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  • 1. 
    The quantity, locations, and sizes of chairs are indicated in which document?
    • A. 

      Construction drawings

    • B. 

      Schedules

    • C. 

      Specifications

    • D. 

      Architectural plan

  • 2. 
    Window treatments in office buildings
    • A. 

      Are not considered in fire ratings since they are not permanently attached and are located on the exterior of a building

    • B. 

      Meet fire ratings if the fabric is treated with a fire retardant finish

    • C. 

      Must meet NFPA 701

    • D. 

      Must be flame resistant and not exceed 20% of the aggregate area of walls and ceilings

  • 3. 
    The contract administration phase includes which of the following?
    • A. 

      Competitive bid process, furniture ordering, site inspections and punch list

    • B. 

      Addendums, furniture specifications, change orders, and post-occupancy evaluations

    • C. 

      Review shop drawings and submittals, research local codes, and make sure project complies

    • D. 

      Create a schedule you hope sounds good to the client and which the project manager can use as a basis of disucssion

  • 4. 
    Smoke quality is reported in terms of maximum optical density with an index range between 0 and 800 units.  Most federal agencies require a smoke density rate of
    • A. 

      450 or less

    • B. 

      150 or less

    • C. 

      300 or less

    • D. 

      600 or less

  • 5. 
    A client is renovating a 50-year old building and is consequently responsible for bringing the building up to current accessibility guidelines.  This means that by the end of the project,
    • A. 

      Every square foot must comply with the guidelines

    • B. 

      All reasonable design changes must be completed

    • C. 

      Only the ground floor must be made accessible

    • D. 

      50% of all square footage must be made to comply with the guidelines

  • 6. 
    When is the best means of conducting a formal post-occupancy evaluation?
    • A. 

      Interviews

    • B. 

      Walk-through

    • C. 

      Questionnaires

    • D. 

      E-mail

  • 7. 
    An item NOT included in an invitation to Bid is
    • A. 

      Total cost of service

    • B. 

      Identification of client

    • C. 

      Project location

    • D. 

      Prequalification standards, if any

  • 8. 
    In order to make changes during the construction phase, a client may
    • A. 

      Supervise all work while construction is underway

    • B. 

      Confer with the designer, who will then issue a Change Order

    • C. 

      Verbally order the contractor to make the changes

    • D. 

      Have a letter sent to the contractor stating the desired changes

  • 9. 
    During the construction phase of an assisted-living facility, your client's company bought a smaller company and several change orders were issued to accommodate the client's new situation.  The final configuration of the facility is different than what is shown in the original contract documents.  These changes should be noted and reflected in
    • A. 

      No documentation is required, since this is beyond your scope of services

    • B. 

      The Certificate of Substantial Completion

    • C. 

      The record drawings

    • D. 

      The post-occupancy evaluation report

  • 10. 
    When a supplier or manufacturer requires an upfront payment for all or part of an order from the designer or client, it is called
    • A. 

      Pro forma

    • B. 

      C.B.D.

    • C. 

      C.O.D.

    • D. 

      B.Y.O.B.

  • 11. 
    Preparing a budget depends on three planning factors.  Which of the following is NOT a factor?
    • A. 

      Total cost the client is willing to spend

    • B. 

      Efficiency ratio of net-to-gross area

    • C. 

      Cost per square foot

    • D. 

      Other costs as percentages of building costs

  • 12. 
    In commercial construction, it is
    • A. 

      necessary to file permit drawings before the bidding process can begin

    • B. 

      Not unusual for a meeting to be held with the building officials and client/client's agent before a permit is issued

    • C. 

      Common for the work to proceed and for the drawings to be filed when the work is finished

    • D. 

      Only necessary to file drawings if the work affects the building's load-bearing structure

  • 13. 
    The space planning of a project involves mechanical, acoustical, and lighting consultants.  Who has the responsibility for coordinating their work?
    • A. 

      A special projects person

    • B. 

      The office manager

    • C. 

      The staff facilities manager

    • D. 

      The designer

  • 14. 
    Construction documents would include all EXCEPT which of the following?
    • A. 

      Modifications

    • B. 

      Specifications

    • C. 

      Schedules

    • D. 

      Furniture Plans

  • 15. 
    In commercial construction, a standard gypsum board partition can be constructed to meet a one-hour fire rating or for sound control, if which of the following is done?
    • A. 

      The gypsum board is 1/2" thick

    • B. 

      The insulation in the wall is urethane foam

    • C. 

      The partition is constructed from floor slab to structural ceiling

    • D. 

      The partition is constructed from floor to ceiling

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is NOT a non-responsive or open specification?
    • A. 

      Proprietary specification

    • B. 

      Reference specification

    • C. 

      Performance specification

    • D. 

      Descriptive specification

  • 17. 
    Interior wall and ceiling textile finishes are to be classified in accordance with which IBC testing method or standard?
    • A. 

      NFPA 701

    • B. 

      ASTM E84

    • C. 

      NFPA 286

    • D. 

      NFPA 265

  • 18. 
    A legal document that assures that a designer or vendor will complete the work as specified in the contract is called
    • A. 

      A performance bond

    • B. 

      A completion guarantee

    • C. 

      A bid bond

    • D. 

      A mechanic's lien

  • 19. 
    Good communication between the owner, contractor, and designer is essential in any project.  What is the best means of communication?
    • A. 

      In writing, with copies going to all concerned parties

    • B. 

      E-mails, with paper copies saved in the e-mail section of the project file

    • C. 

      Phone calls are acceptable if there is a good relationship between all parties

    • D. 

      Face-to-face conversations as long as everyone is taking notes

  • 20. 
    An invoice is
    • A. 

      A confirmation of purchase

    • B. 

      A bill

    • C. 

      An estimate

    • D. 

      A proof of payment

  • 21. 
    As you conduct the final walk-through with your client and the contractor, you list any items that are missing, incomplete and/or damaged before the project can be finally completed.  This listing is called
    • A. 

      A punch list

    • B. 

      An addendum

    • C. 

      A submittal

    • D. 

      An omissions list

  • 22. 
    You have been asked by your employer to use your personal car to deliver accessories to a client.  One the way, you are involved in an accident; the accident is your fault and another driver is injured.  Your employer is covered under which type of insurance policy?
    • A. 

      Employer's non-ownership liability insurance

    • B. 

      Motor vehicle insurance

    • C. 

      Transportation damage insurance

    • D. 

      Automotive liability insurance

  • 23. 
    Effective time management can be summarized by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Creating a prioritized to-do list with time allocations and built-in flexibility for emergencies

    • B. 

      Creating your schedule for the day and holding all calls until planned work is finished

    • C. 

      Leaving all scheduling up to your administrative assistant

    • D. 

      Creating a rigid set of rules specifying the order in which the action items will be accomplished and time allocated to each item