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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.
A. Any new construction which increases the height or area of an
( L ) 1. BUILDING PERMIT
existing building/structure.
(K ) 2. CONSTRUCTION
B. A change in the use or occupancy of a building structure or any
portions thereof which has different requirements.
(I ) 3. ERECTION -
C. The systematic dismantling or destruction of a building/structure,
in whole or in part.
(A ) 4. ADDITION
D. The National Building Code with its implementing rules and
regulations to endure safety to occupants.
( J ) 5. ALTERATION
E. Remedial work done on any damaged or deteriorated portions of a
building/structure to restore its original condition.
( H ) 6. RENOVATION
F. A secondary building/structure located within the same premises,
the use of which in incidental to that of the main building/structure.
( B ) 7. CONVERSION
G. The transfer of a building or portion thereof from its original
location or position to another, either within the same lot or to a
(E ) 8. REPAIR
different one.

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


(G ) 9. MOVING
utility and to improve its aesthetic quality.

I. Installation in place of components of a building/structure.


( C ) 10. DEMOLITION
J. Construction in a building involving changes in the materials used,
partitioning, location and size of windows, doors, structural parts,
( F ) 11. ANCILLARY BUILDING
existing utilities but does not increase the overall area thereof.
STRUCTURE
K. All on-site work done from site preparation, excavation,
foundation, assembly of all components and installation of utilities of
( D ) 12. P.D. 1096
building.

L. A written authorization granted by the Building Official to an


applicant allowing him to proceed with the construction of a specific
project after plans, specifications, pertinent documents are found in
conformity to P.D. 1096.
B. DEFINITIONS “BUILDING CODE”

( K ) 1. CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY A. Courts yards, setbacks, light wells, uncovered driveways,


access roads and parking spaces.

(D ) 2. AS-BUILT PLAN B. A lot having two frontages or bounded by two parallel streets,
and lots on each side.

( H ) 3. OCCUPANT LOADS C. A court bounded on three sides by building lines with one side
bounded by another open space whether private or public.

(J ) 4. PUBLIC OPEN SPACE D. A plan prepared after the construction is done showing all
changes, modifications and alterations made as compared to the
original plans and needed for the occupancy permit.
( A ) 5. PRIVATE OPEN SPACE
E. A non-corner or a single frontage lot.

( I ) 6. INTERIOR LOT F. A court bounded on two opposite sides bounded by other open
spaces.

(E ) 7. INSIDE LOT G. A court bounded on all sides or around or its periphery by


building lines.

( L ) 8. CORNER LOT H. The total number of persons that may occupy a building or
portion thereof, at any one time.

( B ) 9. THROUGH LOT I. A lot located in the interior of a block made accessible from
the public street or alley by means of a private access road.

( G ) 10. INNER COURT J. Streets, alleys, easements of seashore, rivers, esteros, rail-road
tracks, parks, plazas.

( C ) 11. OPEN COURT 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
( F ) 12. THROUGH COURT Architect, and as-built plan signed by engineers in charge are
submitted.

L. A lot facing two streets at an angle meeting each other.


C. DEFINITIONS “BUILDING CODE”

( J ) 1. R. A. 9266 A. A window in a roof and level with it or one into a flat roof as a
dome, etc.

(H ) 2. PROJECTING SIGN B. The line by the intersection of the surface of the enclosing wall of
the building and the surface of the ground.

(F) 3. DISPLAY WINDOW C. An employee shall be paid this of no less than ten (10%) percent
of his regular wage for each hour of work performed between ten
o’clock in the evening and six o’clock in the morning.
(B ) 4. BUILDING LINE
D. The outer covering of the building/structure.

(I) 5. ARCADE E. An act to enhance the mobility of disabled persons by requiring


certain buildings, institutions, establishments and public utilities to
install facilities and other devices.
(K) 6. STRUCTURE
F. That portion of the building abutting the sidewalk open to the
public view protected by grills, screens or transparent materials for
(L ) 7. CHAMFER the display of goods.

