Design, Operation And Maintenance Of Building Systems.

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Design, Operation and Maintenance of Building systems.


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  • 1. 
    The direct expansion refrigerent HVAC system commonly used in newer one to three story office buildings is the:
    • A. 

      Through the wall unit

    • B. 

      Water cooled cabinet unit

    • C. 

      Rooftop unit

    • D. 

      Fan coil unit

  • 2. 
    As part of an economic feasibility study, which evaluation approach analyzes all current and future financial implications of a capital project?
    • A. 

      Systems approach

    • B. 

      Life cycle costing

    • C. 

      Pay back evaluation

    • D. 

      Cost benefit analyis

  • 3. 
    The HVAC componet requiring the Most maintenance due to wear, dirt, and vibration and at least ssemiannual inspection for lost accuracy and failure is the:
    • A. 

      Refrigeration compressor

    • B. 

      Pressure gauge

    • C. 

      Automatic tempererature control

    • D. 

      Air handling unit

  • 4. 
    All flooring requires that there be some preperation of the:
    • A. 

      Inside temperture

    • B. 

      Subfloor

    • C. 

      Air quality

    • D. 

      Walls

  • 5. 
    Which is a dead load?
    • A. 

      Occupants

    • B. 

      Utility istallations

    • C. 

      Movable partitions

    • D. 

      Precipitation

  • 6. 
    Steel rods or bars are added to concrete to provide additional:
    • A. 

      Compressive strength

    • B. 

      Insulation

    • C. 

      Tensile strength

    • D. 

      Weater resistance

  • 7. 
    Which type of bond guarantees that the contractor will complete the work in accordance with the oowner-contractor agreement?
    • A. 

      Ancillary bond

    • B. 

      Bid bond

    • C. 

      Payment bond

    • D. 

      Performance bond

  • 8. 
    Typical problems with the exterior building envelope are failure or deterioration of all of the following except.
    • A. 

      Weepholes

    • B. 

      Glazing compound

    • C. 

      Mortar joints

    • D. 

      Backer rods

  • 9. 
    Wich is false concerning CPM (critical path method) scheduling?
    • A. 

      CPM is a simple, powerful tool that is commonly used in project scheduling.

    • B. 

      Critical task are those items that can be done at the same time

    • C. 

      When properly used, CPM can give a snapshot of a projects health at any given moment.

    • D. 

      The crital tasks make up a line or path that determines the amount of time the job takes.

  • 10. 
    All of the following are advantages of glass-fiber-reinforced gypsum except
    • A. 

      Superior fire-retardant properties.

    • B. 

      Light weight for use on ceilings

    • C. 

      Easy to ship and store.

    • D. 

      Installation

  • 11. 
    The principal way to improve a buildings indoor air quality is to:
    • A. 

      Establish a no smoking policy throughout the building

    • B. 

      Educate occupants about the materials used in furniture.

    • C. 

      Reduce the amount of outside air drawn into the building

    • D. 

      Maintain acceptable temperature and relative humidity

  • 12. 
    A lower U-Value indicates that a curtain wall or window assembly:
    • A. 

      Is poorly designed

    • B. 

      Can handle most seimic loads

    • C. 

      Is well insulated

    • D. 

      Has excellent expansion capabilities

  • 13. 
    All of the following are building location factors related to roof design and selection criteria except:
    • A. 

      The presense of rooftop epuipment

    • B. 

      Climate conditions

    • C. 

      Ease of roof access and potential for vandalism

    • D. 

      The presence of birds, vermin, and other potential pest.

  • 14. 
    Efforts to keep equipment in good operating condition are called:
    • A. 

      Maintenance

    • B. 

      Troubleshooting

    • C. 

      Monitoring

    • D. 

      Inspection

  • 15. 
    In a refrigeration system, the pressure on the discharge side of the compressor is called:
    • A. 

      High-side pressure

    • B. 

      Back pressure

    • C. 

      Suction pressure

    • D. 

      Low-side pressure

  • 16. 
    Water hammer in plumbing systems is caused by:
    • A. 

      The slow opening and closing of valves.

    • B. 

      Change in water temperature

    • C. 

      Oscillations in the pressure of water

    • D. 

      A lack of air in the system

  • 17. 
    Aluminum windows share all of the following problems common to metal windows except.
    • A. 

      Corrosion

    • B. 

      Inability to anodize

    • C. 

      Difficult to refinish

    • D. 

      Poor heat flow resistance.

  • 18. 
    In the refrigeration system, the heat exchanger between the refrigerent and the exterior environment is the:
    • A. 

      Evaporator

    • B. 

      Condenser

    • C. 

      Compressor

    • D. 

      Chiller

  • 19. 
    A fire damper is required in a duct system where:
    • A. 

      The duct splits

    • B. 

      There are duct transitions

    • C. 

      There is a low pressure duct

    • D. 

      The duct penetrates a fire zone barrier

  • 20. 
    • A. 

      Lighting

    • B. 

      Ventilation

    • C. 

      Equipment

    • D. 

      People

  • 21. 
    Which is true concerning electric heating?
    • A. 

      It can be centralized or decentralized

    • B. 

      It has a higher maintenance and insurance cost than fossil fuel systems

    • C. 

      It has a fundamentally higher efficiency than fossil fuel systems

    • D. 

      It has higher installation cost than fossil fuel systems

  • 22. 
    The most popular installation method for commercial carpet is:
    • A. 

      Single glue down

    • B. 

      Double glue down

    • C. 

      Stretchin using tackless strip

    • D. 

      Stretch in using tackless strip and padding

  • 23. 
    What is the most vital contribution of the owner in the construction of a new building?
    • A. 

      Providing the project concept and requirements

    • B. 

      Administrating the contractor selection

    • C. 

      Acquiring the land and project approvals

    • D. 

      Furnishing financial resources for the project

  • 24. 
    Which best descibes the design-build approach to construction project delivery?
    • A. 

      The owner hires an architectural firm that serves as the owner's agent.

    • B. 

      The owner contracts separately with a designer and a contractor

    • C. 

      The owner contracts with a single firm that employs and architect

    • D. 

      The owner divides a project into two or more parts and separately contracts each part

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Coaxial cable and a twisted pair of wires are relatively inexpensive and easy to install

    • B. 

      Coaxial cable and a twisted pair of wires are not subject to electrical interference, such as lightning

    • C. 

      Fiber optic telephone lines can transport data long distances and are inexpensive to use and are not subject to the same failures as normal twisted-pair telephone lines

    • D. 

      Connections of fiber optic cable to copper are inexpensive