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Commercially made corrugated G.I.

sheets,
of gauge 26, having standard corrugation
are coated o both sides with:

aluminum coating
laminations
paints
pure virgin spelter

A bolt which is fixed at the bottom of a door,
usually when the door is unbolted, the bolt is
held up by a spring

Chain door fastener
Foot Bolt
Flush Bolt
Barrel Bolt

A common paint film defect where
progressive powdering from the surface
inward occurs. It is called:
blistering
peeling
chalking
alligatoring

A bended rod to resist shear and diagonal
stresses in a concrete beam is called:
Bottom bar
Stirrups
Extra bar
Temperature bar
Who accredits the national organization of
architects?
PRC
BOA
President
Architects

In vernacular architecture, it is where the
cups and utensils are kept
Cusina
Banguerahan
Silong
Reostra

What is used in a hospital door?
Gravity hinge
Double action hinge
Vertical spring hinge
Pivot hinge
What needs to be known in site planning
for the purpose to be properly stated?
Site limitations and restrictions
Process and economy
Physical characteristics and cost
None of the above

It is used to remove rust in rebars
Oil
Heat
Gas
Steel brush

What type of precast is popular because
aside from providing structural support, it
could be utilized as a floor?
Tee and double tee beams
Waffle slabs
Flat plate
GFRC

If there is a cooling tower in the
refrigeration plant, this indicates that
The condenser is water-cooled
The condenser is air-cooled
The compressor is water and air-cooled
The system is expensive

Isolation joints are also called as
Expansion joints
Control joints
Construction joints
Contraction joints

A concrete column reinforced with vertical
bars and lateral ties
Box column
Spiral column
Lally column
Tied column

Wood plank is a piece of lumber that is:

2 to 5 thick
6 to 8 thick
5 to 7 thick
8 up thick

This is the process of dispute resolution
operated by the state through the courts.
Arbitration
Mitigation
Mediation
Litigation

Average distance between control joints
10-18 times slab thickness
24-36 times slab thickness
42-50 times slab thickness
L/3 times slab thickness

A safety device preventing the operation
of an elevator car unless its doors or gate
is fully closed
Door contact
Door interlock
Door lock
None of the above

A statute specifying the period of time
within which legal action must be brought
for alleged damage or injury
Statute of fraud
Statute of limitation
Statutorie
Stature

What is the best method of consolidating
concrete by internal vibration?
Overlap field of action from one insertion point to
the other
Overlap point of action from one point to the
other
Overlap field of action by immersing the vibrator
in between rebars
Overlap point of action by immersing the vibrator
in between vertical rebars only

For thin slab on fill, what position must a
vibrator be inserted?
Vertically
Horizontally
At an angle or even horizontally
At an angle or even vertically

The lower the frequency:
The longer the wavelength
The shorter the wavelength
Equal to the wavelength
No relation

The threshold of pain is:
100 db
120 db
130 db
140 db

The isolation of the foundation of different
equipment or machines is a method of
controlling what type of noise
Vibratory noise
Structure-borne noise
Impact noise
Normal noise

The cooling tower is always connected
with what equipment
Chiller
Condenser inside the chiller
Compressor inside the chiller
Condenser, compressor and evaporators of
individual FCUs

A number of steel bars were left in the rain
and had rusted. What will you do with
them?
Coat with rust converter then use after 12 hours
Pour oil on them to remove the rust
Brush them with steel brush and use them since
a little rust is good for adhesion
Coat with maxi-coat
What is the result of overland storm water
when an urban environment experiences
severe storms?
Lengthy downstream
Clogged city sewer
Surface water flooding

What type of street comes from a collector
street to an individual property and
provides access to an abutting property
Cul de sac
Minor street
Marginal access street
Collection street

What is used as a natural barrier between
residential areas
Barb wire
Trimmed hedges as fence
Recycled CHB
Bamboo

What will be the behavior of a concrete
member after pre-stressing?
It is maintained in compression at all times
It is maintained in tension at all times
It is durable at all times
It is happy at all times

There a two type of reinforcement in a cast-
in-place reinforced concrete suspended slab,
the primary and the secondary; what is the
purpose of the latter?
It will limit large cracking and limit to numerous
small tight cracks
It will resist stresses induced by dead and live load
It will resist stresses induced by dead and live load
including erection stresses
It will resist dead and live load and limit large
cracks to small tight cracks

