Sustainability and steel construction quiz

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Please answer the following 10 multiple choice questions, then click 'submit' to check the result. The pass mark for a CPD certificate is 8 out of 10, and you may retake the quiz as many times as you wish, but the questions will vary! Please note that one, two, three or all of the possible answers presented for each question may be right, and to gain a mark for that question all correct answers must be identified.

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Sustainability and steel construction

Based on the Target Zero findings, what is the approximate cost (in terms of % of capital cost) to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for a commercial office building?

0.5%
0.8%
1.5%
5%

Under BREEAM 2011, what overall score is required to achieve an ‘Excellent’ rating?

45%
55%
70%
85%

Which phase of the building life cycle is currently responsible for the greatest proportion of carbon emissions?

Design
Construction
In-use
Demolition

What are the estimated annual arisings from construction, demolition and excavation activities in the UK?

40 million tonnes
80 million tonnes
120 million tonnes
150 million tonnes

In the Green Guide to Specification (4th ed) which of the following commercial and industrial upper floor specifications has the highest rating?

Power floated in-situ reinforced concrete floor slab
Power floated post-tensioned in-situ reinforced concrete floor slab
Power floated in-situ reinforced concrete slab on ‘deep’ profiled metal decking
Power floated in-situ reinforced concrete slab on ‘shallow’ profiled metal decking

What is the current cost per tonne for UK landfill tax for non-hazardous waste?

£8
£24
£32
£64

What is the 2050 UK national reduction target (relative to 1990) for greenhouse gas emissions?

80%
60%
40%
25%

In buildings designed to take advantage of thermal mass, what is the optimum depth of concrete upper floor slabs?

50mm
90mm
150mm
200mm

What is the combined reuse and recycling rate for UK structural steel sections?

69%
79%
89%
99%

In single storey buildings, which element of the building is responsible for the greatest proportion of the overall embodied carbon footprint of the building?

Foundations and ground floor slab
Bearing structure
Walls
Roof