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ARCHITECTURE LICENSURE REVIEW

INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND FINE ARTS


FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY

REVIEW QUESTIONS:
A. NATIONAL BUILDING CODE
DIRECTION: read the items below, match it with the answers on the right side. Place the correct
letter in the parenthesis.
( L ) 1. BUILDING PERMIT L. A written authorization granted by the Building Official to an
applicant allowing him to proceed with the construction of a
(K ) 2. CONSTRUCTION specific project after plans, specifications, pertinent documents
are found in conformity to P.D. 1096.
(I ) 3. ERECTION -
K. All on-site work done from site preparation, excavation,
foundation, assembly of all components and installation of utilities
of building.
(A ) 4. ADDITION
I. Installation in place of components of a building/structure.

( J ) 5. ALTERATION
A. Any new construction which increases the height or area of an
existing building/structure.
( H ) 6. RENOVATION
J. Construction in a building involving changes in the materials
used, partitioning, location and size of windows, doors, structural
parts, existing utilities but does not increase the overall area
( B ) 7. CONVERSION thereof.

H. Any physical change made on the building to increase its


(E ) 8. REPAIR value, utility and to improve its aesthetic quality.

B. A change in the use or occupancy of a building structure or any


(G ) 9. MOVING portions thereof which has different requirements.

E. Remedial work done on any damaged or deteriorated portions


of a building/structure to restore its original condition.
( C ) 10. DEMOLITION

G. The transfer of a building or portion thereof from its original


( F ) 11. ANCILLARY BUILDING location or position to another, either within the same lot or to a
STRUCTURE different one.

C. The systematic dismantling or destruction of a


building/structure, in whole or in part.
( D ) 12. P.D. 1096
F. A secondary building/structure located within the same
premises, the use of which in incidental to that of the main
building/structure.

D. The National Building Code with its implementing rules and


regulations to endure safety to occupants.
B. DEFINITIONS BUILDING CODE

( K ) 1. CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY K. No building shall be used or occupied until the


building official issues this permit, wherein the
certificate of completion, log-book and building
inspection sheet by contractor signed by Architect, and
(D ) 2. AS-BUILT PLAN as-built plan signed by engineers in charge are
submitted.

D. A plan prepared after the construction is done


( H ) 3. OCCUPANT LOADS
showing all changes, modifications and alterations
made as compared to the original plans and needed for
the occupancy permit.
(J ) 4. PUBLIC OPEN SPACE H. The total number of persons that may occupy a
building or portion thereof, at any one time.
J. Streets, alleys, easements of seashore, rivers,
esteros, rail-road tracks, parks, plazas.
( A ) 5. PRIVATE OPEN SPACE
A. Courts yards, setbacks, light wells, uncovered
driveways, access roads and parking spaces.
I. A lot located in the interior of a block made
( I ) 6. INTERIOR LOT
accessible from the public street or alley by means of a
private access road.
E. A non-corner or a single frontage lot.
(E ) 7. INSIDE LOT
L. A lot facing two streets at an angle meeting each
other.

( L ) 8. CORNER LOT B. A lot having two frontages or bounded by two


parallel streets, and lots on each side.

G. A court bounded on all sides or around or its


( B ) 9. THROUGH LOT periphery by building lines.

C. A court bounded on three sides by building lines with


( G ) 10. INNER COURT one side bounded by another open space whether
private or public.

( C ) 11. OPEN COURT


F. A court bounded on two opposite sides bounded by
other open spaces.
( F ) 12. THROUGH COURT
C. DEFINITIONS BUILDING CODE

(J) 1. R. A. 9266 J. An act to regulate the practice of architecture in


the Philippines.
H. A sign fastened to, suspended from or supported
(H ) 2. PROJECTING SIGN on a building structure, the display surface of which
is perpendicular from the wall surface or is at an
angle there from.
(F) 3. DISPLAY WINDOW F. That portion of the building abutting the sidewalk
open to the public view protected by grills, screens
or transparent materials for the display of goods.
(B ) 4. BUILDING LINE
B. The line by the intersection of the surface of the
enclosing wall of the building and the surface of the
(I) 5. ARCADE ground.
I. Any portion of a building above the first floor
projecting over the sidewalk beyond the first storey
(K) 6. STRUCTURE wall used as protection for pedestrian.
K. That which is built or constructed, an edifice or
building of any kind or any piece of work artificially
(L ) 7. CHAMFER built up or composed of parts joined together in some
definite manner.