What is used to create 6-inch high letters
cut from plywood or wood board?
Jigsaw
Miter Saw
Router
Band saw

It is the housing program of the
government only for the underprivileged
and homeless citizens
National Housing
Socialized Housing
Resettlement Program
None of the above

A relatively new material in the market
today which is an embodiment of the
dictum the more beautiful, the more
expensive
PVC window frames painted to look like wood
Brush powder-coated aluminum window
frames
Synthetic granite
Solid surface

How can we determine if the existing slab
is structurally sound if there is no data
given
Compressive cylinder test
Core cylinder test
Expose the rebars of the slab then perform
camber-tensioning of the rebars
The F with the slab

How can one determine which is which
between synthetic granite and a natural
granite placed side-by-side?
Ocular inspection and look for cracks/open
pores
Chipping of the materials followed by
laboratory testing
Pour a testing paint on both of the material (at
least 6 diameter/area)
The S with the test

What do commercial banks use to have a
smooth transition to emergency power
during power outages?
ATS
UPS
MTS
PPS

Which is true about insulating concrete?
The lower the density, the lower the insulating
value and the lower the strength
If the insulating value of the insulation is equal
to the density of concrete, it is effective
The higher the density, the higher the
insulating value and the higher the strength
The lower the density, the higher the insulating
value and the lower the strength

Who manages the sewage water
treatment plant?
DOH
DENR
Local government
DPWH
When planning to start an architectural
firm in a certain locality, what should you
secure first?
SEC
Brgy Permit
Mayors permit
DTI
Where do you conceal cables and
transmission lines in an office building?
Floor
Ceiling
Partition
Column and beams

In a centralized air-conditioning system,
how much return air from a certain room is
re-used?
50%
75%
80%
0%

Which is true about two-way rc
suspended slab?
Bottom bars of short span are located below
the bottom bars of the long span
Bottom bars of short span are located above
the bottom bars of long span
Extra bars are always located at the midspan
Extra bars are only located at the support

Which is more detailed?
BOM
BOQ
Both
None

The cost for a year of maintenance, O&M
manuals, and as-built plans are included
specifically in the
Sundries provisions
General Notes
Post construction rules/guidelines
Specifications

What is the average TR requirement for a
convenience store with a 100 sqm space?
2-3
3-6
8-10
Cool what may

Pre-stressed concrete members that are
commonly plant-fabricated
Pre-tensioned
Post-tensioned
Bonded post-tensioned
Unbonded-post tensioned
Efficient and practical way to secure
asphalt shingles on plywood substrate?
CWN
Tekscrew
Liquid nail
Asphalt glue

Efficient and practical way to secure
asphalt shingles on plywood substrate?
Brad
Tekscrew
Shingle Nail
Asphalt glue

Efficient and practical way to secure
asphalt shingles on plywood substrate?
Brad
Tekscrew
Shingle Nail
CWN

What is the most flexible pre-stressed
concrete?
Pre-tensioned
Post-tensioned
Bonded post-tensioned
Unbonded-post tensioned

A term for the lock-lever commonly used
for casement and awning windows
Cam lock/cam locking handles
Roto crank operator
Anderber arm
Extention levers
A side hinge for aluminum awning
windows
Anderber Arm
Roto crank operator
Cam Lock
Extention levers

A type of window mechanism that enables
number of awning windows or jalousie
glasses to open or close at the same time
Cam lock/cam locking handles
Roto crank operator
Anderber arm
Extention levers

Another term used for casement-hopper
windows
Tilt and turn
Projected
Dual vent
Vertical sliders

A type of door that needs a counter-weight
Sliding
Plug
Telescoping
Vertical rise, canopy

A gas that is commonly used or added in
the air-spaces of Low-E glass windows
Argon
Helium
Oxygen
Gaas

Most common type of pivot hinge
Offset pivot
Center
Bored
None of the above

For durability and/or security, what is the
best specs for and entry/entrance lockset
Security
Bored
Mortised
Auto

A door hardware that is used to stop and
hold an in-active door leaf of a pair of door

