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How many 12mm rebars are required in case

there is a need to replace 1-32mm bar


2
3
4
5

What kind of Treatment should best fit the


Faade of a Government Office Building?
More on Concrete with less Glass and Steel
More on Glass and Steel with less Concrete
Combination of Concrete and Plastic
More on steel

Assuming the site will be on a converted rice


fields, on what soil must the foundation rest?
Soft
Hard
Medium
Very Hard

On a swampy area, what type of soil should the


foundation rest?
Hard to Very Hard
Medium to Hard
Very soft to Soft
Soft to Medium

Standard heights for Lavatory


0.90
0.80
1.70
0.70

Varnish can be applied on these surfaces,


except for
Lumber
Steel sections
Gypsum board
Ficemboard

Distance of purlins for metal roof tile

360 mm
300 mm
400 mm
600 mm

These members are inclined joists used to


support sloping roofs
plates
purlins
rafters
plank

Aluminum section used to hold glass door and


fixed commercial display glass, frequently
powder-coated or in anodized finish
FD 100
DF 900
Angular
Tubular with snap-on base with cover

A narrow deposit of sealant applied to a


building joint:
bead
bond
filler
substrate

A keg of nail is equal to?

40 kg
50 kg
30 kg
20 kg

A power tool used to cut ceramic, porcelain,


granite and marble tiles
Jigsaw
Grinder with diamond disc
Grinder with carborandium disc
Skill saw

What is the minimum number of days for


curing a newly painted metal water tank
before it can be used?
7 days
14 days
21 days
3-5 days

A yellowish substance used in paints, inks, etc.

lacquer
linseed oil
flaxseed
linoleic acid

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 to give a rustic effect
Spraytex
Acrytex
Sandblast
Versatex

Maximum slump for heavy mass construction

6
5
4
3

Concrete mix proportion for class AA

1:1.5:3
1:2:4
1:2:5
1:1:2

Preferred size of concrete aggregates for


beams, columns and slab
crushed
G-1
crushed
/8 crushed

ASTM standard diameter of steel rod used for


tamping of concrete in a slump cone
/8

/8
1

#6 rebar

10 mm
12 mm
16 mm
20 mm

Vertical, horizontal, diagonal members used to


support formwork. Also allows workers to
pass through during construction.
bolstering
shoring
scaffolding
frame

Which is not a commercial length of rebar?

5m
10.5 m
6m
7.5 m

Minimum thickness of phenolic plywood forms

10 mm
12 mm
6 mm
3 mm

Minimum CHB thickness used for exterior nonload bearing walls

Number of thick CHB per square meter

10 pcs
12 pcs
12.5 pcs
14.5 pcs

What is used to remove efflorescence in bricks

Devil float
Brush
Air Compressor
Steel Brush

It is a special plate girder consisting of tees,


plates, angles and multiple web:
box girder
hybrid girder
T-flange girder
bridging

ASTM designation for Portland cement

C 150
C 33
C 94
A36

Solignum is manufactured by

Jardine Davies
Boysen
Pacific Paints
Hunter Douglas

Minimum size of wire for service entrance

14 mm sq
22 mm sq
8 mm sq
3.5 mm sq

Purpose of 50 Amp main breaker

Lighting
Non-lighting
Lighting and Non-lighting
All of the above

How do generators work?

Like a car
Electromotive induction
Electromotive reduction
Electromotive deduction

1 ton of refrigeration is equal to

12,000 btu/hr
15,000 btu/hr
8,000 btu/hr
9,500 btu/hr

Commonly seen in ceilings of conference


rooms
Large speakers
Overhead projectors
Security camera
Video equipment

Maximum distance of cleanouts

15 m
10 m
Every 1.5 m
30m

Vernacular term for rabbet

Kanto mesa
Basyada
Kanal
Mitsa

Power tool used for making cornices/mouldings


Band saw
Router
Skill saw
Saber saw

Machine used for round wood or steel


balusters
Band saw
Torno or lathe machine
Moldero
Router

Maximum speed of escalator

90 fpm
100 fpm
120 fpm
130 fpm

Minimum speed of escalator

90 fpm
100 fpm
120 fpm
130 fpm

First thing to do before excavation

Tem-facil
Fence
Check grid lines
Plumb bob

Purpose of rigid frame form

To transfer load
No need for structural beam
For High Ceiling
Aesthetics

Minimum number of floors for a Structural


Computation requirement by the Building
Official
1
2
3
4

What is CW?

