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Texas-Reinforced Steel and Erection Online Practice Test

These are actual questions from our online practice test.

We have included a question from each chapter of the test. Every question will be multiple choice. The answers are not included with the sample.

Sample Questions

# Chapter Title Question
1 Steel Framing, Steel Columns and Steel Erection

Bracing connections are generally made with _______________ bolts in clearance holes. In theory at least, this allows some movement in the connection, but in practice this is ignored in orthodox construction. In some cases it may be that movement on reversal is unacceptable - preloaded connections should be used in these circumstances.

The general design process is:

  • Identify the load path through the connection
  • Arrange the connection to ensure that the design intent of the members is realised, e.g. the beam connections remain nominally pinned
  • Include the effects of any significant eccentricity
  • Check the components in the connection.
2 Joists and Girders


3 Structural, Reinforcing Steel, Rebar and Ties Metal decking for installation of roofing materials, or for concrete floor slab forms, must be calculated with allowances for _____________.
4 Composite Steel Joists

Regarding composite beams: the continuous shear connector is screwed through the metal deck and the top flange of the support joists in order to provide _______________ interlocking and horizontal shear resistance between the concrete slab and the cold-formed steel joists.

5 Reinforcing Steel, Tag Lines, Structural, Concrete Beams and Spiral Steel

__________ joints are required for masonry walls of considerable length, take-off by the __________.

6 Reinforcing Steel Safety

A CDZ must have clearly marked boundaries and be 90 ft. by 90 ft. or less to ensure non connectors do not ignore the CDZ to do non-decking work. But because limiting access to an entire floor by controlling access points with a sign restricting access to CDZ workers and installing conventional fall protection as soon as each 90 ft. x 90 ft. section is completed, designating the entire floor a CDZ would be considered a de minimis violation (having no direct or immediate relationship to safety or health) because it would be a more effective way to ________________ the likelihood other workers will enter the CDZ than limiting the size of the CDZ.

7 Sheet Metal Fabrication and Installation __________ joints are required for masonry walls of considerable length, taken off by the __________.
8 Rigging and Structural Steel

A composite system ties together that steel beam and concrete floor and forces them to act as a single structural unit. Some connector on top of the steel beam makes the steel and concrete act as one unit. The steel beam ________ slide independently of the concrete slab, the two are bonded together. Since the concrete is strong in compression, the composite system can be quite efficient structurally. The figure below illustrates the concept.

9 Welding, Arc, Oxyacetylene and Brazing A ________________ is a metal added in the making of a joint through welding, brazing, or soldering.
10 Welded Wire Fabric It is practical to support lightweight fabrics on concrete blocks.
11 Pipe Welding and Ductile Iron Pipes

Any normal conditions for storm sewers and culverts favor the use of precast concrete pipe. 

12 Welding, Blazing, Arc, Oxyacetylene, Testing and Inspection What is the junction of the weld metal and base called?
13 Coatings and Control Corrosion The use of high strength cementitious materials top coated with _____ coatings is a cost effective solution to renewal of severely deteriorated structures.
14 Unbonded Post-Tensioned Concrete and Formulas

Materials that exhibit body couples and couple stresses in addition to moments produced exclusively by forces are called _____________ materialsThese materials are then those materials with only moments of forces. In the classical branches of continuum mechanics the development of the theory of stresses is based on these materials.

Therefore, the sum of all applied forces and torques (with respect to the origin of the coordinate system) in the body can be given by

mathcal F = int_V mathbf a,dm = int_S mathbf T,dS + int_V 
homathbf b,dV
mathcal M = int_S mathbf r 	imes mathbf T,dS + int_V mathbf r 	imes 
homathbf b,dV
15 Concrete, Foundations, Shotcrete and Piles To avoid separation of coarse particles in concrete, the free fall of the mix should be limited to _________.
16 Concrete

Main function of the lean concrete is to provide the uniform surface to the foundation concrete and to prevent the direct contact of foundation concrete from the __________. Lean concrete is used under the foundations.

17 Concrete Layout, Excavation and Concrete Formwork To prevent cracking and joint spalling you need to support the slab at those locations where it can behave like a ______________ and bend into the subbase.
18 Concrete, Mixtures, Strength and Pressure Which of these allowable drop heights, when pouring concrete, would be an acceptable limit?
19 Hand Signals For Controlling Crane Operations


20 Definitions
A short beam used like a bearing plate to distribute large reactive loads to a wall such as the load from a joist girder.
21 Job Safety Traffic Control An employee was injured because the contractor had overlooked a hazardous situation. Which of the following is a correct statement regarding responsibility for the injury?
22 Dig Alert, OSHA and Training

If an emergency notice must be given to AZ 811 Dig Alert, the utility company will attempt to respond within _______.

23 Asbestos, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926

A water spray process system may be used for removal of ACM and PACM from cold line piping if, employees carrying out such process have completed a _________ -hour separate training course in its use, in addition to training required for employees performing Class I work. The system shall meet the following specifications and shall be performed by employees using the following work practices.

24 Bid Preparation, Estimating, Basic Blueprint Reading and Plans ____________ lines indicate an entire length in a small space.
25 General Regulations and Fire Extinguishers On a jobsite, you have to have a fire extinguisher for safety purpose within:
26 Mathematics, Calculations and Formulas Four miles of 2-inch thick asphalt concrete (hot-plant mix) 12 feet wide are to be placed on an existing road surface. You will need___________________________.

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