Building Construction Part 2

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Building Quizzes & Trivia

Skyscrapers and many architectural marvels characterize most of the major cities in the world. During our architecture classes we have been able to cover much and with the midterms around the corner the building construction quiz 1 will guide you to a better grade. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A type of deep foundation, also referred to as "drilled pier". A hole is drilled or dug through inadequate soil and then filled with concrete.
    • A. 

      Pile Foundations

    • B. 

      Augering

    • C. 

      Ribbed Mat Foundation

    • D. 

      Caisson Foundations

  • 2. 
    A rigid relatively slender structural member. Designed primarily to support axial, compressive loads applied ath the member ends.
    • A. 

      Shafts

    • B. 

      Beams

    • C. 

      Columns

    • D. 

      Foundations

  • 3. 
    A reinforced concrete footing for perimeter column or foundation wall extended to support an interior column load.
    • A. 

      Combined Footing

    • B. 

      Strip Footing

    • C. 

      Mat Footing

    • D. 

      Raft Footing

  • 4. 
    Is a process of transferring a portion of the load of the wall to temporart footings and done when the excavation does not go much below the adjoining footings and when the material is fairly solid.
    • A. 

      Shoring

    • B. 

      Scaffolding

    • C. 

      Footing

    • D. 

      Deep Foundation

  • 5. 
    Is an equipment used for surveying to measure horizontal and vertical angles to obtain land elevation.
    • A. 

      Transit

    • B. 

      Surveyor's Level

    • C. 

      Construction Laser

    • D. 

      Clear hose with water.

  • 6. 
    A levelling instrument capable of vertical and horizontal line check.
    • A. 

      Level Rule

    • B. 

      Spirit Level

    • C. 

      Surveyor's Level

    • D. 

      Steel Tape Measure

  • 7. 
    Is a hard, strong, tough and rigid thermoplastic for household and industrial applications.
    • A. 

      ICI Polyethylene

    • B. 

      Ziegler Polyethylene

    • C. 

      Polyvinyl Chloride

    • D. 

      Polypropylene

  • 8. 
    This term refers to a family of polymers called linear polyamides.
    • A. 

      Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

    • B. 

      Polycarbonate

    • C. 

      Acrylic

    • D. 

      Nylon

  • 9. 
    A type of thermoplastic with its translucency allowing it to be used for skylights.
    • A. 

      Polycarbonate

    • B. 

      Polystyrene

    • C. 

      PVC

    • D. 

      Sheets

  • 10. 
    Primarily cellulose acetates or butyrate, used principally for paints and lacquers, and transparent sheeting.
    • A. 

      Flouroplastics

    • B. 

      Cellulosics

    • C. 

      Acrylonitrille Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

    • D. 

      Urethanes

  • 11. 
    Sometimes called "thermocuring plastics"
    • A. 

      Polypropylene

    • B. 

      Thermosetting plastics

    • C. 

      Silicones

    • D. 

      Synthetic Resin Plastics

  • 12. 
    It is made from a number of common substances such as coal, salt, natural gas, cotton, wood and water, from which relatively simple chemicals known as monomers are built up into chainlike molecules of high molecular weight called polymers.
    • A. 

      Plastics

    • B. 

      Millwork

    • C. 

      Aluminum

    • D. 

      Polycarbonates

  • 13. 
    Is the softer younger outer portion of a tree that lies between the cambium and the heartwood.
    • A. 

      Pitch

    • B. 

      Core

    • C. 

      Sapwood

    • D. 

      Bark

  • 14. 
    These are cracks between and parallel to the annual rings of the growth.
    • A. 

      Annual Rins Wane

    • B. 

      Shakes

    • C. 

      Knots

    • D. 

      Pitch Pockets

  • 15. 
    A distortion of the board in which the face is convex or concave longitudinal.
    • A. 

      Bow

    • B. 

      Cup

    • C. 

      Crook

    • D. 

      Twist

  • 16. 
    A type of wood preservative with a mixture of coal-tar or petroleum oils and 50 to 80% by volume of coal-tar creosotes.
    • A. 

      Coal Tar Creosotes

    • B. 

      Pentachlorophenol

    • C. 

      Creosotes Solutions

    • D. 

      Chromated Zinc Chloride

  • 17. 
    A methog of applying wood preservatives wherein the wood is placed in cylinders into which preservative is pumped under pressure.
    • A. 

      Hot & Cold Bath Method

    • B. 

      Brushing

    • C. 

      Dipping or Immersing

    • D. 

      Pressure Treatment

  • 18. 
    Used for clear, water repellant paints for concrete and masonry surfaces above grade.
    • A. 

      Epoxy

    • B. 

      Alkyds

    • C. 

      Urethanes

    • D. 

      Silicones

  • 19. 
    Usually made of acrylate, polyester, or polystyrene plastics, thicknesses vary from 1.5mm  to 2.38mm  (1/16 to 3/32 inches)
    • A. 

      Film Sheets

    • B. 

      Sheets

    • C. 

      Masonry Units

    • D. 

      Metals

  • 20. 
    Which is not a ferrous metal?
    • A. 

      Cast Iron

    • B. 

      Mild Steel

    • C. 

      Wrought Iron

    • D. 

      Brass

  • 21. 
    Are fabricated steel pipes provided with flat sheel plates which holds a girder or girt, and is filled with grout or concrete to prevent corrosion.
    • A. 

      Composite Columns

    • B. 

      Combined Columns

    • C. 

      Lally Columns

    • D. 

      Spiral Columns

  • 22. 
    These are beams that are supported at one end only.
    • A. 

      Cantilever

    • B. 

      Rectangular beams

    • C. 

      T-Beams

    • D. 

      Beam with Compression Reinforcement

  • 23. 
    A type of girder used in NAIA 3 flyover.
    • A. 

      Box Girder

    • B. 

      Plate Girders

    • C. 

      Open web steel joists

    • D. 

      Hollow Box Girders

  • 24. 
    How long is the Great Wall of China?
    • A. 

      2,400 km

    • B. 

      2,800 km

    • C. 

      3,400 km

    • D. 

      3,800 km

  • 25. 
    A large, principal beam designed to support concentrated loads at isolated points along its length.
    • A. 

      Guililan

    • B. 

      Soleras

    • C. 

      Biga

    • D. 

      Hamba