(A) 8. SKYLIGHTS L. Surface produced by leveling square edge or


corner equally on both sides.

(E ) 9 BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 344 A. A window in a roof and level with it or one into a
flat roof as a dome, etc.
E. An act to enhance the mobility of disabled persons
(C ) 10. NIGHT SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL by requiring certain buildings, institutions,
establishments and public utilities to install facilities
and other devices.
( G ) 11. FOOTPRINT
C. An employee shall be paid this of no less than ten
(10%) percent of his regular wage for each hour of
( D ) 12. SKIN work performed between ten oclock in the evening
and six oclock in the morning.
G. The mark of floor plan directly touching the
ground, the perimeter of which is seen.

D. The outer covering of the building/structure.


D. DEFINITIONS FIRE CODE

(C) 1. AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM C. An integrated system of underground or overhead piping
or both connected to a source of extinguishing agent or
medium, designed in which when activated by its automatic
(H ) 2. COMBINATION STAND-PIPE device, stops fire within the area protected.
H. Pipeline system filled with water supply for the use of the
service and the occupants of the building solely for fire
(M ) 3. DRY STANDPIPE suppression purposes.
M. A type of standpipe system in which the pipes are
normally not filled water. Water is introduced into the
(I) 4. FIRE ALERTING SYSTEM system through fire service connection when needed.

I. A fire alarm system activated by the presence of a fire,


(B ) 5. FIRE RESISTANCE RATING where the signal is transmitted to designated locations
instead of sounding a general alarm, in order to prevent
panic.
(J) 6. FIRE WALL J. A wall designed to prevent the spread of fire, having a fire
resistance rating of not less than four (4) hours with
sufficient structural stability to remain standing even it
(D ) 7. FLAME SPREAD RATING construction or ether side collapses.
D. The time in which fire will spread over the surface of a
burning material.
(L) 8. FIRE (FLAME) RETARDANT L. Any compound or mixture which when applied properly
improves the fire resistant quality of fabrics and other
materials like wood.
(P) 9. FUMIGANT P. A gas, fume, or vapor used for the destruction or control
of insects, fungi, vermin, germs, rodents or other pests.
N. A mechanical device consisting of linkages and a
(O) 10. MEANS OF EGRESS horizontal bar across a door, which cause the door to open
and facilitates exit from a building/structure.

(N) 11. PANIC HARDWARE O. A continuous and unobstructed route or exit from the
point in a building/structure or facility to a public way.
G. An air compartment or chamber to which one or more
(G) 12 PLENUM ducts are connected and which form part of an air
distribution system

B. The time duration that a material or construction can


withstand the effects of standard test. (1, 2 or 3 hours)

.
D. DEFINITIONS FIRE CODE

(K ) 13. INCINERATOR K. A devise constructed for burning refuse, trash.

F. A gate with four arms set at right angles, revolving on a


(F) 14. TURNSTILES central post, allowing the passage of only one person at a
time
(A ) 15. PROHIBITED ACTS SEC.9 FIRE CODE A. P. D. 1185 prohibits the obstruction of fire exits, fire
P. D. 1185 hydrants overcrowding beyond authorized capacities, locking
fire exits and use of jumpers.
(E ) 16. PROVISION ON FIRE SAFETY E. Use sprinkler system, hose boxes, stand pipe systems, fire
alarm systems, fire walls, fire resistive enclosures, fire exits
to safe grounds, stairways sealed from smoke and heat, exit
plan, fire resistive doors, fire dampers in centralized air
conditioning ducts, roof vents for fire fighters.
E. OFFICE PRACTICE

(M) 1. DIRECT SELECTION OF AN ARCHITECT A. A method frequently used where there is a continuing
relationship on a series of project. It establishes a fixed
sum over and above reimbursement for the Architects
(F) 2. COMPARATIVE SELECTION OF AN technical time and overhead.
ARCHITECT
B. The Architect renders full-time supervision ensuring the
quality of control of work, evaluating the work of the
(J ) 3. DESIGN COMPETITION contractor, keeps files and records and manages the
construction.

