Residential Structural Design Guide

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