Daily Quiz (122)


Which of the following is not cited in an ASTM standard as a cause of change in the solar reflectance of a new building envelope surface?


True or false: The amount of water condensing from an air leak in a wall is much less than the amount that occurs with water vapor diffusion through the wall.


What organization describes itself as “an international association of building envelope consultants”?


What is the name of the European conference on building envelope technology being held this year in October, with 800 registrants expected from 40 countries?


The Building Enclosure Science & Technology conference will be presented this year by what organization?


True or false: Building envelope forensic consultants state that transitions from openings in the substrate to the air barrier is the biggest identified point of failure in air barrier systems, according to a recent D+D article.


What organization offers the credential of Registered Building Envelope Consultant?


True or false: According to a JPCL article, a woven-fabric-reinforced epoxy has very good capability to bridge holes in water tank bottoms.


True or false: If a local building code requires compliance with ASHRAE 90.1, then a complete air barrier system must be part of the building enclosure.


What is the general name for the materials designed to resist liquid water that has penetrated the exterior cladding of a building?


What two ASTM committees will hold a “Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance” in 2018?


The International Maritime Organization developed the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks (PSPC) as an amendment to SOLAS.


What is the name of a machine used to test the air tightness of a building?


What organization maintains the Reflective Roof Rebates Database?


True or false: ASTM standards come up for review every 15 years.


True or false: In a recent Durability + Design article, John Straube pointed to ABAA and BECs (Building Enclosure Councils) as sources of good training and technical information about air barriers.


True or false: Tests for air leakage through a building envelope as described in ASTM E 1186 provide data on air leakage rates.


Which of the organizations below collaborated with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to develop an online building airtightness calculator?


True or false: According to a Department of Energy report, air infiltration accounted for greater energy losses than any other component of the building envelope, including fenestration.


True or false: An executive order issued in 2015 mandated a reduction in energy use of 2.5 percent per year for the next 10 years in federal buildings.


What organization offers a one-day course on “Exterior Wall Quality Assurance”?


True or false: The Department of Energy’s 2014 Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development Roadmap for Emerging Technologies states that the cost of an air barrier system for a new building can be recovered in less than five years.


What country is the partner of the United States in the Clean Energy Research Center for Building Energy Efficiency?


What organization offers the training, “Exterior Envelope—Doing It Right”?


True or false: Flake-filled epoxy novolacs have been used to protect metal in flue gas desulfurization units.


With specific values required in several energy codes, reflectance is an important performance property of a cool roof coating. What is another?


Among the options for retrofitting building envelopes, which one was used the least, according to interviews conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory?


What technical association expanded its scope in 2006 to include waterproofing and exterior walls?


What organization will present the 2016 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology?


Both mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling can contribute to air and water leaks through holes in building envelope materials. What’s another contributor?


The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was just recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Structure Award from what industry association?


Among the forces that can contribute to air and water leaks through holes in building envelope materials are mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling. What is a third force?


True or false: The Southwest Research Institute in the U.S. works with Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Germany to publish a menu-driven PC program which allows realistic calculation of the transient coupled one-dimensional heat and moisture transport in multi-layer building components exposed to natural weather.


What organization offers the professional registration designated as RBEC?


True or false: The “Cold Wall Effect” on tank linings refers to a temperature differential between the ambient air outside the tank and the temperature of the product stored inside.


What organization has the mission of promoting the growth of the engineered rainscreen products industry to improve moisture management in building enclosures?


True or false: Polypropylene powder is sometimes applied by flame spray to create a field joint coating system for transmission pipeline.


What does a blower door test measure?


True or false: Acrylic coatings are effective as reflective roof coatings but not as air barriers.


The BRE in what country conducts testing of a building’s airtightness and air leakage?


How are acrylic polymer-based coatings used in the building envelopes of architectural structures?


What organization publishes performance standards for coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels?


An old-fashioned EIFS system without the incorporation of a drainage plane is now called by what name?


Twelve air barrier suppliers, Syracuse University, the Air Barrier Association of America and what other organization jointly worked on research to determine the energy performance of air barrier materials?


The earliest, large-scale application of what coating type was conducted on the Morgan-Whyalla pipeline in Australia?


What organization developed a standard practice for building enclosure commissioning?


What ASTM technical committee has a subcommittee that deals with air barriers?


Which process aims to depict a building at a particular time in its history by preserving materials from the period of significance and removing materials from other periods?


What ASTM Committee deals with air barriers?


What organization conducted a study on identifying a coating system for bridges that would last for 100 years with minimal maintenance?


If a university dormitory were being painted and an SSPC-certified contractor was required, what QP standard would be invoked?


True or false? Inorganic zinc pre-construction primers for shipbuilding normally have more zinc content than inorganic zinc primers applied after fabrication.


What is the alphanumeric designation for the ASTM committee on coating and lining work for the power industry?


True or false: A large school system that wanted to utilize certified painting contractors would invoke SSPC-QP 1 in its specifications.


What organization will hold the 2013 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology in Minneapolis, MN?


Both mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling can contribute to air and water leaks through holes in building envelope materials. What’s another contributor?


As defined by the US National Park Service, what building treatment category depicts a property at a particular period of time in its history, while removing evidence of other periods?


In a “Rapid Deployment” bridge painting scheme, what kind of coating system is normally used?


True or false: Some state highway departments have banned the use of silica sand for abrasive blasting.


True or false: Comparative data on the performance of various proprietary bridge coatings systems are developed and maintained by the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association.


True or false: Preservationists prefer penetrating sealers over coatings to protect masonry substrates on historic structures.


What organization is engaged in performance testing of bridge coatings for state highway departments?


