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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

    Correct Answer
    C. Occupancy group
    Explanation
    The minimum number of toilet fixtures required for an interior design remodeling is determined by the occupancy group. Different occupancy groups have different regulations and standards for the number of toilet fixtures needed based on the number of occupants. Therefore, the occupancy group is a crucial factor in determining the minimum number of toilet fixtures required.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. ASTM E119
    Explanation
    ASTM E119 is the most accurate test for evaluating the safety of a partition system. This test measures the system's ability to withstand fire and heat for a specified period of time. It evaluates factors such as fire resistance, structural integrity, and insulation performance. The test involves subjecting the partition system to a controlled fire and monitoring its behavior. The results provide valuable information about the system's ability to contain fire and protect occupants, making it the most reliable evaluation method for safety.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. NFPA 13
    Explanation
    All codes will refer to the NFPA 13 in detailing the requirements of sprinkler system design and installation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Exit enclosures
    Explanation
    Exist enclosures such as stairways and exit passage ways are the most critical part of the egress system.

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  • 5. 

    Exit access corridors in nonsprinklered building must have a rating of 

    • A.

      30 mins

    • B.

      45 mins

    • C.

      1 hour

    • D.

      2 hours

    Correct Answer
    C. 1 hour
    Explanation
    Exit access corridors in nonsprinklered buildings must have a rating of 1 hour. This means that the corridors should be able to resist fire for at least 1 hour, allowing occupants enough time to evacuate safely. This rating is important in ensuring that the exit routes remain protected and usable during a fire emergency. It provides sufficient time for people to exit the building and reach a safe location before the fire spreads and becomes a significant threat.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. The occupancy group and the location in the building where the finishes will be used.
    Explanation
    Building codes limits flammability of the finishes, based on the occupancy, of the building and whether the finish are in an exit or not.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. 20 ft
    Explanation
    According to the International Building Code (IBC), dead-end corridors in un-sprinkled buildings are limited to a maximum length of 20 ft. This means that if a corridor exceeds 20 ft in length without any branching or exit options, it is considered a dead-end corridor and may pose a safety hazard in case of emergencies. This limitation is imposed to ensure that occupants have easy and quick access to exits in case of fire or other emergencies.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Three 36" doors remotely located
    Explanation
    According to the International Building Code (IBC), the total exit width required from a store room is 8 ft (2m). To meet this requirement, three 36" doors can be remotely located. Since each door has a width of 36", three of them would provide a total exit width of 8 ft, meeting the exiting requirements specified by the IBC.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Travel distances
    Explanation
    In a 90,000 sqft, single story office building, travel distances would be of the greatest concern in space planning. This is because travel distances refer to the distance that occupants need to travel within the building, which can impact efficiency, productivity, and safety. By minimizing travel distances, occupants can easily navigate the building, reducing the time and effort required to move between different areas. This can improve overall workflow and ensure that occupants can quickly and safely access the necessary spaces within the building.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. The glass doors will have to be replaced.
    Explanation
    The current entrance consisting of all-glass doors mounted on floor closers does not meet the current IBC requirements for a consulting business located in an old, unsprinklered building. Therefore, the designer should inform the client that the glass doors will have to be replaced to comply with the regulations.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Under some circumstances a closer is not needed.
    Explanation
    Under some circumstances, a closer is not needed for fire-rated door assemblies. This means that in certain situations, such as in low-occupancy areas or where the door is not required to self-close for fire safety reasons, a closer may not be necessary. However, it is important to note that in most cases, a closer is required to ensure that the door automatically closes and latches in the event of a fire, preventing the spread of smoke and flames.

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  • 12. 

    In most situations, the applications for a building permit is made by the 

    • A.

      Building Owner

    • B.

      Client

    • C.

      Contractor

    • D.

      Interior Designer

    Correct Answer
    C. Contractor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Contractor. In most situations, it is the contractor who applies for a building permit. The contractor is responsible for overseeing the construction project and ensuring that it complies with all building codes and regulations. They have the necessary knowledge and expertise to navigate the permit application process and ensure that all necessary documentation is submitted. The building owner, client, and interior designer may be involved in the process, but it is ultimately the contractor who takes on the responsibility of obtaining the building permit.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. In all cases,except for aisle stairs.
    Explanation
    According to the International Building Code (IBC), handrails are required along both sides of a stairwell in commercial construction. This means that regardless of the width of the stairwell, handrails must be installed on both sides. The only exception to this rule is for aisle stairs, where handrails may not be necessary. Therefore, the correct answer is "In all cases, except for aisle stairs."

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  • 14. 

    Exit routes may NEVER pass through

    • A.

