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PDD CS2.1. What type of valve is shown in the provided snip, also see Sheet P 1.7?
The Owner is interested in knowing the slope percentage from the top of the paver at Spot Elevation 6” to the bottom of the Spot Elevation at -12’ – 6” given a horizontal distance of 66’ – 0” as shown on the site plan?
Per Department of Energy Prescriptive Table Thermal Mass Benefit what’s the minimum R-value required to meet the coldest climate zone?
In reviewing the drawings, the Architect notices that the dumbwaiter spans 3 stories, according to IBC 2015 section 713.13.6 an automatic sprinklers system needs to be installed. The chutes must have additional heads at the top, in the termination room and in the chute at every other floor level. Select the two areas where a fire suppression system would be best installed?
Bath 3 needs to be ambulatory-accessible to facilitate use of the restroom by the husband who needs a cane to get around, what is the minimum dimension the Architect must allow in the drawings for the water closet to meet code?
Identify the non-bearing wall on the basement floor in section 1/A-6.4?
The Owner notices that the door will most likely not be able to open fully in the Powder room so decides to ask the Architect to swing the door out. The Architect studies the space, what is the best location for the door to avoid conflicts?
The Owner is concerned with the space in between the railings because they have a very curious little boy who likes to fit in most spaces. What is the minimum distance between railings?
The Owner is interested in installing solar panels in the future, select the best Elevation that indicates the location for future solar panels.
The Garage floor is 860 s.f. not including the dumbwaiter, the Owner wants a coated finish floor with either an epoxy coating or an acid stain. The cost for epoxy is $1.57 per s.f. with an additional labor of $1,000 and the cost for an acid stain is $2.50 with cost of labor included. What would be the most economical installation?
The garage is large enough to host fit 3 cars, a motorcycle, work benches and furniture. As the Owner prepares to use the space in different ways, the Architects present different finishes for the concrete floor. The Owner is interested in something that is wear-resistant, that can be easily sanitized, and a floor that is chemical resistant. Which option would be best for the garage?
The Owner has selected a sconce type exterior light to enhance the entrance at the south elevation. The Architect has to ensure that the light meets the aesthetic goals of the Owner as well as the life and safety requirements of at least 1 footcandle. What would be the best location for the 2 lights? (Select 2 options)
The staircase extends from floor to floor by 14’ – 0”, even though the stairs do not show the railings, what is the staircase missing?
Before placing the concrete grout for the last wall, the foreman decided to add water to the ready mix truck. The inspector didn’t like the looks of the watered-down concrete grout and took test cylinders that represented that one wall. The specifications call for a 28-day strength of 2500 psi. After the lab broke the seven-day cylinders, the cylinder from the wall with added water broke at 1580 psi. The other seven-day cylinders were as high as 2000 psi. The engineer is concerned that the concrete will not meet the specified strength. Will the concrete reach the specified 2500 psi?
The Building Code allows for curved stairs, winding stairs, and spiral stairs as egress elements in limited use, primarily in residential occupancies. Circular stairs may be part of a means-of-egress system when they comply with the following dimensional requirements. (Select 2 options)
A rastra wall, similar to a masonry wall does not offer easy routes for piping or wiring. What is a typical solution to allow for service pipes and cables/wiring to be hidden?
The balcony has to be properly waterproof to ensure that water will not leak as the residence ages. Identify which detail from Sheet A-6.0 will show the I beam connection between the Rastra wall, deck and truss?
Detail 1/A-6.17 specifically has the annotation “rebar length may vary allow for lap splice per IRC 2012 Table R611.5.4. What does the term lap splice mean?
The Architect is discussing the foundation design with the structural engineer and geotechnical engineer, which Sheet from the set of drawings are the foundation details located? Fill in the blank
The Owners are looking forward to the new office in the residence. They have concerns that it might be too small as it has been designed and asked the Architect if the size can be increased in the future. What is the current size of the office located in the First Floor?
The New residence has a total estimated true electrical load calculation of 73,122 watts. What’s the percentage of the electrical appliances electrical load? See the partial Electrical Load Calculation Table. Round the nearest 100th.
After 2 years of living in the house, the Owner wants to make some alterations to the house including the removal of the electric stove top and kitchen island by replacing it with a gas stove, adding a new wall and door to the existing office and adding a new office with a door to the balcony. In total the approximate alteration area would be 800 s.f. According to IBC 2015, what type of Alteration will this be considered?
In reviewing the drawings the Architect determines that Ledger ML-3 needs to change to a larger size 4” x 24”, what size is Leger ML-3 located in the Roof Framing Plan?
Columns C-2 supports Beam B-8 and its trusses, Beam B-8 is sagging, what can the Architect recommend do to prevent deflection of B-8?
When reviewing the specifications, the Architect realized that the Division for the footing and slabs were missing. From the selection below what Division should be added to the specifications? Fill in the answer with 2 digits.
The Architect is working out the mechanical systems for the house. Looking at the Mechanical symbols below identify where in the first floor would the Exhaust Fan EF-1 be located?
The Covered Porch is made out of hollow cell masonry units resting on concrete slab. The detail below points out different elements that make up the roof assembly. For example, 1 is the Built-up roof, 2 is tongue and groove plywood sheathing., #4 is Strong tie Girder Hangers/Beam Seats. Select the component elements that describe #3 and #5.
The Architect presents different CMU bond patterned elevations for the Owner to select a bond, match the names to the pattern shown corresponding to letter A through D. Fill in the blanks.
Initially the Owner was uncertain of the type of exterior wall finish to use, the Architect provided different benefits for the selected finish. What was the wall finish that was finally selected before going to bid?
The detail of the structure that will hold the solar panels has been designed for future installation. The total length of the tilted surface is 13’-4” long located at a 27.25 degree angle. Select the sheets where the profile can be found?
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?
The curb shall be not less than 2 inches and not more than 9 inches deep when measured from the top of the curb to the top of the drain. the finished floor shall slope uniformly toward the drain not less than 1/4 unit vertical in 12 units.” According to the note, what is the slope for the drain?
The Owner wants to add a Hobby room next to the Game Room, the room will have the entrance to the west, next to the garage. The Game room door and window would be filled in with CMU and the door and window will be used at the new Hobby room. Select the truss that could be used if the Owner wants to extend the balcony from the first floor?
The Owner’s program identified their desire to have a circular stairway when they enter the house. Which section shows the staircase looking east?