I put 2 questions in one here, maybe makes it easier.
This question was about a site in a forested area, and how to make a defensible space from fire.
Which of the following actions complies with best practices for maintaining defensible space? Check the four that apply.
I got half of it right the part I didn’t get is it says store firewood uphill from the building, and reduce forest density within 100ft of the building mentioning zones 1 and 2.
How does storing firewood uphill protect a building from fire?
What zones are these referring to, and how do you go about these types of questions?
I get that vegetation should be avoided around a building because it could get on fire, but shrubs should be spaced about 20ft not 100ft, I guess it’s kind of obvious 100ft is too big, are there charts or diagrams I can get this content or is this more like analyze and make reason with it kind of question?
The other question below, I got half wrong as well, I get that following local hazard regulations and grading ordinances are ideal. The question below mentions,
An architect has been hired to design a private residence in an area that is moderately susceptible to landslides.
Which steps should be taken to minimize slope destabilization? Check the four that apply.
The part I got wrong was alternatives to septic systems, I guess how does a septic system increase the potential for slope destabilization and landslides?
Also how does utilizing up-slope fill to create the building pad create unstable soil conditions?