Common way
Common wire
Conduit way
Conduit wire

Fastener for G.I. corrugated roofing sheet

Spike
Self-tapping screw
Blind Rivet
CWN

What is the best thing to do when there will be


forecast of heavy rains on the day of
scheduled concrete pouring?
Admixture
Re-schedule
Either of the above
Cover with tarpaulin

Consideration when using raised flooring

Ceiling height (as per building code)


Aesthetic
Equipment and flexibility
Wiring

Valve parallel to flow of water

Globe
Gate
Foot
By-pass

Best material for exterior walls

Plyboard
25 mm plywood
HDF
Gypsum

Galvanized Iron gutter joints are commonly


connected by
Structural sealant
Blind rivet
Nail
Soldering/Brazing

A thermoplastic that expands when hit by suns


rays, used for roofing
PVC
PE
Polycarbonate
Rubber

A strip of lumber used as stopper between two


doors and to cover the gap in-between
Weatherstrip
Astragal
Dado
Mould stop

What will happen if the excavation area is not


correctly followed?
None
Increase in number of rebars
Need for piling
Increase in concrete volume

After applying wood stain, whats next?

Apply wood filler


Sanding
Apply sanding sealer
Finishing

Term used for placing plumbing fixtures

Roughing-in
Installation
Mounting
Fixturing

Paint finish not recommended for use on


main ceilings
Textured
Ducco
Roller
Acrytex

Paint finish not used on main and drop ceilings

Not in the choices


Faux
Flat wall
Textured paints

Term used for relocating monument/points

Survey
Monumenting
Relocating
Re-alignment

Area which does not require waterproofing

Balcony above lanai


Ground floor toilet
2nd floor toilet
Overhead plant box

Best way to avoid damage of aluminum sections


during concreting/masonry works
Powder coat
Cover with plastic
Finish all masonry works before installation
Paint them

These are used to hold in place and stiffen


wood/steel purlins
Cleats
Sag rods
Turnbuckle
Batten

Main cause of coagulation of paint

Less thinner
Exposure to sun light
Increase in thinner
Wrong handling

Paint tool used to apply a textured paint,


sometimes used for sprayed-on vermiculite
fireproofing of steel sections
Brush
Sand paper
Mortar gun
Spray gun

Actual location of foundation anchor bolts is


reflected on
Foundation plan
Reflected ceiling plan
Base plate plan
Framing plan

A term used for computing the fees for permits


from OBO
Assessment
Load computation
Computation
Evaluation

Not a wattage of fluorescent lamps

36 watts
20 watts
40 watts
100 watts

Used to cut glass

Diamond roller
Glass cutter
Rotary cutter
Press cutter and straight trim

Which carries much of the weight of a structure?

Flange of I-beam
Web of I-beam
Stiffener plate of I-beam
Weld connection of I-beam

Used to lift construction materials and transport


debris in mid-rise buildings with parallel truss
Freight Construction elevator
Construction boom/shaft
Portable lift
Construction Hoist

Use of epoxy primer in epoxy paint finish


Rust protection
Better adhesion of epoxy paint
Add gloss to the epoxy paint
Good finish of epoxy paint

Reason for using tie beams

To counteract differential settlement


To add strength
To lessen construction cost
Better result of soil bearing capacity

Commercial wood product impregnated with


solignum
Matwood
Hardiflex
Permaflex
Veneered lumber

Standard length of powder-coated aluminum


main tee-runners
10
12
16
20

Used to connect metal studs to metal tracks

Blind rivet
Power stud connector
Black screw
Hook bolt

Used to round polished granite stone (pataykanto)


Buffer
Diamond pad
Smooth sandpaper
Sanding Stone

Which is not a commercial thickness of cast


acrylic sheet?
1/8
3/16
1/4
5/16

Which is not a commercial type of concealed


hinges?
Full overlap
Inset
Half overlap
None of the above

Commercial unit for glass sheets

per square meter


per square yard
per square foot
per linear meter

How will you cut a GI pipe faster

use hacksaw with double blades


use press cutter
use circular saw
use coping saw

Minimum size of stranded wire for convenience


outlet
3.5 mm sq
2.0 mm sq
5.5 mm sq
3.0 mm sq

Minimum circuit breaker rating for range using


standard stranded wire
15 amps
30 amps
20 amps
40 amps

Which is not a type of circuit breaker?

