Test Your Architect Knowledge! Quiz

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Test Your Architect Knowledge! Quiz

We see a lot of buildings and construction happening around us every day, but to build one properly, so that it holds up for years and years to come, one need profound knowledge of architecture. Take this quiz to check how much do you know about architecture.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Under PD 1096, which of the following standards/requirements must be complied with in order to obtain a building permit?
    • A. 

      Structural design

    • B. 

      Zoning/land use

    • C. 

      Line and grade

    • D. 

      All listed items

  • 2. 
    In the Architect’s Code of Ethics, to whom does the Architect have responsibility to consider needs and aesthetic and functional requirements?
    • A. 

      Contractor

    • B. 

      Public

    • C. 

      Manufacturer's/dealers

    • D. 

      Client

  • 3. 
    What type of specifications is one where any manufacturer whose product meets the specified performance and description may bid?
    • A. 

      Descriptive

    • B. 

      Closed

    • C. 

      Brand name

    • D. 

      Open

  • 4. 
    What project management tool used by architects which consists of identifying the most critical set of activities and computing critical path schedules for implementation?
    • A. 

      Critical path method

    • B. 

      Gantt Chart

    • C. 

      Project breakdown structure method

    • D. 

      Network analysis

  • 5. 
    Under the architect’s design-build services on a guaranteed maximum cost, which of the following conditions should be observed?
    • A. 

      Savings on project cost go to client only

    • B. 

      None of listed items

    • C. 

      Savings on project cost go to architect only

    • D. 

      20 percent of project cost as architect’s fee

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Establishes a fixed sum/reimbursement for architect’s technical time/overhead

    • B. 

      Flexible; does not affect owner-architect agreement in case of changes

    • C. 

      Adds technical services costs/uses as multiplier for overhead/profit

    • D. 

      Applies only to non-creative work pre-design services

  • 7. 
     In the architect’s range of services, which of the following comprise/s specialized allied services?
    • A. 

      All listed items

    • B. 

      Acoustics

    • C. 

      Physical planning

    • D. 

      Landscape design

  • 8. 
    Under BP 220, what is the minimum fire-resistance rating for a firewall?
    • A. 

      Four hours

    • B. 

      Two hours

    • C. 

      Three hours

    • D. 

      One hour

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Action against erring architect/engineer must be brought within 15 years following the collapse of the building.

    • B. 

      None of the listed items.

    • C. 

      The contractor is liable for damages caused by defective plans/specifications.

    • D. 

      Acceptance of building implies waiver of any cause of any action due to defects in building.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is the most disadvantageous to both architect and client as a method of compensation?
    • A. 

      Per diem plus reimbursable expenses

    • B. 

      Percentage of construction cost

    • C. 

      Lump sum or fixed fee

    • D. 

      All listed items

  • 11. 
    In the construction documents stage of the architect’s design services, which of the following are prepared? 1. general conditions 2. bill of materials 3. cost estimates 4. socio-economic studies 5. all listed items
    • A. 

      1, 2, 3

    • B. 

      2, 3, 4

    • C. 

      1, 3, 4

    • D. 

      5

  • 12. 
    What legal mandate provides for installation/incorporation in buildings, as well as streets and highways, such as architectural/structural features in order to enhance mobility of disabled persons?
    • A. 

      BP 433

    • B. 

      PD 229

    • C. 

      PD 344

    • D. 

      BP 344

  • 13. 
    In the architect’s range of services, under which services does building/equipment maintenance fall?
    • A. 

      Post construction

    • B. 

      Specialized allied

    • C. 

      Design-build

    • D. 

      Comprehensive

  • 14. 
    What is the maximum width (meters) of space allowed by the Building Official to encroach a public sidewalk, street or alley to be used during construction?
    • A. 

      1.20

    • B. 

      1.50

    • C. 

      2.00

    • D. 

      1.00

  • 15. 
    What aspect of architect’s professional services do interior design belong?
    • A. 

      Physical planning

    • B. 

      Regular design services

    • C. 

      Specialized allied services

    • D. 

      Comprehensive planning

  • 16. 
    In the architect’s specialized services, under which services does the architect conduct bids/negotiations with furniture fabricators/suppliers?
    • A. 

      Landscape design

    • B. 

      Interior design

    • C. 

      Environmental planning

    • D. 

      Physical planning

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is not performed by the architect under the design-build services by administration?
    • A. 

      Keeps records and books of accounts

    • B. 

      Advances funding for payment of expenditures connected with the work

    • C. 

      Appoints construction superintendent, purchasing agent, timekeeper, property clerks, etc.

    • D. 

      Prepares the schedule of work, construction program, construction estimates, bill of materials, etc.

  • 18. 
    Under PD 1096, which of the following is a reason for non-issuance of a building permit?
    • A. 

      Lot registered in applicant’s name

    • B. 

      Errors found in plans and specifications

    • C. 

      Incomplete detailed bill of materials

    • D. 

      No construction work program/Gantt chart

  • 19. 
    What advantage does the design-build service of the architect have in terms of construction budget?
    • A. 

