Quiz questions for study for chapters 4&5 - 7th edition
The occupancy classification and fire resistance of the materials
The flammability ratings of the materials and occupancy rating
The fire resistance of the materials and design of the structure
The use of the building
The construction of the building
Th interior design of the building
How and from what materials will the building be constructed?
Why has the building been designed, and does it meet the codes?
Where and how does the building fit into the surrounding architecture?
Have all the options for compliance to the code been identified for the owner and/or occupant?
Has the occupant or builder completed the renovations or completed any modifications to the structure?
Have either the purpose or construction materials of the building changed since the last inspection?
The city or community charter
The NFPA Fire Protection Handbook
The code adopted by the authority having jurisdiction
Occupancy type, building size, and the presence or lack of automatic fire-suppression systems
Availability of building systems to be used, water for suppression systems, and distance to the closest fire hydrant
Automatic fire-suppression systems, detection systems, building location, and landscaping requirements of the code
Any building or construction system that has a four hour rating
Noncombustible materials that possess a high fire-resistance rating
Noncombustible and limited combustible materials with equivalent fire ratings
Steel structures behind walls and above or below ceilings and flooring systems
A steel system that has a special metallurgy formula designed to be heat resistant
Steel beams covered with spray-on fireproofing or fully encased in a designed system
When fire risk is expected to be moderate and fire suppression systems are designed to handle the expected load
When fire risk is expected to be low and fire suppression and detection systems are designed to meet the hazard load
When fire risk is not expected to be an issue and fire suppression and detection systems are expected to handle the risk
Noncombustible refers to a fully protected building
Noncombustible refers to the weight-bearing walls only
Noncombustible does not always reflect the true nature of the structure
Decorative elements commonly used in Type III construction can create a falling hazard, so attachment mechanisms need close inspection.
Type III structures are notorious for early collapse during fires and special care should be given to inspecting roof support systems.
Voids exist inside the wooden channels created by roof and truss systems that will allow fire spread unless proper fire stopping is applied.
Type IV structures are prone to early structural failure and collapse under fire conditions
Type IV structures are extremely stable and more resistant to collapse under fire conditions
Type IV structures are rarely exposed to heavy fire due to their non-combustible construction.
Larger than 2 inches
Larger than 4 inches
Larger than 6 inches
Masonry veneers provide little additional fire protection
The code is applied as if the building is Type IV construction
Masonry veneers increase fire protection and qualify the building as Type III
Floor joist systems create more voids through which fire can travel.
Truss systems are built of lighter materials and are more weak than joists.
Truss systems create a large open void area between the floors of a structure.
Noncombustible construction, fire resistive construction, heavy timber construction
Combustible construction, noncombustible construction, heavy timber construction
Fire resistive construction, noncombustible construction, combustible construction
The NBC specifies specific requirements and limitations on materials used for each type of construction.
The NBC leaves the selection of materials and how they apply to the construction types up to the local jurisdiction
The NBC publishes a supplement to the code titled Construction Materials Application Guide for use by jurisdictions.
Use of all or a portion of a building or structure.
Purpose defined by the building's construction type.
Designation of use applied by the architect.
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