Pull on
Bolt on
Plug in
None of the above

One gross of metal screw is equivalent to

100 pcs
120 pcs
144 pcs
150 pcs

One gross of wood screw is equivalent to

100 pcs
120 pcs
144 pcs
154 pcs

One tin of paint is approximately equivalent to

4 gallons
4 pints
4 liters
liters

Additional commercial pigment used in


conjunction with enamel paint
Acry-color
Tinting color
Lacquer color
Pastel

5/32 x 3/8 blind rivet, which designates the


diameter?
3/8
1/2
Both
5/32

Which comes first during construction layout

Stakes
Points
Batter board
Square

Vernacular term for floor joist

Soleras
Kostilyahe
Patos
Pabalagbag

Vernacular term for yoke

Sinturon
Paikot
Sapatos
Pabalagbag

Recommended location of top bar splice of a


continuous beam
span
span
1/5 span
1/6 span

250 mm x 330 mm concrete beam, what is the


cutting length of ties including the end hooks?
580 mm
670 mm
770 mm
960 mm

EMT

Electrical Metallic Tubing


Electric Metallic Tubing
Electric Metal Tubing
Electric Metal Tube

Standard vertical clearance of inlet pipe of a


septic tank with the outlet pipe
1.0 inch
2.0 inches
1.5 inches
2.5 inches

A component of work performed during the


course of a construction project
Task
Activity
Job
Work

The degree to which a set of inherent


characteristics fulfills requirements
Quality
Completion
Fast-tracking
On-schedule

Who is mandated to perform the electrical and


mechanical commissioning?
Architect
Engineer
Contractor
Project Manager

A clearance given to a Building Permit applicant


in the Land Use and Zoning Division of the
Building Officials Office
Locational clearance
Land Use clearance
Building clearance
Line clearance

In the construction industry, RFI means

Request for Information


Request for Instruction
Request for Intention
Request for Integration

A weatherproof single circuit breaker in a panel


board or housing
NEMA-1
KAIC-1
Safety breaker
NO-1

Outlets and switches are collectively known as

Electrical devices
Wiring devices
Electrical fixtures
Electrical accessories

Before threading the IMC/RSC, what is applied


to both the die head and the pipe?
Oil
Water
Gas
Teflon

Which will immediately dry-to-touch when


applied to 2x2 s4s lumber?
Plasolux
Lacquer putty
Gypsum putty
Epoxy putty

For ease in mixing flat wall enamel paint, what is


added?
Water
Paint thinner
Lacquer thinner
Acrylic emulsion

For ease in mixing flat or semi-gloss latex paint,


what sometimes is added?
Water
Paint thinner
Lacquer thinner
Acrylic emulsion

Silicone sealants are available in grades,


except
Masonry grade
Glazing grade
Sanitary grade
Electrical grade

As a rule of thumb, what must be done


before using or laying clay red bricks?
Soak in water for at least 1 hour
Apply primer
Expose to sunlight for 24 hrs
Take a picture then jingle-lize them

Standard gauge of tie wire

1.2mm
1.5mm
1.0 mm
1.6 mm

In combination with water this stone is used to


manually side polish glass
Soapstone
Pumice
Carborandium
Flamed Granite

Ceramic tiles is to grout, granite tiles/slabs is to

Polymer with hardener and dust/pigment


Polituff with hardener
Epoxy with catalyst
Stickwel and dust

Ceramic tiles is to grout, marble tiles is to

Polymer with hardener and marble dust


Polituff with hardener
Epoxy with catalyst
Stickwel and dust

Use to cut gypsum board Type X

Ordinary cutter
Gypsum knife
Ripsaw
Scoring knife

In specifying fire rated doors, which is not


included
Fire rating
Handing
Dimension
None of the above

Which is not a commercial length of a full


extension bearing slide?
150 mm
200 mm
400 mm
600 mm

A tool used by a carpenter to plane curved


edges
rotary planner
curver
ocheree
spokeshave

A skill saw is a

power tool for linear cutting lumber & composite


boards
power tool for cutting g.i. pipes
an ordinary saw
a talented saw

A law stating that the strength of concrete is


determined by the ratio of amount of
water to the amount of cement
abrams law
jude law
piossons law
cementitious law

3/16 thick plywood is equivalent to

3 mm
4.5 mm
6 mm
10 mm

Adhesive for laminated sheets

contact cement
stickwel
poli-tite
rugby

Which of the following is not a putty for


plastered chb walls?
Patching compound mixed with latex paint
Gypsum compound or putty
Lacquer putty
Body filler

A commercial putty for minimal defects on the


surface after initial paint has been applied on
the wood
Lacquer spot putty
Lacquer flo putty
Dead flat lacquer putty
Clear gloss lacquer putty

Aluminum, stainless, or chrome plated fittings for


a double leaf frameless entrance temperedglass door
glass fittings
patch fittings
glass holder
frameless holder

Equivalent in mm sq. of 500 MCM wire

300 mm sq.
250 mm sq.
125 mm sq.
400 mm sq.

