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ARCHITECTURE LICENSURE EXAM

JANUARY 2009

BLDG TECH, BLDG UTILITIES,


STRUCTURAL

1 What does create contrast and controls liight Intensity?


2 What is the smallets size of gutter?
a. 12"
c. 48"
b. 24"
d. none of the above
3 What is not a rule of thumb in designing a drainage?
a. as much as possible pipes must run in straight line
b. undergroung drainage line should be on top of compacted soil
c. it should be underneath the driveway
4 It is a web found in a structural member
a. rafter
b. roof truss

c. purlin
d. batten

5 It is the middle part of a wide flange


a. wing
b. web

c. side flange
d floor flange

6 What is the advantage of Polybutylene over PVC pipes


a. color
c. cheap
b. flexible
d. small diameter
7 What is the advantage of space frame during the modern movement
a. the building/ sturcture will be lighter
c. For windbreaker
b. For better fenestration
d. As an Architectural innovation
8 Daylight type of lighting is applicable in which typ of project?
a. Bakery
c. Furniture Display
b. Textile Manufacturing
d. Exterior Landscape
9 What is not included in computation of Reinforce Concrete Load
a. Floor Finish
c. Beam
b. Slab
d. Column
10 What is the resultant of Uniform Distribution Load?
11 What type of window that is not recommended to be used in an area where the opening
of the window is in a hallway?
a. casement window
c. picture window
b. sliding window
d. louver window
12 It is the type of bolt which can be accessed at one side only
a. dead bolt
c. barrel bolt
b. flush bolt
d. lockset
13 What does Slenderness Ratio determine?
a. effective length
b. buckling

MONTES, MARIE CHARMAINE L.

c. effective depth
d. maximum height of column

NAGUIT, KAREN ANNE U.

TEE, ABIGAIL S.

ARCHITECTURE LICENSURE EXAM


JANUARY 2009

BLDG TECH, BLDG UTILITIES,


STRUCTURAL

14 What is the minimum number of elevator for a 4-storey building?


a. 0
c. 2
b. 1
d. 3
15 For a 3-storey building that is intended for a Senior Citizen Ceneter 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
16 For a 1-HP ACU, what should be the size of the wire/cable?
a. 3.5 sq mm - 20AMP
c. 5.0 sq mm - 30 AMP
b. 2.0 sq mm - 15 AMP
d. any of the above
17 What is the most common alternative for plywood? It is made out of silica with binders
and is highly weather resistant.
a. Gypsum Board
c. Ceramic Tile
b. Ficem Board
d. Ashphalt Board
18 When a surface is uneven and cannot be totally flatten, what is the best paint to use
to hide the uneven surface?
a. semi - gloss
c. eggshell
b. glossy
d. flat paint
20 In a structure located near the sea, what is the most suitable type of roofing to b e used?
a. ashphalt roofing
c. galvanized iron roofing
b. concrete
d. fiber cement board

21 a resot owner wants to renovate his resort at the beach front. He wanted the construction to be fast. What is the mo
to be fast. What is the most appropriate type of cladding should be used for his resort?
a. aluminum cladding
c. steel cladding
b. pre-cast concrete
d. regular CHB
22 What flooring is best for generator room where equipment already provided with a generator pad?
a. plain concrete with hardener
c. vitrified tiles
b. rubber flooring
d. acoustic flooring
23 Which is not a part of a lightning arrseter?
a. down conductor
b. transmitter

c. earthen material
d. lightnin rod

24 Which plumbing fixture does not have a water-saving feature?


a. lavatory with pop-up
c. flow limiting valve
b. 1.5-gallon flush water closet
d. waterless urinal
25 What is the most suitable flooring material for children and elderly people which is
low-maintenance and has a homy feeling?
a. vinyl tiles
c. carpet
b. vinyl sheet
d. Tounge and Groove wood parquet
MONTES, MARIE CHARMAINE L.

NAGUIT, KAREN ANNE U.

TEE, ABIGAIL S.

ARCHITECTURE LICENSURE EXAM


JANUARY 2009

BLDG TECH, BLDG UTILITIES,


STRUCTURAL

26 Which flooring is best for heavy traffic?


a. vitrified tiles
b. porcelain tiles

c. vinyl tiles
d. plane concrete

27 Why uPVC window frame are recommended to be color white only?


a. to distinguish from aluminum
c. it will fade under constant sun exposure
b. expensive when it will be in other color
d.not aesthetically appealing in other colors
28 In a location where there is no provision of drainage line, what is the next best thing?
a. store waste in tank and dispose in sanitary fill
b. use drain tiles connected to open field
c. connect to the nearest creek
d. any of the above
29 It is a putty mixture that is composed of carbon silicate and oil.
a. wood sash putty
c. sealant
b. elastic glazing
d. polybutylene tape
30 What component of a steel which dictates its ductility?
a. Phosphorous
c. Sulfur
b. Carbon
d. all of the above
31 What is the purpose for using a pebblewash finish with space in between?
a. prevent slipping
c. prevent accumulation of dust
b. prevent creeping crack
d. aesthetics only
32 Which is not a hardware that supports a door?
a. jamb
b. pivot hinge

c. floor flange
g. lockset

38 what is the suitable height for a keyboard?


