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1
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The orientation of the house is:

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It’s location on its site.

2
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At the state level, Nevada building codes standards are based upon which one of the following?

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UBC (uniform building code)

3
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Before construction can begin on a residential or commercial structure, every individual or contractor must first obtain a:

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Building permit.

A building permit is required for any construction that exceeds $500.

4
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A house with a stucco exterior, a roof with red tile, and a courtyard is most likely a _____________ style house.

A

Spanish.

Spanish inspired houses usually have the following features: low pitched roof with red roof tiles, little or no overhanging eves, and stucco siding. Courtyards, carved stone work, or cast ornaments, along with pattern tile roofs and wall surfaces are distinguishing traits.

5
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One common feature of a Victorian is its:

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Ornate exterior woodwork.

Victorian style details include elaborate cut shingles, ornate exterior woodwork, fancy gingerbread trim, dormers, rounded porches, asymmetrical floorplans, turrets, and towers.

6
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The text setting forth the construction materials and workmanship is referred to as the:

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Specifications

7
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The roof style that gives the lease protection from water intrusion is a:

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Flat roof

A flat roof is the hardest to weatherproof because of standing snow and water.

8
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A woodframe house typically built on:

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Foundation walls or concrete slab.

Modern wooden residential properties are built upon foundation walls made of concrete that are generally reinforced by steel bars or mesh.

9
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The minimum construction and occupancy standards for all dwelling units in Nevada (including all rentals, hotels, and motels) is administered by the:

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State of Nevada Department of business and industry, Nevada housing division.

The state of Nevada Department of business and industry, Nevada housing division, administers the state building codes.

10
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The effectiveness of insulation is expressed by its:

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R-value

The effectiveness of various types of insulation is expressed by what is known as its R-value, where in the “R” refers to resistance to heat flow.

11
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The highest point of construction of a frame building is known as the:

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Ridge board.

Roofs are constructed of rafters, sheeting, and a selected finish material. The rafters are constructed to meet at the ridge board, which is the highest point of construction.

12
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And odorless, colorless, tasteless gas and one of the causes for long cancer in humans is:

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Radon.

Radon is naturally present in our environment. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has identified radon as being the second largest contributor to lung cancer in humans.

13
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A window that opens from both the top and the bottom is called a:

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Double hung window

The double hung window consists of an upper and lower sash that slide vertically in separate grooves.

14
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A style of house with large areas of glass and easily adaptable to a hilly site is a _________________________ style house.

A

Contemporary or modern.

The modern or contemporary style maybe one or more stories. This style generally also incorporates large windows and glass doors and combinations of roof styles. The advantage of the design is that it is flexible and well-suited for building on hillsides or other difficult sites.