What type of switch is found in a manual


transfer fuse switch?
automatic switch
float switch
knife switch
3-way switch

Maximum number of outlets for a 20 amp circuit


breaker
8 outlets
6 outlets
5 outlets
10 outlets

Minimum size of conductor for a 40 amp CB

# 14
# 12
# 10
#8

Neutral wire color code

white
black
red
yellow

The process of fabricating concrete forms?

Forming
Installation
Fabrication
Saw and Fit

The top chord of a truss commonly resists what


type of force?
Lateral
Axial
Compression
Tension

The distance between two nosing in a stair


tread?
Nose
Going
Washing
Treading

A miter box is a guiding tool that has a


permanent cut set at an angle of?
20
30
45
90

A type of waterproofing material that is applied


to concrete or masonry surfaces that becomes
homogenous with the said surface?
Cementitious
Membrane
Elastomeric
Asphalt

Horizontal timbers laid on concrete slab and


to which flooring is nailed

Batten
Sleepers
Strut
Joist

A fence has a height of 3.0m, length of


6.0mhow many pieces of 6| CHB is
needed?
155
225
182
177

A wall that serves two dwelling units, also


known as party wall
Common wall
Bi-wall
Property wall
Fire wall

A commercial term for a pigment added to


paint for plastered surfaces
Tinting color
Acry color
Lacquer Color
water color

Minimum number of test boring for 3-storey


building
one hole
two holes
three holes
four holes

As per PD 1096, the minimum number of floors


of a building that is required to submit a
Standard Penetration Test or Test Boring Report
Two
Three
Four
Five

An auger bit is a part of

Fastening tool
Guiding Tool
Bearing Tool
Rough Facng Tool

A high speed rotary shaping hand power tool


used to make smooth cutting and curving on
solid wood is called
Jig Saw
Lath
Router
Circular Saw

Division 8 of the Master Format

Metals
Door and Windows
Masonry
Wood and Plastics

An artificial stone

Concrete
Synthetic Stone
False Stone
Molded Stone

A basic scheme or concept for an architectural


design, represented by a diagram
Sketch
Parti
Prelim
Pre-design

A manufactured assembly of a frame, sash,


glazing
and necessary hardware, made to fit a
window
opening
Window
Window Frame
Window Unit
Window Sash

Standard seat height of chair/bench

.44-.45
.35-.42
.37
.51

ASTM C33 is for

Plastic
Aggregates
Sand
Cement

The correct way of laying concrete roof tiles is

from ridge to gutter


from gutter to ridge
from raker to raker
any manner

For a 3.0m length beam, what is the minimum


number of days before stripping the side forms
3 days
7 days
10 days
14 days

What is the correct sequence when mixing is


done manually with shovels?
Gravel Sand Cement Water
Sand Cement Water Gravel
Sand Cement Gravel Water
Cement Sand Gravel - Water

Which of the ff is not a function of an


admixture?
impart color
retard setting
fireproofing
improve wear resistance

A term for wet concrete

Green
Uncured
Midset
Cured

Which of the following steel sections can be


used to fabricate a steel roof rafter?
Tubular
3 angle bars
S bar
Flat bar

The minimum clearance height of a window


type air-conditioning unit installed at ground
floor
2.10
2.13
2.15
2.0

Effective width of a corrugated galvanized iron


roofing sheet
810mm
760mm
835mm
905mm

A special coating system with a high gloss


shine while maintaining the natural wood
qualities, maintenance free, used to finish
and topcoat wood flooring
Polyethylene floor coating
Epoxy floor coating
Polyurethane floor coating
None of these

An aluminum finish that comes in light and


dark brown bronze color
Anodized
Bronzized
Analok
Colorized

A fastener used for asbestos corrugated roof on


wood
none of these
hook bolt
brad
shear plate

An adhesive use to install granite tiles over a


plywood or ficem board substrate
Polymer
Rugby
Powerbond
None of these

A method of forming metal wherein holes


are drilled in flat surfaces
Perforating
Peircing
Blanking
Bending

For a 6 x 6 m room, how many gypsum boards


will be used for its ceiling?
12 pcs
13 pcs.
10 pcs
20 pcs

Color code for Grade 33 steel?

