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1 – What is the minimum thickness for thin unit solid unit glass block masonry units?

3 inches

2

2 – What is the minimum slope for a coal-tar built up roof?

– 1/8 / 12

3

3 – What is the minimum width of underlayment in a closed shingled valley using mineral surface roofing material?

36 inch

4

4 – What is the width of a chimney before a cricket or saddle would be required?

Greater than 30 inches

5

5 – What is the minimum slope that metal roofing shingles may be installed on?

3 / 12

6

6 – What is the maximum spacing of cold-formed steel studs on a shear wall?

24” o.c

7

7 – What is the lateral bracing requirement of a wall on a single story house?

Braced each end and not more than 25 feet on center

8

8 – On a roof using 5/8 inch Structural I sheathing with rafters spaced 24 inches on center, what is the maximum load allowed?

80 psf

9

9 – What is the height requirement of waterproofing in relation to the maximum water table level?

Waterproofing shall be applied not less than 12 inches above maximum ground water table

10

10 – What is the minimum thickness of structural sheathing on a 24 inch span that may be used on roofs?

7/16 inch

11

11 – What is the minimum overlap of drip edge strips on shingle roofs?

2 inches

12

12 – What is the maximum amount of roof repair that may be done to a roof in a 12 month period without having to replace the whole roof covering?

25%

13

13 – What is the minimum compressive strength of concrete in footings at 28 days?

2500 psi

14

14 – For window and door openings in concrete walls, what size and how many re-bar needed
around openings?

Not less than two # 5

15

15 – Mortar joints for masonry on starting course shall not be more than what maximum thickness?

3/4 inch

16

16 – What is the minimum thickness of concrete bearing walls?

5 ½ inches

17

17 – What is the maximum amount of fly ash that can be added to concrete exposed to deicing
chemicals?

25%

18

18 – When may Combustible insulation be used in a roof system?

If covered with approved roof coverings directly applied thereto

19

19 – Which of the below are true about lighting on covered walkways on a construction site?

Must be on all the time

20

20 – What is the minimum nail length for fastening mechanical floor laminates?

Not less than two and one-half times the net thickness of each lamination

21

21 – Finished grade shall be sloped away from the foundation wall for a distance of?

5% for 10 feet

22

22 – You are doing a concrete placement of 750 cubic yards. How many strength tests will be needed?

Five

23

23 – Regular concrete shall be maintained at 50 degrees and kept moist for how many days after

Seven days

24

24 – Reinforcement in concrete cast against and permanently exposed to earth shall have a cover
distance of at least how many inches?

3 inches

25

25 – Concrete floor slabs supported directly on the ground shall be a minimum thickness of?

3 ½ inches

26

26 – The polyethylene vapor retarder under floor slabs shall be lapped not less than six inches
and not less than what thickness?

6 mil

27

27 – Unused mortar shall be discarded after which of the below times?

2 ½ hours

28

28 – Masonry lintels shall have a minimum end support of which of the below?

4 inches

29

29 – Unreinforced parapet walls must be 8 inches thick. What would be the maximum height?

24 inches

30

30 – What is the maximum vertical and horizontal spacing of masonry wall ties?

24" vertical and 36" horizontal

31

31 – Fireplace opening is less than 6 square feet, how much hearth extension on each side minimum?

8 inches

32

32 – What is the maximum moisture content for lumber used in construction?

19%

33

33 – What is the maximum nail spacing when doing built up girders and beams?

32 inches o.c

34

34 – How much end bearing is required when wood joist are placed on masonry walls?

3 inches

35

35 – When notching floor joists for ledger strips, what is maximum depth of notch?

1/4 depth

36

36 – Trimmers and headers around openings shall be doubled if the opening exceeds which of
the below?

4 feet

37

37 – In exterior walls and bearing partitions, what is the maximum depth a stud may be notched?

25%

38

38 – What type of fastening device should one use to connect a top plate to stud?

1 – 2-16d common
2 – 3-3" x 0.131" nail
3 – 3-3" x 14 gage staple
4 – All of the above

39

39 – A flight of stairs shall not have a vertical rise greater than____feet between floor levels or landings.

12

40

40 – What is the maximum outside diameter of (round) handrails?

2 inches

41

41 – Mortar mix consists of:

1 part cement 3 parts sand

42

42 – The code allows you to cut a ____ inch notch at the end of a 2 x 10.

2 ½ inches

43

43 – Which agency covers the regulations for the hardhat industry?

ANSI

44

44 – The total area of a mezzanine floor shall not exceed ____of the room in which it is located.

