Building Technology Part 1

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Building Technology Quizzes & Trivia

When it comes to creating a building be it a flat or a mansion, there is much that is expected from an architect and engineer when it comes to building technology. The quiz below is part one and tests out what you remember from BSK small group. Give it a shot!


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  • 1. 
     A door made up of small horizontal interlocking metal slats which are guided in a track; the configuration coils about an overhead drum which is housed at the head of the opening, either manual or motor-driven.
    • A. 

      Panel Door

    • B. 

      Roll-up Door

    • C. 

      Overhead Swing-up Door

    • D. 

      Flush Door

  • 2. 
      Which of the following is not a Sheet Glass?
    • A. 

      Insulating Glass

    • B. 

      Window Glass

    • C. 

      Heavy Sheet Glass

    • D. 

      Picture Glass

  • 3. 
     An admixture which is used to speed up the initial set of concrete. Such a material maybe added to the mix to increase the rate of early-strength development for several reasons
    • A. 

      Water Reducing Admixtures

    • B. 

      Retarders

    • C. 

      Damproofers

    • D. 

      Accelerators

  • 4. 
     A class of rock composed silica grains. Colors include gray, buff, light brown and red
    • A. 

      Sandstone

    • B. 

      Granite

    • C. 

      Marble

    • D. 

      Limestone

  • 5. 
    What is a steel element such as wire, cable, bar, rod or strand, or a bundle of such elements, used to impart prestressto concrete?
    • A. 

      Prestress Cables

    • B. 

      Tendon Cables

    • C. 

      Tendon

    • D. 

      Reinforcement

  • 6. 
    What is the act of excavating or filling of earth or any sound material or combination thereof, in preparation for a finishing surface such as paving?
    • A. 

      Grading

    • B. 

      Cut and Fill

    • C. 

      Site Preparation

    • D. 

      Benching

  • 7. 
    Vernacular term for rough plastering
    • A. 

      Baldosa

    • B. 

      Rebokada

    • C. 

      Asintada

    • D. 

      Kostura

  • 8. 
    A type of shutter proof opaque glass used to construct a door with glass to allow natural light only
    • A. 

      Figured Wired Glass

    • B. 

      Etched Glass

    • C. 

      Bevel Glass

    • D. 

      Smoked Glass

  • 9. 
    A paint defect which indicates imperfect adhesion of paint to the surface, with the film getting stripped off in a relatively large pieces due to application on damp or greasy surface
    • A. 

      Bleeding

    • B. 

      Alligatoring

    • C. 

      Peeling

    • D. 

      Cracking

  • 10. 
    A type of “hands of door” where the hinge is at the left and the door leaf swings inside the room to the left
    • A. 

      Right Hand

    • B. 

      Right Hand Reverse

    • C. 

      Left Hand

    • D. 

      Left Hand Reverse

  • 11. 
    A type of wood end joint where both wood are cut at equal angles diagonally
    • A. 

      Splice

    • B. 

      Lap

    • C. 

      Scarf

    • D. 

      Finger

  • 12. 
    A common and cheap masonry finish wherein dry consistency mortar mix is sprayed by mechanical or pneumatic means. The sprayed cement is left to dry and give a rustic finish. Optional paint coat maybe required
    • A. 

      Stucco Finish

    • B. 

      Anay Finish

    • C. 

      Spraytex

    • D. 

      Sandblast

  • 13. 
    A special coating system with a high gloss shine while maintaining the natural wood qualities, maintenance free, used to finish and topcoat wood flooring
    • A. 

      Tile Floor Coating

    • B. 

      Polyurethane Floor Coating

    • C. 

      Polyethylene Floor Coating

    • D. 

      Epoxy Floor Coating

  • 14. 
    A pretreatment of poured concrete such as walls beams and columns where a thin layer of lean cement grout mixed with flexible base additives is splattered by tampicobrush or masonry spoon to the surface to give a “tooth” for excellent plaster adhesion
    • A. 

      Splash Coat

    • B. 

      Cement Roughing

    • C. 

      Concrete Roughing By Chiseling

    • D. 

      Scratch Coat

  • 15. 
    Vernacular term for Concrete Hollow Block (CHB) laying
    • A. 

      Mitsa

    • B. 

      Asintada

    • C. 

      Palitada

    • D. 

      Rebokada

  • 16. 
    An installation method where the cabinet covers is recessed and flushed with the cabinet sidings
    • A. 

