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Previous Quizzes

Thursday, June 21, 2018
What organization has a specification for pigments used to create integrally colored concrete?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Which of the following is not the subject of an SSPC Qualification Procedure for application contractors?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
What organization acquired the Master Painters Institute?

Monday, June 18, 2018
True or false: The International Code Council requires only elastomeric acrylics for application over spray polyurethane foam roofing.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
True or false: For a supplied-air respirator, OSHA requires Grade D air with an oxygen content of 82-88 percent.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
True or false: “Angle of attack” in coating work applies to the pattern of application of thermal spray materials.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
According to Fred Goodwin in a JPCL article, the three Ds negatively affecting the durability of concrete are deterioration, damage and what else?

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
What organization publishes a guide that addresses the structural performance of the most commonly used composite thermal barrier framing systems?

Monday, June 11, 2018
True or false: Because dyes react chemically with concrete, they are not true to their color charts.

Friday, June 8, 2018
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?

Thursday, June 7, 2018
The mandate to include solar panels on new homes in California starting in 2020 will add how much to the cost of construction, according to a California Energy Commission estimate?

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
What organization recently announced the creation of an Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool to determine risk in high-rise buildings with combustible facades?

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
True or false: Reflectance and heat resistance are the two main properties of cool roof coatings.

Monday, June 4, 2018
True or false: Both hogs and badgers produce material used in paint brushes.

Friday, June 1, 2018
True or false: SSPC-SP 10 is the abrasive blast cleaning standard requiring the most rigorous degree of cleaning of steel.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
In the first six months of enforcement of OSHA’s new silica rule (through April 17, 2018), how many companies have been cited for violating the rule?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
True or false: A coating with a heavy loading of zinc phosphate pigment achieves sacrificial protection of steel.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
True or false: A coating’s resistance to fading is tested in an instrument called a light resistance chamber.

Friday, May 25, 2018
What organization is developing a pinhole standard for concrete and masonry coatings?

Thursday, May 24, 2018
True or false: According to ABAA, “A water resistive barrier is a thin membrane, typically 5 to 15 mils thick (.005 to 0.015 in. or 0.13 to .38 mm), which is intended to resist liquid water that has penetrated behind the exterior cladding” of a building.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
True or false: The US Green Building Council developed SmartSite, a leading construction site performance tool.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
You would be most likely to find TDI or MDI in what coating type?

Monday, May 21, 2018
The term “monolithic EIFS” is now used to describe an old-fashioned EIFS system without the incorporation of a drainage plane.

Friday, May 18, 2018
True or false: Not all generic coating types have the same susceptibility to mildew growth.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
True or false: According to an EPA risk assessment, the dangers of methylene chloride exposure include death; certain cancers; and liver, kidney and reproductive toxicities as a result of both short, acute exposure and years of occupational exposure.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
True or false: Polysiloxanes are claimed to offer an isocyanate-free approach to protecting buildings and structures with the durability of a polyurethane, and chemical- and corrosion-resistance of an epoxy.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
True or false: Wet-dry cyclic tests of a coating’s corrosion resistance, conducted in the laboratory, have the same correlation to field performance as steady-state salt spray (fog) corrosion tests, such as ASTM B117 and ISO 9227.

Monday, May 14, 2018
True or false: One possible reason for a paint film to remain tacky or soft for lengthy periods is low drying and curing temperatures.

Friday, May 11, 2018
What organization published the Architectural Painting Specification Manual?

Thursday, May 10, 2018
True or false: When a primer coating is loaded with zinc dust to protect steel, the zinc acts as an inhibitive pigment.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
What does the “GA” stand for in the name of the document, "GA-214, Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish?"

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
True or false: The coating term “open time” is the opposite of the term “wet edge time.”

Monday, May 7, 2018
How long can bare wood be exposed to the outdoor atmosphere before it requires special surface preparation, according to the USDA Forest Products Laboratory (FPL)?

Friday, May 4, 2018
True or false: Flame spraying, metallizing and plasma spraying are all forms of thermal spraying.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
What organization published guidelines for selecting materials to assure the sustainability of transit terminals?

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
True or false: Non-film-forming coatings can be used to change the appearance of concrete.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
A needle gauge is used to check what process?

Monday, April 30, 2018
True or false: Standards for surface preparation of steel require solvent cleaning only after abrasive blasting.

Friday, April 27, 2018
True or false: In a galvanic cell consisting of two dissimilar metals or alloys in the presence of an electrolyte, the more active of the metals corrodes at a greater rate, while the corrosion rate of the less active metal is greatly reduced.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
True or false: Waterjetting is another name for power washing.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
True or false: ICRI has published changes to the Concrete Aggregate Exposure Chart, eliminating the medium aggregate surface exposure and the approximate surface cut depths for all classes.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
True or false: The greater the permeability of a coating on concrete, the more effectively it will perform.

Monday, April 23, 2018
What pigment type provides color, opacity and UV resistance to coatings?

Friday, April 20, 2018
True or false: Polyesters modified with fatty acids and other components are used to create acrylic binders.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
True or false: Venetian mosaic is a form of Venetian plaster.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
True or false: The terms “wet storage stain” and “white rust” denote two different phenomena.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The Building Enclosure Science & Technology conference will be presented this year by what organization?

Monday, April 16, 2018
True or false: A large school system that wanted to utilize certified painting contractors would invoke SSPC-QP 1 in its specifications.

Friday, April 13, 2018
What organization will offer a two-day, hands-on WUFI software workshop in May this year?

Thursday, April 12, 2018
True or false: SSPC has a guide for determining the moisture content of concrete and masonry walls and ceilings.

Today's Quiz

Keim Mineral Coatings
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Novatek Corporation
Novatek Portable Air Filtration Systems
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Shield Industries, Inc
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Atlas Material Testing Technology
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EMME Controls
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• Save up to 40% in energy consumption
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• Comfort results guaranteed in writing

Garland Company
Architectural Wall Coating Damproofs and Beautifies
Tuff-Coat™ multi-functional coating bridges hairline cracks, hides stains and discoloration, and reduces wall temperature, increasing the wall's life cycle.


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