Flush bolt
Panic device
Bottom bolt
Door coordinator

These devices are used to open-close
automatic doors
Operators
Activators
Closers
Latch

A type of special cement that is durable in
sea water and can be used as an
accelerating admixture to concrete
Flyash cement
Magnesium-oxychloride cement
Waterproofier cement
High-alumina cement

Plastic main water distribution lines of
Manila Water are joined by
Solvent cement
Fusion welding
Compression jointing
Cement joint

Who is responsible to a shorten the time
and lessen the cost of a construction
project
Architect
Contractor
Owner
Project Manager

These devices are used as sensors for
automatic doors
Operators
Activators
Closers
Latches

Minimum tension splice
300 mm
450 mm
500 mm
600 mm

Minimum edge bolt/rivet distance
1.5D of bolt
2D of bolt
1.5 (thickness of plate)
2 (thickness of plate)

As per NSCP, what is the maximum
thickness used for a mortar bed when
laying masonry units?
20mm
25mm
40mm
50mm

Which of the following material cannot
secure a thick X 1 wide x 16 long
wood strip to a 1/8 thick x 1 wide steel
flat bar?
Screw
Blind rivet
Liquid nail
None of the above

What is released during the chemical
reaction between water and cement?
Moisture
Vapor
Compression/tension
Heat

In principle, the cement with a moderate
or low heat of hydration will reduce the
expansion of the cement paste during its
setting which in turn will minimize
shrinkage cracks, thus:
The strength will develop at a slower rate
The strength will develop at a higher rate
There will be no shrinkage cracks
Whatever

A project is behind schedule for its structural
works (concrete pouring), as project architect
you suggested to use Type III cement
instead of Type I, but the former is not readily
available. What alternative plan will you
suggest that will fit the objective for your
catch-up schedule?
Use plasticizers
Import type III cement
Increase the amount of type I cement in the mix
Resign and never come back

A plus/minus equivalent of 2 tons capacity
FCU
1 Hp
1.5 Hp
2 Hp
2.5 Hp

A type of timber recommended for
lumbering
Exogeneous
Endogeneous
Heterogneous
None of the above

A chemical applied to an area before
placing a hot-asphalt mix
Overlays
Vitomol
Petrol
All of the above

Sulfate-resisting Portland cement were
developed primarily to counteract the
sulfates commonly found in
Air only
Ground water only
Soil only
Ground water and soil?

For thin overlays, what is added to the
concrete mix?
Polymer
Sulfate
Fiber
Wire mesh

If a cement is mixed with a non-compatible
aggregates (known as alkali-aggregate
reaction), what will be the result?
Segregation of cement and aggregates during
placing
Pattern cracking on exposed surface of concrete
Concrete will lose its compressive strength and
part of its tensile strength which will delay its
setting
Prolonged curing

Where is the best location of support for a
one-way RC slab?
Top of slab
Middle of slab
Bottom of slab
End of slab

Pozzolan cement must conform to what
standard?
C150
C595
C94
C91

What type of cement is commonly
recommended for use in architectural
concrete, stucco, cement paints, grouts?
Portland
White
Pozzolan
Masonry

In a centrally airconditioned hospital, what
type of noise is frequently heard
Baby-borne noise
Repetitive noise
Structure-borne noise
Outdoor noise

What type of gypsum cement is used for
gypsum board, blocks
Plaster of Paris
Unretarded Plaster of Paris
Retarded Plaster of Paris
Keenes Cement

A gypsum derivative characterized by
excellent water resistance and good fire-
retarding properties
Plaster of Paris
Unretarded Plaster of Paris
Retarded Plaster of Paris
Keenes Cement

Teacher, teacher..how is a pozzolan cement
manufactured?
Shut up student
Inter-grinding or blending Portland cement or
Portland blast-furnace slag cement with
siliceous and aluminous material
Inter-grinding or blending Portland cement or
Portland blast-furnace slag cement with shale,
sea shells and iron ore
Inter-grinding or blending Portland cement or
Portland blast-furnace slag cement with alkali
and special type of limestone

What type of lamp and fixture is
recommended for outdoor use to highlight
the foliage of trees and plant?
Halogen
CFL
PAR
FL

