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The Owner is interested in converting a light-frame wood building residence into a live/work unit. Although the live work unit is classified as a Group R-2 residential occupancy, there are several issues in which the residential and non residential portions are regulated independently. The non residential portion is in the shaded space. Choose 4 of the restrictions according to 2015 IBC
The Owner hired the Architect to design an apartment building across the street using the same footprint as the new residence. The two units are shown below, the new building is classified as R-2 with type V-B construction. What type of wall must separate the units? Refer to the exhibit.
Several homes in a neighborhood were damaged during the earthquake by cracking at the foremost corner of the house. The brick and mortar homes had the most structural damage as shown in the image and the wood homes had only cosmetic damage. What aspect of seismic movement contributes to such structural failure?
The primary purpose for having an exhaust fan is to remove the moisture out of the room as well as to remove odors from the space. In what rooms as shown in the excerpt from the floor plan require an exhaust fan? (Choose 2)
The Owner is interested in developing a new building with 6 – 650 sq. ft. studios. What is the minimum dead end corridor if the building is non sprinklered?
The zoning location of the property allows for a maximum of 2,000 sq. ft office space but the aesthetic of the exterior cannot deviate from the residential look. Since the Owner had to go through an extensive Neighborhood Review process, the same footprint will be used for an office building with Type IIA construction. What is the maximum tubular allowable height?
The Owner decides to add a mezzanine on the north side of the property to allow for the northern light in the summer. The area of the mezzanine is not to be included in the determination of what?
The Architect advised the Owner to take advantage of the zoning provision which allows for 4 story homes in the area if built from brick. What is the maximum allowable height in the area according to the drawings set?
When reviewing the drawings the Architect is annotating detail 2/a-5.3 Where is the best place to locate the vapor barrier in a hot climate?
In the 4 story apartment complex, a basement was added for parking, the egress stairway has a stairway barrier at the level of exit discharge, what is the purpose of that gate?
The Owner will use the Zoning height advantage and build a 4 story apartment complex now the building requires an elevator to attract occupants. During detailing, the Architect is specifying which type of elevator requires waterproofing at the elevator’s pit. Which elevator’s pit needs waterproofing according to the architect?
The north elevation is missing proper annotation. Match the correct detail location for the Parapet detail.
In Figure 2 the column is taller and load it carries increases, what will need to happen in order to keep the column from buckling?
Identify all of the roof structural member sizes utilized in the porch framing plan? (Choose 3)
Provide the tributary load carried by girder E, number 2 shown in the drawing, which is 6” x 12” and 17’-8 long. The dead load is 15 lbs. sq. ft. and the snow load is 25 lbs sq. ft.
Prior to Bidding and Negotiation phase, the estimated construction cost for the kitchen cabinets is 20% higher than the funds available for construction. What should the Architect recommend to the Owner?
The Owner is pleased with the look of the specialty entry door that matches the windows in the elevation. The Architect is completing the coordination review of the exterior materials with the Specification writer. Which specification is missing from the Table of contents that relates to the elements in the elevation?
The Main entry needs to be handicap accessible, what does the spot elevation at the entry of the porch need to be for ADA accessibility if the distance is 30 feet from the 77.5’ spot elevation to entry spot elevation? See diagram.
Building D will be a clothing boutique store also designed at the same time as the new residence. What is the minimum fire resistance rating for the wall indicated on the plan? Refer to the exhibit.
According to Chapter 6 of the 2015 IBC, roof construction and associated secondary members is necessary to prevent collapse from fire as well as potential impingement on adjacent buildings. Given the new residence is type V-A construction and a mezzanine has been added, what should the rating be for the roof if the floor height is 15’ – 0” at the mezzanine.
For the south elevation shown, if the U-value for the windows is 0.40, and overall U-value for the entire south wall is 0.077, what is the R value for the wall? Assume rough openings for the window sizes. (Round to the nearest hundredth)
Window D = 2’ x 4’ = 8 sq. ft.
Window E = 2’ x 3’-6” = 7 sq. ft.
Window F = 2’-8 x 8” = 1.777
Window G = 4’ x 8” = 2.666
Window H = 3’-4” x 8” = 2.222
The Architect is planning to build an office building to be constructed of Type V-B construction without a sprinkler system next to the new residence. What is the maximum height, in feet, above grade plane to which this building can be constructed? Refer to the exhibit.
Given the list of kitchen cabinets provided in the drawings, what type of specifications have been produced for the new residence? Refer to the exhibit.
The Geotechnical engineer confirms that the soil is unstable and provides alternatives to stabilize the soil. What is the alternative shown in the picture?
The Owner wants to add a 6’ x 4’-6” skylight in the Living Room.The Architect reviews the possible framing. Choose the best framing plan.
The Owner is interested in knowing what type of wall is between the Living room and the Master bedroom.
The Architect has sold the rights of the drawings to the developer to use the drawings to build anywhere within the climate zones 1-3 only. What is the best reason for the Architect to limit the use of the drawings by climate zone?
The Owner expresses concern with the termite infestation of the area. The Architect proposes having the concrete slab be on grade to prevent any wood from touching the ground. Also, the Architect provides the following provisions regarding termite pre-treatment at the site. (Choose 2)
What issue arises during the quality assurance of the kitchen design during review of the refrigerator specifications? See the specification sheet in the documentation provided.
According to R315.2.1 New construction. Carbon monoxide alarms shall be provided in dwelling units when either or both of the following conditions exist. 1. The dwelling unit contains a fuel-fired appliance. 2. The dwelling unit has an attached garage with an opening that communicates with the dwelling unit. What is the reason the new residence in this case study needs to follow the regulation described above?
According to the IBC, Chapter 5, New and existing buildings shall be provided with approved address identification. The address identification shall be legible and placed in a position that is visible from the street or road fronting the property. What minimum high in inches should the lettering be? (Enter one single integer)
The square footage of the new residence is 1,822 sq. ft. The basic concept is that it takes about 1 ton to cool a room that is 600 sq.ft. What will be the expected sizing of the HVAC equipment capacity in BTU’s? One ton of cooling is equal to 12,000 Btu/hr.
What are the total amps if the new residence was using all the appliances, lights and any electrical system at the same time?