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1

The primary purpose of panic hardware on exit doors is to...?

A. allow an alternate method of opening the door
B. allow easier access for disabled occupants
C. provide a method of controlling exit doors
D. provide easy release of the latch on the door

D. provide easy release of the latch on the door

2

Which of the following toilet partition finishes has the lowest initial cost?

A. Baked enamel
B. Laminated plastic
C. Stainless steel
D. Porcelain enamel

A. Baked Enamel

3

Which of the following are desirable qualities of windows to be selected for a new commercial building? Check the four that apply.

A. High visible light transmission value
B. High air leakage rate
C. Low solar heat gain coefficient
D. Low heat transfer coefficient
E. Low R-value
F. High condensation resistance factor

A. High visible light transmission value
C. Low solar heat gain coefficient
D. Low heat transfer coefficient
F. High condensation resistance factor

4

Which of the following occupancy classifications requires panic hardware at the required exits?

A. Manufacturing facility
B. Motel guest room
C. Movie theater
D. High-rise office suite

C. Movie theater

5

Accessible ramp handrails shall extend beyond the top and bottom of the ramp a minimum of...?

A. 6 inches
B. 9 inches
C. 12 inches
D. 15 inches

C. 12 inches

6

A client is proposing to build a residence in an area where there is a high probability of the presence of radon gas. Which of the following are acceptable techniques of achieving radon-resistant construction for the building? Check the three that apply.

A. Automatic vent damper devices
B. Sub-slab depressurization systems
C. Drain tile loops
D. Soil-gas retarders
E Mat foundation
F. Dry well

B. Sub-slab depressurization systems
C. Drain tile loops
D. Soil-gas retarders

7

Which of the following types of portable fire extinguishers is appropriate for fires generated by electrical equipment?

A. Loaded stream water base only
B. Pressure water base only
C. Carbon dioxide and dry chemical
D. Loaded stream water base, carbon dioxide, and dry chemical

C. Carbon dioxide and dry chemical

8

In a fast-track, single-story industrial project, which of the following schematic design and design development considerations is most likely to have a significant effect on the successful sequencing of construction?

A. Foundation design
B. HVAC systems design
C. Roofing materials design
D. Window design

A. Foundation design

9

Which of the following basic structural systems would be appropriate for a high-tech building with equipment and functions that are extremely sensitive to vibrations?

A. Poured-in-place concrete beam-and-slab system
B. Heavy steel frame with composite floor slab with rubber insulators
C. Heavy (12) gauge metal studs with a long-span steel joist with a 5-inch thick concrete slab
D. Masonry bearing walls with wood joists and wood deck with a 4-inch thick gypsum concrete topping slab

A. Poured-in-place concrete beam-and-slab system

10

Which of the following is the most effective method to control indoor air quality?

A. Exhaust air
B. Source reduction
C. Air cleaning and filtration
D. Increased temperature and lowered humidity

B. Source reduction

11

Which of the following factors should be considered when selecting the type of elevator to use in a new building? Check the four that apply.

A. Weight capacity of the elevator
B. Cab finishes
C. Height of the building
D. Speed of the elevator
E. Number of building occupants
F. Hoistway size

A. Weight capacity of the elevator
C. Height of the building
D. Speed of the elevator
F. Hoistway size

12

When designing a residential development, which of the following is an example of the "Crime Prevention through Environmental Design" strategy of encouraging natural surveillance?

A. Reducing the overall amount of site lighting
B. Visually screening parking areas with tall landscaping
C. Placing the majority of windows to the rear of residences
D. Providing a primary living space with a view of the street

D. Providing a primary living space with a view of the street

13

Which of the following types of fasteners is at high risk of corrosion when used with wood treated with inorganic waterborne preservatives?

A. Aluminum
B. Stainless steel
C. Hot-dipped galvanized
D. Hot-tumbled galvanized

A. Aluminum

14

When compared to a steel beam-and-bar joist floor system, the use of composite construction will likely result in which of the following? Check the two that apply.

A. Stiffer floor
B. Heavier frame
C. Lighter frame
D. More expensive system
E. Increased fabrication time
F. Faster erection time

A. Stiffer floor
C. Lighter frame

15

Which of the following actions can achieve the most significant cost reduction in value engineering a precast concrete warehouse?

A. Removing reveals in the panels
B. Changing the exposed aggregate in the concrete
C. Maximizing and standardizing the panel sizes
D. Removing the integral color from the concrete mix

C. Maximizing and standardizing the panel sizes

16

A waterproofing treatment should be specified in lieu of a dampproofing treatment for subsurface masonry when which of the following conditions is present?

A. Hydrostatic pressure
B. A low frost line
C. Sandy subsurface soils
D. Expansive subsurface soils

A. Hydrostatic pressure

17

The passage of water under pressure through concrete cracks is defined as...?

A. capillary action
B. seepage
C. saturation
D. leakage

D. Leakage

18

An elevator hoistway would be constructed to which of the following model code standards for walls?

A. Shaft enclosure
B. Occupancy separation
C. Area separation
D. Demising

A. Shaft enclosure

19

The term "scratch coat," "brown coat," and "finish coat" refer to...?

