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St Ndard Professional Practice (SPP)

a For specialized allied services, what is the activity of total planning that encompasses social,
1. physical and environmental factors?

A.
Physical Planning
B.
Comprehensive Planning
C.
Comprehensive Architectural Services
D.
Environmental Planning
2. This method of compensation is frequently used where there is continuing relationship on a series
of Projects. It establishes a fixed sum over and above the reimbursement for the Architects
technical time and overhead. An agreement on the general scope of the work is necessary in order
to set an equitable fee.
A.
Professional Fee Plus Expenses
B.
Lump Sum or Fixed Fee
C.
Multiple of Direct Personnel Expense
D.
Per Diem, Honorarium plus Reimbursable Expenses
3. NOT classified under Group 2 buildings of moderate complexity of plan/design.
A.
Public markets
B.
Residential condominiums
C.
Open-air recreational facilities
D.
Retail/wholesale stores
4. Which of the following is not covered by the Owner-Architect Agreement?
A.
Full Regular or Basic Detailed Architectural Design Services
B.
Full Regular or Basic Detailed Engineering Design Services
C.
Periodic Construction Supervision
D.
Fulltime Construction Supervision
5.

Where does physical planning services fall?


A.
Pre-Design Services
B.
Regular Design Services
C.
Specialized Allied Services
D.
Design and Planning Services

6. A person found preparing architectural plans without the necessary license is guilty of what?
A.
Nothing
B.
Misdemeanor
C.
Illegal practice
D.
Misrepresentation
7. Can the term Architect and Architect-of-Record be used interchangeably?
A.
Can the term Architect and Architect-of-Record be used interchangeably?
B.
Yes, they are both the same
C.
Maybe, depending on the type of work
D
No, the Architect is a generic word while AoR is a specific function of a professional
.
architect.
8. The multiple of direct personnel expense is applicable to what type of work?
A.
Research
B.
Creative work
C.
Government projects
D.
Ocular site inspection
9. Which among the following should the architects fee NOT be based?
A.
Clients profile directory
B.
Project construction cost
C.
Contractors fee
D.
Labor cost

10. If the Owner continuously order changes to the design, what methods of compensation should be
used?
A.
Lump Sum
B.
MDPE and Percentage Fee
C.
Percentage Fee and Cost Method
D.
Per Diem and MDPE
11. Which is an unethical action with respect to the Architect's responsibility to the people?
A.
Seek constructive civic service
B.
Shares technical information
C.
Take part in paid endorsement of building material
D.
Promote professional organization
12. Which is an unethical action with respect to the Architect's responsibility to his colleagues and
subordinates?
A.
Provides free professional service for a charitable project
B.
Donates to obtain advantage in a religious project
C.
Undertakes a commission from another Architect duly notified
D
Serving as professional adviser, accepts employment as Design Architect for a competition
.
project.
13. This method of compensation is frequently used where there is continuing relationship involving
a series of projects. It establishes a fixed sum over and above the reimbursement for the
Architects technical time and overhead.
A.
Lump Sum or Fixed Fee
B.
Multiple of Direct Personnel Expenses
C.
Professional Fee Plus Expenses
D.
Per Diem, Honorarium Plus Reimbursable Expenses
14.

NOT a criteria for computing the Architects compensation.


A.
Popularity
B.
Effort
C.
Time availability
D.
Imagination

15. It refers to person, firm, or corporation providing guarantee for contractors bonds.
A.
Bidder
B.
Proposal
C.
Surety
D.
Guarantor
16. Longest path in time through the network; delay in one of the activities will increase the project
duration.
A.
Dummy activity
B.
Float
C.
Critical path
D.
Slack
17.

A.
B.
C.
D.

What is the meaning of the acronym IAPOA?


