the cost of removing and replacing the fixtures?
    • A. 

      The Architect

    • B. 

      The Owner

    • C. 

      The Contractor

    • D. 

      The Building Department

  • 2. 
    Which of the following methods and materials requires the shortest construction time?
    • A. 

      Cast in Place Concrete

    • B. 

      Precast Concrete

    • C. 

      Reinforced Brick Masonry

    • D. 

      Reinforced hollow unit masonry

  • 3. 
    An architect is hired to renovate a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Is the building requires to have an elevator complying with American with Disabilities Acts (ADA) regulations. 
    • A. 

      Yes, if the building is more than two stories

    • B. 

      Yes, Unless compliance with the requirements would threaten or destroy the historic significance of the building.

    • C. 

      No, historic buildings are exempt from ADA requirements

    • D. 

      Yes, but only if the building already contains an elevator

  • 4. 
    The working drawing for a project show lateral bracing of the suspended ceiling for earthquake resistance. Although the architect did not inspect the ceiling construction before it was covered up, he suspects that the lateral bracing was not properly installed. The building inspector has not noted any violations. What should the architect do?
    • A. 

      Nothing, because no violations have been noted by the inspector, and the architect has no evidence that the construction is not in conformance with the contract documents

    • B. 

      Prepare a change order requiring the contractor to uncover the ceiling for the architect's inspection

    • C. 

      Request the contractor to uncover the ceiling for the architect's inspection

    • D. 

      Ask the owner to direct the contractor to uncover the ceiling, because the architect lacks such authority himself.

  • 5. 
    Is a speech isolation rating given to building materials and assemblies
  • 6. 
    The municipality in which a project is proposed has extremely stringent zoning regulations. In order to obtain zoning approval, the municipality's regulations require the architect to submit an extensive set of documents including dimensioned site plan, building elevations, color renderings, exterior material samples, landscape plans, signage details, and documentation demostration compliance with lighting and stormwater regulations. Under the provisions of a standard AIA Owner-Architect Agreement (B141), the creation of these documents would MOST LIKELY be considered the
    • A. 

      Schematic Design

    • B. 

      Design Development

    • C. 

      Construction Documents

    • D. 

      Change in Services

  • 7. 
    The juristiction where a project is proposed to be built requires that all parking lot light poles be limited to 25 feet in height. In order to best ensure that this regulations is met, the architect should
    • A. 

      Inform the electrical engineer of the regulation and verify that appropriate poles are specified in the contract documents

    • B. 

      Notify the owner of the regulation

    • C. 

      Notify the contractor of the regulation as the light poles are being installed

    • D. 

      Notify the contractor of the regulation before construction has begun

  • 8. 
    Select the INCORRECT statement about life cycle costs
    • A. 

      High quality products usually have a greater long-term cost than products of lower quality

    • B. 

      Construction costs represent about 15 percent of the long-term cost of a project

    • C. 

      Financing costs may be decreased when a fast-track procedure is used.

    • D. 

      Life Cycle costs include the costs of replacement and renovation

  • 9. 
    In addition to vertical loads, building structures must also be designed to resist which of the following
    • A. 

      Wind Loads

    • B. 

      Seismic Forces

    • C. 

      Hydrostatic Pressure

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    The phrase "Sick Building Syndrome" is used primarily to describe poor indoor air quality (IAQ). This phenomenon can result fromI. inadequate ventilationII. off-gassing from fabrics and coatingIII. tabacoo smokeIV. wind
    • A. 

      I and II

    • B. 

      II and III

    • C. 

      I and IV

    • D. 

      I, II and III

  • 11. 
    Sustainable design projects seeking LEED certification require more stringent architectural supervision. Which of the following tasks would most likely require the GREATEST additional attention to ensure that original design standards are met?
    • A. 

      Review of product substitutions

    • B. 

      Processing Application for payment

    • C. 

      Review of Shop Drawings

    • D. 

      Preparation of a punchlist

  • 12. 
    Which of following is a consultant that might be employed in a sustainable design project?I. Wetland EngineerII. Energy CommissionerIII. Landscape ArchitectIV. Energy Modeling Engineer
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      I and II

    • C. 

      II, III, and IV

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 13. 
    The owners of a new office building have indicated they wish to have their building LEED certified. What effect might this decision have on the cost of design services?
    • A. 

      The architect's fees will increase, but those consultants will remain the same

    • B. 

      The architect's fees will remain the same, but the those of consultants will increase

    • C. 

      Both the architect's and consultant's fess will increase

    • D. 

      There will be no change in the cost of design services

  • 14. 
    After the construction documents phase for a project has been completed, the owner decides to use geothermal energy as an alternative energy sources. Which of the following parties would be entitled to additional compensation as result of this decision? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      The architect

    • B. 

      The structural engineer

    • C. 

      The mechanical engineer

    • D. 

      The landscape architect

  • 15. 
    The provisions that describes the rights, responsibilities, and relations of the parties to the construction contract are called the 
    • A. 

      Standard conditions

    • B. 

      General conditions

    • C. 

      Special Conditions

    • D. 

      Supplementary Conditions

  • 16. 
    An open proprietary specification allows the substitution of approved equal products for those specified. In the regard, which of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      The product must be identical to the one specified

    • B. 

      The product must match the quality and performance of the one specified, as determined by the architect

    • C. 

      The product must be one of the products named in the specifications.

    • D. 

      Open proprietary specifications are not usually permitted on publicly-funds projects

  • 17. 
    All tests and inspections required for these specifications will be performed by a person or testing laboratory employed by the contractor withe the prior approval of the architect. The statement above should be in which of the following documents?
    • A. 

      Instruction to bidders

    • B. 

      Supplementary Conditions

    • C. 

      General Conditions

    • D. 

      Special Conditions

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is NOT part of the contract documents?
    • A. 

      General Conditions

    • B. 

      Owner-Contractor Agreement

    • C. 

      Drawings and specifications

    • D. 

      Instruction to bidders

  • 19. 
    Which of the following documents are contained in a typical project manual?I. The bid formII. The instruction to biddersIII. The general conditionsIV. The specificationsV. The working drawings
    • A. 

      I, II and III

    • B. 

      III & IV

    • C. 

      I, II, III & IV

    • D. 

      I, II, IV, and V

  • 20. 
    While construction drawings define physical relationships between materials and building systems, specifications define all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Quality

    • B. 

      Methods

    • C. 

      Dimensions

    • D. 

      Installation techniques

  • 21. 
    The CSI Masterformats is divided into all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Chapters

    • B. 

      Sections

    • C. 

      Parts

    • D. 

      Divisions

  • 22. 
    A drawing showing the layout of a ceiling surface including light fixtures, HVAC devices, and sprinkler heads is called a
  • 23. 
    Which party is responsible for determining whether a completed assembly meets the design intent of the contract documents?
    • A. 

      Contractor

    • B. 

      Building Department

    • C. 

      Architect

    • D. 

      Owner

  • 24. 
    In striving to prepare construction documents which are as complete and clear as possible, the best practices is to
    • A. 

      Show complete information in all details

    • B. 

      Show complete information in one location and provide references to that location throughout the drawings

    • C. 

      Draw no details but refer to manufacturer's product data

    • D. 

      Do none of the above

  • 25. 
    The term "approval equal" is commonly found in which of the following types of specifications?
    • A. 

      Open proprietary specification

    • B. 

      Closed Proprietary specification

    • C. 

      Performance specifications

    • D. 

      Descriptive specification

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