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Slender columns

Slender columns have a greater tendency to fail in which of the following ways?

A. corrosion
B. fatigue
C. fracture
D. buckling
E. thermal shock
F. impact
G. creep

AnswerD. buckling. Buckling in slender columns tends to take place before the normal stress exceeds the strength of the column material.
ARE 4.0 exam prep: SS

Noise transmission


Which of the following is true?
A. The level of airborne noise that passes through either a floor/ceiling or wall assembly at a specific location is tested giving an IIC rating.
B. The level of airborne noise that passes through either a floor/ceiling or wall assembly at a specific location is tested giving an STC rating.
C. Sound transmission occurring due to impact noise transferring through a floor-ceiling assembly is tested producing an IIC rating.
D. Sound transmission occurring due to impact noise transferring through a floor-ceiling assembly is tested producing an STC rating.

AnswerB & C. IIC = Impact Isolation Class - impact noise, STC = Sound Transmission Class - airborne noise

ARE 4.0 exam prep: BS

Off-street parking

After checking the local zoning regulations, it is determined that this 24,000sf office building, located in a commercial zone, requires one parking space for every 600sf of usable floor area. No less than _____ spaces must be provided.

Answer40 spaces. Other requirements for loading / unloading may apply.
ARE 4.0 exam prep: SPD

Free to rotate and translate?

What type of connection is free to rotate and translate along a surface, which can be horizontal, vertical or sloped, producing a reaction force that is always a single force perpendicular to the surface?
A. Fixed
B. Pinned
C. Roller
AnswerC. Roller - a typical connection in bridges to allow expansion / contraction with temperature fluctuations.
ARE 4.0 exam prep: Structural Systems

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