Internationally Accredited Professional Organization of Architects
Integrated Association for Professional Organization of Architects
Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects
Integrated and Accredited Philippine Organization of Architects

18. Which condition does not correctly satisfy an architectural partnership?


A.
All partners are registered architects.
B.
Partners are registered architects and engineers
C.
A contractor and a lawyer
D.
An architect and a businessman

19. An architect refuses to give the original plan to the Owner. Why?
A.
The Owner is entitled only to the blueprint
B.
The architects work is covered by intellectual property rights/law
C
In order to prevent the Owner from making duplicates and/or constructing without his
.
knowledge
D.
All of the Above
20. What offense is committed if a person uses the name of another architect in his practice without
the consent of the latter?
A.
Nothing
B.
Misdemeanor
C.
Illegal practice
D.
Misrepresentation
21. This cost-based method of compensation is applicable only to non-creative work such as
accounting, secretarial, research, data gathering, preparation of reports and the like.
A.
Multiple of Direct Personnel Expense
B.
Professional Fee + Expenses
C.
Fixed Fee/Lump Sum Method
D.
Percentage Method
22. Who is responsible for shortening the time and lessening the cost of the project?
A.
Project Manager
B.
Construction Manager
C.
Owner
D.
Contractor
23. NOT classified under Group 5 monumental buildings and other facilities requiring consummate
design skill and much precise detailing.
A.
Exhibition halls
B.
Exposition buildings
C.
Mausoleums
D.
Memorials
24.

A.
B.
C.
D.

Guarantee to enter into a contract if awarded.


Proposal Bond
Guarantee Bond
Performance Bond
Payment Bond

25. The value of extra work must NOTbe calculated using this method.
A.
By estimate in lump sum
B.
By unit prices not exceeding 25% of original work contract
C.
By actual direct cost + 15% profit, overhead and tax
D.
By actual direct cost not exceeding 25% of original work
26. The Breakdown of Work and Corresponding Value of the Contract Amount which is used as basis
for Request for Payment must be submitted by the contractor how many days from receipt of the
NTP?
A.
5 days
B.
7 days
C.
10 days
D.
15 days
27. If portions of the building/s are erected at different periods of time, thus increasing the
construction period and Architects burden of services, charges pertaining to services rendered
during the Construction Phase shall be doubled. A suspension of construction for a period not
exceeding ___ months shall not be covered by this provision.
A.
6

B.
C.
D.

5
4
7

28. Architects action on request for payment must be made within how many days?
A.
5 days
B.
10 days
C.
15 days
D.
20 days
29. 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.
Already included in the fees of the Architect
B.
To be decided by arbitration
C.
Client
D.
Architect
30. Mr. Juan de la Cruz commissioned you for a restaurant project last year. Due to the success of the
restaurant, he wants you to do a 2ndrestaurant using the same design. Based on the old 1979 SPP,
what would be your fee?
A.
60% of Basic Fee
B.
80% of Basic Fee
C.
30% of Basic Fee
D.
40% of Basic Fee
31.

NOT a disadvantage of an architectural design competition.


A
Opportunities will be open only to all PRC-registered and licensed Architects (RLAs) or
.
PRC-registered Architectural Firms (AFs).
B.
Process may be expensive and time consuming.
C.
The time and effort required may discourage qualified firms from participating.
D
Some potentially unscrupulous prospective Clients will seek free services under the guise
.
of design competition.

32. Method of selection of an Architect conducted by committees representing institutions,


corporations or public agencies.
A.
Comparative selection
B.
Direct selection
C.
Design competitions
D.
Institutional method
33. Guarantee to execute the work in accordance with the terms of the contract.
A.
Proposal Bond
B.
Guarantee Bond
C.
Performance Bond
D.
Payment Bond
34. The Consulting Architect in this area of practice places value on the building/ structure condition
and defects, and on its repair and maintenance, including the required improvements. Appraisal is
universally defined as an act or process of estimating value.
A.
Building Appraisal
B.
Building Components
C.
Forensic Architecture
D.
Security Evaluation and Planning
35. The period of making good known defects or faults shouldnot be more than many calendar days?
A.
30 days
B.
60 days
C.
90 days

D.

120 days

36. How many sets of complete equipment catalogue data are required prior to ordering?
A.
1
B.
2
C.
3
D.
4
37. The Architect in this area of practice engages in methods of producing building components in a
highly engineered, efficient and cost-effective manner, particularly for residential and
commercial applications.
A.
Building Systems Design
B.
Facilities Maintenance and Support
C.
Building Environment Certification
D.
Forensic Architecture
38. Is it possible for a person who earned a degree in Architecture to take up a Masters degree in
Architecture even if he has yet to become a board passer?
A.
No, he/she must pass the board exam first.
B.
Yes, a bachelors degree in Architecture is enough.
C.
Yes, only if he/she is an honor student.
D.
Maybe, depending on the admission requirements of the school.
39.

A.
B.
C.
D.

Printed description of work.


