January 1999 Board Examination

87 Questions | Total Attempts: 121

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January Quizzes & Trivia

Architectural Practice, Theory and History


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Under what condition may the contractor suspend work/terminate contract?
    • A. 

      If architect fails to act upon payment request within 15 days after presentation of request.

    • B. 

      If owner fails to act upon payment request within 5 days after presentation of request.

    • C. 

      If architect fails to act upon payment request within 5 days after presentation of request.

    • D. 

      If owner fails to pay contractor the agreed sum within 10 days after arbitrator’s award.

  • 2. 
    In the construction documents stage of the architect’s design services, which of the following are prepared?
    1. procurement specifications
    2. bill of materials
    3. cost estimates
    4. site evaluation
    5. all listed items
    • A. 

      1, 3, 4

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      1, 2, 3

    • D. 

      2, 3, 4

  • 3. 
    An owner required changes after approval of plans, which necessitates extra drafting and other expenses. How should the Architect be compensated for such extra services?
    • A. 

      Cost of personnel salaries/materials

    • B. 

      No extra payment necessary

    • C. 

      Additional percentage of agreed architect’s fee

    • D. 

      Direct cost of consultant of consultant fee/personnel/material cost

  • 4. 
    Which compensation method for architect’s services establishes a fixed sum over and above reimbursement for architect’s technical time and overhead?
    • A. 

      Professional fee plus expenses

    • B. 

      Per diem plus reimbursable expense

    • C. 

      Percentage of construction cost

    • D. 

      Multiples of direct personnel expenses

  • 5. 
    Who signs and seals as-built architectural plans, which are required for obtaining a certificate of occupancy?
    • A. 

      Structural engineer

    • B. 

      Contractor

    • C. 

      Architect

    • D. 

      Civil engineer

  • 6. 
    Under the owner-architect agreement, which of the following is/are chargeable to the owner?
    • A. 

      Design of movable closets/cabinets

    • B. 

      All listed items

    • C. 

      Landscaping

    • D. 

      Taxes on services (except income tax)

  • 7. 
    Under the architect’s design-build services, which of the following conditions should be observed?
    • A. 

      Permits/licenses paid by architect

    • B. 

      Client appoints personnel/other support staff

    • C. 

      Personnel costs deducted from architect’s fee

    • D. 

      None of listed items

  • 8. 
    Under BP 344, which of the following is NOT generally considered as a basic physical planning requirement?
    • A. 

      Durability

    • B. 

      Safety

    • C. 

      Accessibility

    • D. 

      Orientation

  • 9. 
    What is referred to as an outline specifications enumerating the type or trade names of materials to be used?
    • A. 

      Bid bulletin

    • B. 

      General conditions

    • C. 

      Schedule of materials and finishes

    • D. 

      Specifications

  • 10. 
    In PD 1096, which of the following conditions
    1. inadequate sanitation/health facilities
    2. improper occupancy
    3. improper location
    4. illegal construction
    5. all listed items/conditions
    indicate dangerous buildings/structures?
    • A. 

      1, 3, 4

    • B. 

      2, 3, 4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      1, 2, 3

  • 11. 
    Which of the following services is NOT included in the architect’s fee for professional services?
    • A. 

      Structural services

    • B. 

      Electrical services

    • C. 

      Sanitary/mechanical engineering services

    • D. 

      Surveys/soil exploration

  • 12. 
    Which of the following does NOT constitute the post-construction services of the architect?
    • A. 

      Post-construction evaluation

    • B. 

      Building/equipment maintenance

    • C. 

      Real property evaluation

    • D. 

      Building/ground administration

  • 13. 
    In the architect’s range of services, under which services does landscape design fall?
    • A. 

      Construction

    • B. 

      Design

    • C. 

      Pre-design

    • D. 

      Specialized allied

  • 14. 
    With regards to responsibilities to his CLIENT, which of the following is/are expected of the architect?
    • A. 

      Presents examples of professional experience

    • B. 

      Explains conditions of project cost estimates

    • C. 

      Ascertains exact nature/scope of services/professional fees

    • D. 

      All listed items

  • 15. 
    Under the Fire Code, what is the maximum width (meters) of a single door in a doorway?
    • A. 

      0.80

    • B. 

      1.50

    • C. 

      1.40

    • D. 

      1.22

  • 16. 
    In the architect’s post-construction services, under which services does the architect evaluate the plan’s functional and construction design effectiveness?
    • A. 

      Building/equipment maintenance

    • B. 

      Building/grounds administration

    • C. 

      Comprehensive services

    • D. 

      Post-construction evaluation

  • 17. 
    What legal mandate created the Fire Code of the Philippines?
    • A. 

      PD 1285

    • B. 

      PD 1187

    • C. 

      PD 1282

    • D. 

      PD 1185

  • 18. 
    What type of specifications specifies the manufacturer’s name/brand name?
    • A. 

      Performance

    • B. 

      Descriptive

    • C. 

      Closed

    • D. 

      Brand name

  • 19. 
    In the architect’s range of services, which of the following comprise/s PRE-DESIGN services?
    • A. 

      Construction scheduling

    • B. 

      Perspective layout

    • C. 

      Schematic design

    • D. 

      Economic feasibility studies

  • 20. 
    Under PD 1096, when adequate railings for protection are required, what should be their minimum height (meters)?
    • A. 

      1.20

    • B. 

      1.00

    • C. 

      0.90

    • D. 

      0.80

  • 21. 
    Which of the following factors determine the multiplier in the multiple direct personnel expenses?
    • A. 

      Architect’s experience

    • B. 

      All listed items

    • C. 

      Complexity of project

    • D. 

      Office set-up

  • 22. 
    What advantage does the design-build services of the architect have in terms of construction budget?
    • A. 

      Fixed construction budget

    • B. 

      Corrections done immediately

    • C. 

      Fixed construction period

    • D. 

      Convenience

  • 23. 
    Under PD 1096, which of the following is a reason for non-issuance of a building permit?
    • A. 

      Lot registered in applicant’s name

    • B. 

      Errors found in plans and specifications

    • C. 

      Incomplete detailed bill of materials

    • D. 

      No construction work program/Gantt chart

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is NOT performed by the architect under the design-build services by administration?
    • A. 

      Keeps records and books of accounts

    • B. 

      Advances funding for payment of expenditures connected with the work

    • C. 

      Appoints construction superintendent, purchasing agent, timekeeper, property clerks, etc.

    • D. 

      Prepares schedule of work, construction program, construction estimates, bill of materials, etc.

  • 25. 
    In the architect’s specialized services, under which services does the architect conduct bids/negotiations with furniture fabricators/suppliers?
    • A. 

      Landscape design

    • B. 

      Interior design

    • C. 

      Environmental planning

    • D. 

      Physical planning

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