      Concealed

    • B. 

      Inset or Interior

    • C. 

      Full Lap or Over Lap

    • D. 

      Party Wall or Half Lap

  • 17. 
    A concrete flooring and finish which transforms ordinary plain concrete into an elegant and decorative textured surface. This is done by adding dust-on-color pigments to the concrete to give a fast color and imprinted with a patented pattern and texture while the concrete is still plastic to create the look and finish of stone, slate or brick
    • A. 

      Concrete Block Cushion

    • B. 

      Textfloor-crete

    • C. 

      Impressio-crete

    • D. 

      Stucco Floor Finish

  • 18. 
    What is a round steel bolt embedded in concrete or masonry use to hold down machinery, steel columns or beams, casting, shoes, beams plates and engine heads?
    • A. 

      Retaining Bolts

    • B. 

      Anchor Bolts

    • C. 

      Foundation Bolts

    • D. 

      Friction Bolts

  • 19. 
    What is a concrete beam placed directly on the ground to provide foundation for the superstructure?
    • A. 

      Strap Beam

    • B. 

      Grade Beam

    • C. 

      Tie Beam

    • D. 

      Gerber Beam

  • 20. 
    What are piles at an inclination to resist forces that are not critical?
    • A. 

      Batter Piles

    • B. 

      Slope Piles

    • C. 

      Guide Piles

    • D. 

      Fender Piles

  • 21. 
    How is a 90 degree bend standard hook for concrete reinforcement constructed
    • A. 

      90 degree bend plus 12 db extension, at free end of bar

    • B. 

      90 degree bend plus 10 db extension, at free end of bar

    • C. 

      90 degree bend plus 4 db extension, at free end of bar

    • D. 

      90 degree bend plus 6 db extension, at free end of bar

  • 22. 
    Kalomein door is
    • A. 

      A Fireproof Door With Metal Covering

    • B. 

      An Indoor Decorative Door

    • C. 

      A Door Product of Kuala Lumpur

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 23. 
    The term to describe the putting up of the skeleton of the building
    • A. 

      Roughing-In

    • B. 

      Stake and Butterboards

    • C. 

      Shell Work

    • D. 

      Formworks

  • 24. 
    A vertical space in a building intended for ducts, pipes, wire and cables
    • A. 

      Chase

    • B. 

      Crevice

    • C. 

      Niche

    • D. 

      Trench

  • 25. 
    The material used for the process of making watertight the roof intersection and other exposed areas on the exterior of a building
    • A. 

      Flashing

    • B. 

      Fascia

    • C. 

      Caping

    • D. 

      Gutter

  • 26. 
    The hardware on a door to accommodate the knob and lockset keyhole
    • A. 

      Embellisher

    • B. 

      Push Plate

    • C. 

      Escutcheon

    • D. 

      Push Plate

  • 27. 
    To allow concrete to dry by keeping it moist to attain maximum strength
    • A. 

      Cure

    • B. 

      Permantate

    • C. 

      Stabilize

    • D. 

      Tempering

  • 28. 
    A wall that serves two (2) dwelling units, known also as party wall
    • A. 

      Common Wall

    • B. 

      Property Wall

    • C. 

      Exterior Wall

    • D. 

      Perimeter Wall

  • 29. 
    A wall that holds back on earth embankment
    • A. 

      Shoring Wall

    • B. 

      Buttress Wall

    • C. 

      Retaining Wall

    • D. 

      Foundation Wall

  • 30. 
    Strips of hardwood, usually 2x2” laid over a concrete slab floor
    • A. 

      Sleepers

    • B. 

      Wood Saddle

    • C. 

      Leveling Blocks

    • D. 

      Wood Anchor Blocks

  • 31. 
    The term used to indicate top and lower principal member of a roof or bridge truss
    • A. 

      Chord

    • B. 

      Rafter

    • C. 

      Tie

    • D. 

      Beam

  • 32. 
    Lumber specification S4S means
    • A. 

      Square on Four Sides

    • B. 

      Smooth on Four Sides

    • C. 

      Smooth for Surfacing Jobs

    • D. 

      First Class Lumber

  • 33. 
    Stakes and batter board in a construction layoutingprocedure refers to
    • A. 

      Initial Formworks done in construction

    • B. 