Drawings
Bid Bulletin
General Conditions
Specifications

40. Under comparative selection, what is the stage where the selection committee visit buildings
designed by the Architects and check references such as former clients and financial institutions.
A.
Verification
B.
Evaluation & ranking
C.
Negotiation
D.
Pre-qualification
41. What government entity is responsible in regulating the practice of architecture?
A.
UAP-IAPOA
B.
PRC-PRBoA
C.
DOJ
D.
DTI/SEC
42. Includes cost of the construction as well as allprofessional fees, permits, clearances and utilities
and cost of acquiring the project site / lot, cost of money, etc.
A.
Cost of Work
B.
Project Construction Cost
C.
Project Development Cost
D.
Cost Records
43. An Architect has completed all the necessary documents under the Contract Documents Phase of
a residential project and submitted them to the Client. The Client subsequently paid all the
remaining amount for the basic services of the Architect. After a month, the Client decided not to
proceed with the project since the family business went into deep financial trouble. Several
months later, the brother of the client decided to use the designs for his house to be constructed
on a similar lot situated in the same subdivision. The brother did not ask the permission of the
Architect anymore since the designs were already all paid for. What will the Architect do?
A.
File a case in court.
B.
Nothing since the architect was already paid completely for the designs.
C.
Forgive and forget.
D.
File a case at the PRC.

44. Can an Architect be the Architect-of-Record and Architect-in-Charge of construction at the same
time?
A.
No, they should always be different.
B.
Yes, it is possible.
C.
It depends on the type of project.
D.
No, it is against the Civil Code.
45. A type of Pre-Design Service that involves the procurement, analysis and use of secondary
information gathered for the project to aid the Client in early decision-making. It represents the
Architects initial assessment of a projects soundness, allowing the Client to promptly explore
available/ readily identifiable directions/ options.
A.
Pre-feasibility study
B.
Feasibility study
C.
Architectural Programming
D.
Space Management Studies
46. The Consulting Architect is concerned with the management and use of land as well as the
conservation, preservation and upgrading of the human environment.
A.
Comprehensive Development Planning
B.
Physical Planning
C.
Site Development Planning
D.
Environmental Impact Assessment
47. Who will be liable for seeking and soliciting architectural works by a non registered person?
A.
Both the represented and the representative
B.
The employer and the employee
C.
All of the Above
D.
None of the above
48. In some cases a Client may request an Architect to do work which will require his personal time
such as: a.
attending project-related meetings, conferences or trips; b.
conducting
ocular inspection of possible project sites; and c.
conferring with others regarding
prospective investments or ventures and the like. For these particular activities, the Architect as
agent of the Owner may be paid on this basis plus out-of-pocket expenses such as but not limited
to travel, accommodations and subsistence.
A.
Per Diem, Honorarium plus Reimbursable Expenses
B.
Multiple of Direct Personnel Expense
C.
Professional Fee Plus Expenses
D.
Lump Sum or Fixed Fee
49. Does a registered and licensed architect mean one and the same?
A.
No, the two are distinctly different
B.
Maybe, depending on the services offered by the architect.
C.
Yes, an architect must be both licensed and registered.
D.
None of the above.
50. The multiplier applied in the multiple of direct personnel expense depends on the following
except one:
A.
Complexity of project
B.
Experience of the Architect
C.
Office set-up
D.
Cost of transportation
51. What do you call the person or group appointed by the owner after the completion of the
building?
A.
Construction Manager
B.
Project Consultant
C.
Project Supervisor
D.
Building Administrator

52. Instructions issued prior to bidding to supplement or modify previous contract docs.
A.
Special Provisions
B.
Instruction to Bidders
C.
General Conditions
D.
Bid Documents
53.

A.
B.
C.
D.

Who determines time and cost for the project?


Project Manager
Construction Manager
Owner
Contractor

54. Under comparative selection, the first step in the selection process involves Invitation. The Client
issues an invitation which includes the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the project which is based
on the ________ prepared by another Architect.
A.
Design Brief
B.
Conceptual framework
C.
Schematic design
D.
Architectural program
55. A scientific study on the built environments well-being, which allows the Architect to focus on
the ways in which the building/structure can best maintain itself and prolong its life in a costefficient manner, and finally provide recommendations to the Owner/ Client.
A.
Forensic Architecture
B.
Pre-design services
C.
Building Appraisal
D.
Post-design services
56. When a Client calls upon the Architect to give oral or written advice and direction, to attend
conferences, to make evaluations and appraisals regarding a contemplated project and similar
activities, the Architect renders valuable inputs whether or not the Client pursues the project.
What Pre-Design Service is this?
A.
Consultation
B.
Evaluation
C.
Feasibility Study
D.
Pre-feasibility study
57. After completion of working drawings, specifications and other documents and upon submission
to client, what stage is next?
A.
Contract Document Phase
B.
Specifications Phase
C.
Construction Phase
D.
Bidding/Negotiation Phase
58.