Reinforcements are added to concrete to
help it perform in the:
Resistance to tensile stresses
Resistance to changes in volume
Resistance to thawing and freezing
All of the above
A and B

What can be used as an alternative and
cheap lamp for street lighting?
CFL
FL
Halogen
High Pressure Sodium

A lighting fixture for incandescent lamp
Open-type
Receptacle
Close-type
Outdoor

Inorganic building materials connotes that
it
Is plastic
Does not support growth of mold or mildew
Is green
Is modern

Acrylic-type paints are used for top coats
of pre-painted roofing, an alternative could
be:
Polyester-based
Oil-based
Cast-type
None

Gypsum compound mixture ratio with
water
20kg/bag : 8 liters
25kg/bag : 5 liters
15kg/bag : 10 liters
40kg/bag : 16 liters

What are the main components of
cementitious waterproofing?
Part A and Part B
Resin and Hardener
Liquid and Powder
None of the above

Capillary-type cementitious waterproofing
can be applied by
Brush
Roller
Trowel
All of the above

What is the correct work sequence when using
cementitious waterproofing?
1.clean surface, 2.dampen surface, 3.apply first coat, 4.apply
second coat, 5.cure for at least 3 days, 6.apply topping

1.clean surface, 2.dampen surface, 3.apply first coat, 4.apply
second coat, 5.cure for at least 10 days, 6.apply topping

1.clean surface, 2.apply primer, 3.apply first coat, 4.apply
second coat, 5.cure for at least 7 days

1.clean surface, 2.apply first coat, 3.apply second coat,
4.cure for at least 5 days
It is a polymer modified blended cement
for thin plastering
Mineral paint
Skim-coat
Paint compound
Quick-plast

Minimum number of hours before painting
a masonry wall with skim coat
12
24
36
Whatever
It is a polymer modified mixture of
Portland cement and fine graded sand
Tile grout
Polymer grout
Tile adhesive
Mortar

How will you install 200 x 200 mm vitrified
wall tiles on a particle board substrate?
Not possible, particle boards are not good for wet
applications
Secure a G.I. wire mesh (chicken wire) to the
board before installation of tiles with tile
adhesive
Use combination of Portland cement mortar and
Tile adhesive
Use sealant
When to apply tile grouts
After 12 hours
After 24 hours
After 36 hours
Whenever

Which of the following is applied as a top
protective coat for engineered wood
planks or for vinyl planks?
U.V. coating
Aluminum Oxide
Polyurethane
All of the above

What is minimum over-current protective
device rating for 6KW single or multi-point
instantaneous electric water heaters using
standard stranded conductor?
15 A
20 A
30 A
40 A

As a soon-to-be National Artist for
Architecture, how will you define a space
within an envelope?
Position the furniture properly
Add ascent paint colors
Construct dry walls or wet walls
Manipulate the ceiling design and properly
locate adequate lighting

The ratio of probable maximum demand
for power to the connected load
Kilowatts/hour
Demand factor
Frequency factor
KAIC rating

Which frequencies are not audible, but
can be felt?
Below 20 Hz
Above 20 Hz
Below 40 Hz
Above 40 Hz

Type of lighting fixture used for
street/highway lighting
Step light
Floodlight
Pole-mounted
High mast

HID lamp with lowest operating
maintenance cost
Low pressure sodium
High pressure sodium
Metal halide
Mercury

Lamp with highest cost for lighting fixture
Low pressure sodium
High pressure sodium
Metal halide
Mercury

When using an engineered fill its
mandatory to
Conceal it
Dry it
Wet it
The F with it

Is the ability of concrete to flow without
segregation of its components
Workability
Placing
Curing
Setting

What is the main plastic component of a
solid surface, commonly used for
countertops?
Acrylic
Melamine
Silicone
Polycarbonate

Common commercial diameter of
fluorescent lamps, except
T5
T8
T10
T12
T18

Cheapest type of fluorescent lamp fixture
Open-type
Box type
Industrial
In-ground

What is the other term for wall scounce?
Lanterns
Industrial
Decorative
Bulkhead

Alternative and cheap lamp for street
lighting
CFL
FL
Halogen
Led

Weight of steel in kilograms per cubic
meter
9187.7
2400
7850
1000

What is the average water-cement ration?
0.5-0.6 pounds of water per bag of cement
0.6-0.8 pounds of water per bag of cement
0.4-0.7 pounds of water per bag of cement
0.5-0.8 pounds of water per bag of cement

