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Residential Structural Design Guide 52 HSW LU Hours


Quiz Questions

1.The abundance of __________ as a readily available resource has dictated traditional American housing construction.
Wood
Metal
Aluminum
Cement
2. Post-and-beam framing is typified by the use of large timber members. In post-and-beam framing, structural columns support ____________ members.
Horizontal
Vertical
3.Platform framing is the modern adaptation of balloon framing whereby ____________ members extend from the floor to the ceiling of each story.
Horizontal
Vertical
4.The primary advantage of on-site building is:
Cost
Aesthetics
Flexibility
None of the above
5.Each year, at least ____________ million new single-family homes and townhomes are constructed.
A half
A quarter
one
two
6.Since the public cannot benefit from an excessive degree of safety that it cannot afford, code requirements must also maintain a reasonable balance between ______________ and safety.
Aesthetics
Soundness
Affordability
None of the above
7. Gravity loads act in the __________ direction as gravity and include dead, live, and snow loads.
Opposite
Same
8.Wind pressures act ____________ to the building surface.
Parallel
Perpendicular
9. The primary loads that produce lateral forces on buildings are attributable to forces associated with:
Wind
Seismic ground motion
Floods
All of the above
10.Depending on the code, it is also common to consider only ____________ of the dead load when analyzing a structure’s net wind uplift forces.
One third
Two third
One quarter
Half
11.A resistance factor is applied to a characteristic material strength value to account for variability in:
Size
Aesthetics
Exterior conditions
Material strength properties
12.There is no absolute measure of safety.
True
False
13. _____________ is/are a primary consideration in any building design because they define the nature and magnitude of hazards or external forces that a building must resist to provide reasonable performance.
Location
Materials
Loads
None of the above
14.Which of the following is not a dead load?
Roof
People
Floor
Wall
15. Which of the following is not a live load?
Human occupants
Storage
Furnishings
Roof
16. Wind produces ________ loads on a structure at highly variable magnitudes.
Static
Non static
17. Slump is the measure of concrete consistency; the ___________ the slump, the wetter the concrete and the easier it flows.
Lower
Higher
18.Admixtures are materials added to the concrete mix to improve:
Workability
Durability
Curing rate
All of the above
19.Concrete has a _________ compressive strength.
Low
High
20.If greater shear capacity is required in a plain concrete wall, it may be obtained by __________ the wall thickness.
Increasing
Decreasing