A.
B.
C.
D.

At what stage are specifications done?


Contract Document Phase
Specifications Phase
Construction Phase
Bidding/Negotiation Phase

59. Is a partner in an architectural firm liable when an architect-of-record in an architectural firm


commits malpractice?
A.
No, it is only the Architect-of-Record
B.
Yes, he will also be liable.
C.
Maybe, if he also signs and seals the documents
D.
It is up to the courts to decide
60. It is the most common method of compensation which is also fair to both client and architect?
A.
Multiple of Direct Personnel Expense

B.
C.
D.

Professional Fee plus Expenses


Percentage Fee Method
Lump Sum

61. A type of pre-design service where the Architect states the project terms of reference (ToR)
including the concept, objectives and other necessary requirements to bid out architectural
services (whether public or private).
A.
Design Brief Preparation
B.
Space Planning
C.
Architectural Programming
D.
Feasibility Study
62. What offense is committed when an architect is found using the seal of another architect?
A.
Nothing
B.
Misdemeanor
C.
Illegal practice
D.
Misrepresentation
63. A type of Pre-Design Service wherein the Architect prepares a technique to minimize the
negative effect of simplified operations associated with many cost-reduction programs. The goal
is to achieve an unimpaired program at minimum cost.
A.
Value Management
B.
Building Appraisal
C.
Design Brief Preparation
D.
Space Management Studies

Project Development Cost shall include:

64.

A.
B.
C.
D.
65.

A.
B.
C.
D.

i.

Construction Cost

ii.

Professional Fees

iii.

Permits

iv.

Lot Acquisition

v.

Clearances
I, ii, iii, iv, v
I, ii, iii, v
I, iii, iv, v
I, ii, iii, iv

Who gives the directive to start the project?


Project Manager
Construction Manager
Owner
Contractor

66. You had a residential project for a Client. After the construction, you found out that the Client
used your design for another project without your consent. What will you do?
A.
Forgive and forget.
B.
Inform the Mayor
C.
File a case with the PRC
D.
File a case in court
67. A type of Pre-Design Service where the Architect determines the adequate size and appropriate
configuration and assemblage for a proposed project in consideration of the use, allocation and
interface of spaces for given activities. This is done mainly through primary data gathering such

as interviews, consultations, interfaces, focus group discussions (FGDs), space planning surveys,
space audits, etc. and subsequent analyses i.e. spatial layouts with stacking concepts, specially for
multi-storey structures.
A.
Space Planning
B.
Architectural Programming
C.
Space Management Studies
D.
Design Brief Preparation
68. In what type of services do making of brochures/leaflets/fliers/posters and promotional &
advertisement campaign are included?
A.
Pre-Design Services
B.
Regular Design Services
C.
Specialized Allied Services
D.
Comprehensive Architectural Services
69.

How many sets of plan are to be given/submitted to the owner?


A.
4
B.
5
C.
6
D.
7

70. Who shall pay for any materials furnished with the required royalties and patents?
A.
Architect
B.
Owner
C.
Contractor
D.
Manufacturer/Supplier
71. Guarantee workmanship and quality of materials and equipment for 1 year.
A.
Proposal Bond
B.
Guarantee Bond
C.
Performance Bond
D.
Payment Bond
72. What is the percentage of payment for construction management based on old 1979 SPP?
A.
1-1.5% of PCC
B.
2-2.5% of PCC
C.
1.5-3% of PCC
D.
3-5% of PCC
73. The Consulting Architect in this area of practice provides the Owner/Client with means and
measures to ensure the proper function and maintenance of the building/structure and site after
final inspection.
A.
Facilities Maintenance and Support
B.
Building Testing and Commissioning
C.
Forensic Architecture
D.
Building Environment Certification
74. Archt. Steve explains his methodology to the selection committee regarding how he would
translate the plan/design requirements of the proposed store renovation of CMG store in
Rockwell. Under what stage in the comparative selection process is this?
A.
Interview
B.
Evaluation and Ranking
C.
Negotiation
D.
Verification
75. The contractor has the right to terminate the contract or suspend work if there is suspension of
work for ___ days through no fault of the contractor.
A.
30 days
B.
60 days