1/3

45

45 – Stairs should always have a minimum of____ headroom clearance.

6’8”

46

46 – The mortar bed on top of a footing should be between ____inch and ___inch.

¼ inch and ¾ inch

47

47 – At the time that concrete is placed, reinforcement may ______.

Be rust covered

48

48 – When windows are provided as a means of egress or rescue, they shall have a sill height of not more than ____ inches above the floor.

44

49

49 – Guards shall be located along open sided walking surfaces, mezzanines, platforms, stairs, landings or ramps above ____ inches above the floor or grade below

30 inches

50

50 – What is the minimum thickness for aluminum flashing for an open valley asphalt roof?

.024 inch

51

51 – In heavy timber construction, the floor deck and coverings cannot extend closer than ____to the walls.

1/2 inch

52

52 – Compacted fill material less than 12 inches need to be compacted to a minimum of _____ Standard Procter in accordance with ASTM 698.

95 percent

1803.5 – 2006 Edition
1804.5 – 2009 Edition shows 90 percent Modified Proctor
1804.5 – 2012 Edition shows 90 percent Maximum Dry Density

53

53 – Lateral bridging supports are required when the depths of floor joists exceed:

12 inches

54

54 – The minimum side lap for wood shakes is:

1 ½ inches

55

55 – Foundation plates or sills shall be bolted to the foundation (concrete or masonry) not more than:

6 feet on center

56

56 – What is the minimum height of a exterior fire rated parapet wall?

30 inches

57

57 – What is the minimum thickness of roof sheathing on a 24 inch span placed perpendicular to rafters?

5/8 inch

58

58 – What is the slope ratio on permanent fill?

1:2

59

59 – All handicapped grab bars shall be capable of supporting how much load applied in any direction anywhere along its length?

250 lbs

60

60 – All accessible grab bars shall be a minimum of _____ inches and a maximum of ______ inches in width or outside diameter?

1 ¼ inches and 1 ½ inches

61

61 – The clear hand space between the inner face of the grab bar and the finished face of the wall or partition shall be which of the below?

1 ½ inches

62

62 – Which of the below are true about the mounting heights of grab bars in toilet stalls?

Minimum of 33 inches and maximum of 36 inches to top of gripping surface

63

63 – What book regulates handicapped codes making buildings and facilities accessible to and usable by the physically handicapped?

Volume I-C

64

64 – Handicapped toilet stall doors must have at least a minimum clear distance of which of the below?

2 feet 8 inches

65

65 – Parking lot has 1000 parking spaces provided, how many must be designated as handicapped?

20 spaces

66

66 – Where access is provided to a single building, handicapped parking spaces shall be located
within how many feet of an accessible entrance? .

200 feet

67

67 – On handicapped exit doors, the maximum force to open the door shall not exceed which of the below?

8.5 lbs

68

68 – What is the maximum cross slope allowed on handicapped ramps and landings?

1/4 inch per foot

69

69 – Accessible exterior ramps must have a minimum clear width of which of the below?

48 inches

70

70 – What is the maximum slope on handicapped parking spaces in any direction?

1/4" per foot

71

71 – Which of the below buildings would be required to have an elevator?

1 – Two story doctor’s office
2 – Two story public owned schools
3 – Two story government building
4 – All of these

72

72 – What is the maximum height of accessible lavatory rim above the finished floor?

34 inches

73

73 – What is required for new handicap parking spaces?

96 inches wide with 60 inch access aisle

74

74 – If accessible parking is separated from the edge of the accessible route to the accessible entrance to a building and persons with disabilities must traverse one or more vehicular lanes to reach this entrance, then:

Must have a marked crossing used as part of the accessible route

75

75 – What is the maximum size of wire glass for a 1 ½ hour door?

100 square inches and 33 inches in height

76

76 – What is the definition of a standpipe?

A pipe or hookup for a sprinkler system which is water filled to maintain pressure

77

77 – When temperatures are very hot (100 degrees or 90 degrees with a wind velocity greater than 8 mph) brick mortar shall be discarded after ____ hours.

2 hours

78

78 – The maximum area of each individual standard unit panel of glass block shall be:

250 square feet

79

79 – An accessible watercloset shall comply with the following: The height of the seat shall be 17 inches minimum and to 19 inches maximum.

True

80

80 – The centerline of an accessible water closet shall be ____inches from the adjacent wall.

18 inches

81

81 – When fastening 1/2 inch gypsum board to a blocked wall construction with a shear value of 90 plf, what is
the distance from the edge are the fasteners required?

