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31

Steel heated to ____ degrees elongates 9 inches per 100 feet of length?

1000

32

Steel pipes filled with concrete to increase their load-carrying caps its are known as?

Lally Columns

33

Steel provides the ____ strength that concrete lacks?

Tensile

34

The bottom chord of a truss is said to be in ____, while the top chord is under ____?

Tension,
Compression

35

The destruction of the World Trade Center is best described as a ___?

Global Collapse

36

What are some of the ways to stabilize a wall in ordinary construction?

Buttresses or masses of masonry outside the walls, pilasters or columns built inside the walls, wall columns built within the wall.

37

What are two methods used for pre-stressing?

Pre-tensioning, post tensioning

38

What construction method describes a building where all the concrete is properly bonded together and acts as one?

Monolithic construction

39

What toxic gas is now believed to be as great a danger as carbon monoxide in fire situations?

Hydrogen Cyanide

40

When a brick is lad so that the long side is visible, it is referred to as ___?

Stretcher course

41

When a column is offset, the girder on which it rests becomes a ____ beam?

Transfer

42

When exposed to fire, plywood will begin to ____?

Delaminate

43

Which item would lessen the coder requirements for a given building?

Sprinkler System

44

Which type of wall is of a non-load-bearing nature and can carry boo other height than its own?

Curtain wall

45

Why would it be beneficial to separate pre-fire planing and the inspection function?

Because inspections are essentially a policing function

46

____ are concrete pads, usually heavily reinforced, that transfer the loads of priers or columns to the ground?

Footings

47

____ are false spaces above built-in cabinets, usually in a kitchen or in the undersides of stairways and projecting eaves

Soffits

48

____ loads can be accurately calculated while ____ loads are indeterminate.

Dead,
live

49

____ spell out what types of buildings can be built in specific locations in a city and what they can be used for?

Zoning Regulations.