Civil Engineering - Building Construction

31. 

The foundation which consists of a thick reinforced cement slab covering whole area to support heavy concentrated structural loads, is known as

A. combined footing
B. strap footing
C. raft footing
D. none of these.

Answer: Option C

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32. 

Bearing capacity of soils cannot be improved by

A. draining sub-soil water
B. ramming crushed stone in soil
C. driving sand piles
D. watering surface of soil
E. none of these.

Answer: Option D

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33. 

To support a heavy structure in sandy soil, the type of foundation generally used, is

A. combined footing
B. raft footing
C. pier footing
D. strap footing
E. none of these.

Answer: Option C

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34. 

A floor constructed with 3 mm marble chips, is known

A. mosaic floor
B. terrazo floor
C. chips floor
D. marble floor.

Answer: Option B

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35. 

The position of a brick when laid on its side 9 cm x 9 cm with its frog in the vertical plane, is called

A. brick on edge
B. brick on end
C. brick on bed
D. brick held vertically.

Answer: Option B

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