6 inches

82

82 – When is an institutional or commercial building required to have Design Professional Drawings?

1 – $ 90,000
2 – $ 90,001
3 – $ 91,000
4 – Both 2 and 3

Remember that a commercial building needs drawings sealed by a Registered Design Professional when the cost exceeds $90,000.

83

83 – Fasteners for asphalt shingles shall penetrate the roofing materials a minimum of:

3/4 inch

84

84 – For roof slopes from 2/12 up to 4/12 underlayment shall be 2 layers. Apply a minimum___ inch wide strip of underlayment felt parallel with and starting at the eaves.

19

85

85 – For ice dam protection, a membrane of at least two layers of underlayment cemented together shall be used in lieu of normal underlayment and shall extend from the eave’s edge to a point at least ___inches inside the exterior wall line.

24

86

86 – The fasteners for attaching clay and concrete tile shall penetrate into the sheathing at least:

3/4 inch

87

87 – Waterproofing floors shall be accomplished by placing a membrane of rubberized asphalt, or butyl rubber, or not less than ____ mil polyvinyl chloride with joints lapped not less than ___inches.

6, 6

88

88 – When the ground water table is lowered and maintained at an elevation of not less than ___inches below the bottom of the lowest floor, the floors and walls shall be dampproofed.

6 inches

89

89 – What is the minimum / maximum thickness of a brick head and bed joint (do not include starter course)?

3/8 inch

90

90 – When attaching laminated floors and decks, the nail lengths should be ___ times the thickness of the lamination.

2 ½

91

91 – Foundation plates or sills shall be bolted to the foundation by 1/2 diameter bolts embedded at least 7 inches into the concrete or masonry spaced not more than:

6 feet

92

92 – How do fastener joist to sill?

1 – 3 - 8d common
2 – 3 - 3” x .131 nails
3 – 3 - 3” 14 gauge staples
4 – Any of the above

93

93 – For open valleys, valley lining of two plies of mineral-surfaced roll roofing shall be permitted. The bottom layer shall be ____ inches and the top layer shall be a minimum of ___inches wide.

18 inches, 36 inches

94

94 – When strobe light audible / visual indicating appliance (fire alarm) devices are used to illuminate emergency means of egress exits, what is the mounting height of these devices above floor level?

80 inches minimum, 96 inches maximum

95

95 – In corridors, what is the maximum distance between strobe light audible / visual indicating appliances (fire alarm) devices mounted to the wall?

100 feet

96

96 – What is the minimum thickness of 6 inch wood planking on roof construction with trusses with a maximum of 24 inches on center?

5/8 inch

97

97 – What is the exposure for No. 1 grade taper sawn shakes 18 inches long of naturally durable wood with a 4/12 pitch roof?

7 ½ inches

98

98 – Who is responsible for inspecting high – strength steel bolt connections for metal buildings?

Special inspector

99

99 – What is a standard door height?

6’8”

100

100 – How thick does exposed aggregate plaster / stucco have to be when applied over concrete surfaces?

1/2 inch

101

101 – Which of the below is true about grab bars in handicapped toilet stalls?

1 ½ inch hand clearance from wall, 33 inches minimum from floor

102

102 – Where footings will bear on compacted fill material, the compacted fill shall comply with the provisions of an approved report which contain the following. Which of the below is incorrect?

Specifications for the CLSM (controlled low-strength material)

103

103 – When excavating the surface to be occupied by a building, stumps and roots shall be removed from the soil to a depth of at least:

12 inches

104

104 – When building a masonry fireplace with an opening of 6 feet or more, the front hearth extension shall extend a minimum:

20 inches

105

105 – Notches in the top or bottom of floor joists shall not exceed ____ of the depth.

1/6

106

106 – What is the maximum masonry bed joints of the starting course placed over foundations?

3/4 inch

107

107 – Travel distances along accessible routes from accessible parking spaces shall not exceed:

200 feet

108

108 – Upon satisfactory completion of a building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire protection or gas system, or portion thereof, a_________shall be issued.

Certificate of Compliance

109

109 – What is the minimum concrete cover for No. 6 through No. 18 reinforcing exposed to earth or weather?

2 inches

110

2 inches

33 inches

111

111 – What do handicap parking spaces require?

Sign and painted spaces

112

The ends of floor joists shall not have less than ____ inches of bearing on wood or metal or less than 3 inches bearing on masonry

1 ½ inches

113

113 – If the Code Enforcement Official issues a stop work order, what are you required to do?

