Radon Mitigation Measures
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Radon Mitigation Measures

Radon Protection Quiz: Test your knowledge on radon mitigation measures for basements and crawl spaces. Learn about the importance of roughed-in pipes, ventilation, and radon extraction systems to ensure a safe living environment.

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Which of the following is NOT a consideration when designing wood-frame housing?

Using standard design principles

What are the metric spacing conversions for wood framing members in the National Building Code?

305, 406, and 610 mm on centre

Where do most of the new requirements for bracing in wood-frame housing apply?

Coastal area of British Columbia

Which of the following is NOT a measure that builders can incorporate for adequate lateral load resistance in wood-frame construction?

<p>Using fire-rated floor or wall assemblies</p> Signup and view all the answers

How can occupants minimize their exposure to fire risk in wood-frame construction?

<p>All of the above</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary factor that contributes to the intensity of thermal radiation between buildings?

<p>Total area of windows radiating heat</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why are there no code requirements for additional sound control measures in single-family houses?

<p>House occupants can take measures to reduce noise</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following materials is NOT required for sound control between adjacent dwellings in houses with secondary suites?

<p>Acoustic panels</p> Signup and view all the answers

In multi-family buildings, sound control measures are required between which of the following?

<p>All dwellings</p> Signup and view all the answers

What should be done if a house is to be built in an area with a high level of traffic or airport noise?

<p>Consult an acoustic engineer</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the minimum ceiling height required for living area rooms according to building codes?

<p>2.1 m (6 ft. 11 in.)</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT a principle intended to reduce damage from moisture in building construction?

<p>Use of preservative-treated wood</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of foundation dampproofing and waterproofing in basements?

<p>To keep basements dry</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the recommended clearance between structural wood elements and the ground in areas subject to termite attack?

<p>450 mm (18 in.)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of fasteners should be used with treated wood?

<p>Hot-dip galvanized or stainless steel fasteners</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT one of the principles of sustainable housing mentioned in the text?

<p>Affordability</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one way to achieve resource efficiency in sustainable housing?

<p>Minimizing waste by reusing materials</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one way to achieve energy efficiency in sustainable housing?

<p>Using high-performance windows and doors</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one way to achieve a healthy indoor environment in sustainable housing?

<p>Removing contaminants at the source</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which one of these is true about protecting unheated crawl spaces against radon?

<p>Ventilation can prevent radon accumulation in unheated crawl spaces.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is required to reduce radon concentration in a house?

<p>Completing the subfloor depressurization system.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What can cause premature degradation of building materials?

<p>All of the above.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What precautions are needed to ensure long service life of wood-frame construction?

<p>Keeping wood dry or allowing it to dry if wetted.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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