(N) 4. COMPENSATION BY MEANS OF C. The Architects regular services, which include the
PERCENTAGE CONSTRUCTION COST preliminary design, schemes, design development phase,
the contract documents phase ( working drawing) and
supervision.
(K ) 5. COMPENSATION BY MEANS OF
MULTIPLE OF DIRECT PERSONNEL D. The settling of a dispute by an impartial member of a
EXPENSES. party, whose decision both parties to a dispute agree to
accept.

(A) 6. COMPENSATION BY MEANS OF E. This is done for complex building projects where the
PROFESSIONAL FEE PLUS EXPENSES Architect acts as an agent of the client in procuring and
coordinating all the necessary services required by the
project, from pre-design to post construction services.
(L) 7. COMPENSATION BY MEANS OF LUMP SUM
OR FIXED FEE. F. One Architect is compared with others and the client
makes a selection based upon the judgment of which firm
is most qualified. The Architect submits information
(P ) 8. COMPENSATION BY MEANS OF PER DIEM concerning the organization, personnel, equipments, past
PLUS REIMBURSEABLE EXPENSES projects, number of years in business, etc.

G. After the construction in turned over for use to the


(D) 9. ARBITRATION owner, the Architect can be hired as an In-House
Architect. His duties are to see to it that the building and
all its parts are in good working condition and properly
( O ) 10. PRE-DESIGN SERVICES maintained like plumbing, lighting, air conditioning, etc.
Billing of tenants security, janitorial are also included.

H. The Architect instead of a contractor builds the


structure of his own design by Administration or by a
guaranteed maximum cost to the client.

I. These services include Interior Design, Acoustic,


Communication and Electronic Engineering, Landscape
Design, physical planning and comprehensive planning.

J. An Architect is selected if he wins the first place in an


invitation to compete in submitting solution to a particular
design problem. This proves he has the imagination and
skill.
E. OFFICE PRACTICE

(C) 11. DESIGN SERVICES K. This method is applicable only to non-creative work
such as accounting, secretarial, research, supervision,
preparation of reports and the like.
(I) 12. SPECIALIZED ALLIED SERVICES
L. This is mostly required in a government contract. This
method is risky, since the Architects expenses might
(B ) 13. CONSTRUCTION SERTVICES exceed the agreed amount especially, if there are costly
changes.

(G ) 14. POST CONSTRUCTION SERVICES M. In this method, the client selects his Architect on the
basis of reputation, personal acquaintances, and
recommendation of a friend, or of a former client, or of
(E ) 15. COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES another Architect.

N. This method is fair to both client and Architect as the


(H ) 16. DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES fee is pegged to the cost of the project the client is willing
to undertake.

O. This includes Architectural Programming, Feasibility


Study, Site Study, Cost Effectiveness Study and
Promotional Services.

P. A client may request an Architect to do work which will


require his personal time such as visiting a possible site,
attends board meetings, confer with others re: Financing or
to joint-ventures, in an invitation to compete in submitting
solutions to a particular design problem. This proves he
has the imagination and skill.
F. CONTRACTS
(H ) 1. LUMP SUM CONTRACTS
H. A gross or total sum paid at one time. Advantageous
for a standardized type of construction and where a variety
(C) 2. UNIT PRICE CONTRACT of operations is required making it impracticable to break
down the work into units.
C. A fixed quantity, amount, distance, measure, used as
(E ) 3. COST PLUS FIXED FEE CONTRACT standard or basis in awarding work credits. An example is
cost per piece, per bag, per hour, per bd. ft., etc.
E. With the price for goods or services set at the cost of
(G ) 4. COST PLUS PERCENTAGE FEE materials, labor, etc. plus a specified amount of profit.
OF COST OF PROJECT G. After knowing the cost from adding the receipts,
payrolls, labor, materials, etc., a specified percentage (%)
is added.
(D) 5. ADMINISTRATION CONTRACT D. The contractor here manages or directs the affair of the
construction project like ordering materials and hiring of
personnel, but the owner is responsible for paying the bills,
(A ) 6. MANAGEMENT CONTRACT payroll, rent of equipment.

