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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

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Monday, 17 December 2012

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1. The French version of the German Jugendstil.
a. Le Moderne Style
b. Art Nouveau
c. Modernismo
d. De Stijl

2. There are modern ways of suppressing earthquakes in terms of building design and innovation. But the traditional Filipino architecture had long before discovered this in the design of their homes. What is the traditional Filipino technique that could withstand earthquakes in the Philippines?
a. putting of rosaries and religious artifacts beneath the foundation.
b. putting stones that serve as rollers beneath the foundation.
c. making use of sturdy and heavy trunks of wood for column foundation.
d. bamboo posts running through roof connected on central apex.

3. What is the raw/natural material that traditional Filipino architecture used as motifs in the design of their homes?
a. egg shells
b. capiz shells
c. mud bricks
d. hand-cut stones

4. What is the main cause of migration from rural to urban places/cities?
a. opportunities in the city is greater.
b. presence of educational, health and recreational facilities in cities
c. tired of agricultural life
d. chances of meeting moviestars in cities

5. What is the purpose for the Bahay Kubo’s silong?
a. ventilation and drying of clothes
b. protection against animals
c. protection against animals
d. all of the above

6. Which is the most expensive?
a. a 9-hole golf course
b. a ½-hectare park/playground
c. a cable hanging bridge
d. an Olympic size pool

7. Which is the least expensive?
a. a 10-hole golf course
b. a ½ hectare park/playground
c. a cable hanging bridge
d. a 1000-meter water feature

8. Which is the correct statement regarding airflow in a room entry/exit?
a. air entering a small opening has greater airflow over a large opening
b. air entering a large opening has greater airflow over a small opening
c. it’s the same
d. it doesn’t matter

9. Given a site on a hilltop, which would you provide?
a. 3-m canopy
b. 5-m eaves
c. 4-m balcony
d. sunbreakers and sunshades

10. What can enhance the quality, texture, tone of construction detail and materials in a house?
a. artificial light
b. daylight saving lamp
c. natural light
d. all of the above

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

ArkiBoard Tips 13


1. The owner hired an electrician to prepare and install the electrical wiring for his house. The electrician, with the owner’s consent, decided to use a larger size of wiring for the circuit breaker to anticipate overloading. After some time, the house was on fire. After the investigation, it was proven that the cause of the fire was faulty wiring. What should have been done by the electrician to prevent the fire?
a. use the appropriate wiring capacity
b. none, his plans and actions were appropriate
c. studied more to become a Master Electrician and do better electrical plans
d. none of the above

2. Which flooring material is the MOST resilient?
a. vinyl sheets
b. linoleum
c. vinyl tiles
d. ceramic tiles

3. Which flooring material is the LEAST resilient?
a. vinyl sheets
b. linoleum
c. vinyl tiles
d. ceramic tiles

4. For a commercial establishment, what is the maximum height of curtain walls?
a. 4m
b. 2m
c. 3m
d. 5m

5. Given a government office building with a beam having a span of about 8.50m – 10.00m. What is the ideal column size at the 4th floor to support it?
a. 0.80 x 0.80
b. 1.00 x 1.00
c. 1.20 x 1.20
d. 1.60 x 1.60

6. What should be the size of a column at the ground floor if it has an 8m span?
a. 0.50m x 0.50m
b. 0.70m x 0.70m
c. 1.20m x 1.20m
d. 1.60m x 1.60m

7. What should be the size of a column at the fourth floor if it has an 8m span?
a. 0.50m x 0.50m
b. 0.70m x 0.70m
c. 1.20m x 1.20m
d. 1.60m x 1.60m

8. What type of foundation should be used so that the construction would not affect the adjacent structures?
a. pile/caisson
b. strip footing
c. sheet pile

9. What is the purpose of a fortress?
a. military installation
b. to protect the treasures
c. to protect the owner from enemy attack
d. public gateway

