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  • 1. 
    The flooring contractor you have engaged to install ceramic tile in your client's house does not show up at the appointed time, rushes through the job doing sub-standard work, and leaves a mess in the client's house.  Your client leaves an angry message on your answering machine and blames you.  Your best course of action is to
    • A. 

      Call the client, accept responsibility, and correct the problem as soon as possible with that contractor (or another, if necessary

    • B. 

      Before you call your client, call the contractor and tell them to get over there and fix it

    • C. 

      Employ another installer and send them to the job site

    • D. 

      Tell your client you are not to blame and to call the contractor to get it fixed

  • 2. 
    The critical path scheduling method
    • A. 

      Identifies inter-relationships of tasks

    • B. 

      Is the most common scheduling method for the design phase

    • C. 

      Is best used for small- to mid-sized projects

    • D. 

      Uses bars to mark tasks and time estimates for completion

  • 3. 
    The "scope of services" should be defined
    • A. 

      As the project progresses

    • B. 

      In simple, general terms

    • C. 

      In specific terms related to preparation of drawings, consultation, and purchasing arrangements

    • D. 

      In a document separate from the letter of agreement

  • 4. 
    What document legally requires the client to "fulfill financial responsibility" to the designer for items purchased over $500?
    • A. 

      Confirmation of purchase or purchase agreement

    • B. 

      Purchase order or bill of lading

    • C. 

      Giving acknowledgment or confirmation

    • D. 

      Invoice or bill

  • 5. 
    If a termination clause is not included in a contract between the designer and client, the contract may be ended by
    • A. 

      A verbal agreement

    • B. 

      A letter from either of the parties' lawyers

    • C. 

      A second contract detailing the terms of the termination

    • D. 

      An exchange of registered letters from both the designer and client

  • 6. 
    You have a meeting with a prospective client to talk about the interior of a new home.  During the meeting, the client pulls out drawings and specifications by another interior designer, asking if you could "provide a better price".  What should you do?
    • A. 

      You really need this job, so you pretend you did not see the other designer's name on the specifications

    • B. 

      You are insulted by this "get it cheaper" mentality, and you tell the client that the meeting is over

    • C. 

      Since the client came to you, you assume he fired the other designer and proceed with the project

    • D. 

      You tell the client that you must contact the other designer to see what their contractual agreement is before proceeding

  • 7. 
    Which document briefly describes the project, states where the project documents can be secured, and describes the bidding procedures?
    • A. 

      Addenda

    • B. 

      Instructions to bidders

    • C. 

      Invitation to tender/bid

    • D. 

      Forms of agreements

  • 8. 
    In checking signage details when preparing contract documents, you are verifying that  an accessible space, a certain amount of clear space has been maintained below each sign or other ceiling projection.  That clear space must measure at least
    • A. 

      80"

    • B. 

      82"

    • C. 

      90"

    • D. 

      84"

  • 9. 
    If shipping arrangement is "FOB factory/freight prepaid", it means that
    • A. 

      The buyer owns item in transit, the buyer pays freight charges, and the buyer bears freight charges

    • B. 

      The buyer owns item in transit, the manufacturer pays freight charges, and the manufacturer bears the freight charges

    • C. 

      The manufacturer owns the item in transit, the manufacturer pays the freight charges, and the manufacturer bears the freight charges

    • D. 

      The manufacturer owns the item in transit, the buyer pays freight charges, and the manufacturer bears the freight charges

  • 10. 
    Hard-line plans and elevations alone by NOT be sufficient for contractors to estimate the cost of the project.  Also needed are
    • A. 

      Specifications

    • B. 

      Axonometric drawings

    • C. 

      Schedules

    • D. 

      Working drawings

  • 11. 
    Setting up a corporate budget will help with all of the following EXCEPT which?
    • A. 

      Allowing management to be proactive in stead of reactive

    • B. 

      Providing a basis for future budgeting

    • C. 

      Allowing management to be reactive instead of proactive

    • D. 

      Planning for the financial needs of the company in a thoughtful way

  • 12. 
    A designer's out-of-pocket expenses should be managed in which of the following ways?
    • A. 