      Kitchens

    • B.

      Foyers

    • C.

      Reception Rooms

    • D.

      Lobbies

    Correct Answer
    A. Kitchens
    Explanation
    Exit routes may NEVER pass through kitchens because they are high-risk areas where fires and other hazards are more likely to occur. Kitchens often have open flames, hot surfaces, and flammable materials, making them potentially dangerous during an emergency evacuation. Additionally, the presence of cooking equipment, appliances, and utensils can obstruct or impede the safe passage of individuals trying to exit the building. Therefore, it is crucial to avoid using kitchens as exit routes to ensure the safety of everyone during an evacuation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Visual alarms & audible alarms
    Explanation
    Visual alarms and audible alarms are the most important design elements to incorporate into a hotel to provide safe egress for physically disabled people. Visual alarms ensure that individuals with hearing impairments are able to receive emergency alerts, while audible alarms are essential for individuals with visual impairments. By combining both visual and audible alarms, hotels can ensure that all guests, regardless of their disabilities, are alerted in the event of an emergency and can safely evacuate the premises.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Poplar
    Explanation
    Poplar is not an agricultural product, but rather a type of tree commonly used in the production of lumber. In contrast, bagasse, rice straw, and wheat straw are all agricultural byproducts that can be used in the production of panel products.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. 15 cfm/person
    Explanation
    Although ventilation rates vary depending on the use of the space, 15 cfm/person is the lowest recommended by ASHRAE Standard 62.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. CRI IAQ PROGRAM
    Explanation
    A building cans receive LEED credit for using a carpet system that meets or exceeds the requirements of the, Carpet and Rug Institute's IAQ, carpet testing program. Such carpets maybe be on the Greenguard registry or have a Green Seal Lable, but neither is sufficient for receiving LEED credit.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. 1973
    Explanation
    In 1973, the use of spray-on fireproofing and insulation containing asbestos was prohibited in new construction. This indicates that before 1973, it was common practice to use these materials, which were later found to be hazardous to human health. The prohibition in 1973 suggests that there was growing awareness and concern about the dangers of asbestos exposure, leading to its restriction in construction practices.

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  • 20. 

    Certified Contractors are required to abate all of the following hazardous materials EXCEPT

    • A.

      Asbestos

    • B.

      Lead

    • C.

      PCB's

    • D.

      Radon

    Correct Answer
    D. Radon
    Explanation
    Although it is sometimes done by a specialty contractor, radon detection and removal can be done by anyone.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Conducting a post occupancy evaluation
    Explanation
    Although post-occupancy evaluations are good tool for verifying early decisions regarding IAQ are being maintained, the other 3 would be the way to establish air quality at the beginning of a project.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Tempered
    Explanation
    Tempered glass is the safest type of glazing to use in a sidelight adjacent to a door because it is designed to be stronger and more resistant to breakage compared to other types of glass. Tempered glass undergoes a special heating and cooling process that increases its strength and makes it shatter into small, rounded pieces when broken, reducing the risk of injury. This makes it ideal for areas where safety is a concern, such as near doors where accidental impact or breakage is more likely to occur.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. 5/8 in Type X gyp wallboard on 3-5/8 in metal studs.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5/8 in Type X gyp wallboard on 3-5/8 in metal studs. This construction is suitable for enclosing a 1-hour-rated corridor because it provides the necessary fire resistance. Type X gyp wallboard is specifically designed to have enhanced fire resistance properties, and using 5/8 inch thickness ensures that it meets the required fire rating. Additionally, the 3-5/8 inch metal studs provide structural support for the wallboard.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Wainscoting
    Explanation
    Wainscoting must have at least a Class III (or C) fire rating because it is a type of wooden paneling that is installed on the lower half of a wall, typically made of combustible materials such as wood. In order to meet fire safety regulations, wainscoting should be treated or constructed with materials that have a fire rating to prevent the spread of fire.

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  • 25. 

    What is NOT required on a 1-hour rated door?

    • A.

      Closer

    • B.

      Metal frame

    • C.

      Ball-bearing hinges

    • D.

      Panic hardware

    Correct Answer
    D. Panic hardware
    Explanation
    Panic hardware is only required at exit doors.

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  • 26. 

    What would be the BEST combination of dimensions for a stair serving a sleeping loft, in a condominium where space was at a premium and the floor-to-floor dimensions was 9 ft 4 in.

    • A.

      7" riser 10" tread

    • B.

      7" riser 11" tread

    • C.

      8" riser 10" tread

    • D.

