Civil Engineering - Building Construction

21. 

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

A. dead loads
B. live loads
C. wind loads
D. earthquakes
E. all of these.

Answer: Option E

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22. 

The black cotton soil

A. undergoes volumetric changes
B. swells excessively when wet
C. shrinks excessively when dry
D. has a tendency of swelling and shrinking due to clay particles
E. all the above.

Answer: Option E

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23. 

Pick up the incorrect statement from the following:

A. In dog-legged stairs, no space between its flights is provided
B. In open newel stair, a rectangular well is provided
C. In geometric stair, a curved shaped well between forward and backward flights, is provided
D. In geometrical stair, two quarter space landing is provided.

Answer: Option D

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24. 

Exposed portions of vertical surface at right angles to the door or window frame, are known as

A. jambs
B. lintels
C. reveals
D. soffits.

Answer: Option C

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25. 

To obtain good bonding in brick masonry

A. first class bricks are used
B. vertical joints in alternate courses are kept in plumb line
C. bats are used where necessary
D. all the above.

Answer: Option D

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