Daily Quiz (40)


True or False: A new residential building in Switzerland is expected to become the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the world upon its completion.


The 2022 Pavilion for the London-based Serpentine Galleries will be constructed with primarily what material?


Researchers with Fraunhofer Institute of Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut are reportedly developing a bio-based, _____ paint to protect wood.


Engineers based out of the University of Maryland, College Park, recently developed a compression method for wood that removed the polymer lignin, which made the wood how many times stronger?


Regarding the recent replacement of the Ibis Bridge in Florida, what were the rebars made of?


True or false: You have to pay for WoodWorks – Wood Products Council and resource firm Think Wood’s inaugural resource, Mass Timber Design Manual.


True or false: According to Allen Zielnik in a 2013 D+D article, most exterior wood repair products are based on epoxy-resin technology.


In a new study by the University of Oregon’s Institute for Health in the Built Environment, a team of academics and industry partners are looking at how mass timber could be used in what type of construction?


According to the American Wood Council, what percentage of U.S. homes are built using wood-frame construction each year?


According to Edye Fox Abrams, VP of Business Development, The ChemQuest Group, this color choice has been increasing in popularity in waterborne wood coatings over the last several years.


True or false: The National Fire Prevention Association recently updated a technical report on calculating fire resistance of wood members and assemblies.


True or false: Slip resistance of wood-floor finishes is influenced most by the gloss level of the finish material.


True or false: Wood weathered by atmospheric exposure may contain dissolved solids such as nitrates, which are not detrimental to coating adhesion.


True or false: The NCAA has developed specifications, tests, and an approved supplier and products list for finishes used on athletic wood floors.


True or false: UV-cured waterborne coatings can be successfully used on wood floors.


The term, “wet storage stain,” is used to describe a condition of what substrate?


True or false: The AEH coating technology recently described in JPCL deals with intumescent coatings for wood substrates.


True or false: A moisture content of 15%, as measured by a moisture meter, is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting of wood.


True or false: The main difference between water repellents and water-repellent preservatives for exterior wood substrates is that water repellents contains a biocide to inhibit mold and fungi.


According to a Durability + Design article, most exterior wood repair products are based on what coating technology?


How long can bare wood be exposed to the outdoor atmosphere before it requires special surface preparation, according to the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL)?


True or false: Wood can degrade when ultraviolet light passes through clear, ultraviolet-transparent varnishes.


True or false: After a wood substrate has been painted, there is no danger of damage to the wood substrate from UV exposure where paint has failed and bare wood is exposed.


According to many coating manufacturers, what is the recommended upper limit of moisture content in a wood substrate before it can be painted?


True or false: The Birch Flooring Manufacturers Association produces standards on sports flooring and calls itself “the sports flooring authority.”


True or false: Wood restoration products based upon epoxy resins do not degrade upon exposure to UV light.


Who said, “There are three keys to preserving wood: (1) keep wood dry, (2) keep wood from getting wet and (3) keep water away from wood”?


True or false: Products for exterior wood are sometimes formulated with high pigment concentrations to provide hiding power and to help seal the exposed wood microstructure.


True or false: Research has shown that weathering of wood for five days can improve the adhesion of coatings applied to it.


True or false: Composition wood used for ornamental finishes has been employed for hundreds of years.


True or false: Intumescent coatings are formulated for wood substrates as well as for steel.


True or false: Many coating manufacturers recommend that wood should have a moisture content of 15% or less before painting it.


True or false: Some fire-resistant, intumescent coatings are used on wood substrates.


True or false: The USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) recommends special surface preparation prior to painting if bare wood is exposed to the atmosphere for more than three to four weeks.


Is it possible for a wood floor coating to be very glossy but not slippery?


True or false: To assure successful adhesion, more paint has to be applied to weathered wood so that it penetrates the soft, damaged layer and adheres to the sound substrate beneath.


What organization has developed specifications, tests, and an approved supplier and products list for finishes used on athletic wood floors?


True or false: When a coating is applied to a wood surface degraded by exposure to sunlight, the coating can fail because of the weakness in the surface layer.


When assessing the moisture content of wood with a suitable moisture meter, what level of moisture is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting?


True or false: It is useful to expose exterior wood to the weather for a few weeks before painting it.


 
 
   

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