A. The person/s managing the construction in behalf of the


(B) 7. GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PLUS owner. In here, the contract may have been awarded to a
PARTICIPATION ON SAVINGS General Contractor and the contractor is directly managed
by the management group.

(F ) 8. TURNKEY PROJECT B. A pledge, a promise or assurance with confidence that


the amount to be used in a construction will not exceed the
specified cost whatever savings made will be shared by the
contractor and the owner.

F. When the contractor is capable and willing to finance


the whole project without any financial help from the
owner. The contractor takes care of the design, the
construction including changes, revisions, and just
turnover the finished building to be paid.
G. BIDDING

(H ) 1.DESIGN STANDARD H. To determine the optimum safety of structure and to


minimize possible earthquake damage.
L. Necessary surveys which may include aerial,
(L ) 2. FIELD SURVEY hydrographic, topographic, subsurface, monument, etc.
G. This include site development plans, plans and profile
sheet, typical section and details, drainage details, structural
(G) 3. CONTRACT PLANS plans.
I All of these construction items shall be computed to a
reasonable accuracy of plus or minus fifteen (15%) percent
(I) 4. QUANTITIES to avoid variation orders.

(A) 5. SPECIAL PROVISIONS A. Specifications shall be prepared for specific items of work
or methods of construction, measurement and payment under
each contract, which are not covered by standard
(J ) 6. UNIT PRICE construction and material specifications, adopted by the
corporation concerned.
J. These shall be prepared for each contract using costs,
(D ) 7. APPROVED AGENCY ESTIMATE (AAE) based on reasonable approved current prices divided into
local and foreign exchange costs.
D. The construction cost shall be prepared by official duly
(K) 8. BID/TENDER DOCUMENTS designated by the Head of office concerned (This is the cost
approved by the Head) and shall be held confidential and
signed, sealed, and ready for presentation on the day of the
(P ) 9. PROGRAM OF WORK opening of the bids/tenders, and shall be announced publicly
before the various bids are read.
K. This includes Instruction to Bidders, General Conditions,
(M ) 10. PREQUALIFICATION BIDS AND Addenda, Itemized Bill of Quantities, Work Schedule. Form
AWARDS COMMITTEE (PBAC) of Bid/Tender Bond, Performance Bond, and Specifications.
P. This is made before prosecuting any project, it shall be
prepared and submitted for approval. In no case shall
(O ) 11. OBLIGATIONS construction funds be remitted to field office, or a project be
started before this is approved. It includes estimate of the
work items, quantities and costs and PERT/CPM network of
(E) 12. CHANGE ORDERS the project.
M. Each Office/Agency/Corporation shall have in each head
office or its implementing offices a Prequalification, bidding
evaluation of bids and recommending awards of contracts
committee. Each committee shall be composed of chairman
and members.
O. A binding legal agreement or a moral responsibility,
something which a person is bound to do or not to do as a
result of such an agreement or responsibility.

E. This is a written notice to the contractor if there is a


decrease in work due to deletion of work items in the project,
or where there is a reclassification of any existing item like
earth excavation to solid rock excavation. not known at the
time of bidding, or damage to structure due to force majeure.
G. BIDDING
(B ) 13. BIDDERS BOND
B. This is a proposal bond in the amount of 21/2% of the
total bid price in the form of cash, certified check,
(F ) 14. PERFORMANCE BOND managers check, or bank guarantee confirmed by a
local bank, payable to the owner as guarantee that the
successful bidder shall within 30 calendar days from
(C) 15. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES receipt of NOA or Notice of Award, enter into contract
with the owner and furnish the performance bond.
F. This is furnished by the contractor to the owner five
(N ) 16. ESCALATION CLAUSE days after signing the contract, in a form of a surety bond
given by a reputable Insurance Agency equivalent to 10%
of the contract price, conditioned for the faithful
compliance of the contract and the satisfaction of
obligations for materials used and labor employed on the
work, and effective within a period of one year.

C. In the event that the contractor refuses or fails to


satisfactorily complete the work within the aforesaid
period of time, the owner is entitled and shall have to
deduct from any sum to become due the contractor the
sum of ten percent of one percent of the contract price
for every day of delay.