      Fixed construction budget

    • B. 

      Corrections done immediately

    • C. 

      Fixed construction period

    • D. 

      Convenience

  • 20. 
    Which of the following factors determine the multiplier in the multiple direct personnel expenses?
    • A. 

      Architect’s experience

    • B. 

      All listed items

    • C. 

      Complexity of project

    • D. 

      Office set-up

  • 21. 
    Under PD 1096, when adequate railings for protection are required, what should be their minimum height (meters)?
    • A. 

      1.20

    • B. 

      1.00

    • C. 

      0.90

    • D. 

      0.80

  • 22. 
    In the architect’s range of services, which of the following comprise/s pre-design services?
    • A. 

      Construction scheduling

    • B. 

      Perspective layout

    • C. 

      Schematic design

    • D. 

      Economic feasibility studies

  • 23. 
    What type of specifications specifies the manufacturer’s name/brand name?
    • A. 

      Performance

    • B. 

      Descriptive

    • C. 

      Closed

    • D. 

      Brand name

  • 24. 
    What legal mandate created the Fire Code of the Philippines?
    • A. 

      PD 1285

    • B. 

      PD 1187

    • C. 

      PD 1282

    • D. 

      PD 1185

  • 25. 
    In the architect’s post-construction services, under which services does the architect evaluate the plan’s functional and construction design effectiveness?
    • A. 

      Building/equipment maintenance

    • B. 

      Building/grounds administration

    • C. 

      Comprehensive services

    • D. 

      Post-construction evaluation

  • 26. 
    Under the Fire Code, what is the maximum width (meters) of a single door in a doorway?
    • A. 

      0.80

    • B. 

      1.50

    • C. 

      1.40

    • D. 

      1.22

  • 27. 
    With regards to responsibilities to his client, which of the following is/are expected of the architect?
    • A. 

      Presents examples of professional experience

    • B. 

      Explains conditions of project cost estimates

    • C. 

      Ascertains exact nature/scope of services/professional fees

    • D. 

      All listed items

  • 28. 
    In the architect’s range of services, under which services does landscape design fall?
    • A. 

      Construction

    • B. 

      Design

    • C. 

      Pre-design

    • D. 

      Specialized allied

  • 29. 
    Which of the following does NOT constitute the post-construction services of the architect?
    • A. 

      Post-construction evaluation

    • B. 

      Building/equipment maintenance

    • C. 

      Real property evaluation

    • D. 

      Building/ground administration

  • 30. 
    Which of the following services is not included in the architect’s fee for professional services?
    • A. 

      Structural services

    • B. 

      Electrical services

    • C. 

      Sanitary/mechanical engineering services

    • D. 

      Surveys/soil exploration

  • 31. 
    In PD 1096, which of the following conditions indicate dangerous buildings/structures? 1. inadequate sanitation/health facilities 2. improper occupancy 3. improper location 4. illegal construction 5. all listed items/conditions
    • A. 

      1, 3, 4

    • B. 

      2, 3, 4

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      1, 2, 3

  • 32. 
    What is referred to as an outline specification enumerating the type or trade names of materials to be used?
    • A. 

      Bid bulletin

    • B. 

      General conditions

    • C. 

      Schedule of materials and finishes

    • D. 

      Specifications

  • 33. 
    Under BP 344, which of the following is NOT generally considered as a basic physical planning requirement?
    • A. 

      Durability

    • B. 

      Safety

    • C. 

      Accessibility

    • D. 

      Orientation

  • 34. 
    Under the architect’s design-build services, which of the following conditions should be observed?
    • A. 

      Permits/licenses paid by architect

    • B. 

      Client appoints personnel/other support staff

    • C. 

      Personnel costs deducted from architect’s fee

    • D. 

      None of listed items

  • 35. 
    Under the owner-architect agreement, which of the following is/are chargeable to the owner?
    • A. 

      Design of movable closets/cabinets

    • B. 

      All listed items

    • C. 

      Landscaping

    • D. 

      Taxes on services (except income tax)

  • 36. 
    Who signs and seals as-built architectural plans, which are required for obtaining a certificate of occupancy?
    • A. 

      Structural engineer

    • B. 

      Contractor

    • C. 

      Architect

    • D. 

      Civil engineer

  • 37. 
    Which compensation method for architect’s services establishes a fixed sum over and above reimbursement for architect’s technical time and overhead?
    • A. 

      Professional fee plus expenses

    • B. 

      Per diem plus reimbursable expense

    • C. 

      Percentage of construction cost

    • D. 

      Multiples of direct personnel expenses

  • 38. 
    Under what condition may the contractor suspend work or terminate the contract?
    • A. 

      If the architect fails to act upon payment request within 15 days after the presentation of the said request.

    • B. 

      If the architect fails to act upon payment request within 25 days after the presentation of the said request.

    • C. 

      If the architect fails to act upon payment request within 6 months after the

    • D. 

      If the architect fails to act upon payment request within 3 months after the