      Vertical and Horizontal wood sticks and lumber used to determine the elevation and ditances of the reference points of the proposed building

    • C. 

      A Cliché for layouting work

    • D. 

      Building Components where permanent horizontal and vertical measurement are indicated

  • 34. 
    Underwater watertight chamber to allow construction work to be done
    • A. 

      Submersible Air Chamber

    • B. 

      Caisson

    • C. 

      Bent Chamber

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 35. 
    In designing a stair, to find the number of riser divide the height of the stair by the height of each
    • A. 

      Newel Post

    • B. 

      Riser

    • C. 

      Balusters

    • D. 

      Nosing

  • 36. 
    A large heavy nail is referred to as
    • A. 

      Spike

    • B. 

      Dowel Rod

    • C. 

      Anchorage Hardware

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 37. 
    A vertical board attached on the ends of the rafters. It is a part of the cornice
    • A. 

      Decorative Board

    • B. 

      Facia

    • C. 

      Construction Board

    • D. 

      Face Over

  • 38. 
    The internal angle formed by the two roof slopes of a roof is called
    • A. 

      Ridge Cap

    • B. 

      Canal

    • C. 

      Valley

    • D. 

      Gutter

  • 39. 
    A joint produced by lapping two pieces of materials
    • A. 

      Dado Joint

    • B. 

      Butt Joint

    • C. 

      Lap Joint

    • D. 

      Sandwiched Joint

  • 40. 
    Another word for handmillon a stair construction
    • A. 

      Banister

    • B. 

      Hand Guard

    • C. 

      Balustrade

    • D. 

      Stringer

  • 41. 
    A rejected building material because of its below standard grade is called
    • A. 

      Run-of-the-Mill

    • B. 

      Cult

    • C. 

      Out-Limber

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 42. 
    The placing of glass in windows or doors
    • A. 

      Puttying

    • B. 

      Glazing

    • C. 

      Glassing

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 43. 
    A horizontal piece of wood, stone, steel or concrete across the top of door or window opening to bear the weight of the walls above the opening
    • A. 

      Transverse Rafter

    • B. 

      Transome Beam

    • C. 

      Lintel

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 44. 
    A threaded steel bent inserted of masonry construction for securing wood or metal plates to concrete construction
    • A. 

      U-Bolt

    • B. 

      Gusset Plate

    • C. 

      Anchor Bolt

    • D. 

      Strut

  • 45. 
    A structural member spanning from truss-to-truss or supporting rafters
    • A. 

      Girts

    • B. 

      Purlin

    • C. 

      Girder

    • D. 

      Floor Joist

  • 46. 
    The process of removing concrete forms from the cured concrete
    • A. 

      Clearing

    • B. 

      Stripping

    • C. 

      Dismantling

    • D. 

      Deforming Works

  • 47. 
    Stone placed on a slope to prevent erosion
    • A. 

      Embankment

    • B. 

      Flag Stone

    • C. 

      Rip-Rap

    • D. 

      Border Stone

  • 48. 
    A kind of roof that has four sloping sides
    • A. 

      Hip Roof

    • B. 

      Gable Roof

    • C. 

      Lean to

    • D. 

      Mansard Roof

  • 49. 
    In designing a stair, to find the height of the riser, divide the height of the stair by the number of
    • A. 

      Balustrade

    • B. 

      Risers

    • C. 

      Balusters

    • D. 

      Newel Post

  • 50. 
    The scientific name for wood is
    • A. 

      APTG

    • B. 

      CITEM

    • C. 

      XYLEM

    • D. 

      TANG

  • 51. 
    The distance between two structural supports
    • A. 

      Overall Distance

    • B. 

      Span

    • C. 

      Bay

    • D. 

      Overall Distance

  • 52. 
    A nailerstrip incorporated in rough concrete wall to be plastered to act as guide and support for finish trim around openings and near the base of the wall
    • A. 

      Plaster Ground

    • B. 

      Gravel Stop

    • C. 

      Trimming Guard

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 53. 
    The building frame construction system that uses one piece structural stud from the foundation to the roof
    • A. 

      Lath Framing

    • B. 

      Balloon Framing

    • C. 

      Upright Framing

    • D. 

      Wall Framing

  • 54. 
    A kind of brick used for high temperature
    • A. 

      Fire Brick

    • B. 

      Thermal Brick

    • C. 

      Cinder Brick

    • D. 