N. When prices of materials, wages, as per agreement


or contract goes up abnormally (too high or great
differences in cost) or decreases. This is based on
fluctuation in the cost of living production, costs, etc.
H. TIME OF CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION
(D ) 1. SCHEDULING D. The placing of the plan on a calendar timetable and
showing the allocation of the equipment and manpower that
will put the plan into effect.
(F) 2. PLANNING F. The function of coordinating in a logical order all
activities, persons, machines and materials necessary to
complete the project.
(H ) 3. PROGRAMMING H. A process leading to the statement of an architectural
program and the requirements to be met in offering a
solution, such as a complete listing of the rooms required,
(B ) 4. EFFICIENCY RATIOS their sizes, special facilities, etc. It is the search for sufficient
information to clarify, to understand, to state the problem
solving. This is problem seeking.
(G ) 5. BAR CHART METHOD B. Planning the size of buildings in regard to the ratio of net
area to gross area.
G. A chart prepared by a contractor, brought to date monthly
(C ) 6. CRITICAL PATH METHOD (or weekly) the principal trades of the project are tabulated
vertically and the scheduled construction shown horizontally
from left to right.
(A ) 7. NETWORK C. An arrow diagram defining the activities in the project.
An activity cannot start if other activities before it has not
been completed.
(E) 8. DUMMY
A. A technique that separates planning and scheduling. It
also clarifies the interrelationship between time and cost.
This method evaluates all the possible alternative plans for a
project and associates each plan with a schedule. It is a
technique for finding the ordered sequence of all the
activities.

E. It is sometimes necessary to use a convector type of


activity that does not really represent work, but merely helps
to observe the rule of network. This special activity is drawn
as dotted line and indicates that no work is involved in that
activity. It serves only as a dependency connector or
sequence indicator.
I. PROJECTS

(H) 1. PROJECT FEASSIBILITY STUDIES H. A word defined as capable of being done or carried out:
practicable, possible and within reason, a project which when
carried out or built is capable of being used or dealt with
(F ) 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY successfully with a reasonable return of investment or ROI to
the financiers or developers.
F. Concerned with or relating to, the feasibility or project
(E ) 3. CASH FLOW study in a digested form, or a comprehensive brief abstract
(concise, direct and prompt) usually containing only 30
pages.
(A) 4. GENERAL CONDITION
E. This is a tabulation to show how money is distributed or
used in a continuous movement smoothly particularly the
(G ) 5. SPECIFICATIONS working capital.

A. Pertaining to a whole or to most of its parts, not limited to


(B) 6. JOINT VENTURE one class, field or product, dealing with all or the overall
universal aspects of the subject under consideration, a
circumstance indispensable to some result, that on which
(D) 7. SOLE PRORIETORSHIP something else is contingent to put into the required state.
G. A list of materials supplied and work done by a builder,
engineer or required for a project to be carried out ( s detailed
(C ) 8. CORPORATION description of an architects list of materials) and the
procedure of execution.

B. Something involving a risk, which is owned or done in


common agreement with one or more persons, groups ,or
government.

D. Only, unshared or exclusive, a person who has legal rights


of possession of land , an object, or a process of manufacture
or distribution.

C. A body or society entitled to act as a single person, an


artificial person created by charter, made up of many persons
and registered with the SEC or Securities and Exchange
Commission.
J. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS

___D__ 1. Which of the following may the owner NOT do?

A. Stop work if the contractors performance in not satisfactory or in variance with the contract documents.
B. Carry on the work and deduct costs normally due to the contractor for these corrections.
C. Stop the work if the Architect reports safety problems on the site.
D. Refuse, with good cause, to give the contactor proof the owner can meet the financial obligations of the
project.

__C___ 2. If, during bidding, your client asked you to provide a full-time staff member on the job site during construction,
you would be entitled to extra compensation . Under what provision would this be?

A. CONTRACT SUM
B. CONTIGENT ADDITIONAL SERVICES
C. PROJECT REPRESENTATION BEYOND BASIC SERVICES
D. OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL CHARGES

__B___ 3. The standard owner-architect agreement separates the architect from the contractor with what?

A. DUTIES TO THE CONTRACTOR


B. PRIVITY
C. ARCHITECTS SERVICES
D. THIRD PARTY RELATIONSHIP

__A___ 4. What is used to encourage the contractor to finish the job or to satisfy mechanics lien claims by sub-contractors?

