CTS Sample Question of the Week: Jan 29 2024

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CTS Sample Question of the Week: Jan 29 2024
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When surveying a room before the start of the job, which of the following
is NOT important?

a. The hours of the loading dock
b. The size of the freight elevator
c. The material of the conference room walls
d. The color of the conference room walls

What do you think is the best answer? Post your thoughts in the comments! Check back Friday to see if you got it right.

Update:
The correct answer is:  d. The color of the conference room walls

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Go to the profile of Najam Hussain
3 months ago

A

Go to the profile of Najam Hussain
3 months ago

Its D not A

Note: A. Is related to materials delivery, which is a purpose of site survey. 

Go to the profile of Kenny Kendrick
3 months ago

D

Go to the profile of Daniel Braun
3 months ago

d

Go to the profile of Jeremy Hommowun
3 months ago

D

Go to the profile of Daniel Konhauser
3 months ago

D

Go to the profile of Jonathan Wunrow
3 months ago

d. The color of the conference room walls

Go to the profile of bhopendra kumar
3 months ago

D

Go to the profile of bhopendra kumar
3 months ago

D

Go to the profile of Josh Campbell
3 months ago

@Kelly Smith - AVIXA Thank you for putting the time into posting these every week! I've been adding them to my personal study guide and find them very helpful. I don't post the answer I think is correct very often, and when I do, I usually just respond with the corresponding letter.This week I see a lot of answers for A & D, so I feel a little more inclined to participate. I also want to offer my thoughts on each of these answers.

First, I'd like to say that I would want to know all four of these (A-D). If I'm already on site to do a survey, why wouldn't I ask all of these questions? That said, here's my breakdown for each possible answer. 

A. Knowing the hours of the loading dock (in addition to any entry points for my team) would be helpful when planning the labor and scheduling staff. However, this is a detail that can be worked out down the line, and isn't essential during the initial survey of the room. 

B. I absolutely need to know the size of the freight elevator (provided one is available and is part of the path that gets the gear from the truck to the installation location). If the elevator is smaller than the equipment I need to move, I'd have a serious flaw in my plan. 

C. The materials used on the conference room walls will most likely affect equipment and mounting choices.

D. The color of the conference room walls may affect the color of the equipment and mounting choices.

Discussion & Answer:

Given the possible answers, I find responses B,C & D to be essential during the room survey, because this information must be known in order to plan and order equipment for the job. I find "A" to be of the least amount of importance during the room survey, since it can be worked out after the equipment order has been placed, when coordinating labor for the job.

My final answer is "A".

Go to the profile of Josh Campbell
3 months ago

I interpreted this question as being a site survey before completing a design or placing a bid. If this is however, the site visit just prior to the installation, I'd say that D. is the correct answer.

That said, I currently have a job where white cabling was ordered in a room that has dark materials. Making this observation and having a conversation with the stakeholders may still be important when you show up on site. The possibility that the wrong color materials have been ordered is very real. It will save a lot of time and money to confirm choices that seem questionable from the start. 

Go to the profile of Shaikh Abdul Sattar
3 months ago

a

Go to the profile of Shaikh Abdul Sattar
3 months ago

Go to the profile of Liju Raju Varghese
5 days ago

d. The color of the conference room walls