Darker objects are
Better absorbers of light
Better radiators of heat
Better reflectors of heat
Both a and b

A material with a high Sound
Transmission Class (STC)
Are more efficient in reducing sound
transmission
Are more efficient in increasing sound
transmission
Are less efficient in reducing sound
transmission
Are less efficient in absorbing sound
transmission

A live space has long sound wavelengths
because
It has more reflective surfaces
It has minimal reflective surfaces
It has no air space
It has more air space

Color that reflects most heat
Black
White
Violet
Red

Color that has the shortest wavelength
Black
White
Violet
Red

This is the process of converting salt
water to fresh water to make it suitable for
human consumption and irrigations
Desalination
Desaltination
Demagritation
Degdeg

What is brackish water?
Same with sea water
Fresh water
Water that is saltier than fresh water, but not
as salty as sea water
Jebs water

How does a curing compound cure a
concrete slab or beam?
It protects the concrete slab and beam

It helps in the proper ventilation of the concrete
slab and beam thereby curing the concrete fast

It forms a film which seals the moisture inside the
concrete slab and beam

None of the above

What is the behavior of concrete when
heat is applied?
It expands
It contracts
It controls
It gets mad

Color that absorb most heat
Black
White
Violet
Red

Without any other consideration, to help
the concrete cure properly, it is
recommended to schedule the concrete
pouring for an exposed structural member
in what time of the day?
Morning (8:00)
Noon (12:00)
Afternoon (3:00)
Evening (9:30)

What happens when you open the door of
a refrigerator?
Hot air outside the refrigerator enters the
interior of the said appliance
Cold air exits from the refrigerator
Hot air and cold air combines to form ice
You smile and say wow!!!

It is mandatory to provide a ceiling access
panel for the maintenance of a suspended or
cassette-type FCU, what should be
considered in locating such?
Location of valves, location of NFDS, location of
filter
Location of valves and location of filter
Location of power outlet for maintenance
lighting, location of valves and filters
Location of fans, coils, valves, motor, filter3

First thing to do before plastering

Wet screeds
Rebokada
Kustura
Check alignments

Stakes and batter boards used in a
construction lay-outing procedure refers to
Building components where permanent horizontal
and vertical measurement are indicated
Initial formworks done in construction
Vertical and horizontal wood sticks and lumber
used to determine the elevation and distances of
the reference points of the proposed building
A clich for layouting.
Vernacular term for footing
Escombro
Patos
Funda
Kostilyahe

Color that has the longest wavelength
Black
White
Violet
Red

Purlins are supported by?
Kostilyahe
Soleras
Pilarete
Kilo

It is the measure of the effectiveness of a
given floor or floor and ceiling assembly to
prevent impact sound transmission to
spaces below such as assemblies?
Impact Noise Isolation
Structure-borne Sound Insulation
Sound Transmission Class
Frequency level

A Philippine government agency selects
an architect by
Bidding
Direct selection
Contest
Referral

A thick material
Releases heat at a fast rate
Releases heat at a slow rate
Reflects heat at a fast rate
Reflects heat at a slow rate

A splice for a beam bottom bar is located
at what portion of the beam
Midspan
Support
Bottom
Top

What is the commercial length of 1-3/8
threaded rod use to support a 50mm
waste pipe?
6 ft
8 ft
10 ft
12 ft

If a rubber-insulated pipe is 100mm,
what is the length of the aluminum
saddle?
100mm
200mm
300mm
400mm

The balancing of chilled water passing
thru a pipe during the testing and
commissioning of FCUs is done at
At the balancing valve located at the CHWR
At the balancing valve located at the CHWS
At the isolating valve
At the FCU

Choose the correct drywall partition
sequence/ methodology (1st to last)
Metal tracks, metal studs, door jamb, glass-wool
insulation, FR gypsum board
Metal studs, door jamb, metal tracks, polyester
insulation, FR gypsum boards
Door jamb, metal door, metal tracks, metal studs,
rock-wool insulation, MR gypsum board, screw
Metal tracks, metal studs, door jamb, FR gypsum
board, glass-wool insulation, FR gypsum board