10. Basketball court orientation
a. N-S
b. E-W
c. NE-SW
d. NE-SE

ArkiBoard Tips 12


1. What shape of a theater should be avoided to prevent focus of sound?
a. irregular
b. rectangular
c. large curve space
d. domical

2. What is the recommended minimum thickness of an interior CHB wall without considering the plaster?
a. 0.10
b. 0.15
c. 0.20
d. 0.25

3. What is the recommended minimum thickness of an interior CHB wall considering the plaster?
a. 0.10
b. 0.15
c. 0.20
d. 0.25

4. What is the advantage of polybutylene over pvc pipes?
a. color
b. flexible
c. small diameter
d. cheap

5. A property owner wants to renovate his resort at the beachfront. He wants the construction to be fast. What is the most appropriate type of cladding for this kind of project?
a. aluminum cladding
b. pre-cast concrete
c. steel cladding
d. regular CHB

6. Which among the choices given is the best way to prevent sound transmission?
a. cavity wall
b. double wall
c. drywall with insulation
d. gypsum board

7. What type of switch will be used if a lighting fixture is to be used in 4 places?
a. 2 - 3way switch, 1 – 4way switch
b. 2 - 3way switch, 1 – 2way switch
c. 2 - 2way switch, 1 – 3way switch
d. 1 - 3way switch, 1 – 4way switch

8. The maximum length of a walkalator is 250 mtrs. What is the reason why it should be used for short runs only?
a. to allow users to exit at the sides
b. for maintenance and control
c. to allow reversal of directions

9. The owner hired an electrician to prepare and install the electrical wiring for his house. The electrician, with the owner’s consent, decided to use a larger size of wiring for the circuit breaker to anticipate overloading. After some time, the house was on fire. After the investigation, it was proven that the cause of the fire was faulty wiring. Why did the circuit breaker fail to detect the short circuit/overloading?
a. the circuit breaker is defective
b. the capacity of the wire is too large
c. the circuit breaker was too far away from where the short circuit happened
d. all of the above

10. The owner hired an electrician to prepare and install the electrical wiring for his house. The electrician, with the owner’s consent, decided to use a larger size of wiring for the circuit breaker to anticipate overloading. After some time, the house was on fire. After the investigation, it was proven that the cause of the fire was faulty wiring. Who should be blamed for the fire?
a. the electrician, he used a larger capacity for the wiring
b. the owner, he did not hire a professional and master electrician
c. none, some people are unfortunate
d. none, short circuits happen all the time.

Monday, 10 December 2012

ArkiBoard Tips 11

1. What type of roofing material that is oven-baked & is waterproofed?
a. shingles
b. tegula
c. long span
d. clay roof tiles

2. What is the best type of glass to use in shower stall?
a. wired
b. etched
c. textured
d. tempered

3. For a recording studio, what types of flooring is to be used and why?
a. wood
b.carpet
c. ceramic

4. Which is a Green architecture material? and why?
a. wood
b. aluminum
c. steel

5. Used to connect G.I roof to steel purlins?
a. self tapping screw
b. roof nail
c. machine bolt
d. expansion bolt

6. As a Project Manager for a 3-Storey Residence, you were told by the owner than he would like a finish on his fence to still show the CHB. What would you tell your foreman/mason to tidy up?
a. Soleras
b. Kostilyahes
c. Palitada
d. Kostura

7. What is a good color of roof in tropical country? why?
a. Dark green to black
b. Light red
c. Light brown

8. It relies on clean lines, smooth and polished surfaces, and few intricate details. It is not stark and cold, but _____________ is comfortable and spacious, without clutter?
a) art deco
b) minimalist design
c) contemporary design
d) oriental interiors

9. A paint defect which indicates imperfect adhesion of paint to the surface, with the film getting stripped off in a relatively large pieces due to application on damp or greasy surface
a. peeling
b. bleeding
c. alligatoring
d. cracking