G. The mark of floor plan directly touching the ground, the perimeter
(A) 8. SKYLIGHTS of which is seen.

H. A sign fastened to, suspended from or supported on a building


(E ) 9 BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 344 structure, the display surface of which is perpendicular from the wall
surface or is at an angle there from.

(C ) 10. NIGHT SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL I. Any portion of a building above the first floor projecting over the
sidewalk beyond the first storey wall used as protection for
pedestrian.
( G ) 11. FOOTPRINT
J. An act to regulate the practice of architecture in the Philippines.

( D ) 12. SKIN K. That which is built or constructed, an edifice or building of any


kind or any piece of work artificially built up or composed of parts
joined together in some definite manner.

L. Surface produced by leveling square edge or corner equally on


both sides.
D. DEFINITIONS “FIRE CODE”

(C) 1. AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM A. P. D. 1185 prohibits the obstruction of fire exits, fire hydrants
overcrowding beyond authorized capacities, locking fire exits
and use of jumpers.
(H ) 2. COMBINATION STAND-PIPE
B. The time duration that a material or construction can
withstand the effects of standard test. (1, 2 or 3 hours)
(M ) 3. DRY STANDPIPE
C. An integrated system of underground or overhead piping or
both connected to a source of extinguishing agent or medium,
(I) 4. FIRE ALERTING SYSTEM designed in which when activated by its automatic device, stops
fire within the area protected.

(B ) 5. FIRE RESISTANCE RATING D. The time in which fire will spread over the surface of a
burning material.

(J) 6. FIRE WALL 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,
(D ) 7. FLAME SPREAD RATING fire resistive doors, fire dampers in centralized air conditioning
ducts, roof vents for fire fighters.

(L) 8. FIRE (FLAME) RETARDANT F. A gate with four arms set at right angles, revolving on a
central post, allowing the passage of only one person at a time.

(P) 9. FUMIGANT G. An air compartment or chamber to which one or more ducts


are connected and which form part of an air distribution system.

(O) 10. MEANS OF EGRESS H. Pipeline system filled with water supply for the use of the
service and the occupants of the building solely for fire
suppression purposes.
(N) 11. PANIC HARDWARE
I. A fire alarm system activated by the presence of a fire, where
the signal is transmitted to designated locations instead of
(G) 12 PLENUM sounding a general alarm, in order to prevent panic.

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 construction or
ether side collapses.
D. DEFINITIONS “FIRE CODE”

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

L. Any compound or mixture which when applied properly


(F) 14. TURNSTILES improves the fire resistant quality of fabrics and other materials
like wood.
(A ) 15. PROHIBITED ACTS SEC.9 FIRE CODE M. A type of standpipe system in which the pipes are normally
P. D. 1185 not filled water. Water is introduced into the system through fire
service connection when needed.
(E ) 16. PROVISION ON FIRE SAFETY N. A mechanical device consisting of linkages and a horizontal
bar across a door, which cause the door to open and facilitates
exit from a building/structure.

O. A continuous and unobstructed route or exit from the point in


a building/structure or facility to a public way.

P. A gas, fume, or vapor used for the destruction or control of


insects, fungi, vermin, germs, rodents or other pests.
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 Architect’s technical
(F) 2. COMPARATIVE SELECTION OF AN 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 Architect’s 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 D. The settling of a dispute by an impartial member of a party,


MULTIPLE OF DIRECT PERSONNEL whose decision both parties to a dispute agree to accept.
EXPENSES.
E. This is done for complex building projects where the
Architect acts as an agent of the client in procuring and
(A) 6. COMPENSATION BY MEANS OF coordinating all the necessary services required by the project,
PROFESSIONAL FEE PLUS EXPENSES from pre-design to post construction services.

F. One Architect is compared with others and the client makes


( L ) 7. COMPENSATION BY MEANS OF LUMP SUM a selection based upon the judgment of which firm is most
OR FIXED FEE. qualified. The Architect submits information concerning the
organization, personnel, equipments, past projects, number of
years in business, etc.
(P ) 8. COMPENSATION BY MEANS OF PER DIEM
PLUS REIMBURSEABLE EXPENSES G. After the construction in turned over for use to the 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
(D) 9. ARBITRATION good working condition and properly maintained like
plumbing, lighting, air conditioning, etc. Billing of tenants
security, janitorial are also included.
( O ) 10. PRE-DESIGN SERVICES
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 Architect’s expenses might exceed
(B ) 13. CONSTRUCTION SERTVICES the agreed amount especially, if there are costly changes.

