Constructability Concepts And Principles! Trivia Quiz

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Constructability Concepts And Principles! Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Capture previous errors

    • B. 

      Promote construction errors

    • C. 

      Enhance material defects

    • D. 

      Limit innovation

  • 2. 
    In the past, many failures could be attributed to "carelessness and negligence" whereas today, failures are often a result of "lack of scientific knowledge"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Loss of life

    • B. 

      A building with poor air quality

    • C. 

      Collapse of formwork

    • D. 

      Over-budget project

  • 4. 
    Macgreor's theory Y assumes that workers?
    • A. 

      Avoid work

    • B. 

      Are lazy

    • C. 

      Must be controlled

    • D. 

      Are creative

  • 5. 
    Vroom's expectancy theory assumes that?
    • A. 

      Workers are lazy and unwilling to perform simple duties

    • B. 

      That job satisfaction is delivered solely through monetary rewards

    • C. 

      That favorable performance does not match with expected rewards

    • D. 

      That workers think about how much effort to put into tasks

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Referent, expert, informational, connection

    • B. 

      Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, caramel

    • C. 

      Carrot, stick, suppressive, responsive

    • D. 

      Legitimate, reward, coercive, influence

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements best defines productivity?
    • A. 

      The measure of how efficiently resources are transformed into products

    • B. 

      The supply, quantity, and quality of any given element

    • C. 

      The optimum use of experience to achieve success

    • D. 

      The measure of how much outputs is produced relative to inputs

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Worker motivation

    • B. 

      Design constructibility

    • C. 

      Resource availability

    • D. 

      Discipline system

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Temporary works use on any contract is a significant part of the activities involved

    • B. 

      The cost temporary works is a significant part of the tender sum in relation to the overall contract price

    • C. 

      Temporary works is often used to provide idle construction workers and equipment with activities / tasks

    • D. 

      The majority of temporary works is related to site safety provisions

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Direct foreign investment increases output

    • B. 

      Motivation is a factor that influences effective labour

    • C. 

      Designs take into account future operations

    • D. 

      Modularize to facilitate installation

  • 11. 
    Solutions for the constraints on a construction process can be classified as?
    • A. 

      Access, control and support

    • B. 

      Bridges, roads, fences

    • C. 

      Falsework, scaffolding, cofferdams

    • D. 

      Inputs, outputs, resources

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Designs take into account accessibility of labour

    • B. 

      Motivation is an essential influence on effective labour

    • C. 

      Maintenance requirements are considered in the construction phase

    • D. 

      Worker training will increase with higher inputs

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      It explains what drives the sequence of work

    • B. 

      It identifies only the equipment resources for a given activity

    • C. 

      It implicitly states steps to take into account site and weather conditions

    • D. 

      It states at a policy level what is being done specifically to address quality

  • 14. 
    Intangible factors with respect to a method cost comparison include?
    • A. 

      Weather vulnerability, reliability, labour dependency

    • B. 

      Linear, 2 dimensional, 3 dimensional

    • C. 

      Cost, time, scope

    • D. 

      Reinforcing, concrete, formwork

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is an example of an environmental influence on methods selection?
    • A. 

      The access to and removal from the site

    • B. 

      The production capacity of the labour

    • C. 

      The cost of maintenance under normal conditions

    • D. 

      The comparative cost of the method to a suitable alternative

  • 16. 
    The use of a cause and effect diagram is an example of a tool for?
    • A. 

      Risk aversion

    • B. 

      Risk identification

    • C. 

      Risk analysis

    • D. 

      Risk quantification

  • 17. 
    The use of a Pareto Chart suggests that?
    • A. 

      Causes can not be organized by frequency

    • B. 

      The use of statistical approaches is not appropriate

    • C. 

      80% of defects come from 20% of causes

    • D. 

      80% of causes come from 20% of effects

  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Customer bases

    • B. 

      Documentation based

    • C. 

      Conformance based

    • D. 

      Transcendent based

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Instruction

    • B. 

      Procedure

    • C. 

      Policy

    • D. 

      Inspection plan

  • 20. 
    ISO 9000 is an example of?
    • A. 

      A requirement in order to practice effective quality management

    • B. 

      A framework for the development of a quality system

    • C. 

      An international standard for environmental control

    • D. 

      The pinnacle of achieving quality

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      An audit investigates a work item

    • B. 

      An inspection examines the system

    • C. 

      An audit identifies opportunities for improvement

    • D. 

      An inspection suggests remedies for deficiencies

  • 22. 
    Accidents have both a direct and indirect cost. Which of the following is not an indirect cost of accidents?
    • A. 

      Transportation of injured workers

    • B. 

      Costs of clean-up, repair, or replacement ( eg. spillage, cave-in, vehicle damage)

    • C. 

      Medical costs and compensation benefits

    • D. 

      Delay in work as a result of accident ( e.g., equipment idle, rental fees)

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Restricting the chain of command

    • B. 