10. Which is a neutral colour among the choices?
a) violet
b) ivory
c) blue
d) green


ArkiBoard Tips 10


1. In plumbing, a tapered coupling for joining a pipe or conduit to another of larger size? and Why?
a. Coupling
b. Bushing
c. Nipple
d. None of the above

2. A client awarded you to design a medium-end BPO Office to be located on existing residential with 1000 sqm floor area. This will be a fit-out renovation project. In consideration of the cables, what system will you use to conceal them?
a. Raised Flooring
b. On the ceiling
c. On Drywall

3. A client awarded you to design a medium-end BPO Office to be located on existing residential with 1000 sqm floor area. This will be a fit-out renovation project. If data are needed to be shared with others, what is appropriate?
a. LAN
b. Router
c. Intercom
d. Cellphone

4. A client awarded you to design a medium-end BPO Office to be located on existing residential with 1000 sqm floor area. This will be a fit-out renovation project. What communication system is used to link one office to another for a private dialogue?
a. PABX
b. Intercom
c. Fax Machine
d. Paging Sytem

5. A client awarded you to design a medium-end BPO Office to be located on existing residential with 1000 sqm floor area. This will be a fit-out renovation project. If data are needed to be amplified from the main server, what system is needed?
a. LAN
b. Router
c. PABX
d. Satellite

6. Refers to a concrete that is left in its natural state after formwork is removed especially when the concrete surface reflects the texture,joints and fasteners of board form.
a. precast concrete
b. cast-in-place
c betun brut
d. bushhammered
e. haute' couture

7. What kind of window is easy to cean? and Why?
a. Louver
b. Sliding Window
c. Casement
d. Awning

8. Minimum side lapping for corrugated G.I roofing?
a. 1 1/2"
b. 2"
c. 2 1/2"
d. 3"

9. A line shifted in a direction other than its intrinsic direction defines a ____?
a) volume
b)shape
c)plane
d) line

10. What is the most practical method to use if you will pour concrete for a 4 cu.m. slab & Explain...
a. manual mix
b. ready mix concrete
c. 2 bagger mixer
d.1 bagger mixer

ArkiBoard Tips 9


1. The toilet bathroom floor finish is designed to be at least one inch below the bedroom floor finish. What should be the vertical distance between the bedroom floor finish and the top line of the 2” x 6” yacal floor joists which carry the toilet bath floor system assuming that ¼” thick mosaic vitrified tiles will be used in the toilet bathroom on 4” RC slab with membrane waterproofing, using standard acceptable measurement of materials for residential houses.
a. 3 ½ inches 
b. 3 ¼ inches 
c. 6 ¼ inches 
d. 6 ¾ inches

2. Any pipe which conveys the discharge of water closet, urinal or fixtures having similar function, with or without the discharges from other fixtures to the building drain or building sewer.
a. Soil pipe
b. Waste pipe 
c. Building drain 
d. Building sewer

3. The maximum height and number of stories of every building shall be dependent upon the following: 
i.Character of occupancy --- iii. Environmental conditions --- ii.Type of construction --- iv. Capacity of public utility/service systems 
a. i, ii, iii 
b. i, iii, iv 
c. i, ii, iv 
d. i, ii, iii, iv

4. What is the height of the RC curtain wall surrounding a water tank located at the penthouse whose capacity is 5000 U.S. gallons. The diameter of the tank is 2.5 meters (I.D.) and freeboard of 0.30 meters. The wall shall be as high as the water tank. 
a. 4.00 meters 
b. 4.19 meters 
c. 4.16 meters 
d. 4.22 meters

5. Mr. Chua the owner of a 3 story luxurious house that was designed by you would like to have an additional 30.00 Sq. Mt. Detached greenhouse at the Rear side of the house.You were commissioned to do the project, do you need to secure building permit for the greenhouse?.
a. No, because it is part of the house contract.
b. Yes, because it exceeds the exempted area.
c. No, because greenhouse is exempted as per NBCP.
d. Yes, because it is Detached from the house.

