NCIDQ - Ballast Sample Questions Section 1

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  • 1. 
    The minimum number of toilet fixtures required for an interior design remodeling is determind by occupant load and
    • A. 

      Accessibility requirements

    • B. 

      Building type

    • C. 

      Occupancy group

    • D. 

      Square footage

  • 2. 
    Which test gives the most accurate evaluation of the safety of a a partition system.
    • A. 

      ASTM E84

    • B. 

      Steiner tunnel test

    • C. 

      Room corner test

    • D. 

      ASTM E119

  • 3. 
    A designer is planning a library with which tall bookshelves will used. Where would the designer look to find the minimum allowable space between the top of the shelving and sprinkler heads in the ceiling?
    • A. 

      IBC

    • B. 

      International Mechanical Code

    • C. 

      NFPA 13

    • D. 

      IPC

  • 4. 
    Where are flame spread rating in a buiding MOST restrictive?
    • A. 

      Exit enclosures

    • B. 

      Corridor floors

    • C. 

      Access ways to exists

    • D. 

      Enclosed spaces

  • 5. 
    Exit access corridors in nonsprinklered building must have a rating of 
    • A. 

      30 mins

    • B. 

      45 mins

    • C. 

      1 hour

    • D. 

      2 hours

  • 6. 
    When selecting interior partition finishes to meet flame-spread standards, the MOST important considerations are.
    • A. 

      The occupancy group and the location in the building where the finishes will be used.

    • B. 

      Whether or not the building is sprinkled and its construction type.

    • C. 

      Whether or not the partition is a fire barrier and the rating of assemblies in the partition.

    • D. 

      The hourly rating of the partition on which the finish will be installed and construction type.

  • 7. 
    According to the IBC, dead-end corridors in un-sprinkled buildings are limit to a MAX of 
    • A. 

      10 ft

    • B. 

      20 ft

    • C. 

      40 ft

    • D. 

      50 ft

  • 8. 
    Working under the IBC, a designer has calculated that a total exit width of 8 ft (2m) is required from a store room. What combination of door widths would meet most exiting requirements?
    • A. 

      One 36", and a pair if 34" doors

    • B. 

      A pair of 32" doors remotely located from one 38" door

    • C. 

      Three 34" doors remotely located

    • D. 

      Three 36" doors remotely located

  • 9. 
    In a 90,000 sqft, single story office building, what would be of the greatest concern in space planning?
    • A. 

      Dead-end corridors

    • B. 

      Corridor widths

    • C. 

      Horizontal exits

    • D. 

      Travel distances

  • 10. 
    A client has requested a new entry to her consulting business, which located in and old, unsprinklered building. The clients's space must conform to the current IBC requirements. The current entrance consists of a pair of all-glass doors mounted on floor closers. The entrance opens onto a 1-hour rated corridor. What should the designer tell the client to expect regarding the new entrance?
    • A. 

      Smoke seals will have to be located around the edges of the glass doors.

    • B. 

      The glass doors will have to be replaced.

    • C. 

      One of the doors will have to be removed

    • D. 

      The floor closers will have to be changed to hinges.

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an INCORRECT statement about fire-rated door assemblies?
    • A. 

      Either hinges or rated pivots may be used.

    • B. 

      Under some circumstances a closer is not needed.

    • C. 

      Labeling is required for both the door and the frame.

    • D. 

      Glass area is limited based on rating.

  • 12. 
    In most situations, the applications for a building permit is made by the 
    • A. 

      Building Owner

    • B. 

      Client

    • C. 

      Contractor

    • D. 

      Interior Designer

  • 13. 
    According to the IBC, handrails in commercial construction are required along both sides of a stairwell.
    • A. 

      When its width exceeds 44"

    • B. 

      When its width exceeds 60"

    • C. 

      In all cases,except for aisle stairs.

    • D. 

      In all cases

  • 14. 
    Exit routes may NEVER pass through
    • A. 

      Kitchens

    • B. 

      Foyers

    • C. 

      Reception Rooms

    • D. 

      Lobbies

  • 15. 
    What are the MOST important design elements to incorporate into a hotel to provide safe egress for physically disabled people?
    • A. 

      Visual alarms & audible alarms

    • B. 

      Visual alarms & smoke detectors

    • C. 

      Audible alarms & large emergency lettering

    • D. 

      Audible alarms & tactile signage

  • 16. 
    Which of the following agricultural product is NOT used in the production of panel products?
    • A. 

      Bagasse

    • B. 

      Poplar

    • C. 

      Rice straw

    • D. 

      Wheat stra

  • 17. 
    The absolute minimum fresh air ventilation rate recommended by ASHRAE Standard 62 is?
    • A. 

      5 cfm/person

    • B. 

      10 cfm/person

    • C. 

      15 cfm/person

    • D. 

      20 cfm/person

  • 18. 
    A building can qualify for a LEED credit if the carpet used meets the requirements of the
    • A. 

      CRI IAQ PROGRAM

    • B. 

      Greenguard registry

    • C. 

      Green Seal product standards

    • D. 

      South Coast Air Quality Management District

  • 19. 
    In which year was the use of spray-on fireproofing and insulation containing asbestos prohibited in new construction?
    • A. 

      1968

    • B. 

      1970

    • C. 

      1973

    • D. 

      1978

  • 20. 
    Certified Contractors are required to abate all of the following hazardous materials EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Asbestos

    • B. 

      Lead

    • C. 

      PCB's

    • D. 

      Radon

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is the LEAST effective for maximizing  (IAQ) Indoor Air Quality?
    • A. 

      Conducting a post occupancy evaluation

    • B. 

      Developing a maintenance manual

    • C. 

      Planning separate rooms for large copiers

    • D. 

      Specifying materials with low VOC's

  • 22. 
    What is the safest type of glazing to use in a sidelight adjacent to a door?
    • A. 

      Ceramic

    • B. 

      Wire

    • C. 

      Float

    • D. 

      Tempered

  • 23. 
    What construction should be used to enclose a 1-hour-rated corridor?
    • A. 

      1/2 in Type X gyp wallboard on 3-5/8 in metal studs.

    • B. 

      5/8 in Type X gyp wallboard on 3-5/8 in metal studs.

    • C. 

      Two layers of 1/2 in Type X gyp wallboard on 2-1/2 in metal studs.

    • D. 

      3/4 in gyp wallboard on 3-5/8 in metal studs

  • 24. 
    Which of the following must have at least a, Class III (or C) fire rating?
    • A. 

      Bookshelves

    • B. 

      Wainscoting

    • C. 

      Built in base cabinets

    • D. 

      Door and window trim

  • 25. 
    What is NOT required on a 1-hour rated door?
    • A. 

      Closer

    • B. 

      Metal frame

    • C. 

      Ball-bearing hinges

    • D. 

      Panic hardware