Join us for our weekly 40 Minutes of Competence study session Thursday (and every Thursday) at 6pm ET.
Below is the practice test item we'll solve this week.
A hospital project in the southeastern United States under CM-as-constructor project delivery has moved past CD stage. Because of an abrupt drop in the commodity price of steel, the construction manager and owner are considering meeting their budget with an exterior wall design switch from poured-in-place concrete frame with metal panels (left side wall plan detail sketch) to a steel structure with a stucco finish (right side wall plan detail sketch). The soil has unusually low load-bearing capacity and hospitals, including this one, are often run with high interior humidities. For which of the following should the architect be most concerned related to the proposed late-stage design change?
Damage from a hurricane
Foundation unable to support the new dead loads
Moisture condensation within the walls
(please don't post your answer on this thread)
As always, there's no charge for this and you don't need to be an Amber Book enrollee to join. . . We'll meet at this Zoom link
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