Where is the three-year study, “Assessment of the Impact of Air Barriers on Energy and Moisture Control,” being conducted?


True or false: SSPC is developing standards for the selection and testing of commercial coating systems used on and in buildings.


What ASTM committee deals with performance of buildings as its main subject?


Adopted in 2001 by the International Maritime Organization, the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships prohibits the use of tributyltin (TBT) antifouling coatings. When did the Convention go into effect in the United States?


A new UK government crackdown on “wasteful extravagance in educational architecture” recommends all of these for future schools except:


According to the Department of Energy, the building envelope has an impact on what percent of a building’s energy consumption?


EPA estimates that coal- and oil-fired power plants produce what percent of acid gas emissions in the United States?


The IMO’s Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for corrosion protection of cargo tanks in crude oil carriers requires that coatings applied to new tanks must have a useful life of how many years in good condition?


Now that the United States has taken official action to adopt the International Maritime Association’s treaty banning tributyltin antifoulings, what percentage of the world’s shipping tonnage is covered by the treaty?


What organization publishes the Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties?


What structure was let for cleaning and painting in 2003 where the winning bid was $167.7 million?


A three-year study by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation found which type of coating to be most effective at combating macro-fouling organisms like zebra and quagga mussels?


Which person below conducts building envelope research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory?


Among the various types of anti-foulings for ships, what are foul-release coatings?


The Dome of the U.S. Capitol is currently undergoing a long-term renovation program. But the Dome does not date to the original Capitol building, which was completed in 1829. Do you know the year the current Dome was completed?


At age 75, the Golden Gate Bridge still sports its original signature hue. What is the official name of that color?


True or False: Internal corrosion is often a problem for above-ground storage tanks used to contain potable water.


True or false: Tributyltin is the main biocide used in formulating antifouling coatings.


True or false: Requiring several thousand hours of successful performance in a salt fog test (ASTM B 117) is appropriate for specifying an immersion lining in a potable water tank.


What organization approves coatings for use in potable water tanks?


What roof coating system was applied and completed in 2010 on the New Orleans Superdome?


True or false: A combination of chemical stripping and (frozen) ice blasting has been used to remove lead-based paint from bridge steel.


True or False: Dehumidification equipment is sometimes used to “hold the blast” after surface preparation of the interior of a storage tank.


Penetrating sealers are sometimes avoided by conservators on the masonry substrates of historic structures for what main reason?


What is the most important factor to consider in ensuring the success of a coating on an offshore platform?


True or false: An air/vapor barrier should be part of the building-envelope assembly in warm climates but not cold climates.


Which of these is not among the Navy’s new “Quick Win” recommendations to improve efficiency in ship painting?


What is the most appealing property of fluoropolymer coatings for bridge and tank applications?


The structural steel exoskeleton of the New York Times Building, completed in 2008, is coated with what specialty material, in addition to anticorrosive and UV-resistant layers?


True or false: Parking decks are always sealed with penetrating sealers like silanes.


In a private survey of architects and hospital administrators, what was the least important attribute of wall coatings for hospitals?


The Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) is a unit of what larger organization?


A recent study by the American Bureau of Shipping showed that close to 90% of bulk carrier casualties occurred on ships of what age?


In a field test of 47 different maintenance coating systems on the Mathis Bridge (Route 37) in New Jersey, which generic type of coating system performed the best after 20 years?


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


The SSPC/NACE/AWS specification for thermal-sprayed zinc in a marine service environment requires what degree of blast cleaning?


What publication was created by the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems and Health Care Without Harm?


What is a common term used to describe the survey of coatings and substrates in an industrial plant to create a maintenance painting plan and budget?


What organization focuses on advancing the interests of building envelope consultants?


What is the most likely reason a state highway authority would metallize a bridge rather than use a conventional coating system?


True or false: Inorganic zinc pre-construction primers for shipbuilding normally have more zinc content than inorganic zinc primers applied after fabrication.


True or false: Interior coatings for schools must be certified by an independent lab as meeting specified VOC and toxicity levels in order to comply with California's green building rating program for schools.


Building enclosures are designed to resist and control the flow of what elements?


In JPCL’s Buying Guide, October 2011, what generic coating system was suggested most often than others for ballast tank linings in ships?


True or False: All nuclear plants must follow the same training protocols for in-house and contract painters.


True or false: Two- and three-coat epoxy systems are often recommended for ships' ballast tank linings.


RINA in the UK is the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. What is the Italian RINA?


Which of the following is not an exclusively marine exhibition?


Among the forces that can contribute to water leaks through holes in building envelope materials are mechanical loads from heating and cooling equipment and the stack effect of conditioned air rising or settling. What is a third force?


Pittsburgh's Birmingham Bridge has appeared on two JPCL covers: May 2011 and an earlier issue, after 10 years of service. What was the year of the original cover?

Clue: The coating system has never been replaced.


True or false: In preservation work on historic structures, abrasive blasting is normally recommended by conservators for coating removal from brick substrates.


If a hospital system wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor for a job, it would specify certification according to what standard?


True or False: ASHRAE's Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings (90.1-2010) requires use of an air barrier in the building envelope, with a few exceptions.


What is the function of a building envelope?


True or false: Non-film-forming sealers are always preferable to film-forming coatings for protecting parking deck surfaces.


True or false: An air barrier, in addition to improving the energy efficiency of a building, minimizes moisture transport through the building envelope.


What government agency is responsible for assuring that coatings in contact with food are safe?


What organization developed Performance Standards for Protective Coatings in ballast tanks on ships?


True or false: On lattice-type electric transmission towers, airless sprayers are often the main paint application tool.


True or false: Air leakage into a building can generate much more moisture than moisture vapor transmission can.


 
 
   

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