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Typical Costs of Seismic Rehab of Existing Buildings


Quiz Questions

1.“Typical costs” is the mean structural cost of the seismic rehabilitation of a building based upon the database gathered and does not include the cost of replacing architectural finishes.
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False
2. The seismicity of the building location is categorized as low, moderate, high and very high.
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False
3.What does table 1.2.2 illustrate about?
(Refer Pg 1-4)
Seismicity Categories
FEMA Building model types
Performance categories
None of the above

4.Protects some feature or function of the building beyond life-safety, such as protecting building contents or preventing the release of toxic material is called immediate occupancy.
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False
5.The database does not differentiate between costs associated with a rehabilitation performed as a direct response to observed structural damage after an earthquake and costs associated with a planned rehabilitation.
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False
6.What does table 1.5.1 illustrate about?
(Refer Pg -1-13)
FEMA Building model types
Schematic of cost options
Typical structural costs
None of the above
7.What does FEMA stand for?
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Association
Federal Equipment Management Agency
None of the above
8.The direct costs represent the bill received by the owner from the contractor.

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False
9.Financing is an independent variable unrelated to the project characteristics and dependent on the type of owner.
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False
10.The cost for structural work performed by the contractor and the sub-contractor is called Structural Rehabilitation Costs.
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False
11.The cost for architectural work necessitated by the structural work is called Demolition and Restoration Costs.
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False
12.The building or fire department may require an owner to upgrade fire protection and other life safety provisions.
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13.The cost data include costs associated with extensive removal and replacement of architectural finishes or other nonstructural aspects that must always be considered during seismic rehabilitation is called architectural renovation.
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False
14.The cost to repair structural damage from previous earthquakes, settlement, or deterioration in elements of the building not affecting the seismic performance of the building is called Damage repair costs.
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False
15.The cost to remove hazardous materials, such as asbestos, lead paint, or contaminated soil is called Hazardous Material Removal Costs.
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False
16.Design fees cover the costs of design professionals such as structural, engineers, architects, geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, surveyors, and cost estimators required to perform the studies and design work necessary for structural work and architectural refinishing work.
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17.The performance objectives are defined by three general categories:

  1. Life safety;
  2. Damage control; and
  3. Immediate occupancy
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18.Age can be an important cost factor because older buildings often require more new structural lateral elements an also because the existing system may suffer detioration.
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19.The total construction cost is the bid amount or the cost estimate from a detailed seismic study including the contractor’s overhead, profit, and contingency costs.
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False
20.The cost to relocate occupants and equipment due to the disruption expected by the construction is called Management Costs
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False