Ch.1 # Review
1. What is sustainable building? Why is it important?
Sustainable building is shortly interpreted as being able to meet the needs of the present
generation without compromising the ability of latter generations to meet their needs as well.
A cavity wall prevents penetration of water through a masonry wall b
Review Chapter 3, 4, 5
Chapter 3 Wood
1. Discuss the changes in moisture content and the effects of these changes on a piece of lumber
from the time the tree is cut, through its processing, and until it has been in service in a building
for an entire year
Chapter 16, 17, 18
Chapter 16 Roofing
1. What are the major differences between a low-slope roof and a steep roof? What are the
advantages and disadvantages of each type?
Low-slope roofs have a simpler geometry than steep roofs, can cover buildings of any
1.What arethe major types ofinteriorwalls and partitions inalargerbuilding,suchas a
Type IIA - Air-entraining cement for the same uses as Type II, where air-entrainment is