AIA CE Exam - Vol 2 No 6
Structural integrity can only be maintained by strong connections at
d. all of the above
Buildings are __________ designed to resist forces acting on both the inside and outside.
b. Not generally
Community shelters are
a. Designed for up to 16 people
b. Designed for more than 16 people
c. Required to be open to the public
For tornado shelters built of CMU, they must be built in running bond.
Concrete masonry units must be special ordered in order to achieve required compressive strength to be used in tornado shelters.
Guidelines for building CMU shelters vary by climate zone
a. Contained no requirement to provide tornado shelters
b. Required any provided shelters to meet criteria of ICC500
c. Required shelters in all commercial buildings locted in Wind Zone IV.
Risk of tornadoes is ________ in the 200 mph zone as the 250 mph zone
a. Not as great
b. Equally as great
d. Not applicable
Tornado shelters are intended to protect
The design of the shelter’s protective envelope will be governed by
a. Wind load
b. Impact load
c. Axial load
The path that carries the loads to the foundation and ground below is called
a. Tornado alley
b. Continuous load path
c. Uplift load path