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Name two nonferrous metals and two metal alloys
Nonferrous
(1)Aluminum
(2)Copper
Metal Alloys
(1)Steel
(2)Stainless Steel
Name four species of hardwood
-ash
-basswood
-cherry, American black
-Teak
Galvanic reaction may occur with
(A)two dissimilar metals touching
(B)metals and acid
(C)two dissimilar metals in water
(D)none of the above
C - two dissimilar metals in water
Copper is
(A)not affected by alkaline chemicals so it can come in contact with masonry
(B)always treated to prevent patina
(C)a bronze-zinc alloy
(D)less expensive than PVC for plumbing supply pipes
A - not affected by alkaline chemicals so it can come in contact with masonry
Which of the following statements is FALSE
(A)Anodized coatings provide increased corrosion resistance
(B)An electorlye is a fluid that conducts electricity
(C)The three basic finish types as described in the AMP 500 Introduction to Metal Finishing are Mechanical, Chemical and coatings
(D)Stainless Steel is most frequently finished with chemical means.
D - Stainless Steel is most frequently finished with chemical means.
Which type of plastic cannot be remelted and reformed?
(A)Thermoplastic
(B)Thermoset
(C)All of the above
(D)None of the above
B - Thermoset
Which of the following statements about glass is INCORRECT
(A)may be tempered or laminated for safety
(B)is considered a liquid although it appears as a solid
(C)cannot be made to be fire resistant
(D)is made from silica found in sand
C - cannot be made to be fire resistant
Which of the following statements about concrete is INCORRECT
(A)consists of Portland cement, water and aggregate
(B)has excellent compressive strength and negligible tensile heat
(C)cures in a chemical reaction that releases heat
(D)is the same thing as cement
D - is the same thing as cement
Which of the following fiberboard has the smallest particle size?
(A)OSB Orientated Strand Board
(B)MDF Medium Density Fiberboard
(C)Hardboard
(D)Particleboard
B - MDF Medium Density Fiberboard
What is the thickness of a typical 5-ply veneer core constructed plywood
(A)1/8"
(B)1/4"
(C)1/2"
(D)5/8"
D - 5/8"
A Flitch is
(A)a section of log ready to be sliced into leaves of veneer
(B)a term used for warping
(C)used for determining carpet quality
(D)none of the above
A - a section of log ready to be sliced into leaves of a veneer
"Cathedraling" or a Cathedral pattern may occur when
(A)wood ages
(B)wood absorbs moisture
(C)wood is rift cut
(D)wood is plain or flat sliced
D - wood is plain or flat sliced
Which type of cutting produces the widest sheet of veneer and is popular for economy grade veneer application?
(A)plain or flat sliced
(B)quarter sawn
(C)rift cut
(D)rotary cut
D - rotary cut
The term _______ describes a building design that does not destroy ecological balance or deplete natural resources.
sustainable design
A _______ resource is any natural resource that is depleted at a rate slower than it regenerates.
renewable
Name four tasks involved in subfloor preparation
(1)level, patch
(2)clean, sweep, free of grease/oil
(3)check for moisture
(4)underlayment, water proofing membrane, sealant
(5)verify give is compatible with concrete or patching compound
Name four types of stone used for flooring
(1)marble
(2)slate
(3)granite
(4)travertine
(5)limestone
Deflection of the finish floor between the sleepers gives wood flooring its
(A)rigidity
(B)distinction
(C)resilience
(D)live load
C - resilience
the overall thickness of a finish-floor assembly may be adjusted by the use of a nonstructural underlayment such as particle board, so that the finish level of a thin flooring material may be made flush with a thicker one.