6. What type of window is not recommended for high rise buildings??
a. hopper
b. pivoted
c. casement
d. awning

7. The location of a fire hose cabinet connected to a standpipe for buildings shall be at every floor level above the first floor at: 
a. storerooms
b. inside a mechanical/electrical room
c. a landing of an enclosed stairway 
d. at any private room or rentable space

8. It is the largest Doric Temple ever recorded in History?
a. The Great Temple of Ammon Karnak
b. Tempio di Giove Olimpico
c. Temple of Nike, Athens
d. The Great Temple of Abu-Simbel
e. Temple Run

9. He is often described as the most influential and the most copied architect of all time because of his works.,
a. Antonio Gaudi Y Cornet
b. Frank Lloyd Wright
c. Andrea Palladio
d. Frank Gehry
e. Leon Batista Alberti
f. Giacommo Baruzzi da Vignola

10. What do you call a column which is 4times larger than a normal column?
a. pedestal
b. planted column
c. pier
d. spiral column
e. rectangular column

ArkiBoard Tips 8


1. For Amenities, Facilities, Services and Utilities (AFSU) introduced, what is the primary priority?
a. Utilities, Amenities, Facilities, Services
b. Amenities, Facilities, Services and Utilities
c. Facilities, Amenities, Services and Utilities
d. Utilities, Services, Facilities and Amenities

2. Minimum end lapping for corrugated G.I roofing?(mm)
a. 300
b. 200
c. 250
d. 600

3. What type of joint is used to install a glass into a lite French window?
a. Dado
b. Rabbet
c. Tenon
d. Mortise

4. What is the color for Industrial in a Zoning Map?
a. Blue 
b. Violet 
c. Red 
d. Yellow

5. A mid-rise residential project of Mies van de Rohe was the? 
a. Lakeshore apartments
b. Seagram building
c. Serendra apartments
d. Seashore apartments

6. If the size of a concrete column on the ground floor is 1 mt. x 1 mt. What should be the size of the column on the 16th floor?
a. .90mt. X .90mt.
b. .60mt. X .60mt.
c. .30mt. X .30mt.
d. 1.20mt. X 1.20mt.

7. Using Eustyle intercolumniation which considered this by Vitruvius to be the best proportion, what will be the clear space between two columns of the temple?
a.) 2 x dia. of column
b.) 1 1/2 x dia. of column
c.) 2 1/4 x dia. of column
d.) 3 x dia. of column

8. The riser of a stair is 6 ½ inches. What is the run using formula R/T = tan (R-3) x 8 degrees 
a. 12.2247 inches 
b. 12.1000 inches 
c. 11.8975 inches 
d. 12. 1416 inches

9. It is the horizontal movement of a certain body or in a building the lateral movement of a particular floor because of too much exposure of the force hitting on it?
a. buckling
b. story drift
c. failure
d. settlement

10. Where will you start excavating if your project has 2- level basement and is located in a property surrounded by adjacent structure with one side accessible to a 12 meter wide Road?.
a. At the Front along the Road.
b. At the Center of the Property.
c. At the Rear Side of the Property.
d. At the Both Sides of the Property.

ArkiBoard Tips 7


1. The level of subterranean water.
a. house drain
b. water well
c. underground canal

2. Who should be held accountable for the damage of the appliances?
a. the driver, if they can find him
b. meralco
c. the electrical engineer or electrician who installed the wiring
system in the house the manufacturer of the appliances

3. What is the disadvantage of using precast concrete beams?
a. larger beam dephts
b. overtime, the beams tend to lose anchorage
c. weak concrete

4. Threaded fitting to join 2 threaded fittings as close as possible but not exceeding 3".
a. nipple
b. union
c. coupling
d. none of the above

5. Maximum length of cul-de-sac under BP220?
a. 120 mt.
b. 50 mt.
c. 60 mt.
d. 100 mt.

6. if the contractor makes claim for additional money due to extra work caused by unforseen circumstances, the arch. must respond within: 
a. 5days
b. 7days
c. 10days
d. not until supporting data are submitted

