Civil Engineering - Building Construction

6. 

You are asked to design and supervise a truss for a factory to have spans 6 m to 9 m. The type of the truss you will use, is

A. mansored truss
B. queen post truss
C. king post truss
D. collar truss
E. none of these.

Answer: Option C

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7. 

Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:

A. The retaining wall should be structurally capable to resist the applied earth pressure
B. The section of the retaining wall should be so proportioned that it may not overturn by the lateral pressure
C. The retaining wall should be safe against sliding
D. The foundation of the retaining wall should not be stressed beyond safe bearing capacity ; due to its weight and the force resulting from the earth pressure
E. to drain off water from the earth retained, weep holes are provided near the top of the retaining wall.

Answer: Option E

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8. 

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

A. shoring
B. underpinning
C. jacking
D. piling

Answer: Option B

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9. 

The process of keeping concrete moist for a certain period after its finishing, is known as

A. finishing of concrete
B. curing of concrete
C. placing of concrete
D. compaction of concrete
E. none of these.

Answer: Option B

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10. 

The inclined surface of an abutment to receive the arch, is known as

A. skew back
B. soffit
C. spandril
D. haunch.

Answer: Option A

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