Which of the following materials (with
same thicknesses) is easiest and fastest
to cut to 200x1220mm dimension without
using any power tools, consider that all
hand tools are sharp enough?
Cast-acrylic sheet
Clear annealed glass
Plywood
Hardiflex

When used for wall cladding with
horizontal and vertical grooves, natural
wood veneers are secured by
Pneumatic brad nailers
CWN 2
Mastic adhesive
Caulk and sealants with impurities

In case of fire, all elevators are
At the nearest top floor from where they
stopped
At the lowest floor
At the topmost floor
At the machine room, partying and having a
good time

Choose the correct sequence/ methodology (1st to last) for a
mortar floor topping
Removal of concrete/mortar slurries and tik-tik, pilete, cleaning,
welded wire mesh, spacer, grout, mortar mix placing

Tik-tik, removal of concrete/mortar slurries, cleaning, pilete, welded
wire mesh, spacer, grout, mortar mix placing

Removal of concrete/mortar slurries and tik-tik, pilete, cleaning,
welded wire mesh, spacer, grout, mortar mix placing

Pilete, welded wire mesh, grout, spacer, tik-tik, removal of
concrete/mortar slurries, mortar mix placing

Tik-tik grout, spacer, welded wire mesh, mortar mix placing

If soil is highly plastic and absorbs lot of
water
It may be inefficient
It may be expansive
It may be contractive
It absorbs large load
Choose the correct sequence/ methodology
(1st to last) for ceiling works
Actual RCP, drywall closure, supports, carrier, set
elevation, wall angles, furring, gypsum board
Drywall closure, actual RCP, supports, set
elevation, carrier, furring, gypsum board
Set elevation, actual RCP, drywall closure, wall
angle, carrier, furring, gypsum board
Drywall closure, actual RCP, set elevation, wall
angles, supports, carrier, furring, gypsum board

Concrete cracks are relevant and larger at
what location of a slab?
Top
Middle
Bottom
Middle-third

Minimum horizontal/vertical clearance
between 2-16mm rebars
12mm
16mm
20mm
25mm

These are also generally called
displacement piles
Caissons
Driven piles
Bored piles
Auger piles

A soil is considered plastic if:
It absorbs lots of water
It is stiff
It has minimum 10,000 psf AASHTO bearing
capacity
It can withstand any load
After passing through the compressor, the
refrigerant is in what state?
Low Pressure Gas
Low Pressure Liquid
High Pressure Gas
High Pressure Liquid

A cooling system wherein chilled water is
used
Direct expansion
Indirect expansion
Direct-indirect expansion
Semi-direct expansion

When repairing cracks in concrete, what
material must be injected if the objective is
to have an end-result that is strong or
stronger than the concrete around it?
Polyurethane
Carbon fiber and epoxy
Grout
Same strength as the original concrete

What will happen if the hard spots of the
sub-base for a slab on fill are not
removed?
Will result in cracking of slab and unequal
settlement
There will be additional concrete volume
Grass will grow on the hard spots
Sub-coarse will settle

Contraction joints are also called
Isolation Joints
Cold Joints
Hot Joints
Control Joints

First thing to do before concrete pouring of
a RC column (2nd lift)
Clean slab and beam forms
Close 4-sides of column forms
Provide cement grout or structural epoxy
Provide windows on 2 sides of the column form

Which of the following members are not
pre-casted on site?
Stairs (14 steps)
Wall panels
Lintel beams
None of the above

For reduction of electricity consumption,
best to use for outdoor pathway guide
lights
Solar
PAR
LED
Halogen

What is the disadvantage of the presence
of a vapor barrier under a slab on fill?
It aggravates slab edge curling
It will add around 30% of the cost
It aggravates plastic shrinkage cracking
Both a & c

Contraction joints are commonly sawed
and placed
Transverse with the slab/lane
Longitudinal with the slab/lane
In any applicable location
In the middle of the slab

Using 400x400mm ceramic tiles, compute
the total number of tiles for a room with an
area of 125.80 sq. m.
58 boxes
65 boxes
88 boxes
127 boxes