white
yellow
green
red

These are used to transport shopping carts

Speedcart
Travelator
Walkalator
Vermaport

Commercial length of long span roofing

50 m
45m
None
10 m

Testing of ready mix concrete is done at

Site
Plant
Any where
Batching plant

What is the least cost to get the right angle

Brand new plywood


3-4-5 multiples
Hire a geodetic engineer
Construction technique using plumb bob and
bar level

Where is the gutter attached?

Fascia
Purlin
Truss
Post

Where is the gutter attached?

Fascia
Valley
Truss
Eaves

What material should be used for pipe chase

CHB
Shearwall
Plywood
Drywall

To make cement plaster hold to the wall surface,


what should be done
Add more cement to the mixture
Add more sand to the mixture
Apply in thin coats
Apply in thick coats

What is the former name of American Wire


Gauge
NEMA
Westinghouse
Brown and Sharpe
IEEE

Electrical equipment such as panel


boards may best be mounted on a
concrete wall by using
Wooden plug
Expansion bolt
Load plug
Plastic plug

A lubricant to make pulling of wires or


cables through conduit easier
Grease
Resin
Talc
Iron fillings

When a circuit breaker is selected, which


of the following is the most important
factor to consider?
Voltage rating
Interrupting rating
Momentary rating
Continuous current rating

Is the current that a fuse or circuit breaker or


other electrical apparatus is able to interrupt
without being destroyed or causing an electric
arc with unacceptable duration
Breaking capacity
Overload capacity
Voltage capacity
Power capacity

To control a lamp from five different places,one


would install
Three 4-way and two 2-way switches
Two 3-way and three 4-way
Four 3-way and one 4-way
Three 3-way and two 4-way

Under the metric standard, what is the


equivalent size of a #14 AWG wire
5.5 mm sq.
1.6 mm sq.
3.5 mm sq.
2.0 mm sq.

Which one is used on conduits and are located


inside and outside of the electrical box
Couplings
Bushings
Locknuts
Screws

In terms of material production, which of the


following flooring materials is considered to
have the lowest carbon footprint?
baked clay tiles
hand-cut natural stone
ceramic tiles
high-pressure laminate flooring

Which paint finish is more appropriate to use


for outdoors such as steel railings, balustrade,
etc; considering the cost, aesthetic and
maintenance?

acrylic automotive finish


lacquer automotive finish
enamel finish
enamel finish with latex base

What flooring is best for generator room where


the equipment is already provided with a
generator pad?
Plain cement/concrete with Acrylic Emulsion
rubber flooring
vitrified tiles
acoustic flooring

Which is more flexible?


sealant
caulk
filler
putty

Which signal system is not included in the


Structured Cabling System(SCS)?
Telephone
Data/Internet
Intercom
CATV

Used to seal the undercut of a door for


soundproofing
sound seal
door seal
push-pull
gyp-seal

Tool used to pull wires through a conduit

Strap
fish tape
wire tongs
puller

Average depth of elevator pit from FFL of


lowest floor served
1.4-1.6
1.8-2.0
1.75-2.7
2.0-2.3

An accessory or part of an escalator which


prohibits foreign substance from entering
into the steps
skirt panel brush
hair liner
brushing
liner

Which FCU component is most maintained?


Filter

supply valve
Fan
drain

Color code of pipe for potable water


blue

yellow
orange
green

Best material for waterproofing of balcony,


toilet, roof deck in terms of maintenance and
quality
4mm thk. Membrane
cementitious
coatings

6 mm thk membrane

Minimum number of days for a compressive


strength test
7 days
14 days
21 days
28 days

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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 thick
to thick
to thick
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 castin-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 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 fireretarding 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
)s 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.). 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 pebblewash 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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A condition in the distribution system where it


could damage, or create condition that will
damage components of the distribution system
or create a nuisance is termed as
Excessive water pressure
Excessive air pressure
Loss of air pressure
Loss of water flow

Which plastic pipe can be joined by solvent


cement?
uPVC
PB
PE
All of the above

A plumbing appurtenance

P-trap
Plug
Single-point water heater
Faucet

What plastic material is generally used for pipes


and fittings, which can be exclusively used for
cold water lines, sprinkler and irrigation
systems?
Polythelene
Polyethylene
Plastic
Polybutylene