A. RETAINAGE
B. FIXED LIMIT
C. SURETY BOND
D. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

__B___ 5. What fee method would you prefer if your Client was doing the first project and did not yet have a program?

A. FIXED SUM
B. MULTIPLE OF DIRECT PERSONNEL EXPENSE
C. PERCENTAGE PF CONSTRUCTION COST
D. UNIT COST BASED ON SQUARE METER

__D___ 6. A project is about 60 percent complete when the owner begins receiving field reports from the Architect stating
that the contractor is failing to properly supervise the job, resulting in incorrect work. After several weeks of this,
the owner becomes worried and asks the Architect what to do. What should be done if the work is being
performed under the terms and conditions of the BUILDING CONTRACT?

A. After receiving the Architects field reports, the owner should stop the work and arrange for a meeting
between the owner, the owner, Architect and the contractor to determine the cause of the problems and what the
contractor intends to do. If the contractor does not correct the work, the owner should carry out the work with
other contractors and deduct the cost by change order from the original contractors construction cost.
B. The Architect should recommend that the owner give the contractor written notice of non-conformance with
the contract documents and if, after seven days the contractor has not begun corrective measures, terminate the
contract.
C. The Architect and owner should discuss the problem to see if the owner would be willing to accept it in
exchange for the reduction in the contract sum. If not, the owner should give seven days written notice to
terminate the contract and find another contractor to finish the job.
D. The Architect should, with the owners knowledge, reject non-conforming work and notify the contractor that
it must be corrected promptly. The Architect should remind the owner that the owner can have the work
corrected after giving the contractor two (2) seven day written notices to correct the work.
__D___ 7. Which of the following describes agency?

A. The Architect acts on behalf of the owner, making decisions and expediting the work and taking
responsibilities the owner would normally have.
B. The Architect mediates between the owner and the contractor and vendors for the benefit of the owner.
C. The Architect is the principal of the relationship who balances the needs of the contractor and the owner.
D. The Architect works fir the owner in certain designated area with the authority to act on the owners behalf.

__B___ 8. You have a client who owns a large manufacturing plant and needs to expand to new facilities without
interruption in production. The owner has already arranged for a flexible line of credit to finance construction
but wants to minimize project cists. If the new facility will be very similar to the previous one, only sized for
grater production capacity, which type of construction would you recommend?

A. DESIGN-BUILD
B. FAST-TRACK
C. MULTIPLE PRIME CONTRACT
D, DESIGN-AWARD-BUILD

__B___ 9. Which of the following are part of the contract documents?


I. an addendum II. a change order III. special supplementary IV. the contractors bid
V. a written amendment condition

A. I, III, and V
B. I, II, III, and V
C. II, III, IV, and V
D. all of the above

___A__ 10. Which of the following is NOT an accurate statement?

A. The Architect is responsible for the defect in the work if he or she sees it but fails to report it to the
contractor.
B. The owner has the sole right to make changes in the work but must do it through the Architect.
C. The Architect does not have to verify and test reports given by the owner.
D. By the time construction documents are almost completed, the architect still does not have to give a
reasonably accurate construction price.

__B___ 11. Which of the following would be used to formally incorporate a substitution into the work prior to the award of
the contract?

A. CHANGE ORDER
B. ADDENDUM
C. ALTERNATE LISTING
D. CONSTRUCTION CHANGE DIRECTIVE

___D__ 12. Which of the following are part of the bidding documents?
I. SPECIFICATIONS II. INVITATION TO BID 111. LIST OF SUB CONTRACTORS
IV. OWNER-CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT V. PERFORMANCE BOND

A, I,II, IV, and V


B. II, III, and IV
C. II, III, IV, and V
D. all of the above
K. BIDDING AND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS
__B___ 1. At the time scheduled for bid opening, a contractor comes rushing into the room three minutes late with his bid.
You have not begun to open the bids. What should you do?