      Fly-ash Brick

  • 55. 
    Wood coming out from trees with needle leaves, rather than broad leaves are called
    • A. 

      Mahogany

    • B. 

      Ironwood

    • C. 

      Softwood

    • D. 

      Hardwood

  • 56. 
    An opening in the roof for admitting light is called
    • A. 

      Ocules Lighting

    • B. 

      Skylight

    • C. 

      Natural Lighting

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 57. 
    Prefabrication refers to
    • A. 

      Pre-construction of components as a part of a whole

    • B. 

      A system of materials audit

    • C. 

      Design of a factory

    • D. 

      Preliminary building procedure

  • 58. 
    A pit in a basement floor made to collect water into which a pump is placed to pump the liquid to the sewer pipe
    • A. 

      Drain Hole

    • B. 

      Slump

    • C. 

      Sump

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 59. 
    The face or front elevation of a building
    • A. 

      Front View

    • B. 

      Facade

    • C. 

      Face Plate

    • D. 

      Frontal Approach

  • 60. 
    The total of all the tread widths in a stair is called
    • A. 

      Total Riser

    • B. 

      Total Run

    • C. 

      Winder

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 61. 
    A beam that projects beyond one or both its support is called
    • A. 

      Intermediate Beam

    • B. 

      Continous Beam

    • C. 

      Cantilever Beam

    • D. 

      Overhanging Beam

  • 62. 
    The most important component to determine the strength of a concrete mix is
    • A. 

      Sand

    • B. 

      Cement

    • C. 

      Lime

    • D. 

      Gravel

  • 63. 
    To find the volume of water in a cylindrical tank, multiply the area of its base by its
    • A. 

      Diameter

    • B. 

      Height

    • C. 

      Radius

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 64. 
    An expansion joints adjacent parts of a structure to permit expected movements between them is called
    • A. 

      Truss Joint

    • B. 

      Contraction Joint

    • C. 

      Conduction Joint

    • D. 

      Construction Joint

  • 65. 
    The amount of space measured in cubic units
    • A. 

      Area

    • B. 

      Volume

    • C. 

      Perimeter

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 66. 
    The distance between inflection point in the column when it breaks is called
    • A. 

      Development Length

    • B. 

      Effective Length

    • C. 

      Cross Sectional Area

    • D. 

      Equivalent Distance

  • 67. 
    It refers to the occupancy load which either partially or fully in place or may not be present at all is called
    • A. 

      Dead Load

    • B. 

      Live Load

    • C. 

      Distributed Load

    • D. 

      Concentrated Load

  • 68. 
    Walls that support weight from above as well as their own dead weight
    • A. 

      Curtain Walls

    • B. 

      Shoring Walls

    • C. 

      Load Bearing Walls

    • D. 

      None of These

  • 69. 
    The other kind of handsaw other than rip-cut saw is 
    • A. 

      Diagonal Cut Saw

    • B. 

      Circular Saw

    • C. 

      Coping Saw

    • D. 

      Cross-cut

  • 70. 
    Wood defects are heart shake, cup shake, star shake and
    • A. 

      Knots

    • B. 

      Discoloration

    • C. 

      Deterioration

    • D. 

      Rotten

  • 71. 
    The major horizontal supporting member of the floor system is called
    • A. 

      Rafter

    • B. 

      Girder

    • C. 

      Purlin

    • D. 

      Girt

  • 72. 
    The complete records of test conduction (slump, compression test, etc.) shall be preserved and made available for inspection during the progress of construction and after completion of the projects for a period of not less than
    • A. 

      5 Years

    • B. 

      3 Years

    • C. 

      2 Years

    • D. 

      4 Years

  • 73. 
    A one-way concrete slab are used when
    • A. 

      The slab has no cantilevered portion

    • B. 

      The slab is being supported by two parallel beams

    • C. 

      The concrete slab is sloping to all side

    • D. 

      The concrete slab is reinforced on the near bottom side

  • 74. 
    A type of concrete floor which has no beam is called
    • A. 

      2-way Slab

    • B. 

      Flat Slab

    • C. 

      Ribbed Floor

    • D. 

      One Way Slab

  • 75. 
    A wall which supports vertical loads in addition to its weight without the benefit of a complete vertical load carrying space frame is called
    • A. 

      Shearing Wall

    • B. 

      Bearing Wall

    • C. 

      Curtain Wall

    • D. 

      Retaining Wall