Floating and trowelling of a concrete slab
Must be done after slab bleeding
Must be done before slab bleeding
Must be done after slab bleeding and is firm
enough
Must be done when it is hard enough and after
spraying curing compounds

Purpose of concrete expansion and
contraction joints
Joints tend to do their very best to limit the
cracking
Joints allow the concrete to move slightly
Joints help in the reinforcement
Joints are for aesthetics

A common and cheap masonry finish
wherein dry consistency mortar mix is
sprayed by mechanical or pneumatic
means. The sprayed cement is left to dry
and give a rustic finish.
Spraytex
Acrytex
Sandblast
Versatex

The process of removing concrete forms?
Clearing
Deforming
Stripping
Removing

A type of tile taken from either natural clay
or shale, similar to brick in performance,
material, color and method of installation?
Marble tile
Synthetic Granite Tile
Ceramic Tile
Brick Tile

Another term for fast-track construction
Quick track
Full blast
Leeway
Double shifting

Why are uPVC Window Frames
recommended to be colored white?
To distinguish from aluminum
Expensive when using another color
Will fade under constant exposure to heat
Not appealing

Which among the following is the most
rigid joint for a rail and stile wood door?
Kanto mesa
Tenon and mortise
Vaciada
Overlapping frame

What is the purpose for using pebble-
wash finish with spaces in between them?
Prevent slipping
Prevent accumulation of dust
Prevent creeping cracks
Aesthetics only

Which flooring material is best for heavy
traffic?
Vinyl tiles
Porcelain tiles
Plain concrete
Vitrified tiles

What is the disadvantage of steel
scaffolding over wood scaffolding?
More expensive
Requires more space
Longer time to assemble
Can only support light loads

In terms of acoustics, what is the best
floor tile?
Ceramic
Granite
Rubber
Carpet

Waterproofing can be rendered ineffective
or damaged by what factor
Acids and alkali transmitted by direct contact
to waterproofing
Moisture
Leak
All of the above

Setting time of concrete depends mainly
on the
Wet bulb temperature on the mass of concrete
Ambient temperature on the mass of concrete
being placed
Heat
Time

What is the minimum duration of defects
liability period?
6 months
12 months
18 months
24 months

What is the advantage of an engineered
wood over a laminated wood?
It is locally available
It is natural
It can be sanded to remove scratches
It is not porous 1

Type of wire used for BGM/PA speakers
Twisted
Solid
Dialectic
Drawn

For aesthetic and safety, which is best to
use as finish for an outdoor pathway?
Ceramic
Pebble
Natural soil
Araal flagstones
An example of a widely used cathodic
protection
Zinc chromate
Red lead
Zinc coating
None of the above

What is used to convert ac to dc?
Inverter
Rectifier
Converter
All of the above

These are vertical or inclined support
members designed to carry weight of the
formwork, concrete and construction loads
above
Scaffoldings
Shores
Walers
Brace

These refers to materials used in concrete
in combination with flyash, raw or other
calcined natural pozzolans, silica fumes or
ground granulated blast-furnace slag
which have a cementing value in
themselves
Mortar
Plaster
Shotcrete
Cementitious materials

The lateral movement of a structure under
the action of lateral loads, unsymmetrical
vertical loads or unsymmetrical properties
of the structure
Sideways
Deflections
Vibration
None of the above

The upward resistance of a support such
as a wall or column against the downward
pressure produced by loads in a member
such as a beam or truss
Reaction
Stress
Support
Uplift

The resistance of deformation of a
member or structure measured by the
ratio of the applied force to the
corresponding displacement
Strain
Stiffness
Yield stress
Rapture

Wood defects such as wanes, checks
knots and
Star shakes
Burrs
Lamenar tear
None of the above

A type of beam that is supported at one
end only, as in a beam that is embedded
in a wall
Cantilever
Simple beam
Overhanging beam
Continuous beam

A type of timber connector consisting of a
metal plate having a series of spikes at
right angles to it
Gusset plate
Cover plate
Gang nail
Split ring

A building frame construction system that
uses one piece structural stud from the
foundation to the roof
Balloon framing
Western framing
Braced framing
Combination framing
The force action resulting when two
parallel but opposite forces tend to cause
one part of the body to slide past an
adjacent part
Bending
Twisting
Shearing
Tension


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