M. In this method, the client selects his Architect on the basis


(G ) 14. POST CONSTRUCTION SERVICES of reputation, personal acquaintances, and recommendation of
a friend, or of a former client, or of another Architect.

(E ) 15. COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES N. This method is fair to both client and Architect as the fee is
pegged to the cost of the project the client is willing to
undertake.
(H ) 16. DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES
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 A. The person/s managing the construction in behalf of the
owner. In here, the contract may have been awarded to a
General Contractor and the contractor is directly managed by
(C) 2. UNIT PRICE CONTRACT the management group.

B. A pledge, a promise or assurance with confidence that the


(E ) 3. COST PLUS FIXED FEE CONTRACT 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.
(G ) 4. COST PLUS PERCENTAGE FEE
OF COST OF PROJECT C. A fixed quantity, amount, distance, measure, used as
standard or basis in awarding work credits. An example is
cost per piece, per bag, per hour, per bd. ft., etc.
(D) 5. ADMINISTRATION CONTRACT
D. The contractor here manages or directs the affair of the
construction project like ordering materials and hiring of
(A ) 6. MANAGEMENT CONTRACT personnel, but the owner is responsible for paying the bills,
payroll, rent of equipment.

(B) 7. GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PLUS E. With the price for goods or services set at the cost of
PARTICIPATION ON SAVINGS materials, labor, etc. plus a specified amount of profit.

F. When the contractor is capable and willing to finance the


(F ) 8. TURNKEY PROJECT 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. After knowing the cost from adding the receipts, payrolls,


labor, materials, etc., a specified percentage (%) is added.

H. A gross or total sum paid at one time. Advantageous for a


standardized type of construction and where a variety of
operations is required making it impracticable to break down
the work into units.
G. BIDDING

(H ) 1.DESIGN STANDARD 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 construction and
(L ) 2. FIELD SURVEY material specifications, adopted by the corporation concerned.

B. This is a proposal bond in the amount of 21/2% of the total


(G) 3. CONTRACT PLANS bid price in the form of cash, certified check, manager’s check,
or bank guarantee confirmed by a local bank, payable to the
owner as guarantee that the successful bidder shall within 30
(I) 4. QUANTITIES calendar days from receipt of NOA or Notice of Award, enter
into contract with the owner and furnish the performance bond.

(A) 5. SPECIAL PROVISIONS 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
(J ) 6. UNIT PRICE the contractor the sum of ten percent of one percent of the
contract price for every day of delay.

(D ) 7. APPROVED AGENCY ESTIMATE (AAE) D. The construction cost shall be prepared by official duly
designated by the Head of office concerned (This is the cost
approved by the Head) and shall be held confidential and signed,
(K) 8. BID/TENDER DOCUMENTS sealed, and ready for presentation on the day of the opening of
the bids/tenders, and shall be announced publicly before the
various bids are read.
(P ) 9. PROGRAM OF WORK
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
(M ) 10. PREQUALIFICATION BIDS AND there is a reclassification of any existing item like earth
AWARDS COMMITTEE (PBAC) excavation to solid rock excavation. not known at the time of
bidding, or damage to structure due to force majeure.

(O ) 11. OBLIGATIONS F. This is furnished by the contractor to the owner five days after
signing the contract, in a form of a surety bond given by a
reputable Insurance Agency equivalent to 10% of the contract
( E ) 12. CHANGE ORDERS 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.
G. BIDDING
(B ) 13. BIDDER’S BOND G. This include site development plans, plans and profile
sheet, typical section and details, drainage details, structural
plans.
(F ) 14. PERFORMANCE BOND
H. To determine the optimum safety of structure and to
minimize possible earthquake damage.
(C) 15. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
I All of these construction items shall be computed to a
reasonable accuracy of plus or minus fifteen (15%) percent to
(N ) 16. ESCALATION CLAUSE avoid variation orders.