      Charged at rates for good specified in the contract

    • B. 

      Included as part of the design fee

    • C. 

      Charged at actual cost or clearly stated if a service charge is added

    • D. 

      Not part of the client's contract

  • 13. 
    When trims and decorative finishes are kept to a minimum, they can usually have a lower rating than that typically required by fire codes.  What is the percentage of wall and ceiling area that the trim cannot exceed?
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      15%

    • D. 

      10%

  • 14. 
    Your client's lease indicates 4,000 sf "rentable" space is available for use to develop the office space.  This area is the
    • A. 

      Best method for calculating commercial design fees

    • B. 

      Floor area that is inhabitable by the tenant

    • C. 

      Interior floor area excluding vertical penetrations through the floor

    • D. 

      Floor space within the exterior face including the exterior wall thickness

  • 15. 
    What is the bid bond used to accomplish?
    • A. 

      Guarantee the designer will complete the work as specified

    • B. 

      Guarantee the designer will sign the contract

    • C. 

      Guarantee the designer will be responsible for paying all material and labor costs

    • D. 

      Add an additional 15% to the bid price

  • 16. 
    A custom design, commissioned by a client and produced by a design firm, legally belongs to the
    • A. 

      The designer who created it

    • B. 

      The design firm

    • C. 

      Client

    • D. 

      Client, but only after payment has been received

  • 17. 
    The Uniform Commercial Code
    • A. 

      Affects a designer acting as agent for the owner

    • B. 

      Indicates that a buyer must reject non-conforming goods within a reasonable time after "tender of delivery"

    • C. 

      Affects the designer's activity during the construction documentation phase

    • D. 

      Indicates that delivery of one defective installment is considered a breach of contract

  • 18. 
    During a site visit to one of your firm's projects (a branch bank), you observe that the tile sub-contractor has reversed the accent and field tile colors.  You should
    • A. 

      Tell him to stop

    • B. 

      Inform him of the mistake and contact the job supervisor immediately

    • C. 

      Shut down the job

    • D. 

      Let him proceed and subsequently reject the work

  • 19. 
    Which of the following labels is required by code for a 20-minute-rated wooden door?
    • A. 

      BOCA

    • B. 

      UFAS

    • C. 

      CPSC

    • D. 

      UL

  • 20. 
    Under what part or heading would you place the articles covering job site conditions, quality assurance, and product delivery in a CSI specification?
    • A. 

      Addendum

    • B. 

      Execution

    • C. 

      General

    • D. 

      Product

  • 21. 
    On which drawing should you check for the coordination of lights, sprinklers, and HVAC diffusers?
    • A. 

      Detail sheet

    • B. 

      Mechanical plan

    • C. 

      Reflected ceiling plan

    • D. 

      Lighting plan

  • 22. 
    A door assembly rated for 45-minutes and equipped with a sidelight is typically used in what type of wall?
    • A. 

      As an access door (in a one-hour wall)

    • B. 

      As a fire wall separating two buildings (in a three-hour wall)

    • C. 

      As a non-rated interior door (in a partition)

    • D. 

      As the entry door to a fire stair (in a two-hour wall)

  • 23. 
    A tender (bidder) form, as a contract document
    • A. 

      Contains the general conditions of the contract

    • B. 

      Provides spaces for the bidder to supply the unit and extended prices

    • C. 

      Has the price filled in by the designer

    • D. 

      Is the sheet that contains the drawings of custom details

  • 24. 
    Project bids have come in 10% over budget despite a Statement of Probable Costs prepared by the designer.  What action should be taken?
    • A. 

      The owner should negotiate with the contractor to lower the bid price or to rebid the project

    • B. 

      The designer should work with the owner without charge to make minor reductions to project scope

    • C. 

      The designer should bear the cost of minor changes

    • D. 

      The contractor should negotiate cost reductions with the designer

  • 25. 
    This symbol indicates
    • A. 

      A modification in the construction drawings

    • B. 

      A detail

    • C. 

      Electrical light switching

    • D. 

      A section line