Nkba AKBD Residential Construction And Systems

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AKBD practice test. NKBA Residential Construction and Systems.


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  • 1. 
    The primary goal of building codes is to...
    • A. 

      Provide a tax generating process

    • B. 

      Cover plumbing and electrical issues only

    • C. 

      Protect the public's safety and welfare

    • D. 

      Cover construction and zoning issues only

  • 2. 
    VOC's would be found in which of the following materials?
    • A. 

      Latex paint

    • B. 

      Plywood

    • C. 

      Non-cured concrete

    • D. 

      Oil-Based Paint

  • 3. 
    Fiberglass batts, used for insulation, are typically found in which two widths?
    • A. 

      18" & 36"

    • B. 

      16" & 24"

    • C. 

      15" & 23"

    • D. 

      12" & 24"

  • 4. 
    A kitchen countertop made of granite would be considered which type of load?
    • A. 

      Flex load

    • B. 

      Live Load

    • C. 

      Dead Load

    • D. 

      E.L. (Equipment Load)

  • 5. 
    Which of the following types of foundations would create the greatest problem for the plumber when relocating a toilet during a remodeling projects?
    • A. 

      Shallow foundations (grade beam)

    • B. 

      Crawl space foundations

    • C. 

      Basement foundations

    • D. 

      Pier foundations

  • 6. 
    SIP panels are a quick method of filling the space between structural framing for Post-and-Beam construction. What is the best description of a SIP?
    • A. 

      Sanded Inside Plywood

    • B. 

      Structural Insulated Panel

    • C. 

      Structural Insulated Plywood

    • D. 

      Sanded Insulated Plywood

  • 7. 
    Designer "C" has recommended a roof truss system for her client's new master bath addition. The main advantage of this type of roof system is...
    • A. 

      Longer span without intermittent support.

    • B. 

      Cost less than typical rafter/truss construction.

    • C. 

      Ease of modification for installation of large skylight.

    • D. 

      Great attic storage which the client needs.

  • 8. 
    Your client is worried about the toilet location near the kitchen. She is concerned that her guests may find the noises associated with a powder room will be unpleasant. You have discussed sound dampening methods with her and the concept of Sound Transmission Classification (STC). To achieve the highest STC rating you have suggested the use of drywall with the following wall construction...
    • A. 

      Double 2x3 stud walls with 3" (76mm) insulation between staggered studs.

    • B. 

      2 x 6 walls.

    • C. 

      2 x 4 walls with wallpaper on the interior walls rather than tile.

    • D. 

      2 x 4 walls with 1-1/2" (38mm) fiberglass acoustic insulation, resilient channels.

  • 9. 
    The IRC (International Residential Code) is specifically for
    • A. 

      All residential units including all apartment and condominiums.

    • B. 

      One and two-family detached dwellings and apartment building up to three stories.

    • C. 

      One and two-family detached dwellings and apartment building up to four stories.

    • D. 

      One and two-family detached dwellings only not apartment buildings.

  • 10. 
    Kitchen and Bath designers should always make sure their projects are being installed under a valid building permit. Depending on the municipality, more than one permit may be required. Your project includes some wall alterations for a new master bath suite. In a typical remodeling project, when would the first inspection be conducted?
    • A. 

      After the plumbing fixtures are set.

    • B. 

      After the electrical and plumbing rough in.

    • C. 

      Before any work starts to determine the scope of the project.

    • D. 

      After the rough framing is completed.

  • 11. 
    You have determined that the hood of your next project will require a rating of at least 800 cubic feet per minute. (22.7 cubic meters per minute). To prevent "backdrafting" you suggest which one of the following?
    • A. 

      Increase the cfm capacity to at least 10% of the recommended size.

    • B. 

      Decrease the cfm capacity to at least 10% of the recommended size.

    • C. 

      Tell the client to open a window when using the hood.

    • D. 

      Provide a dedicated source for "make-up" air.

  • 12. 
    During your inspection of the home you stop at the kitchen sink to check for adequate water pressure. What is the suggested range (min/max) for the incoming water pressure?
    • A. 

      25-75 psi

    • B. 

      30-80 psi

    • C. 

      30-50 psi

    • D. 

      50-80 psi

  • 13. 
    Your clients are building a new home. They have read about a new material for the supply pipes in the plumbing system. They ask you which material is most frequently used for supply piping. You answer would be?
    • A. 

      Galvanized

    • B. 

      PVC

    • C. 

      CPVC

    • D. 

      Copper

  • 14. 
    During your inspection of the client's home you notice the main service panel is almost filled to capacity. You are adding an electric cooktop, electric oven, a second dishwasher and a range hood that requires a dedicated circuit. Which one of the following indicates the combination of 120 Volt and 240 Volt breakers to meet your electrical requirements?
    • A. 

      4-240 volt breakers

    • B. 

      3-240 volt breakers & 1 120 volt breakers

    • C. 

      1-240 volt breakers & 3-120 volt breakers

    • D. 

      2-240 volt breakers & 2-120 volt breakers

  • 15. 
    Designer "A" is relocating a sink in a kitchen. He knows that the code will require a vent in a close proximity to the trap. He is planning on using a 2" drain. What is the maximum distance the trap can be from the vent (without reventing) when using a 2" trap arm?
    • A. 

      5'

    • B. 

      6'

    • C. 

      8'

    • D. 

      10'

  • 16. 
    What is a program statement?
    • A. 

      It lists the client's needs and goals; translates into a concept that ultimately can be built.

    • B. 

      A list of the general contractor, plumber, architect, & electrician used for the project.

    • C. 

      An updated code provision detailing approved construction practices.

    • D. 

      The proposal or contract for the client, architect, & designer to agree to the remodeling project.

  • 17. 
    Building designers are NOT required to be professionally licensed in order to practice their trade.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    A [Blank] engineer would most likely be involved with a single-family house?
  • 19. 
    What is a general contractor responsible for?
    • A. 

      Finish painting and staining.

    • B. 

      Schedule the construction, recruit the subcontractors, usually pay them, and oversee the construction.

    • C. 

      Cabinet estimating, selections, and drawings.

    • D. 

      Countertop estimating, fabrication. and installation.

  • 20. 
    Where can you find out which codes apply to your region?
    • A. 

      Consult with the local building official or cities building and inspection department.

    • B. 

      Construction documents' legend and cover page.

    • C. 

      Written in the construction contract.

    • D. 

      Kitchen and bath design manager.

  • 21. 
    How do the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) differ?
    • A. 

      IBC addresses buildings in general, IRC covers topics more specific to home construction.

    • B. 

      IRC addresses buildings in general, IBC covers topics more specific to home construction.

    • C. 

      The IBC is not used in the southeastern region of the United States.

    • D. 

      The IBC building, fire, and plumbing codes do not apply in Canada.

  • 22. 
    Model codes protect the public's safety and welfare by establishing uniform minimum standards - developed to serve as models for further refinement or alteration by local municipalities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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