C.
D.

90 days
120 days

76. The Client has already approved the designs of the typical house models for a subdivision
project. The Architect continued with the preparation of the construction drawings. At this stage,
the Client asked the Architect to prepare also scale models of the different house models to be
used in selling the house and lot packages. How will the Architect charge for them?
A.
The cost for each scale model will be charged in addition to the basic fee.
B.
It is already included in the Architects basic fee.
C.
Determine the cost by arbitration.
D
It is part of the design studies required for presentation to the client and no additional fee is
.
to be charged.
77. If an architect performs full time supervision, what is his professional fee based on old 1979
SPP?
A.
1-1.5% of PCC
B.
2-2.5% of PCC
C.
2-3% of PCC
D.
3-5% of PCC
78. Refers to the orderly arrangement within a piece of land or property on which vertical structures
such as buildings, monuments and the like, as well as horizontal developments such as rights-ofway (ROWs), open spaces and activity spaces are to be proposed.
A.
Physical Planning
B.
Site Development Planning
C.
Comprehensive Development Planning
D.
Environmental Planning
79. If an Architect is hired to design a Supermarket with construction cost of less than P50M, how
much should he/she charge as minimum basic fee based on the old 1979 SPP?
A.
6% of PCC
B.
7% of PCC
C.
8% of PCC
D.
15% of PCC
80. How many percent completion of work shall the Architect inspect and issue the Certificate of
completion?
A.
95%
B.
96%
C.
97%
D.
98%
81.

A.
B.
C.
D.

Structures belonging to Group 3.


Theaters
Museums
Exposition Buildings
Mausoleums

82. In a Full Detailed Architectural and Engineering Design Services, this item is already included in
the basic fees of the Architect.
A.
Air-conditioning system design
B.
Acoustic design
C.
Communication specialty systems design
D.
Electronic specialty systems design
83. What Architectural Service/Phase is the part where the Architect and Client choose the
Contractor?
A.
Contract Document Phase
B.
Evaluation Phase
C.
Construction Phase

D.

Bidding/Negotiation Phase

84. How are projects classified in determining the basis for the Architect's Basic Fee?
A.
Material specifications
B.
Floor area
C.
Degree of project complexity
D.
Structural components
85. Which is an unethical action with respect to the Architect's responsibility to his client?
A.
Undertakes construction for a fixed contract sum under design-build service
B.
Does not offer preliminary sketches without an agreement
C.
Advises client to forego unviable project
D.
Guarantee any estimates or cost of the work
86.

Who is responsible for the soil investigation of the project?


A.
Project Manager
B.
Construction Manager
C.
Owner
D.
Contractor

87. The Architect in this area of practice undertakes a scientific study on the built environments
well-being, which allows the Architect to focus on the ways in which the building/structure can
best maintain itself and prolong its life in a cost-efficient manner, and finally provide
recommendations to the Owner/Client.
A.
Forensic Architecture
B.
Building Appraisal
C.
Facilities Maintenance Support
D.
Building Testing and Commissioning
88. If there are two architects on a certain project, the Architect-of-Record and the Architect-inCharge of construction, the building collapses, who is more liable?
A.
Architect-of-Record
B.
Architect-in-charge of Construction
C.
Both will be liable
D.
It depends on the investigation
89. Who prepares schedule for submission of detail and shop drawings.
A.
Architect
B.
Owner & Contractor
C.
Architect & contractor
D.
Owner & Architect
90.

Build in, mount in position, connect, apply for intended use.


