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Chapter 1



True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

The federal government is the enforcing agency for all building codes in the United States.
 

 2. 

State usually have their own building codes and state codes often require local building codes to be at least as strict as the state code.
 

 3. 

Most cities and counties publish their own building codes.
 

 4. 

The building codes are the only standards used to ensure and enforce construction safety of buildings.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 5. 

An individual who is being trained to work in the building trades and works under the supervision of a skilled craftsman is called a(n) __________.
a.
journeyman
b.
laborer
c.
semi-skilled laborer
d.
apprentice
 

 6. 

A business that is operated by a board of directors is called a __________.
a.
sole proprietorship
b.
partnership
c.
limited partnership
d.
corporation
 

 7. 

A(n) __________ is a skilled craft worker who has proven his/her ability in a particular trade.
a.
journeyman
b.
laborer
c.
semi-skilled laborer
d.
apprentice
 

 8. 

The Home Builder's Institute reports that __________ accounts for 52% of the construction industry.
a.
commercial construction
b.
home building
c.
industrial construction
d.
utility construction
 

 9. 

A typical apprentice program requires __________ hours per year of classroom training and __________ hours per year of supervised work experience.
a.
150/3000
b.
100/1500
c.
144/2000
d.
132/2500
 

 10. 

Which of the following is NOT considered to be a design or management profession?
a.
architect
b.
project manager
c.
contractor
d.
engineer
 

 11. 

The type of engineer most commonly found in construction is the __________ engineer.
a.
chemical
b.
electrical
c.
civil
d.
mechanical
 

 12. 

The __________ is responsible for ensuring that all buildings in a city meet the city development plan and zoning ordinances.
a.
project developer
b.
building inspector
c.
contractor
d.
civil engineer
 

 13. 

In which of the following business types do the company owners enjoy limited liability?
a.
sole proprietorship
b.
partnership
c.
general partnership
d.
corporation
 

 14. 

In which of the following types of businesses are the owners not responsible for the company debts?
a.
sole proprietorship
b.
corporation
c.
general partnership
d.
partnership
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 15. 

A(n) ____________________ is a person who owns a construction business and enters into contracts with customers to do specified construction work.
 

 

 16. 

An occupation that requires more than four years of college and a license to practice is called a(n) ____________________.
 

 

 17. 

A ____________________ is a contractor who is brought into a project to work on only one part of the project, such as electrical or plumbing.
 

 

 18. 

____________________ are made up of top chords, bottom chords, web members, and gussets.
 

 

 19. 

Someone who owns a share of ____________________ is considered to own a share of the company.
 

 

 20. 

A corporation is managed by its gussets ___________________________________.
 

 

 21. 

There are two categories of construction organizations are of particular importance to construction students: _________________________ and _________________________ associations
 

 

Short Answer
 

 22. 

Whose seal must appear on the drawings before work can begin on a building?
 

 23. 

Explain what is required for an apprentice to complete an apprenticeship program.
 

 24. 

Explain how an apprentice’s salary compares to a journeyman’s salary.
 

 25. 

Explain the advantages of sole proprietorship.
 

 26. 

Explain what a limited liability partner is.
 

 27. 

Explain why the government has stricter regulations for corporations than for other forms of business.
 



 
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