True/False
True
What is the difference between a "rug" and a "carpet"?
rug - not adhered/installed onto floor
carpet - constructed using method of turfing, weaving, fusion bonding and then adhered/installed onto floor
Which of the following is NOT used to determine carpet quality?
(A)pitch
(B)pile weight
(C)pile density
(D)pile type
D - pile type
Which of the following is FALSE?
(A)Solution-dyed carpets are precolored with pigments that are introduced into the molten polymer before extrusion to fiber
(B)Axminster is a type of tufted carpet
(C)Berber is a loop pile caret
(D)Skein-dyed yarn is commonly used in woven carpets
B - Axminster is a type of tufted carpet
Calcium Chloride tests for which of the following
(A)Humidity
(B)Bearing pressure
(C)temperature
(D)concrete type
A - Humidity
Which are considerations in selecting an appropriate flooring material for a lobby?
I. Fluctuations in temperature and humidity
II. Quantity of pedestrian traffic and wheeled traffic
III. Slip resistance
IV. Proximity to windows (UV degradation)
V. Stain Resistance and Maintenance Schedule

(A)II,III,V
(B)I,IV,V
(C)I,II,III
(D)I,II,III,IV,V
D - I,II,III,IV,V
When two different types of flooring are installed adjacent to each other what should you consider first?
(A)Adding an Expansion Joint
(B)Installing a Transition Strip
(C)Relative thickness of flooring materials
(D)Stain Resistance of each material
C - Relative thickness of flooring materials
Most moisture resistant to least moisture resistant
(A)Non-vitreous, semi-vitreous, vitreous, impervious
(B)Impervious, vitreous, semi-vitreous, non-vitreous
(C)Ceramic, paver, glazed, porcelain
(D)Porcelain, glazed, porous, ceramic
B - Impervious, vitreous, semi-vitreous, non-vitreous
Which two of the following are made of natural, renewable resources and are biodegradable
(A)Vinyl and vinyl composition tile
(B)Rubber and Porcelain
(C)Acrylic and Nylon
(D)Linoleum and Cork
D - Linoleum and Cork
Least expensive resilient flooring installation
(A)VCT
(B)Homogenous Sheet Vinyl, Heat Welded
(C)Homogenous Sheet Vinyl, Chemical Welded
(D)Linoleum
A - VCT
Which of the following resilient flooring materials would be the best choice for a surgical suite in a hospital
(A)Homogenous Sheet Vinyl
(B)Radial Rubber Tiles
(C)Cork flooring
(D)Linoleum
A - Homogenous Sheet vinyl
Which of the following hard flooring materials would be the best choice for a commercial kitchen?
(A)Ungauged, highly clefted slate
(B)Polished Marble
(C)Honed Granite
(D)Quarry Tile
D - Quarry Tile
Identify the following materials (samples labeled at front of room). Include as much information as you can
(A)VCT, recycled vinyl content, size 12x12, ASTM F-1066 class 2
(B)hardwood
(C)Sheet vinyl "homogeneous vinyl", resilient, give, sponge
(D)travertine, holes
(E)cork, resilient
"Nominal" refers to tile
(A)Dimensional Stability
(B)Size
(C)Weight
(D)Porosity
B - Size
The most common thicknesses of gypsum board are
(A)1/8" and 1"
(B)3/8" and 1/2"
(C)1/2" and 5/8"
(D)3/4" and 1"
C - 1/2" and 5/8"
What are three other terms used by contractors and industry professionals to refer to gypsum board?
-wallboard
-drywall
-sheetrock
Moisture resistant gypsum board is also referred to as
(A)foil-backed board
(B)veneer plaster
(C)green board
(D)Type X
C - green board
The installation of gypsum board to accept paint as a wall finish DOES NOT usually require which of the following
(A)Joint reinforcing tape or mesh
(B)Joint Compound
(C)Sanding
(D)Lath and Plaster
D - Lath and Plaster
Substrate preparation for painting involves
(A)roughing up the surface for proper adhesive
(B)checking that patching compounds and primers are compatible with paint manufacturer's recommendation
(C)measuring the dry film thickness in mils
(D)application of veneer plaster
B - checking that patching compounds and primers are compatible with paint manufacturer's recommendation
Which statement is NOT true
(A)Paint remains the most economical finish
(B)VOC's are released into the air as paint dries
(C)Thinner does not become part of the cured paint film
(D)The most common solvent for latex paint is mineral spirits
D - The most common solvent for latex paint is mineral spirits
Intumescent paint is
(A)a fire retardant coating that swells when heated
(B)a high performance epoxy coating
(C)for use on surfaces subjected to sever moisture
(D)a multicolor coating
A - a fire retardant coating that swells when heated
Mastic, in tile installation, is a type of
(A)Mortar
(B)Grout
(C)Sealant
(D)Adhesive
D - Adhesive
Type III wall covering as defined by ASTM F 793 is
(A)light duty residential
(B)commercial grade
(C)heavy use
(D)none of the above
C - heavy use
NRC is
(A)Noise Ratio Classification, a method to measure sound reflection
(B)Noise Rating Coefficient, measures sound emission
(C)Noise Reduction Calculation, measuring sound transmission from space to space
(D)Noise Reduction Coefficient, a sound-absorbing efficiency rating
D - Noise Reduction Coefficient, a sound-absorbing efficiency rating
What is Plenum? What would you expect to find in a Plenum?
Space between finished ceiling and structure above; main thoroughfare for heating, air conditioning, fire suppression, and lighting systems in contemporary commercial interiors
Acoustical Ceilings
(A)allow easy access to systems they conceal
(B)are suspended ceiling systems of gypsum board attached to suspended furring channels
(C)have a major drawback in that there is no easy way to access the services without destroying part of it
(D)are always composed of exposed grids and panels
A - allow easy access to systems they conceal
Draw the cross section detail of a kerfed edge and a spline of an acoustical ceiling tile:
refer to quiz #3 question 13
"Tile Installation must comply with ANSI A108" is an example of what kind of specification?
(A)Proprietary
(B)Descriptive
(C)Performance
(D)Reference Standard
D - Reference Standard
Name the three major headings in a CSI Section Format Specifications Outline
I. General
II. Product
III. Execution
Which of the following would be considered a "closed" or restrictive specification?
(A)Proprietary "base bid"
(B)Descriptive
(C)Performance
(D)Reference Standard
A - Proprietary "base bid"
Which of the following would be considered an "open" specification
(A)Proprietary "or equal"
(B)Descriptive
(C)Performance
(D)Reference Standard
(E)All of the above
E - All of the above
What would you be looking for on Shop Drawings for an Upholstered Wall System? And what are two reasons to request a mock-up?????????
-Quantities, locations, written description sample
-to avoid discrepancy confusion

