Flashcards in Building Construction Deck (49)
A ____ is a wooden peg used to pin together mortise and tenon joints?
A ___ is built into a wall to receive the end of a girder?
Cast iron box
A joisted floor has one tremendous advantage over the truss floor system: Each joist acts as a ____?
A party wall is ____ than two separate walls?
A space within a beam where there is neither tension nor compression is known as the ___?
A type of collapse that leaves a single triangular void space is ___?
A ___ code applies to all structures and conditions within them, including existing hazards that were created even before the adoption of the code.
All loads of a heavy timber building must be delivered to the ___?
All the following are major areas of concern in ordinary construction buildings except___?
The non-bearing wood walls as a barrier to fire
Although still a possibility, “cold water on red hot iron” may not be the chief cause of cast-iron column failure. What do the authors believe is the main cause of failure?
At about ___ degrees F, steel will begin to elongate.
Building codes regular the size and height of structures, based on the construction classification and the ___?
Cold-drawn still will fail at what temperature?
Concrete is mixture of Portland cement, water, and _____?
Concrete is inherently?
Concrete is test in _____ because it virtually has no tensile strength.
Concrete is weak in ____ strength and has poor shear resistance?
Draftstopping consists of plywood, sheet metal, or other approved material and is installed to protect against ____ fire spread.
Firefighters are reduced to just reacting to a fire rather than being prepared for its many potential hazards I they do not do what?
Conduct pre-fire plans
Fire stops typically limit the ___ movement of fire through small, concealed passages.
Heavy timber construction is a descendent of true ____ construction?
In a cantilever beam, the tension is in the ___ of the beam?
In the typical downtown ordinary construction buildings, the side walls are the _____ walls, whereas the the front and back walls are ____?
It is essential that you have a working knowledge of how buildings are designed, constructed, ____, altered, and fall into disrepair.
What is the the max height of a non-combustible building?
Masonry walls are not designed to resist ____?
Lateral impact loads
Masonry walls in ordinary construction may consist of all of the following_____?
concrete block or terra cotta tile
What are the major problems with the modification procedures in heavy timber construction?
Void space creation, unsprinklered areas, and steel trusses and girders may be used instead of heavy timber.
Reinforced concrete is a ____ material?