A. Refuse to accept the bid, stating that the deadline has passed.
B. Ask if there are no objections from the other bidders to accept the bid since none has been opened yet.
C. Accept the bid with prejudice.
D. Accept the bid since none has been opened but make a mental note to look on it with disfavor when you are
evaluating it.

__A___ 2. Which of the following is not generally true about bidding?

A. Bidding procedure mist be clearly and extensively outlined in the instructions to bidders because there are so
many variations of the procedures.
B. Bidding is nearly always necessary for public works or government projects.
C. Open bidding usually presents more problem than other type.
D. Competitive bidding takes more than negotiation but can result in a lower construction cost.

__D___ 3. A performance bond is designed to:

A. Ensure that the sub contractor complete the work.


B. Guarantee that the contractor will finish on time.
C. Cover any possible liens that may be filed on the building.
D. Protect the owner by having a third party responsible for completing the work if the contractor does not.

__C___ 4. If the lowest bid come in 20 percent over your clients construction budget, what would be the best advise
you could give your client?

A That you revise the design at no cost to reduce the construction cost.
B. That the project be bid out again using another list of contractor.
C. That you and the client work to revise the scope of the project to reduce cost.
D. That all the deduct alternates be accepted to reduce the bid, and that the client authorize a slight increase in
construction cost to bring the two together.

__C___ 5. What variable affect the bid the most?

A. Contractors profit margin


B. Influence of the construction marketplace
C. Labor and materials
D. Sub contractors bid

__B___ 6. In what order should the following activities take place during project closeout?
I. Preparation of the final certificate of payment II. Punch list III Issuance of the certificate of substantial
completion IV. notification by the contractor that the project is ready for final inspection V. Receipt of
consent of surety.

A. II, III, V, IV, then I


B. II, IV, III, V, then I
C. IV, II, V, I, then III
D. IV, V, II, III, then I

__A___ 7. Substantial completion indicates that:

A. The owner can make use of the work for the intended purpose and the requirements of the contract
documents have been fulfilled.
B. The contractor has completed correcting punch list items.
C. The final certificate for payment is issued by the Architect and all documentation has been delivered to the
owner.
D. all of the above.

__D___ 8. During the periodic visit to the site the Architect notices what appears to be an undersized variable air volume
box
being installed. What should the Architect do?

A. Notify the mechanical engineer to look at the situation during the next site visit by the engineer. Note the
observation on a field report.
B. Find the contractor and stop work on the installation until the size of the unit can be verified by the
mechanical engineer and compared against the contract documents.
C. Notify the owner in writing that the work is not proceeding according to the contract documents. Arrange a
meeting with the mechanical engineer to resolve the situation.
D. Notify the contractor that the equipment may be undersized and have the contactor check on it. Ask the
mechanical engineer to verify the size of the unit against the specifications and report to the Architect.

__C___ 9. An Architect would use this instrument if the building department required additional exit signs beyond those
shown on the approved plans when the project is 90 percent completed?

A. order for minor change


B. addendum
C. change order
D. construction change directive

__B___ 10. The contractor is solely responsible for:

I. field reports to the owner II. field test III. scaffolding IV. reviewing claims of the sub contractor
V. reviewing shop drawings

A. I, II, and III


B. II and III
C. II, III, and IV
D. III and V

__A___ 11. Which of the following is NOT true about submittals?

A. the Architect must review them prior to checking by the contractor.


B. The contractor id ultimately responsible for the accuracy of dimensions and quantities.
C. They are not considered part of the contract documents.
D. The contractor can reject them and request resubmission.

__C___ 12. If a contractor makes a claim for additional money due to extra work cause by unforeseen circumstances,
the Architect must respond within:

A. 5 days
B. 7 days
C. 10 days
D. not until supporting data are submitted.
L. MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS.
__A___ 1. Which of the following would NOT be found in a project manual?

A. bid log
B. subsurface soil condition report
C. site work specifications
D. bid bond

__D___ 2. A performance specification:

A. allows innovation by the contractor


B. required more work by the Architect
C. is not appropriate for normal building products
D. all of the above

__D___ 3. What is likely to occur if the drawings and specifications are NOT thoroughly coordinated?

I. a decrease of the actual cost from the estimated cost because the contractor bid on a less expensive material
shown on the drawings while the same was called out as a more expensive type in the specifications.
II. a lawsuit
III. the need for a change order during construction to account for modifications required to correct discrepancies
in the two documents.
IV. an increase of cost because the contractor bid the least expensive choice between two conflicting requirements
when the client wanted the more expensive option.