No further work may take place

114

114 – The Code Enforcement Official shall have the right to enter buildings or premises when:

Whenever he deems necessary

115

115 – A building permit must be in:

Writing

116

116 – Structural plain concrete is not used for:

Columns

117

117 – When bonding masonry with metal ties, there shall be at least:

One metal tie for every 4 ½ feet of wall area

118

118 – After a permit has been obtained, work was started but discontinued, how long is permit good for?

12 months

119

119 – How many 8d nails are needed to fasten a joist to a sill?

3

120

120 – What is the maximum moisture content for preservative / fire-retardant treated wood?

19 %

121

121 – What is the minimum width of an exterior public walkway outside of a building?

36 inches

122

122 – What is the minimum distance over the public right of way required for an exterior public walkway outside of a building?

15 feet

123

123 – What type of construction is allowed using combustible material?

Type I and II

124

124 – The ends of wall ties shall be embedded in mortar joints. Wall tie ends shall engage outer face shells of hollow units by at least ____ and at least _____ for solid units.

½ inch and 1 ½ inch

125

125 – When are strength tests required for testing samples of concrete?

Once a day, every 150 cubic yards, every 5,000 square feet of slab

126

126 – What is the maximum depth of wood before diagonal bracing is needed for a 2 inch floor joist when joist is supported on one end?

12 inches

127

127 – How much deflection is allowed in roof members supporting plaster ceiling or floor members?

l/360

128

128 – Which of the below is true about cold weather placing of concrete:

Always place concrete on frost free ground

129

129 – Which of the below projects would require 3500 psi concrete?

Garage slabs

130

130 – Demolition construction documents and a schedule must be submitted when:

Required by the building official

131

131 – Which building entrance does not have to be handicap accessible?

When used for security

132

132 – What is the minimum height of the guardrails at the open sided walkways measured above a platform more than 30 inches above the floor or grade?

42 inches

133

133 – What is the maximum stud spacing for nonbearing walls and partitions?

28 inches

134

134 – How many days after a stop work order has been issued does the contractor have to appeal in writing to the Commissioner of Insurance?

5 days

135

135 – The following shall be done prior to admitting employees to start demolition work?

1 – An inspection by an official of the building department
2 – Construction documents must be submitted if required
3 – Demolition schedule must be submitted if required
4 – All of the above is true

136

136 – A concrete / unit with a #10 bar not exposed to weather in contact with the ground shall have a minimum coverage of _____.

3/4 inch

137

137 – Slopes for permanent fill shall not exceed ____ percent slope.

50

138

138 – What is the minimum slope for BUR (Built up roofs)?

1/4 in 12

139

139 – What is the minimum size lumber for a floor joist?

2 x 6

140

140 – If you have six bags of sand, how many bags of grout will be needed for a proper mix?

2

141

141 – Construction with floor joists that are 2 inch nominal and beam supported and both edges are held in line, bridging support is required when the joist depth exceeds:

12 inches

142

142 – According to the building code, when constructing a shear wall the nails shall be placed not less than 3/8” from panel edge and not more than ____ apart below intermediate support at 6” along panel edge bearing.

12 inches

143

143 – What is true about receiving a “verbally” stop work order on a construction project?

Can continue work until stop work order is in writing

144

144 – What size floor joist is required for a residential living area using southern yellow pine # 2 with joists on 16 inch centers and a 14’0” span?

2 x 10

145

145 – If building entrance is not handicap accessible, then at a minimum there must be?

Sign pointing to nearest handicap entrance

146

146 – What is the minimum height for a covered walkway?

8 feet

147

147 – What is the minimum distance an accessible (handicapped) toilet is required from a side wall?

18 inches

148

148 – When is a professional engineer stamp required on drawings?

A commercial building worth over $ 100,000

149

149 – What is the minimum route width for an accessible entrance?

36 inches

150

150 – What is the minimum size floor joist required if it is # 2 southern yellow pine in the living room area if the span is 16 foot and 16 inches on center?

2 x 10

151

151 – What is the minimum thickness of wood boards for roof sheathing that is surface dried and applied perpendicular to supports when rafter spacing is 24 inches on center?

5/8 inch

152

152 – What is the minimum size of roof sheathing required for solid roof sheathing when rafter spacing is 48 inches on center?

2 x 6 tongue and groove

153

153 – What is the maximum wood wall stud spacing for 1/2 inch gypsum sheathing?

16 inch on center

154

154 – Cold formed steel members and assembled panels are considered to have adequate protection by all methods except:

Assembled in a weather resistance structure

155

155 – A wood frame construction has 2 inch thick floor joist held in lateral line. Bridging is required when the depth of the joist exceeds:

12 inches

156

156 – What is the minimum slope for a modified built-up roof?

