Civil Engineering - Building Construction

16. 

An arch may fail due to

A. uneven settlement of abutments
B. sliding of voussoirs
C. crushing of the material
D. all the above.

Answer: Option D

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17. 

Pick up the correct statement from the following :

A. Cavity of a cavity wall should start near ground level
B. Cavity of a cavity wall should terminate near eaves level of sloping roof
C. Cavity of a cavity wall should terminate near coping of flat roof with parapet wall
D. Damp proof course for two leaves of a cavity wall, is laid separately but at the same level
E. All the above.

Answer: Option E

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18. 

In soft clay of low bearing capacity, the type of steel pile generally used, is

A. H-pile
B. screw pile
C. disc pile
D. pipe pile
E. raking pile.

Answer: Option B

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19. 

Stability of an existing structure may be disturbed by

A. rising of water table
B. vibrations caused by traffic movements
C. mining in the neighbourhood
D. excavation in the neighbourhood
E. all the above.

Answer: Option E

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20. 

According to National Building Code, the hydrants in water mains is provided at minimum interval of

A. 50 m
B. 60 m
C. 75 m
D. 90 m.

Answer: Option C

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