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Design Guide in Improving Hospital Safety


Quiz Questions

1.In order to design effective medical facilities for the future, designers must be familiar with the latest industry developments, building requirements stemming from these trends, and the latest research findings on the impact of building designs on hospital operations, staff and patient morale, and patient care.
True
False
2. The main aspects of hospital vulnerability that must be taken into account are:
Structural
Nonstructural
Organizational
All of the above
3.Fractures and movements within the earth’s crust generate earthquake ground motion by sending waves through the rocks and soil outward from the source.
True
False
4.Surface Fault Rupture occurs when the behavior of loose granular soils and sand in the presence of water changes temporarily from that of a solid to that of a liquid material when subjected to ground shaking.

True
False
5.Tsunamis are earthquake-caused wave movements in the ocean that travel at high speed and may result in large coastal waves of 30 feet or more.
True
False
6.What does FEMA stand for?
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Material Agency
Functional Emergency Management Agency
None of the Above
7.Drift is the term used in seismic design to describe the horizontal deflection of structural members in response to seismic forces.
True
False
8.Torsion is created by a lack of balance between the location of the resisting elements and the arrangement of the building mass.
True
False
9.Flooding is a natural process that may occur in a variety of forms: long-duration flooding along rivers that drain large watersheds; flash floods that send a devastating wall of water down a mountain canyon; and coastal flooding that accompanies high tides and onshore winds, hurricanes, and nor’easters.
True
False
10.The term "100-year flood" is defined as a flood of that magnitude that will occur only once every 100 years.
True
False
11.What does ICC stand for?
International Code Council
International Concrete Council
International Corporate Council
None of the above
12.Hydrostatic loads occur when water comes into contact with a building or building component, both above and below the ground level.
True
False
13.The selection of the appropriate method of elevating a hospital in a special flood hazard area depends on many factors, including type of flood zone, costs, level of safety and property protection determined as acceptable risk.
True
False
14.Hospitals in hurricane-prone regions require special attention because they normally have vulnerable occupants (patients) at the time of a hurricane, and afterwards, many injured people seek medical care.
True
False
15.What does IBC stand for?
International Building Code
International Building Connection
International Building Configuration
None of the above
16.The wind pressures that these tornadoes can exert on a building are tremendous, and far exceed the minimum pressures derived from building codes..
True
False
17."Freeboard" is a factor of safety usually expressed in feet above a flood level. Freeboard compensates for the many unknown factors that could contribute to flood heights, such as wave action, constricting bridge openings, and the hydrological effect of urbanization of the watershed.
True
False
18."Substantial damage" is damage of any origin sustained by a structure whereby the cost of restoring the structure to its condition before the damage would equal or exceed 50 percent of the market value of the structure before the damage occurred.
True
False
19.What does EERI stand for?
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
Equivalent Engineering Research Institute
Exterior Engineering Research Institute
None of the above
20.Connectors and fasteners are integral to the structural stability of buildings; therefore, failure caused by accelerated corrosion would jeopardize the building.
True
False