Laying The Groundwork Quiz

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Laying The Groundwork Quiz

Read Laying the Groundwork and score an 80% or above on the following quiz to receive 2 AIA LU | HSW continuing education credits.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is not a 'critical success factor' of ground-floor design in mixed-use affordable housing? 
    • A. 

      Maximum facade transparency

    • B. 

      On-grade entrances

    • C. 

      Organized column grid

    • D. 

      Attractive security grilles

  • 2. 
    What percentage of the facade between 2' and 10' above the sidewalk must be transparent? 
    • A. 

      70%

    • B. 

      75%

    • C. 

      90%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 3. 
    What is the recommended floor-to-underside of slab height for ground-floor space? 
    • A. 

      12'

    • B. 

      15'

    • C. 

      14'-4"

    • D. 

      16'

  • 4. 
    Which type of signs are most desirable for attracting customers? 
    • A. 

      Posters and stickers pasted on the windows

    • B. 

      Blade signs that project from the facade

    • C. 

      Illuminated signs visible at night

    • D. 

      Small, discreet signs flush with the facade

  • 5. 
    Which of the following retail types is not a priority use for mixed-use affordable housing in New York City? 
    • A. 

      Bank

    • B. 

      Supermarket

    • C. 

      Laundromat

    • D. 

      Cafe

  • 6. 
    An organized and convenient ground-floor column grid requires coordination with what? 
    • A. 

      The types of retail planned for the space

    • B. 

      The design of the streetscape

    • C. 

      The design of the residential layouts above

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The retail floor slab should be set at what point? 
    • A. 

      Lowest access point

    • B. 

      Mid-grade

    • C. 

      Highest access point

    • D. 

      Doesn't matter

  • 8. 
    True or false: tenant-provided HVAC systems are preferred.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    True or false: separate metering of MEP systems for each retail space is preferred.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    True or false: residential entrances should be located alongside retail entries.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False