7. Terms used for 2 pumps interconnected with each other?
a. gang
b. series
c. battery
d. duplex

8. Parts of lockset, which is not included?
a. strike
b. knob
c. escutcheon
d. lace

9. A house designed by its owner, Thomas Jefferson, referring to as example of Greek classical revival.
a. Monticello
b. Villa Rotunda
c. State House
d. the Capitol

10. Best materials for exterior walls?
a. plyboard
b. 25mm plywood
c. HDF
d. gypsum

ArkiBoard Tips 6


1. Which of the following is NOT an executive position in a GOCC?
a. vice president
b. director 
c. division chief
d.assistant vice president

2. A female GI threaded pipe reducer fitting use to connect a reducing branch from a main water distribution.
a. bell reducer
b. tee reducer
c. elbow reducer
d. coupling reducer

3. Maximum slump for slabs, beams, columns?
a. 100mm
b. 120mm
c. 200mm
d. 150mm

4. What is added to concrete to alter its properties?
a. admixtures
b.retarder
c.plasticizer
d.accelerator

5. Pipe fitting to change one single direction (course) of the flow of water?
a. tee
b. Wye
c. cross tee
d. elbow

6. What is the ante-room to a larger apartment of a building called?
a. patio
b. vestibule
c. stall
d. portico

7. How many days prior to canceling an insurance be given to the owner stipulating the intention to cancel?
a.> 5 days
b.> 10 days
c.> 15 days
d.> 1 month

8. What is the smallest size of gutter?
a. 12"
b. 24"
c. 48"
d. None of the above

9. Pipe fitting to join 2 straight lengths of pipe?
a. coupling
b. nipple
c. tee
d. st. elbow

10. According to BP 344, the comfortable clearance for knee and leg space under tables for wheelchair users is?
a. 0.61 m.
b. 0.74 m.
c. 0.82 m.
d. 0.55 m.

ArkiBoard Tips 5

1. An office/firm has 10 staff and 1 manager's room with toilet, what is the BEST area in sq.mt for each staff.
a. 1.5 sq.mt.
b. 3.5 sq.mt
c. 1 sq.mt
d. 5 sq.m

2. Concrete slab should have a minimum concrete cover of:
a. 20mm
b. 40mm
c. 15mm
d. 30mm

3. Which among of the following is the most rigid frame?
a. canto mesa
b. rabetted
c. tenon and mortise
d. overlapping frame

4. Assuming the site will be on adobe soil, what foundation will you use?
a. Bored File
b. Sheet File
c. Isolated Footing
d. Footing With Tie Beam

5. Arrange the following mat'ls. from cheapest to most expensive that will cover a 1.2m x 1.2m area.
a. mactan tiles
b. pebble washout
c. 0.30 x 0.30 vitrified tiles
d. 0.60 x 0.60 granite tiles
e. bricks
f. boracay pebbles
g. adobe with piketa

6. A client wants to open a dance studio on the ground floor of a building. The existing room for the studio is fronting the road and the floor above is an office area. What materials should be used in the flooring?
a. Ceramic Tiles
b. Steel Decking
c. Wood Tiles
d. Vinyl Tiles (with wooden look)

7. A client wants to open a dance studio on the ground floor of a building. The existing room for the studio is fronting the road and the floor above is an office area. What materials should be used in the ceiling?
a. Suspended Acoustical Tiles
b. Steel Decking
c. Plywood
d. cement boards

8. What major component part functions to cool the condenser unit in a central airconditioning is?
a. chiller
b. air handling unit
c. fan and motor
d. cooling tower

9. What is the purpose of placing grout in between tiles?
a. for aesthetic
b. prevent the tiles from cracking in case of expansion the grout will be where the cracks would appear
c. marks the area to be chipped in case tiles will be replaced so as not to damage the other areas

10. What is the purpose for using a pebble wash finish with space in between?
a. prevent slipping
b. prevent creeping crack
c. prevent accumulation of dust
d. aesthetic only