A. I, III, and IV
B. I and III
C. II, IV, and V
D. III, IV and V

Question 4 refers to the following excerpt from the specification.

Part 2 Products
2.01 Metal Support Material
General: To the extent not otherwise indicated, comply with ASTM C734 for metal system supporting gypsum
wallboard.
Ceiling suspension main runners: 11/2 inches steel channels, cold rolled
Hanger wire: ASTM A641, soft, Class 1 galvanized, pre-stretched: sized in accordance with ASTM C754.
Hanger anchorage devices: size for 3 x calculated loads, except size direct-pull concrete inserts for 5 x
calculated loads.
Steel: ASTM C645: 25 gauge, 21/2 inches deep, except as otherwise indicated.
ASTM C645:25 gauge, 3 inches deep, ASTM C645: 20 gauge, 6 inches deep.
Runners: Match studs: type recommended by stud manufacturer for floor and ceiling support of studs,
and for vertical abutment or drywall work and other work
Furring members: ASTM C65: 25 gauge, hat-shaped
Fasteners: Type and size recommended by furring manufacturer for the substrate and application indicated.

__C___ 4. Which item is described as a performance specification?

A. fasteners
B. hanger wire
C. hanger anchorage devices
D. ceiling suspension main runners
__B___ 5. In specifying asphalt roofing shingles, which of the following types of specification would you probably NOT
use?

A. descriptive
B. base bid or equal
C. reference standard
D. base bid with alternate approved manufacturers

__A___ 6. Which of the following are generally true of specifications?

1. Both narrow scope and broad scope sections can be used in the project manual.
II. For the contractor, drawings are more binding than the specification if there is a conflict.
III. Specifications show quality: drawings show quantity.
IV. Proprietary specifications are the same as prescriptive specifications.
V. They should not be open to interpretation if they are the base bid type.

A. I, III, IV and V
B. I, III, and V
C. II, III, and IV
D. all of the above

__D___ 7. Where would you find requirements for testing a plumbing system?

A. in a section of Division 1 of the specification


B. in Part 1 of Section 15400, Plumbing
C. in Part 2 of Section 15400, Plumbing
D. in Part 3 of Section 15400, Plumbing
M. AGENCIES INVOLVED IN SHELTER
(H) 1. HUDCC Housing and Urban Development A. The agency mandated to administer take-outs
Coordinating Council of buyer originated by banks And developers,
faced with administrative problems in loan
processing. It also provides construction and
(G) 2. SSS Social Security System development finance for housing.
.
B. This is administered by NHMFC from funds
(F) 3. GSIS Government Service Insurance System contributed by SSS, HDMF and GSIS.

C. The agency tasked for building of housing units


(I ) 4. Pag-Ibig Fund and residential condominiums. Facilitates joint
venture projects among landowners,
developers, financial institutions and local
(B) 5. UHLP United Home Lending Program governments.

D. The governments principal regulatory body in


(J) 6. HDMF Home Development Mutual Fund housing and land development. It is to enforce,
implement, coordinate the land use policies and
regulations on human settlements, including
(A ) 7. NHMFC National Home Mortgage Finance building rental units.
Corporation
E. This agency takes care of insuring the
subdivisions and is also a lending entity.
(C) 8. NHA National Housing Authority
F. The insurance for the Public Sector or the
government employees.
(E) 9 HIGC Home Insurance Guarantee Corporation
G. The insurance system for the private sector,
where coverage is compulsory upon all
(D) 10.HLURB Housing and Land Use Regulatory employees not over sixty years of age.
Board
H. An office mandated to coordinate and supervise
the governments housing agencies. It is also
tasked in monitoring the performance of the
housing sector, and involved in policy
formations.

I. A provident savings fund for housing open to


most private agencies.

J. This office administers the Pag-Ibig Fund. It


entitles Pag-Ibig members who are public and
private employees as well as the self-employed
to housing loans.