39 What is the standard height of a computer desk?
40 What is the standard height of a modular office desk?
41 What is used in a hospital door
a. gravity hinge
b. double action hinge

c. vertical spring hinge


d. pivot hinge

42 which among of the following is the most rigid frame?


a. canto mesa
c. tenon and mortise
b. rabetted
d. overlapping frame
43 in a heavy panel door, what is the most appropriate to use so that the door will
automatically close without pushing or pulling?
a. gravity hinge
c. key operated lock
b. door closer
d. automated door controller

MONTES, MARIE CHARMAINE L.

NAGUIT, KAREN ANNE U.

TEE, ABIGAIL S.

ARCHITECTURE LICENSURE EXAM


JANUARY 2009

BLDG TECH, BLDG UTILITIES,


STRUCTURAL

44 when a beam is in its elastic limit, which among the situation below would most likely to happen?
a. beam will continue to deform with slight load
b. beam will continue to deform even without load
c. beam will break eventually after some time
d. beam will come back to its original state
45 It is also known as elastic limit.
a. deformation
b. elongation

c. buckling
d. cracking

46 What sealant is used for a self-tapping screw?


a. epoxy
b. silicon

c. polybutylene
d. vulca seal

47 what is the most common profile of a tile trim?


a. flat
b. square

c. quarter round
d. half round

48 which among the considerations will best increase the efficiency in airconditoning?
a. decrease floor area
c. increase mounting height of ACU
b. decrease ceiling height
d. decrease slope of roof
49 Which will best increase efficiency in passive cooling?
a. increase floor area
c. increase slope of roof
b. increase ceiling height
d. decrease slope of roof
50 What is produced on continuous process of cold roll and hot roll steel?
a. deformed bars
c. wide varieties of steel
b. wide flanges
d. steel channel

SITUATIONAL QUESTION:
Mr. Owner hired an electrician to prepare and install the electrical wiring for his house.
The electrician, with the consent of the owner, 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 fire was faulty wiring.

51 why did the circuit breaker did not detect the short circuit that happened?
a. the circuit breaker is defective
b. the capacity of the wire is too large to detect the short circuit
c. the circuit breaker is too far from where the short circuit happened
d. all of the above
52 who should be blamed for the fire?
a. the electrician, he used a larger capacity for the wiring
b. Mr. Owner, he did not hire a professional and master electrician for his house.
c. None, some people are just unfortunate
d. None. Short circuit happens all the time.
MONTES, MARIE CHARMAINE L.

NAGUIT, KAREN ANNE U.

TEE, ABIGAIL S.

ARCHITECTURE LICENSURE EXAM


JANUARY 2009

BLDG TECH, BLDG UTILITIES,


STRUCTURAL

53 What should have been the appropriate thing that the electrician should have done
to prevent the fire due to faulty wiring?
a. use the appropriate capacity of wiring for the computed load
b. none. His plan and actions were appropriate.
c. Studied more to become Master Electrician and do better electrical plans
d. none of the above
54 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
c. it will absorb moisture and affect the paint
b. it might ignite a fire
d. rags will be stolen when unattended

55 Which among in the given figures above will not absorb sound?
a. 7" concrete wall
c. 12" double brick wall
b. 9" brick wall
d. 9" CHB wall with ficemboard
56 Which is the most appropriate for a wall of a house in front of a busy highway?
a. figure A
c. Figure C
b. figure B
d. Figure D
57 Which will absorb heat faster?
a. 7" concrete wall
b. 9" brick wall

c. 12" double brick wall


d. 9" CHB wall with ficemboard

58 Which wall will retain heat longer?


a. figure A
b. figure B

c. Figure C
d. Figure D

MONTES, MARIE CHARMAINE L.

NAGUIT, KAREN ANNE U.

TEE, ABIGAIL S.

ARCHITECTURE LICENSURE EXAM


JANUARY 2009

BLDG TECH, BLDG UTILITIES,


STRUCTURAL

59 30-40 items were plan reading. Study plans of:


a. Residential plumbing and electrical plans
a1. location of water line
a2. isometric drawings
a3. size of supply pipe
a4. location of pipes on plan
b. centralized mechanical system
c. Structural Plans
c1. footing table
c2. reinforcing bars
c3. reason of layout of bars
c3. number of bottom and top bars
c4. beam, slab, column schedule
d. electrical plan for a computer shop/ commercial center
d1. number of computers in a circuit
d2. location of server
d3. size and capacity of wiring

MONTES, MARIE CHARMAINE L.

NAGUIT, KAREN ANNE U.

TEE, ABIGAIL S.