Which of the following is not a sanitary fixture

Stall Urinal
Waterless urinal
Floor Drain
Clean-out

What specific law governs and states the specific


type of bodies of water and their corresponding
owners

National plumbing Code of the Philippines, as amended


2009
Water Code of the Philippines
DENR Memorandum 5-5, series of 2010
RA 1877

If there are only two water closets provided at the


temfacil of a construction site, how many can
they serve as per NPCP
30
60
90
120

Validity period of plumbing permit after work


stoppage
1 year
6 months
120 days
2 years

A pump, manually operated and is used to


remove water from the cistern during
Maintenance or during foundation excavation
Submersible pump
Jet pump
Hand pump
Booster pump

Minimum diameter of downspout

50 mm
63 mm
75 mm
100 mm

Which of the following fixtures is best for public


use?

Gate valve
Flushometer
Faucet
None of the above

What is used to connect plastic pipes?

Sealant
Solvent Cement
Cement
As per manufacturers recommendations

The following are brands of plumbing pipes


except
neltex
super pipes
moldflex
sanimold

Vernacular term for gutter drain tailpiece usually


made of GI sheet which is used to hold the
leader elbow fitting
Gatang-gatang
Abang
Buntot
Tali

Used to remove burrs around pipes

pipe reamer
pipe burrer
pipe scaler
pipe wrench

Minimum standard center-to-center distance of


two lavatories

When there is a low pressure from the water


main, what will you use to supply water to
higher levels
Jockey pump
Centrifugal pump
Booster pump
Pneumatic pump

A type of wrench designed for use under


sinks and in other tight quarters
Torque wrench
Basin Wrench
Ordinary Wrench
Strap wrench

A valve in which the flow of water is cut-off by


means of a circular disc fitted against machine
smoothed faces, at right angles to the direction of
flow. The disk is raised or lowered by means of a
threaded stem connected to the handle of the
valve. The opening in the valve is usually as
large as the full bore of the pipe.
Globe valve
Check valve
Gate valve
Butterfly valve

A grease interceptor of at least 3 cubic


meters capacity to serve one or more
fixtures and which are remotely located?
Grease trap
Grease interceptor
Grease chamber
None of the above

A tankless water heater is:


Only available in gas
Only available in electric
Only capable of storing 10 gallons
Available in gas and electric

A type of pipe support that requires a threaded


rod, nut and washer
Clevis
Stub-out bracket
Clips
U-bolt

It is an approved elastomeric sealing gasket


with an approved outer shield and a
tightening mechanism
Shielded coupling
Structural coupling
Coupler
All of the above

What type of pipe is commonly used for Wet


Stand Pipes?
G.I.
B.I.
PP-R
ABS

Minimum slope of sanitary pipe?


0.5%
1%
2%
3%

What fitting combination is used to connect the


vent stack to the soil stack?
45 degree elbow and santee
Inverted wye and 1/8 bend
Tee and coupling reducer
Sanitary tee and straight wye

It is usually seen at basement parking which


hung pipes using strings and hangers.
U bolt
Cable tray
Eye bolt
Angle bar

Type of pump used to eject waste/liquid


Centrifugal
Rotary
Ejector
Jockey

By law, who is in charge of the plumbing layout of


buildings?

Master Plumber
Mechanical Engineer
Sanitary Engineer
Professional Engineer

What is the standard water consumption


(gallon/person/day) used in a 2-storey
residence?
20-30
40 60
30 40
100 120

Which is used for sanitary pipes?


PeX
PP
GI
uPVC

What is the standard water consumption used


in the design of a water distribution system of
a 2-storey residence?
100 LPCD
150 LPCD
180 LPCD
200 LPCD

What would be the consideration when


providing a septic tank?
Site configuration
Location of the water supply
Weather
Capacity of the septic tank

What is the kind of pipe that is NOT suited for


ultraviolet rays?
PVC
Iron
PB
All of the above

It is a plumbing appurtenance near the water


tank used to cut-off supply.
Globe valve
Pressure valve
Check valve
Gate valve

When the water coming out from the faucet is


contaminated, what could be the possible
reason?
Rust
Theres a hole in the pipe
Too much water pressure
Crossing of sanitary and water supply pipes

Air pressure in drainage pipes greater than


atmospheric pressure
standard pressure
back pressure
normal pressure
barometric pressure