A.
Furnish
B.
Install
C.
Provide
D.
Fabricate

91. An Architect is employed in a certain government agency. The head of the agency decided to
commission the agency Architect to prepare the designs and documents for an office building
intended to house the regional office of the said agency. The Architect receives an annual
compensation of P450,000.00. If the professional fee for the Architect is pegged at 7% of the
Project Construction Cost, how much should the Architect ask from the agency for additional
compensation for the said project? The construction cost for the said regional office building is
P50 million.
A.
P52,500.00
B.
P3,500,000.00
C.
Nothing
D.
P450,000.00

92. This area of practice recommends the systematic process of ensuring that a building/structures
array of systems is planned, designed, installed and tested to perform according to the design
intent and the buildings operational needs.
A.
Facilities Maintenance Support
B.
Building Testing and Commissioning
C.
Building Systems Design
D.
Security Evaluation and Planning
93. Which is an ethical action with respect to the Architect's responsibility to his manufacturer's,
dealers and agents?
A.
Accepts market discounts credited to client
B.
Avails of technical services by manufacturer accompanied by an obligation
C.
Receives gifts or favors from agents
D.
Receives commissions placing him in a reciprocal frame of mind.
94.

Guarantee to pay all obligations arising from the contract.


A.
Proposal Bond
B.
Guarantee Bond
C.
Performance Bond
D.
Payment Bond

95. Which of the following is a responsibility of the Architect in the Construction Phase of the
Regular Design Services?
A.
Be held responsible for failure of contractor to carry out work
B.
Makes exhaustive on-site supervision
C.
Makes periodic visits to the site
D.
Prepares shop drawings
96. It is the notice or invitation issued to bidders giving information on the magnitude and extent of
the project, nature, etc.
A.
Notice to Proceed
B.
Bid Bulletin
C.
Invitation to Bid
D.
Instruction to Bidders
97. No extension will be granted if no written request for materials supplied by Owner is made by the
contractor ____ days before it is needed.
A.
5 days
B.
10 days
C.
15 days
D.
20 days
98. The PRC will not issue the Certificate of Registration to a successful examinee if he commits one
of the following:
A.
Sign his signature in a project that he didnt design
B.
Unethical practice by competing with other architect
C.
Fraudulent act
D.
Immoral act
99. Under the Multiple of Direct Personnel Expense, the multiplier ranges from ____ depending on
the office set-up, overhead and experience of the Architect and the complexity of the Project.
A.
1.5 2.5
B.
1.0 2.5
C.
1.5 2.0
D.
1.5 3.5
100. Contract time starts how many days after receipt of Notice to Proceed.
A.
5 days
B.
7 days

C.
D.

10 days
15 days

1. Heat gain through the structure of a habitable room occur in tropical regions at walls and roofs by
conduction. This can be minimized by the use of
A.
Wood
B.
Concrete
C.
Steel
D.
Plastic
2. Dry walls do not require appreciable amount of moisture and they are customarily finished with
A.
Mortar and cement
B.
Plywood on studs
C.
Lath and plaster
D.
Plastering
3. Using stair tread-riser proportion formula RT = 75, given riser equals 6 how many risers will there be
between two floors having floor line to floor line distance of 7.8125 feet?
A.
15
B.
17
C.
19
D.
20
4. The part of a foundation system which supports the exterior walls of a superstructure and bears directly on
the column footing is a
A.
Foundation course
B.
Grade wall
C.
Foundation wall
D.
Grade beam
5.
A.
B.
C.
D.

The Filipino term for horizontal stud is


Pabalagbag
Tahilan
Pilareta
Pamakuan

6. A commercially pure iron of fibrous nature, valued for its corrosion resistance and ductility is
A.
Cast iron
B.
Black iron
C.
Wrought iron
D.
Heavy iron
7. Identify which figure is a blind and sub-mortise and tenon joint.
A.
A
B.
B
C.
C
D.
D
8. A beam that projects beyond one or both its support
A.
Continuous
B.
Cantiliver
C.
Tie
D.
Projecting beam
9. Rough plaster finish obtained by flinging plaster on a wall with a hand operated machine is
A.
Tryolean finish
B.
Trowel finish
C.
Broom stripped finish
D.
Smooth finish

10.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Identify which figure is a dado wood joint.

11.
A.
B.
C.
D.

The Filipino term for riser


Muldura
Takip silipan
Planehuelda
Baytang

A
B
C
D

12. In the design of a large shopping centers where space is required, intervals of columns can be wider than
the ordinary by adopting a structural method of construction called
A.
Compressioning
B.
Post-tensioning
C.
Pre-casting
D.
Pre-tensioning
13. The standard height of window sills for office rooms in upper floors is
A.
1.2 meters
B.
0.60 meters
C.
1.00 meters
D.
0.90 meters
14.
A.
B.
C.
D.