      8" riser 11" tread

    Correct Answer
    A. 7" riser 10" tread
    Explanation
    In a condominium with limited space, it is important to maximize the efficiency of the stairs while still maintaining safety. A smaller riser height and larger tread width allow for a more comfortable and gradual ascent. The combination of a 7" riser and 10" tread strikes a balance between these factors, providing a manageable step height and a wider surface area for stepping. This combination would be the best choice for a stair serving a sleeping loft in a space-constrained condominium.

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  • 27. 

    Small ductwork could MOST easily be placed with which of the following types of structural system?

    • A.

      Beam & girder steel

    • B.

      Flat plate concrete

    • C.

      Open web steel joists

    • D.

      Double T concrete

    Correct Answer
    B. Flat plate concrete
    Explanation
    A flat plate concrete structure consists of just a slab of concrete and columns, making it possible to run ductwork in any direction and in any position (minus the columns). Open web steel joist would be second easiest.

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  • 28. 

    A compact filing system is an example of a 

    • A.

      Dead load

    • B.

      Dynamic load

    • C.

      Lateral load

    • D.

      Live load

    Correct Answer
    D. Live load
    Explanation
    Live loads include:

    People
    Furniture
    Equipment
    Snow

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  • 29. 

    The interior designer can design details to accommodate building movement, caused by all the following EXCEPT.

    • A.

      Building expansion

    • B.

      Floor deflection

    • C.

      Seismic events

    • D.

      Wind sway

    Correct Answer
    A. Building expansion
    Explanation
    Expansion joints must be designed by an Architect.
    The designer can detail slip joints, for deflection. Slip joints for wind sway and ceiling systems for seismic events.

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  • 30. 

    A residential client with a one-story house wants to remove and 8 ft section of a load bearing wall, to making an opening between two rooms. What is the most appropriate advice the designer can give.

    • A.

      The opening can be framed but a structural engineer with be needed.

    • B.

      An architect will have to be retained to sign the drawings for the building department.

    • C.

      The opening can be framed with a double 2" x 8" header.

    • D.

      The proposed opening cannot be made because the wall is a load bearing wall.

    Correct Answer
    A. The opening can be framed but a structural engineer with be needed.
    Explanation
    The most appropriate advice the designer can give is that the opening can be framed, but a structural engineer will be needed. This is because removing a section of a load-bearing wall requires careful consideration of the structural integrity of the house. A structural engineer will be able to assess the load-bearing capacity of the wall and provide guidance on how to properly frame the opening to ensure the safety and stability of the structure.

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  • 31. 

    The device that controls the volume of air and its distribution in an HVAC system is called a

    • A.

      Convector

    • B.

      Grille

    • C.

      Register

    • D.

      Duct

    Correct Answer
    C. Register
    Explanation
    A register is the device that controls the volume of air and its distribution in an HVAC system. It is typically a vent or grille that can be opened or closed to adjust the airflow. Registers are commonly found in residential and commercial buildings and are essential for maintaining proper air circulation and temperature control.

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  • 32. 

    What type of system would be best for an open office plan, so the heating and cooling, for each workstation could be controlled? 

    • A.

      All air system

    • B.

      All water system

    • C.

      Radiant panel system

    • D.

      Air-water system

    Correct Answer
    A. All air system
    Explanation
    An all air system would be the best type of system for an open office plan where each workstation needs to have control over heating and cooling. This type of system uses air as the medium to distribute heat or cool air throughout the space. It allows for individual control at each workstation, ensuring that each person can adjust the temperature to their comfort level.

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  • 33. 

    What is not allowed in a return air plenum?

    • A.

      Fire dampers

    • B.

      Electrical cable

    • C.

      Water supply pipes

    • D.

      Wood blocking

    Correct Answer
    D. Wood blocking
    Explanation
    Most building codes do not allow combustible material in a return air-plenum. Electrical and water can be housed in appropriate conduit.

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  • 34. 

    In working with an electrical engineer on a project, what information would the designer MOST likely put on the interior design power plan?

    • A.

      Switch locations

    • B.

      Dedicated outlets

    • C.

      Conduit sizing

    • D.

      Speaker locations

    Correct Answer
    B. Dedicated outlets
    Explanation
    The designer would most likely put information about dedicated outlets on the interior design power plan when working with an electrical engineer on a project. This is because dedicated outlets are specific outlets that are designed for specific equipment or appliances, and they require separate circuits to ensure proper power supply. Including information about dedicated outlets on the power plan helps the electrical engineer determine the appropriate circuitry and wiring needed for these outlets, ensuring that they function correctly and safely.

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  • 35. 

    What type of sprinkler should be used for decorative, open-grid, wood-slat ceiling suspended from the structural floor above?

