Daily Quiz (54)


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced an award of $518 million for how many airport construction projects across the country?


While construction is currently halted due to safety concerns, when finished, the estimated $1.1 billion Harbor Bridge will span ___ miles.


True or False: A Pittsburgh-based company recently released an autonomous coating system that can apply coatings to commercial buildings.


True or False: The first “pandemic-ready” skyscraper, to be built in Florida, will maintain the health of its residents through the use of UV-ray disinfection robots.


A new project, dubbed “Desert Rock,” launched in July 2021 and will eventually comprise of __ resorts in the wadi vistas of western Saudi Arabia, totaling up to 8,000 hotel rooms.


Habitat for Humanity announced the completion of its first home entirely constructed using a 3D printer, which was constructed in how long?


Since October 2020, how much have steel and iron prices increased?


The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced it has approved an agreement for the tunnel transportation system, a plan that includes the addition of ___ stations.


True or False: Construction costs, including the price of some commodities, such as metals, are projected to increase throughout the rest of 2021.


The third-quarter Commercial Construction Index found that ___ of contractors are facing at least one material storage.


The Committee on Natural Resources and Wildlife Recovery in Oregon recently passed legislation mandating the use of ____ materials in new construction.


The budget for construction on Seattle’s KeyArena has increased from $600 million to over $1 billion, in part due to the arena’s status of a historic building because of its exterior glass and ____.


Following its completion, the Brenner Base Tunnel project, an ongoing construction effort to build new rail tunnels through the Alps, will be the longest rail tunnel in the world at almost ___ miles.


Since its announcement in May 2017, construction of a multi-use park funded by the Obama Foundation has been delayed due to lawsuits and opposition in what U.S. city?


True or False: Paul Bruhn Construction Revitalization Grants is a program that finances construction in rural areas.


True or False: After the Grenfell Tower, a U.K. high-rise, caught fire in 2017, subsequent investigation found that zinc cladding had been used to save money, which ultimately put the building at risk.


To begin restoration of the Notre Dame cathedral, officials need to remove the lattice, which is made up of how many metal tubes?


Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation can serve what function in commercial construction?


True or false: Portland cement plaster is another name for stucco.


Global design and consultant organization Arcadis recently released its International Construction Cost Index, which covers 100 of the world’s largest cities for cost comparison across 20 building functions. Which city was reportedly the most expensive for construction?


The New York legislature recently passed a bill that is designed to promote the use of which of the following types of material for state construction projects:


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will invest $___ million in state grants for work in 12 Pennsylvania airports.


When is exterior work at the $1.1 billion Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium rehabilitation project expected to wrap up?


American multinational technology company Apple recently announced a five-year expansion plan, which is estimated to cost $___ billion.


The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has recently announced plans for an overhaul of its Memphis, Tennessee location. The project involves various renovations, new construction and capital investments and is projected to cost:


According to the CPIA-sponsored webinar, “Top 4 Growth Strategies That You Probably Don’t Know About” by Jim McBrayer, acceptable rate of customer churn is:


Recently, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued an Executive Order to create what type of city-led policy for buildings?


What was the original timeline for renovations being completed at the New Orleans Superdome?


How much is New Orleans’ mixed-use project next to the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall expected to cost?


Recently, Benjamin Moore was chosen to paint on the pinnacle of NYC’s Hudson Yards Development, better known as “The Spiral.” How much paint did the company estimate would be needed to coat the core and shell of the project?


In regard to company growth strategies, high-value activities that are also customer interfacing include all, except:


Recently, famed architect Carlos Ott, with the help of Sieger Suarez, announced design plans for what officials are saying is to become the tallest tower south of Manhattan. Once completed, how many floors of residencies are expected to occupy the building?


According to Suzi Wear, VP of People Development & Culture at Xenium HR, the top four contributions leaders can practice in the workplace include all except:


The National Association of Women in Construction has more than ___ chapters across the country.


According to large scale space construction company Orbital Assembly, construction on the world’s first-ever space hotel is expected to launch sometime in:


In March, Nashville councilmembers introduced a bill that aims to raise the standards and oversight for what types of construction projects?


According to a PaintSquare Blog, what isn’t a part of the “Top 5” to make your next facility project run smoothly?


According to an analysis from the Associated General Contractors of America, construction spending in December 2020 was ___% higher than in December 2019.


True or false: According to former employee’s testimony in court, Arconic sold panels that the company knew were flammable to Grenfell Tower because of costs.


In February, Seattle City Council unanimously approved Commercial Energy Code updates set forth by Mayor Jenny Durkan that bans ____ for space heating in new construction of commercial and multi-family residential buildings that are taller than three stories.


What historical landmark recently sought bids from engineers to rebuild a new retractable floor?


Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development adopted how many new safe harbors as additions to its existing 10?


Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation can serve all except what function in commercial construction?


In November, the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a new city ordinance, banning the use of what in all new residential and commercial building construction projects?


What coatings organization announced the launch of its association in October 2019?


According to recent reports, work on the LAX International Airport Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal (Terminal B) is slated to finish how many months ahead of schedule?


Roughly how much paint was used to coat more than 400 homes during AkzoNobel’s “Let’s Colour” initiative in Kusadasi, Turkey, last year?


What entity regulates all types of construction except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses not more than three stories high?


Skeletons of this animal recently caused repeated construction pauses at the new Santa Lucia airport in New Mexico.


True or false: A D+D In Depth article argues that the risks of moisture-related, single-wythe CMU wall problems can be predicted based on the initial selection of the coating and number of repaints that have been conducted.


In the list below, which organization focuses its services on building enclosure consultants?


True or false: An impermeable barrier coating works best on a masonry wall.


True or false: According to Andre Desjarlais of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, infiltration and exfiltration account for 20 to 30 percent of the cooling and heating loads in commercial and residential buildings.


Which of the following agents is not accepted by OSHA for respirator fit testing?


 
 
   

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