      Toolbox meetings

    • C. 

      Discussions while walking the site

    • D. 

      Posting safety targets every month

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      People without industry experience do not understand that risks

    • B. 

      Workers will all have a certain level of safety certification

    • C. 

      25% of accidents within the first week of a worker arriving on site

    • D. 

      Workers focused on safety are unproductive

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Avoiding competition on-site

    • B. 

      Avoiding conflict in the project

    • C. 

      Short-term incentive programs

    • D. 

      Maintaining high employee turnover

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      To ensure that a company's safety history is recorded for ten years

    • B. 

      To improve employers awareness of the importance of safety

    • C. 

      To make sure safety costs are spread equally regardless of performance

    • D. 

      To regulate and standardize the operation of industry safety programs

  • 27. 
    • A. 

      A safety committee established by the provincial government

    • B. 

      A forum for cooperative involvement of employees representing both labour and management

    • C. 

      A forum of union leaders and clients addressing safety issues

    • D. 

      A safety committee established by the federal government

  • 28. 
    From a process viewpoint, accidents have multiple causes that are the end result of one or more combinations of factors. Which two basic groups do these factors belong?
    • A. 

      Environment conditions, behavioral conditions

    • B. 

      Design characteristics, client requirements

    • C. 

      Contract conditions, behavioral conditions

    • D. 

      Cultural factors, economic condtions

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Energy transfer models

    • B. 

      Multi-linear events models

    • C. 

      Root-attribute models

    • D. 

      Tree models

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      Responsibility and authority

    • B. 

      Communication and training

    • C. 

      Punishment and sanctions

    • D. 

      Assessment and inspections

  • 31. 
    • A. 

      The are decreasing as a percentage of total costs

    • B. 

      They are increasing as a percentage of total costs

    • C. 

      They are increasing at the same rate as total costs

    • D. 

      They have been steady for the last 25 years

  • 32. 
    Which list are examples that best supports the statement "construction is a nuisance" ?
    • A. 

      Noise, vibration, illumination

    • B. 

      Direct, indirect, residual

    • C. 

      Time, cost, safety

    • D. 

      Site access, signage, security

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Provides a solution for a site drainage

    • B. 

      Attempts to find an optimum solution for site layout

    • C. 

      Indicates the sequence of site activity

    • D. 

      Treats noise as the number one factor for site layout

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      Promotes the practice of developing sustainable buildings

    • B. 

      A contractual requirements for all new public buildings

    • C. 

      A global organization with the purpose of promoting sustainability

    • D. 

      A points based system for measuring waste in the construction process

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Improve corporate image, increase landfill costs, focus on energy use

    • B. 

      Reduce costs, mitigate environmental impact, increase productivity

    • C. 

      Greenhouse gas, potable water, energy use

    • D. 

      Improve air quality, increase quality of life, reduce personnel costs

  • 36. 
    • A. 

      Poor weather conditions during critical concrete activities

    • B. 

      Expected delays in the delivery of structural steel

    • C. 

      Excessive testing during communication systems installation

    • D. 

      Loss of productivity due to unsafe site conditions

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      The people responsible for collection avoid the extra burden

    • B. 

      It is next to impossible to predict weather conditions

    • C. 

      The variation between design and site conditions is difficult to determine

    • D. 

      Planning is very detailed at the level of site activities

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      Lessons learned, milestones, adjustments

    • B. 

      Claims, change orders, corrective actions

    • C. 

      Context, current status, consumption rate

    • D. 

      Safety, quality, environment

  • 39. 
    • A. 

      Variation, conditions, strategy

    • B. 

      Corrective actions, production rates, actual cost

    • C. 

      Entitlement, cause and effect, damage computation

    • D. 

      Conditions, contract clauses, project progress

  • 40. 
    With respect to work improvement, what is one of the drawbacks of current control tools?
    • A. 

      They are easily understood by all levels of management

    • B. 

      They indicate a distinction between time and cost

    • C. 

      They are based on the assumption that budgets are correct

    • D. 

      They are not effective in identifying current conditions

  • 41. 
    The use of a combination of flow diagrams and process charts focuses on what aspect of work improvement?
    • A. 

      Analyzing the movement of material and equipment

    • B. 

      Optimizing the use of labour and equipment

    • C. 

      The communication with site personnel

    • D. 

      Analysis of activities and their sequence

  • 42. 
    The use of balance charts looks at what aspect of an activity cycle?
    • A. 

      Analyzing the movement of material and equipment

    • B. 

      Optimizing the use of labour and equipment

    • C. 

      The communication with site personnel

    • D. 

      Analysis of activities and their sequence

  • 43. 
    As an argument against Theory X, what is assumed as the peak day for productivity?
    • A. 

      Monday

    • B. 

      Tuesday

    • C. 

      Thursday

    • D. 

      Friday