AIA CE Exam - Vol 4 No 1
A non-code event is one in which
a. wind speeds are not high enough to test building codes
b. codes do not include provisions for particular weather events
c. buildings built to code do not perform as expected in particular weather events
Which of the following is NOT an obstacles to code adoption
a. perceived construction costs
b. opposing industries interests
c. real-world evidence demonstrating effectiveness
d. lack of weather events in recent history
Costs from responses to and damages resulting from weather events can run higher than initial costs of building for resilience.
Organizations providing guidance on building for resilience include
Institute for Business and Home Safety
Brick Industry Association
National Concrete Masonry Association
US Resiliency Council
All of the above
The primary purpose of codes and standards is to provide minimum requirements to protect life, health and safety of building occupants.
Building durability and its ability to remain habitable after a disaster has which of the following benefits
All of the above
B and C only
Which of the following is NOT a passive fire safety feature
Non-combustible construction materials
While masonry has a long history of survival, construction means and methods continue to evolve.
A real world performance test occurred for the SSTD 10-93 Florida Standard after which Florida storm event:
Orlando Tornados of ‘98
Orlando Tornados of ‘07
Which of the following is NOT a reason masonry performs so well in high winds
Stability from the weight of masonry walls
Simple, strong connections of reinforcing steel and grout.
Ample availability of skilled masonry craftsmen.
Codes and standard practices developed from high wind experience.
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Identify challenges with evacuations and benefits of shelter-in-place during natural disasters in Florida.
standard construction practices that have made
masonry a desirable choice for designing to high winds.
Describe potential building failures that may occur in non-code wind events.
properties of masonry wall systems that produce structures resilient to natural disasters
where code is sufficient and where designers should go beyond code
codes, standards and
that establish structural load requirements for various natural weather events