Building Construction

Q: The columns of multi-storeyed buildings are designed to withstand the forces due to

(a) :  dead loads
(b) :  wind loads
(c) :  earthquakes
(d) :  all of these.
(e) :  None of these
Answer:  all of these.

Q: In clay soil

(a) :  swelling and shrinkage characteristics prevail
(b) :  consolidation continues even after several years of construction.
(c) :  differential settlement is generally prevalent
(d) :  all the above.
(e) :  None of these
Answer:  all the above.

Q: The arrangement of supporting an existing structure by providing supports underneath, is known as

(a) :  shoring
(b) :  underpinning
(c) :  jacking
(d) :  piling
(e) :  None of these
Answer:  underpinning

Q: The portion of a brick cut across the width, is called

(a) :  closer
(b) :  half brick
(c) :  bed
(d) :  bat.
(e) :  None of these
Answer:  bat.

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