Thursday, 6 December 2012

ArkiBoard Tips 4


1. An Architect suggested to the client that a blank wall in one of the portion of the lobby be provided with a mural painting. The client agreed and asked the ARCHITECT to present a design for the mural painting. The Architect hired a popular painter to make the concept design. Who will pay for the services of the mural painter?
a. Architect
b. Already included in the fees of the architect
c. Client
d. To be decided by the arbitration

2. For a 3- storey building that is intended for a senior citizen center with limited budget and space, what is the most appropriate type of elevator?
a. hydraulic elevator
b. traction elevator
c. stretcher accessible
d. none 3-storey building does not need an elevator

3. Da Vignola built one of the most magnificent renaissance palace, recalling Hadrian's mausoleum in mass and outline, while the circular internal court suggest the Colosseum, Rome.
a. Capitol, Rome
b. Ducai Palace
c. Palazzo Farnese
d. Villa of Pope Julius, RM

4. What are advertising signs according to PD 1096?
a. signs perpendicular or at an angle from the wall surface
b. off-premise signs
c. signs parallel to the wall surface
d. panels for posting bills or posters

5. When fabricating sound insulation panels, which of the following methods will best produce a good insulating panel.
a. attached the absorbent material rigidly into the frame
b. attach the absorbent material to the frame so as to provide air space
c. attach the absorbent material rigidly along the sides while still providing air space

6. Which design elements could be used to lower the apparent height of a ceiling?
a. A dark , highly textured ceiling
b. Strong horizontal line on the walls
c. Fine-grained patterns on the ceiling and dark walls
d. A light ceiling and textured walls

7. It serves as a protection against extremes in temperature. A bank of earth is placed against one or more exterior walls of a building.
a. drum wall
b. berm
c. sun control
d. trombe wall

8. What is not a rule of thumb in designing a drainage?
a. as much as possible pipes must run in straight line
b. underground drainage line should be on top of compacted soil
c. it should be underneath the driveway

9. Assuming the site will be on adobe soil, what foundation will you use?
a. Bored File
b. Sheet File
c. Isolated Footing
d. Footing With Tie Beam

10. Which type of glass will you recommend if you want to keep the heat away from the inside of the structure?
a. double glazed with suspended film and low-emissivity?
b. single glass
c. triple insulating glass
d. double glazed glass with 1/4 inch airspace
e. both a and d

ArkiBoard Tips 3

1. Why rags should not be left beside the can of paints at a job site especially during night time when it is most likely to be unattended?
a. it will increase humidity
b. it might ignite a fire
c. it will absorb moisture and affect the paint
d. rags will be stolen when unattended

2. What is the most common alternative for plywood? It is made out of silica with binders and is highly weather resistant.
a. gypsum board
b. ficemboard
c. ceramic tile
d. asphalt board

3. What is not included in computation of reinforced concrete load?
a. floor finish
b. slab
c. beam
d. column

4. When a surface is uneven and cannot be totally flattened, what is the best paint to use to hide the uneven surface?
a. semi-gloss
b. glossy
c. eggshell
d. flat paint

5. What is the most common profile of a tile trim?
a. flat
b. square
c. quarter round
d. half round

6. Proposed the Latin-Cross Plan of St. Peter Rome
a. Domenico Fontana
b. Baldassare Peruzzi
c. Rapael
d. Bernini
e. Vignola

7. Which is NOT a part of a lightning arrester?
a. down conductor
b. transmitter
c. earthen material
d. lightning rod

8. Which among the following is a component of modular kitchen system?
a. splash board
b. marble counter top
c. laminated fiberboard
d. concealed hinges

9. What does slenderness ratio determine?
a. effective length
b. buckling
c. effective depth
d. maximum height of column

10. One of the world's greatest painter and the architect of distinction, he designed the Palazzo Pandolfini, Florence.
a. Michelangelo
b. Giulio Romano
c. Raphael Santi
d. Pirro Ligorio

 
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