Flashcards in Building Construction Deck (49)
Steel heated to ____ degrees elongates 9 inches per 100 feet of length?
Steel pipes filled with concrete to increase their load-carrying caps its are known as?
Steel provides the ____ strength that concrete lacks?
The bottom chord of a truss is said to be in ____, while the top chord is under ____?
The destruction of the World Trade Center is best described as a ___?
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.
What are two methods used for pre-stressing?
Pre-tensioning, post tensioning
What construction method describes a building where all the concrete is properly bonded together and acts as one?
What toxic gas is now believed to be as great a danger as carbon monoxide in fire situations?
When a brick is lad so that the long side is visible, it is referred to as ___?
When a column is offset, the girder on which it rests becomes a ____ beam?
When exposed to fire, plywood will begin to ____?
Which item would lessen the coder requirements for a given building?
Which type of wall is of a non-load-bearing nature and can carry boo other height than its own?
Why would it be beneficial to separate pre-fire planing and the inspection function?
Because inspections are essentially a policing function
____ are concrete pads, usually heavily reinforced, that transfer the loads of priers or columns to the ground?
____ are false spaces above built-in cabinets, usually in a kitchen or in the undersides of stairways and projecting eaves
____ loads can be accurately calculated while ____ loads are indeterminate.