1/4 inch per foot

157

157 – What is the minimum allowed slope for a mineral rolled roof?

1/12

158

158 – What is the maximum spacing of light gauge metal studs?

24 inches

159

159 – The edges of lugs, brackets, rivets and bolt heads attached to structural members shall be permitted to extend to within __ inch of the surface of the fire protection.

1 inch

160

160 – What is the minimum space for fixed seating?

18 inches

161

161 – What is the minimum stair tread depth?

11 inches

162

162 – When a contractor/owner has erection drawings required for a project, who submits them?

Engineer

163

163 – What is the maximum size of a floor joist?

2 x 12

164

164 – What is the exposure for No. 2 grade preservative – treated taper sawn shakes of southern yellow pine 24 inches long with a 4/12 pitch roof?

7 ½ inches

165

165 – What is the concrete psi for basement walls in severe exposure?

2500 psi

166

166 – Floor, attic and roof framing with a nominal depth-to-thickness ratio greater than or equal to 5:1 shall have _______for the entire span.

One edge held in line

167

167 – What is the maximum size of a solid glass masonry unit wall panel?

100 square feet

168

168 – The bottom surfaces of footings are permitted to have a slope not exceeding:

10 %

169

169 – What is the minimum thickness of the sheet metal valley flashing for a slate shingle roof?

.0179 inch zinc-coated G-90

170

170 – In a residential 2 or 3 story house with an opening of at least 3 feet to 4 feet that is located 30 inches off the floor, which of the below is true about protection?

Guardrails are required

171

171 – What is the minimum distance that a lower floor joist can come into contact with the ground without being naturally durable or preservative-treated wood?

18 inches

172

172 – What is the maximum height of masonry columns to support light-frame structures in Seismic Design Category B if the structure is 440 sq ft?

12 feet

173

173 – What is the maximum that a braced wall panel can start from a braced wall line?

12 ½ feet

174

174 – What is the maximum spacing of fasteners on a gypsum board ceiling that is ½ inch in thickness and 24 inches on center stud spacing?

7 inches

175

175 – Which color is on a handicapped parking sign?

White on blue

176

176 – Which of the following statements is not true concerning a compaction report?

The type of machinery used

177

177 – What is the maximum deflection of a floor joist (member) in a residential area?

L/360

178

178 – What is the maximum horizontal distance between full length solid masonry headers?

24 inches

179

179 – Spacing between adjustable masonry wall ties should not exceed ___ inches vertically.

16 inches

180

180 – What is the minimum slope required for a building foundation with impervious surfaces present within 10 feet?

2 percent

181

181 – How many temporary lighted stairways are required on an existing 5 story building that has been altered?

1

182

182 – In Type I or II construction using non-combustible sleepers and nailers applied directly to the floor slab, which of the below is true?

Use fireblocking

183

183 – Which of the below is not true about the type or kinds of fasteners used for asphalt shingles?

14 gauge – (should be 12 gauge)

184

184 – Which of the below are the perimeter nailing requirements for concrete roof tile?

3 tile courses not less than 36 inches from either side of hips or ridges

185

185 – What is the ASTM number that a clay tile roof shall apply?

C 1167

186

186 – On a retaining wall system using an outrigger beam that is not bolted, which of the below would be used?

Tieback

187


187 – If a contractor is performing work under specifications, which of the below would be the correct procedure to follow?

Code and manufacturers specifications

188

188 – What is the minimum depth of a concrete footing below the undisturbed ground surface in Type A soil using Type IV concrete?

12 inches

Note: The minimum depth is 12 inches and the minimum width is 16 inches, types of soil and concrete makes no difference.

189

189 – The Ends of Floor Joists shall not have less than 1 ½ inch of bearing on wood or metal or less ____ than on masonry?

3 inches

190

190 – Fireblocking shall be provided in concealed spaces of stud walls and partitions vertically at the floor and ceiling levels and horizontally not to exceed:

10 feet

191

191 – What is the minimum width of valley flashing used on a roofing system??

15

192

192 – What is the minimum distance when combustible members entering into a concrete fire wall between the embedded ends?

4 inches

193

193 – How many occupants are required for church fire alarms Group A-3 occupancy when voice / alarm communication system are needed?

1000

194

194 – What is the occupant load in Group A occupancy required before fire doors need to have panic hardware or push out?

50

195

195 – What is the maximum height for thresholds at doorways for sliding doors serving dwelling units?

3/4 inch