A. painting
B. parging
C. paving
D. plastering

D. plastering

20

Which of the following types of concrete construction is reinforced with tensioned high-strength steel-wire strands?

A. Tilt-up
B. Prestressed
C. Cast-in-place
D. Precast

B. Prestressed

21

Locating footings at or below the frost line is important because doing so...?

A. promotes good drainage
B. makes perimeter insulation unnecessary
C. helps to stabilize the foundation system
D. simplifies excavation during winter construction

C. helps to stabilize the foundation system

22

Efflorescence on masonry walls is caused by water-soluble salts that are present in which of the following? Check the two that apply.

A. Mortar
B. Sheathing
C. Masonry flashing
D. Masonry units
E. Masonry ties
F. Rigid insulation

A. Mortar
D. Masonry units

23

A preliminary drainage analysis for a small land parcel in a cold, wet location indicates slopes of 1% or less. The land parcel is intended to be developed into a suburban shopping center. Which types of stormwater management systems should the architect recommend? Check the three that apply.

A. An underground cistern, fed from rainwater collection on the shopping center roof
B. Porous asphalt in the parking lot
C. Foundation drainage around the building perimeter
D. A constructed stormwater wetland planted with native vegetation
E. Onsite graywater treatment
F. Diversion ditches between adjacent rows of parking spaces

A. An underground cistern, fed from rainwater collection on the shopping center roof
B. Porous asphalt in the parking lot
F. Diversion ditches between adjacent rows of parking spaces

24

A new, one-story daycare center is being planned in a hilly, suburban location in a hot/humid climate. The prevailing winds are from the south. The client wants to use passive cooling. Which of the following strategies should the architect recommend? Check the three that apply.

A. The building should be located at the top of the slope
B. The building should be elongated along the north-south-axis
C. The playground should be located north of the building
D. The building's main corridor should include operable transoms above the doors
E. The building should include large openings on the north and south sides
F. A line of shrubs should be planted west of the playground

A. The building should be located at the top of the slope
D. The building's main corridor should include operable transoms above the doors
E. The building should include large openings on the north and south sides

25

An office building is proposed for a rectangular suburban office park site measuring 300 feet by 600 feet. The program requires an uncovered grade level entrance plaza of 30,000 square feet, a 120,000 square foot below grade parking garage, plus 450,000 gross square feet of office space. Setbacks must be free of built site improvements.

What is the minimum total number of parking and office levels needed if the city requires a 20' setback on all sides?

5 levels

Step 1: 560 ft. x 260 ft. = 145,600 sf
Step 2: 145,600 sf - 30,000 sf = 115,600 sf
Step 3: 450,000 sf / 115,600 sf = 3.9 levels
Step 4: 120,000 sf / 145,600 sf = 0.8 levels
Step 5: 4 levels + 1 level = 5 levels

26

IBC contains requirements for the ventilation of attics and concealed roof spaces for which of the following reasons?

A. To prevent heat transfer from the building into the spaces
B. To prevent moisture accumulation and condensation in the spaces
C. To eliminate the need for installation of an air barrier in the spaces
D. To exhaust fire or smoke from the spaces

B. To prevent moisture accumulation and condensation in the spaces

27

The client for a partial office renovation has requested a new studio to be used for video broadcasts. Due to the existing conditions, the studio must be located adjacent to the existing HVAC closet, server room, and mailroom. Which of the following should the architect recommend to best minimize outside noise within the studio?

A. Fabric wall panels in the studio and on the shared walls between the HVAC closet, server room, and mailroom
B. Internally line all HVAC ducts with sound absorptive material
C. Insulated double-stud partition walls between the studio and the other rooms, extending to the structural deck above
D. Insulated shaft walls between the studio and the other rooms, extending to the structural deck above

C. Insulated double-stud partition walls between the studio and the other rooms, extending to the structural deck above

28

Which of the following tree arrangements is best suited for optimal solar energy utilization and control for a house in the northeast region of the United States?

A. Evergreens on the east and south; deciduous on the west
B. Evergreens on the west and north; deciduous on the south
C. Evergreens on the west and north; no trees on the south
D. Evergreens on the north and south; deciduous on the east and west

B. Evergreens on the west and north; deciduous on the south

29

The mechanical engineer has proposed two different HVAC systems for a new project. Either system is suitable for the project type and location, but for tax purposes, the owner prefers a higher HVAC equipment depreciation cost over the lifecycle of the system. System A is a forced air heating and cooling system with an upfront cost of $10,000, an anticipated useful life of 20 years, and a salvage value of $1,000. System B is an electric packaged terminal unit with an upfront cost of $7,500, an anticipated useful life of 15 years, and a salvage value of $1,500. What is the annual depreciation of the system with the higher per year depreciation?

A. $300
B. $400
C. $450
D. $500

C. $450

Step 1A: $10,000 - $1,000 = $9,000
Step 2A: $9,000 / 20 = $450

Step 1B: $7,500 - $1,500 = $6,000
Step 2B: $6,000 / 15 = $400

30

What is the minimum width for an exit passageway?

A. 32"
B. 36"
C. 40"
D. 44"

D. 44"

For an occupancy less than 50, the minimum width is 36"