A pipe fitting use to reduce an opening

Bushing
Nipple
Reducer
Union

The minimum pressure that should be


maintained for fixtures containing flush tank
water closets shall be
8psi
30 psi
4.34 psi
434 psi

Sizes of vertical and horizontal drainage pipe


shall be determined from
type of building
number of bathroom installed
location of fixtures
total fixtures units

The critical level marking or a backflow


prevention device or vacuum breaker is a
point established by the
Testing laboratory
Health officer
Inspector
Manufacturer

Ratio of domestic water supply to fire reserve


for a single cylindrical tank?
2/3 : 1/3
:
:
1/5 :1/4

Density of water
62.4 lbs
56.4 lbs
36.4 lbs
70.4 lbs

There are several reasons why soil stacks are


not allowed inside columns. Which is NOT a
reason?
Pipes will interfere with reinforcing bars
The size of the columns will be larger
Cracks and leaks cannot be detected
The gas emitted will deteriorate concrete

What type of material is usually used for the


base of a septic tank?
Earth base
Mass concrete
Reinforced concrete
Crushed gravel

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A self-closing basin faucet needs how many psi


(pressure) to be efficient
8
10
12
15

Minimum NPS of fixture supply pipe for toilet


3/8

5/8

Minimum NPS of fixture supply pipe for shower


3/8
1/2
5/8

Minimum NPS of fixture supply pipe for kitchen


sink

3/8
1/8

Minimum NPS of fixture supply pipe for


bathtub

3/8
1/2
5/8

Minimum NPS of fixture supply pipe for bidet


3/8

5/8

Which is not a plumbing pipe?


Polyvinylidene Flouride (PVDF)
Cross-linked (PEX)
PPRC
None of the above

Copper tubing used for interior, above ground


application including air conditioning,
heating, steam, gas and oil
Type K
Type L
Type M
None of the above

Another type of copper plumbing pipe and


tubing besides the Drawn type
Seamed
Annealed
Tempered
All of the above

1 cubic foot of water contains


7.48 gals
8.33 liters
7.5 gals
1.2 liters

1 DFU contains
7.40 gals
8.33 liters
7.5 gals
1.2 liters

If you are to repair the water service line for a


block of houses in a subdivision, the point of
shut-off will be at the
Corporation stop
Curb stop
Water meters of individual houses
Any where

A fitting that closes an end of a pipe, for


maintenance purposes
Plug
Cap
Bushing
Adaptor

Which does not have a ferrule?


Cleanout
P-trap
End of pipe
None of the above

A Top-spud water closet has a

Gravity tank
Flushometer
Close-coupled tank
Energy-saving component

A method of ventilation used in fixtures which


are located in the room away from partitions
Back-vent
Local vent
Loop vent
Looped vent

Direct flush water closets has a

Flush valve
Sensor-type flushing
Ball valve
All of the above

Wall hung lavatory mounting height from the


FFL

Which is good design for plumbing pipes


roughing-in?
Exposed for maintenance
Hidden inside ceiling plenum
Hung under the slab soffit
What ever!

Which faucet has a high air gap?


Vessel
Center-set
Single lever
None of the above

1/8 bend elbow

45 degree
60 degree
90 degree
180 degree

Which plumbing pipe is not recently being


used?
CIP
Copper
Brass
None of the above

A triangular pipe support

Bracket
Brace
Seat
Corbel

Which of the following pipe material is not


joined by solvent welding?
CPVC
PE
uPVC
None of the above

What is the principal purpose of a plumbing


valve?
Isolation or shut-off
Regulate pressure
Check backflow
Control of fluid direction

How do you connect PPRC (polypropylene


random co-polymer)
solvent cement
fusion welding
coupling
mechanical fastener

What fitting is used to change direction of


water
sanitary tee
wye
valve
elbow

In reference to the plumbing layout CSD


prepared by the designer, a 100mm diameter
pipe will pass through a beam, what must be
done?
change location
change size
add reinforcement
nothing

If all valves are open at the same time, in what


part of the piping system has the greatest
pressure?
Underground
Uniform
At the vertical
At the horizontal

You are inspecting the roughing-in of pipes. You


saw that there is a crack on top of a pipe.
What should you do?
Cover it with the same material
Cover with epoxy
Replace it with new pipe
Add reinforcement

Minimum distance of a pendant sprinkler head


from a wall

A dry pipe fire protection system with air in


pipes, and with water flow controlled by a
valve operated by separate heat and smoke
detection devices that are more sensitive than
those in the sprinkler heads.
Wet-pipe system
Dry-pipe system
Deluge sprinkler system
Pre-action system

