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. 
    Which of the following describes the percentage of cost method of compensation for architect’s services?
    • 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. 
    Under Article 1723 of the Civil Code, which of the following is true?
    • 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