A protein: the chief nitrogenous ingredient in milk is


Lactose
Tempera
Alabaster
Casein

15. a composition of two or more metals fused together usually to obtain a desired property
A.
Annealing
B.
Alloy
C.
Built-up
D.
None of the above
16. That part of the building foundation which forms the permanent retaining wall of the structure below
grade is a
A.
Foundation course
B.
Grade beam
C.
Foundation wall
D.
Shear wall
17.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Identify which figure is a dado wood joint.


A
B
C
D

18. It is necessary to provide _______ to turn back water whenever joints occur in which dissimilar materials
come together.
A.
Flashing material
B.
Binding material
C.
Counter flushing
D.
Covering material
19.
A.
B.

Identify which letter in the target is a valley jack rafter?


A
B

C.
D.

C
D

20. Joint employed to reduce restraint by accommodating movement of masonry walls are known as
A.
Cold joints
B.
Control joints
C.
Block outs
D.
Expansion joints
21. A modern method of installing wood parquet flooring on wooden boards sub-flooring is by
A.
Gluing/pasting
B.
Nailing into battens
C.
Wainscoting
D.
Drilling
22. A system of framing a building in which the studs are continuous to roof supporting second floor joints is
known as
A.
Post and beam
B.
Western framing
C.
Balloon framing
D.
Post and lintel
23.
A.
B.
C.
D.

The Filipino term for collar plate is


Hardinera
Guililan
Sinturon
Soliya

24.
A.
B.
C.
D.

The Filipino term for plumb line is


Pantilya
Asintada
Plumbo
Hulog

25.
A.
B.
C.
D.

Identify the miter joint from the following.


A
B
C
D

26. The boxing in of covering a joist, beam or girder to give the appearance of a larger beam is known as
A.
Beam formworks
B.
Beam blocking
C.
Grade beam
D.
Girder beam
27. Wallboards or plywood maybe applied over studs. They can also be applied over CHB masonry wall by
using
A.
Wood battens
B.
Studs
C.
Sheathing
D.
Furring
28.
A.
B.
C.
D.

The stressing of unbounded tendons after concrete has cured is


Pre-tensioning
Pre-casting
Lift slab
Post-tensioning

29.

Identify which figure is flemish (double stretcher) brickwork.

A.
B.
C.
D.
30.
A.
B.
C.
D.

A
B
C
D
The Filipino term for temper (metal work)
Subhan/Subo
Espolon
Poleva
None of the above

31. Humidification and condensation in exterior walls can be minimized by


A.
Providing stud space between exterior finish and interior finish
B.
Providing building paper sheathing
C.
Providing building paper sheathing and space filled
D.
None of the above
32. A principal member of the truss which extends from one end to the other primarily to resist bending is a
A.
Web member
B.
Girt
C.
Chord
D.
King post
33. A system of framing a building on which floor joists of each storey rest on the top plates of the storey
below and the bearing walls and partitions rest on the subfloor of each storey is known as
A.
Balloon framing
B.
Flank framing
C.
Western framing
D.
Floor framing
34.
A.
B.
C.
D.

A material used to remedy vapor flow


Glossy surfaced asphalt saturated paper, 50 lbs or more
Wall paper
Asbestos cement board
Cement plaster

35. The horizontal distance from the face of a lock or latch to the center of the knob or lock cylinder
A.
Backset
B.
Backfill
C.
Built-up
D.
Lockset
36.
A.
B.
C.
D.

A roofing tile which has the shape of an S laid on its side is a


Mission tile
Pantile
French tile
None of the above

37. A wall (bearing or non-bearing) designed to resist lateral forces parallel to the wall
A.
Non-bearing
B.
Prefabricated
C.
Shear
D.
Grade wall
38. The total floor area 16 feet wide by 60 feet deep needs one inch (1) x 4(commercial size) T & G
flooring. Assuming that the available T & G is 1 x 4 x 16 and the effective width is 3.5 , the total
board feet needed is
A.
1,280 bf
B.
1,098 bf
C.
1,330 bf

D.

1,298 bf

39. The dimension of commercial acoustic boards for aluminum T-runners used for dropped-ceiling in
offices is
A.
30 x 60 x 1
B.
24 x 50 x 7/8
C.
24 x 48 x
D.
24" x 60" x 1/2"
40. A narrow strip of wood applied to cover a joint along the edges of two parallel boards in the same plane
is a
A.
Fillet
B.
Cant strip
C.
Batten
D.
None of the above