A house with an up-feed and gravity water


distribution system, where is the pressure
highest?
2nd floor
Underground
Ground Floor
Outside

A house with a direct up-feed water


distribution system, where is the pressure
highest?
2nd floor
Underground
Ground Floor
Outside

To achieve economy in design, where will


downspouts best be located?
Rear portion of the building
Sides of the building
At the center of Building
At perimeter wall

Septic vault in CHB construction must have an


interior finish in:
Smooth plastered finish
Vitrified tile finish
Rough plastered finish
Open joint finish

Reinforced concrete septic vault must have an


interior finish in:
Smooth plastered finish
Vitrified tile finish
Off-the-form finish
Open joint finish

construction methodology of a septic vault

Laying of chb then slab on grade,


plastering;then suspended slab
Slab on fill then chb laying, plastering (rough)
then suspended slab
Suspended slab then chb laying then slab on fill
What ever, tae lang meron dyan.

what is the minimum pipe sleeve


50mm
25mm
64mm
100mm

What is the minimum pipe sleeve for 64mm


diameter upvc pipe
64mm
75mm
100mm
40mm

Waste pipe and vent pipe is identified by what?


Color
Smell
Odor
Size

Which of the following does not have a P-trap


Water closet
Kitchen sink
Floor drain
Laundry tray

Which of the following has an integral trap?


Water closet
Kitchen sink
Floor drain
Laundry tray

Who undertakes the roughing-in of plumbing


pipes
Sanitary engineer
Master plumber
Plumber
Architectri

DWV system
Drainage Waste Vent
Drain Waste Vent
Drainage Waste Ventilation
Drain Waste Ventilation

Disadvantage of plastic pipes


May require more access points for joint repair
High cost
Not strong in tension
Require more work when jointing

Technical term for the banging of plumbing


pipes
Water hammer
Water break
Water rattle
Water slam

Also known as service sinks


Slop sinks
Laundry tray
Kitchen sinks
basin

Maximum mounting height of toilet grab bars

Maximum mounting height of tissue paper


holder

No need for tissue paper, diskarte na lang

Which is not a fitting


bend elbow
Closet elbow
Coupling
Stack base

uPVC pipes are manufactured in


Schedule 40 & 60
Schedule 40 & 80
Schedule 60 & 80
Schedule 60 & 70

Size of dry standpipe which is 20-23m away


from the fire department connection
102mm diameter
153mm diameter
64mm diameter
90mm diamater

Size of wet standpipe which is 10-15m away


from the fire department connection
51mm diameter
38mm diameter
64mm diameter
90mm diamater

Size of dry standpipe which is 23-30m away


from the fire department connection
102mm diameter
153mm diameter
64mm diameter
90mm diamater

Size of wet standpipe which is 15-23m away


from the fire department connection
51mm diameter
38mm diameter
64mm diameter
90mm diamater

Size in diameter of combination standpipe


64
150
51
120

the flow of water or other liquids, mixtures or


substances into the distributing pipes of a potable
supply of water from any source other than from its
intended source or the flow in the direction opposite
to the normal flow
Backflow
Backpressure backflow
Back-siphonage
Pollution

occurs due to an increased reverse pressure above the


supply pressure. This occurs when the pressure of
the non-potable system exceeds the positive
pressure in the water distribution lines; that is, the
water pressure within an establishment's plumbing
system exceeds that of the water distribution
system.
Backflow
Backpressure backflow
Back-siphonage
Contamination

the flowing back of used, contaminated or


polluted water from a plumbing fixture or
vessel into the water supply pipe due to a
negative pressure in such pipe
Backflow
Backpressure backflow
Back-siphonage
Contamination

a length of soil or waste stack corresponding in


general to a storey height, but in no case less than
2.43 meters within which the horizontal branches
from one floor or story of a building are connected
to the stack
Stack per floor
Branch interval
Riser
Main soil and waste stack

Type of test to check leaks in pipes


Hydrostatic
Hydraulic
Flood
All of the above

it is used to control or maintain the flow of


water to one direction only
check valve
gate valve
backflow preventer
Lift preventor

A term used for pumps which are


interconnected with each other
Backup
Series
Duplex
Battery

which plumbing fixture does not have a watersaving feature?


flow limiting valve
1.5;gallon flush water closet
lavatory with pop-up
water less urinal

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