Flashcards in Chapter 9 Deck (84)
What does General Business Law 36B cover?
- 1 year workmanship (forgot doorknobs/ hung cabinet backwards)
- 2 years trade (plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpet, etc)
- 6 years material defects (crack in foundation, roof leaks, etc)
What does General Business Law 36B NOT cover?
- 3 years
- 4 years
- 5 years
(Anything not 1,2,6)
What is not a construction drawing?
What are specifications?
Written documents explaining the requirements for the scope of the work including materials, standards, and expected quality of the finished product.
What are written documents explaining the requirements for the scope of the work including materials, standards, and expected quality of the finished product?
Once a lot or parcel has been chosen, what is a detailed building plan used to evaluate design, determine feasibility, and guide construction of a structure?
What is a blueprint?
a detailed building plan used to evaluate design, determine feasibility, and guide construction of a structure
How does a building department enforce code?
What protects the public by setting minimum standards and requiring builders to use certain construction standards, including particular methods and materials, sanitary equipment, electrical wiring, and prevention techniques?
What is the process whereby government authorities, usually state or local, are charged with ensuring compliance with prevailing building codes?
What are the 6 official approval steps before & after construction?
4 building codes
5 building inspections
6 certificate of occupancy
What is the Certificate of Occupancy?
Document issued to builders after all inspections have been made and the property is deemed fit for occupancy
According to NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, a Certificate of Occupancy is required in which 2 instances:
1 For all work for which a building permit was required (residential, commercial, etc)
2 Whenever the general occupancy classification for a building has changed
Where does NYC water come from vs rural areas?
Catskill mountain snow melt vs digging their own well
How does NYC handle sewage treatment vs rural areas?
Municipal waste water system vs On-Site Sanitary System (septic tank)
How far does a well have to be from a septic tank?
50 feet from tank
100 feet from absorption field
What state department is in charge of drinking water and sewage treatment?
Department of Health
What is the rate at which water moves through soil?
How many feet of usable soil must be available above rock, unsuitable soil, and high seasonal groundwater for the installation of a conventional absorption field?
What do you need when selling vacant land for future houses regarding soil?
Percolation test. If test fails, you cannot have septic, which would not allow you to obtain certificate of occupancy.
What are 3 issues that might negatively affect the percolation rate for an absorption field?
Rock, unsuitable soil, high seasonal groundwater
How many gallons of water should a well provide for an adequate water supply?
5 gallons per minute
Where do you place the well vs the septic tank & absorption field?
Upstream from the direction of the ground water
What are the two types of sanitary waste systems usually found in a residential property?
Septic and municipal waste
What is a sewage treatment system that moves wastewater to an underground storage area where solid waste matter decomposes?
What is the system in which wastewater is drained from the house through pipes to a sewer, which then carries the water to a local wastewater treatment facility?
Municipal wastewater system
What is the most common foundation?
What is the most common house frame and why?
Platform; uses less materials
What is the underground base, usually concrete, that supports a foundation?