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Brick bonding patterns were originally developed to tie two thin parallel brick wythes together into one structural unit. What brick bonding pattern represents that structural intent?
(A)Running Bond
(B)Stack Bond
(C)Common Bond
(D)Ashlar Pattern
C - Common Bond
What is the IBC?
The International Building Code - landmark document that sought to provide one building code for uniformity and ease of use
What does ANSI stand for?
American National Standards Institute
The standardization of fire safety requirements and safety testing in the U.S. coincided with the widespread introduction of _______ at the end fo the nineteenth century.
electricity
The NFPA publishes the
(A)IBC
(B)UBC
(C)ASTM E 119
(D)Life Safety Code
D - Life Safety Code
Which is NOT true about the Underwriter's Laboratory (UL)
(A)established in 1894 with the support of the insurance companies
(B)a testing laboratory which evaluates products for safety hazards, including electric shock
(C)a government agency established by NFPA
(D)safe products are "listed" and given UL labels
C - a government agency established by NFPA
ASTM is an example of
(A)a model code group
(B)an industry standards-writing association
(C)a testing laboratory
(D)a federal code writing agency
B - an industry standards-writing association
Name two ways the building department "enforces" building codes
-checks for code compliance
-issues building permits
-inspects during and after completion of construction
-fines/approval process/stop work order/inspections
Fire Rating for Doors is
(A)a 30-minute, 60-minute, or 90-minute rating
(B)endurance test of doors to flame and heat transfer
(C)ASTM E 119
(D)all of the above
D - all of the above
A Class A Rating for a wall finish means
(A)its flame spread index is 0-25
(B)it contributes to the progression of fire through a corridor
(C)it cannot be used in exit discharge area such as a lobby
(D)it passed the Room Corner test
A - its flame spread index is 0-25
A Class A wall covering will not
(A)char
(B)ignite
(C)smolder
(D)produce smoke
B - ignite
The most stringent flammability test for seating is
(A)Cal Tech 133
(B)Cigarette Ignition Resistance Test
(C)Smoke Density
(D)Room Corner Test
A - Cal Tech 133
Steiner Tunnel Test measures
(A)horizontal flame spread and smoke development
(B)surface burning characteristics of building materials
(C)the same mounting method and material that will be used on the job site
(D)all of the above
D - all of the above
The Methanamine Pill Test measures
(A)the repetitions of abrasion until "pilling"
(B)whether a carpet will ignite a spark
(C)the response of a carpet to burning a tablet
(D)a pass rating if the carpet burns to within 1" of the 8" diameter area
C - the response of a carpet to burning a tablet
Critical Radiant Flux
(A)replaced the Radiant Panel Test
(B)is used to evaluate residential furniture
(C)represents the threshold above which flame spread will occur
(D)measures smoke density
C - represents the threshold above which flame spread will occur
A one-hour-rated partition may consist of
(A)a single piece of gypsum board
(B)a layer of 5/8" Type X gypsum board attached to a metal stud
(C)a layer of 5/8" Type X gypsum board attached to both sides of a metal stud
(D)Two layers of 5/8" Type X gypsum board
C - a layer of 5/8" Type X gypsum board attached to both sides of a metal stud
Match the following tests with the type of material tested:

__Radiant Panel Test
__ASTM E84
__Cigarette Ignition Resistance Test
__Vertical Ignition Test

a. foam, liner and fabric
b. flooring
c. wallcover and adhesive
d. hanging fabric and window treatments
B
C
A
D
The 3 Solar Heat Gain Factors (Radiation) =

_______ + _______ + _______
Reflection + Absorption + Transmission
Shading Coefficient (SC) measures
(A)solar radiation and absorption
(B)the effectiveness of window treatment against solar heat gain
(C)translucence of unlined drapery
(D)conduction, convection and radiation
B - the effectiveness of window treatment against solar heat gain
Which of the following is FALSE
(A)Manufacturers typically provide SC's for blinds or shades
(B)Probable SC's for unlined draperies with 100% fullness can be estimated by using a guide developed by ASHRAE
(C)Reflectance is the least important property of a window treatment
(D)An HVAC engineer should be consulted in determining the SC of a window system
C - Reflectance is the least important property of a window treatment
Which of the following is TRUE
(A)R-Value measures a window's resistance to the flow of heat
(B)If a surface has a high reflectivity, it has a high emissivity
(C)Dark colors tend to reflect heat
(D)Radiation is the transfer of heat through the air
A - R-Value measures a window's resistance to the flow of heat
What is the function of a low-E glass coating?
(A)allows light to come through, but most of the heat does not
(B)reduces reflection
(C)darkens the window to reduce glare
(D)light color increases reflection
A - allows light to come through, but most of the heat does not
The most effective type of interior protection against heat gain through a window?
(A)light colored opaque roller shade
(B)perforated metal venetian blinds
(C)swag and cascade over sheer casements
(D)pleated shade with open weave fabric
A - light colored opaque roller shade
A Valence is
(A)a rod operated by cord and pulley
(B)a top window treatment made of fabric
(C)any window treatment made of fabric
(D)a type of shutter
B - a top window treatment made of fabric
Which of the following is NOT a popular drapery heading
(A)Stack Pleat
(B)Spring Pleat
(C)Roll Pleat
(D)Pinch Pleat
B - Spring Pleat
Which statement is FALSE?
(A)Drapery Fullness is the ratio of the total fabric used, less allowances for side hems and seams, to the finished drapery width
(B)a drapery with 100% fullness is 100% wider than the width of the drapery in a closed position
(C)a drapery with 225% fullness is 3-1/4 times the finished drapery width
(D)Finished drapery panel width for biparting draperies = opening + stack back + overlap + return
D - Finished drapery panel width for biparting draperies = opening + stack back + overlap + return
Name 3 benefits and 3 areas of concern when selecting horizontal blinds as an interior window covering
Benefits
-variable light control
-great for desert climates (blocks sun but lets air circulate)
-stats come in a variety of materials --> metal, wood, fabric, vinyl, textures, colors

Areas of concern
-horizontal blinds collect dust
-mechanism can break
-cords are hazard
-limited span