    • A.

      Upright

    • B.

      Pendant

    • C.

      Sidewall

    • D.

      Recessed

    Correct Answer
    A. Upright
    Explanation
    Upright sprinklers disperse the water upward, to provide protection toward the wood ceiling.

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  • 36. 

    What is included in the rise of a stair?

    • A.

      The vertical distance from one nosing to the next.

    • B.

      The average height of a step.

    • C.

      The distance from finish floor to finish floor.

    • D.

      The number of steps between the landings.

    Correct Answer
    C. The distance from finish floor to finish floor.
    Explanation
    The rise of a stair refers to the vertical distance from one finish floor to another finish floor. This measurement is important in determining the overall height of a flight of stairs and is used in the construction and design of staircases. It does not refer to the height of a single step or the number of steps between landings, but rather the total distance from the bottom to the top of the staircase.

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  • 37. 

    When considering the initial space planning of an accessible toilet room, which of the following design elements should be of the most concern?

    • A.

      Door swing and toilet position

    • B.

      Grab bar location and approach dimension

    • C.

      Stall depth and grab bar location

    • D.

      Door swing and approach dimension

    Correct Answer
    D. Door swing and approach dimension
    Explanation
    The initial space planning of an accessible toilet room should prioritize the concern for door swing and approach dimension. Door swing is important to ensure that there is enough clearance for wheelchair users to enter and exit the toilet room easily. Approach dimension refers to the space in front of the toilet, which should be wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair for proper positioning and maneuverability. These design elements are crucial in ensuring that the accessible toilet room is functional and convenient for individuals with disabilities.

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  • 38. 

    An accessible route must serve

    • A.

      All accessible spaces and parts of a building.

    • B.

      The corridors, stairs, elevator, and toilet rooms of a building.

    • C.

      Entrances, parking, toilet rooms, and elevators, except those available only for maintenance personnel.

    • D.

      Entrances, parking, toilet rooms, corridors and drinking fountains.

    Correct Answer
    A. All accessible spaces and parts of a building.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All accessible spaces and parts of a building." This means that an accessible route must serve every area and component of a building that is designated as accessible. It should provide accessibility to corridors, stairs, elevators, toilet rooms, entrances, parking areas, and even drinking fountains. This ensures that individuals with disabilities have equal access to all areas of the building and can navigate through it independently.

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  • 39. 

    Furniture plans for commercial projects typically EXCLUDE which of the following?

    • A.

      Desk lamps

    • B.

      Code number

    • C.

      Telephone and data outlets

    • D.

      Furniture locations

    Correct Answer
    A. Desk lamps
    Explanation
    Furniture plans for commercial projects typically exclude desk lamps because desk lamps are not considered a part of the standard furniture layout for commercial spaces. These plans usually focus on the placement and arrangement of furniture items such as desks, chairs, tables, and storage units. Desk lamps are often considered personal items that individuals can bring to their workspace based on their personal preferences. Therefore, they are not included in the furniture plans for commercial projects.

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  • 40. 

    Which of the following generally includes the LEAST detailed information about doors?

    • A.

      Schedules

    • B.

      Floor plans

    • C.

      Room elevations

    • D.

      Specifications

    Correct Answer
    C. Room elevations
    Explanation
    Room elevations generally include the least detailed information about doors compared to schedules, floor plans, and specifications. Room elevations typically show the vertical dimensions and features of a room, such as wall heights, windows, and architectural details. While doors may be represented in room elevations, they are usually depicted as simple symbols or basic outlines, providing less specific information about their size, type, or hardware compared to schedules, floor plans, and specifications.

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  • 41. 

    An interior designer would minimize potential conflicts in the contract documents by doing all the following EXCEPT

    • A.

      Showing dimensions only in the drawings and not in the specifications.

    • B.

      Have someone who has not worked on the project check the drawings before they are issued.

    • C.

      Writing the project specifications after the drawings are completed.

    • D.

      Ensure terminology in the specification matches the drawings terminology.

    Correct Answer
    C. Writing the project specifications after the drawings are completed.
    Explanation
    The specifications should be outlined and written while the drawings are in progress.

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  • 42. 

    Specifications can be made MOST conscise by

    • A.

      Using reference standard specifications

    • B.

      Avoiding the use of such words as "a", "the", and "all"

    • C.

      Using phrases insted of complete sentences

    • D.

      Using descriptive specifications

    Correct Answer
    A. Using reference standard specifications
    Explanation
    Using reference standard specifications allows for the most concise specifications because it eliminates the need to provide detailed descriptions and explanations for each requirement. Instead, by referring to established standards, the specifications can be kept short and to the point. This also ensures that the specifications are clear and easily understood by all parties involved.