J. These shall be prepared for each contract using costs, based


on reasonable approved current prices divided into local and
foreign exchange costs.

K. This includes Instruction to Bidders, General Conditions,


Addenda, Itemized Bill of Quantities, Work Schedule. Form of
Bid/Tender Bond, Performance Bond, and Specifications.

L. Necessary surveys which may include aerial, hydrographic,


topographic, subsurface, monument, etc.

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.

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.

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.

P. This is made before prosecuting any project, it shall be


prepared and submitted for approval. In no case shall
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
the project.
H. TIME OF CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION
(D ) 1. SCHEDULING 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
(F) 2. PLANNING and associates each plan with a schedule. It is a technique for
finding the ordered sequence of all the activities.

(H ) 3. PROGRAMMING B. Planning the size of buildings in regard to the ratio of net area
to gross area.

(B ) 4. EFFICIENCY RATIOS C. An arrow diagram defining the activities in the project. An


activity cannot start if other activities before it has not been
completed.
(G ) 5. BAR CHART METHOD
D. The placing of the plan on a calendar timetable and showing
the allocation of the equipment and manpower that will put the
(C ) 6. CRITICAL PATH METHOD plan into effect.

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


(A ) 7. NETWORK 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
(E) 8. DUMMY only as a dependency connector or sequence indicator.

F. The function of coordinating in a logical order all activities,


persons, machines and materials necessary to complete the
project.

G. A chart prepared by a contractor, brought to date monthly (or


weekly) the principal trades of the project are tabulated
vertically and the scheduled construction shown horizontally
from left to right.

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, 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.
I. PROJECTS
(H) 1. PROJECT FEASSIBILITY STUDIES A. Pertaining to a whole or to most of its parts, not limited to
one class, field or product, dealing with all or the overall
universal aspects of the subject under consideration, a
(F ) 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY circumstance indispensable to some result, that on which
something else is contingent to put into the required state.

(E ) 3. CASH FLOW B. Something involving a risk, which is owned or done in


common agreement with one or more persons, groups ,or
government.
(A) 4. GENERAL CONDITION
C. A body or society entitled to act as a single person, an
artificial person created by charter, made up of many persons
(G ) 5. SPECIFICATIONS and registered with the SEC or Securities and Exchange
Commission.

(B) 6. JOINT VENTURE D. Only, unshared or exclusive, a person who has legal rights of
possession of land , an object, or a process of manufacture or
distribution.
(D) 7. SOLE PRORIETORSHIP
E. This is a tabulation to show how money is distributed or used
in a continuous movement smoothly particularly the working
(C ) 8. CORPORATION capital.

F. Concerned with or relating to, the feasibility or project study


in a digested form, or a comprehensive brief abstract (concise,
direct and prompt) usually containing only 30 pages.

G. A list of materials supplied and work done by a builder,


engineer or required for a project to be carried out ( s detailed
description of an architect’s list of materials) and the procedure
of execution.

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
successfully with a reasonable return of investment or ROI to the
financiers or developers.
J. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS

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

A. Stop work if the contractor’s 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. ARCHITECT’S 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 Architect’s 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 contractor’s 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 owner’s 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 owner’s 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 contractor’s 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 client’s 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. Contractor’s profit margin


B. Influence of the construction marketplace
C. Labor and materials
D. Sub contractor’s 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 of
Coordinating Council buyer originated by banks And developers, faced
with administrative problems in loan processing. It
also provides construction and development
(G) 2. SSS Social Security System 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 governments.
(B) 5. UHLP United Home Lending Program
D. The government’s principal regulatory body in
housing and land development. It is to enforce,
(J) 6. HDMF Home Development Mutual Fund implement, coordinate the land use policies and
regulations on human settlements, including
building rental units.
(A ) 7. NHMFC National Home Mortgage Finance
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 employees not
over sixty years of age.
(D) 10.HLURB Housing and Land Use Regulatory
Board H. An office mandated to coordinate and supervise the
government’s 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.