Preservation Brief 44:The Use of Awnings on Historic Buildings: Repair, Replacement and New Design

AIA Continuing Education System Quiz

The following quiz assesses understanding of the information contained in the U.S. National Park Service's Preservation Brief on using awnings on historic buildings. The Brief, authored by Chad Randl, is part of an ongoing series that provides guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings.

The fifty Preservation Briefs cover a wide range of topics; many contain information relevant to non-historic as well as historic buildings. They are a valuable resource for architects and other professionals working in preservation, as well as the renovation, repair, and maintenance of non-historic buildings. The quiz is a collaborative project of the AIA Historic Resources Committee and HPEF.

The brief is available on the National Park Service website. Print copies can be purchased for a nominal fee from the U.S. Government Printing Office


Read the Preservation Brief 44 text, then return to this page and complete all questions below. Submit the quiz using the button at the end. A score of 80 percent or above entitles the participant to 1.25 Health, Safety & Welfare learning unit hours (1.25 HSW LU Hours). Certificates of completion will be issued via email. Contact with questions, comments, or technical issues.

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1) Historically, awnings appealed to building owners because: *
2) A backlit dome awning would be an appropriate for a storefront of a nineteenth century commercial building. *
3) A contemporary substitute for canvas awning material in an early twentieth century historic district could be: *
4) When no physical evidence of a historic awning exists on the building: *
5) Common features of historic fabric awnings include: *
6) Regular cleaning requires removing the awning fabric from the frame. *
7) Vertical slide rods enable operable awnings with a large projection to: *
8) It is never appropriate to install a new awning above the storefront transom of a commercial building *
9) A single historic awning: *
10) An aluminum awning from the 1950s: *