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  • 43. 

    Commercial-grade cabinets are MOST often constructed of panel products with a thickness of 

    • A.

      1/2"

    • B.

      5/8"

    • C.

      3/4"

    • D.

      7/8"

    Correct Answer
    C. 3/4"
    Explanation
    Commercial-grade cabinets are most often constructed of panel products with a thickness of 3/4". This thickness provides a sturdy and durable construction that can withstand heavy use in commercial settings. It also offers sufficient strength to support the weight of items stored inside the cabinets. Additionally, a 3/4" thickness allows for the installation of sturdy hardware, such as hinges and drawer slides, ensuring smooth operation and longevity of the cabinets.

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  • 44. 

    If minimizing cost is a concern, which style of cabinet door and drawer construction should NOT be used

    • A.

      Flush

    • B.

      Flush overlay

    • C.

      Lipped overlay

    • D.

      Reveal overlay

    Correct Answer
    A. Flush
    Explanation
    If minimizing cost is a concern, the style of cabinet door and drawer construction that should NOT be used is the Flush style. Flush doors and drawers require a higher level of precision and craftsmanship, resulting in higher production costs. Therefore, opting for a different style like Flush overlay, Lipped overlay, or Reveal overlay would be more cost-effective.

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  • 45. 

    Composite wood veeners can be used

    • A.

      To improve the appearance of book matching

    • B.

      As a substitute for HPDL

    • C.

      As a "green" alternate to standard wood veneers

    • D.

      To increase the yield of veneer from a log

    Correct Answer
    C. As a "green" alternate to standard wood veneers
    Explanation
    It is considered a sustainable or "green" product.

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  • 46. 

    The flame spread rating of wood panel wainscoting must be

    • A.

      A minimum of class A

    • B.

      Class B if the wainscoting takes up than 10% of the wall area

    • C.

      Nothing, because it is not regulated

    • D.

      Based on location and occupancy

    Correct Answer
    D. Based on location and occupancy
    Explanation
    The flame spread rating of wood panel wainscoting is based on location and occupancy. This means that the requirements for the flame spread rating may vary depending on where the wainscoting is installed and the type of occupancy it is in. Different locations and occupancies may have specific regulations or standards that dictate the minimum flame spread rating for wood panel wainscoting.

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  • 47. 

    For the most durable wood finish, which of the following finish types should be specified?

    • A.

      Lacquer

    • B.

      Penetrating oil

    • C.

      Polyurethane

    • D.

      Varnish

    Correct Answer
    C. Polyurethane
    Explanation
    Polyurethane is the most durable wood finish among the given options. It forms a hard protective layer on the wood surface, providing excellent resistance to scratches, stains, and water damage. It also offers good protection against UV rays, preventing the wood from fading or discoloration over time. Additionally, polyurethane has a long-lasting lifespan and can withstand heavy use, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas or furniture that requires maximum durability.

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  • 48. 

    Which of the folling is the most accurate way to measure the interior distances of a large church?

    • A.

      Laser scanning

    • B.

      Orthophotography

    • C.

      Rectified Photography

    • D.

      Handheld electronic distance measurement

    Correct Answer
    A. Laser scanning
    Explanation
    Laser scanning is the most accurate way to measure the interior distances of a large church. Laser scanning involves using a laser beam to measure distances and create a detailed 3D representation of the space. This method allows for precise measurements and captures intricate details of the church's interior. It is more accurate than orthophotography, rectified photography, and handheld electronic distance measurement, which may not provide the same level of precision and detail.

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  • 49. 

    Which of the folling is NOT true of building information modeling (BIM)?

    • A.

      It provides interference control

    • B.

      It automatically generates schedules

    • C.

      It is more simple to use than CAD

    • D.

      It generates 3-D drawings

    Correct Answer
    C. It is more simple to use than CAD
    Explanation
    Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process that involves creating and managing digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a building. It provides interference control by identifying clashes and conflicts between different building elements. It automatically generates schedules by extracting data from the digital model. It generates 3-D drawings to visualize the building design. However, it is not necessarily more simple to use than Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software, as BIM requires a more comprehensive understanding of the building design process and the software itself.

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  • 50. 

    Which of the following is NOT a part of contract documents?

    • A.

      Addenda

    • B.

      Bid form

    • C.

      Specifications

    • D.

      Owner-Contractor Agreement

    Correct Answer
    B. Bid form
    Explanation
    Although the bid form is often bound into the project manual, along with the specifications, it is only a proposal and is not a part of the contract documents.

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