Are 5 Practice Problems for the Architect Registration Exam

Are 5 Practice Problems for the Architect Registration Exam Author David Kent Ballast
ISBN-10 1591265169
Release 2016-11-16
Pages 136
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ARE 5 Practice Problems contains more than 600 problems designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the ARE 5 Review Manual. Problems are organized according to the ARE 5.0 exam divisions. All the exam-problem formats are presented, including multiple choice, case study, check-all-that-apply, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-place, and hot spot formats. Clearly explained solutions are provided for all problems to supplement your review. ARE 5 Practice Problems will help you to effectively familiarize yourself with the exam scope and problem formats successfully connect relevant theory to exam-like problems quickly identify accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches assess essential knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities ARE Divisions Covered Practice Management Project Management Programming & Analysis Project Planning & Design Project Development & Documentation Construction & Evaluation



ARE 5 Practice Exam for the Architect Registration Exam

ARE 5 Practice Exam for the Architect Registration Exam Author David Kent Ballast
ISBN-10 1591265177
Release 2016-10-19
Pages 336
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ARE 5 Practice Exam contains six practice exams consistent with the NCARB Architect Registration Exam (ARE 5.0) format and divisions. All exam divisions are covered, with one practice exam for each ARE 5.0 division. The problem formats in this book mimic those on the exam and include multiple choice, check-all-that-apply, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-place, and hot spot formats. Short, realistic problems focus on individual architecture concepts, while longer, more complex case study problems challenge your skills in identifying and applying related architecture concepts. Enhance your time-management skills by taking each exam within the same time limit as the actual exam. Then, evaluate your performance using the six individual answer keys. Comprehensive and clear solutions demonstrate accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches. ARE 5 Practice Exam will help you effectively familiarize yourself with the exam scope and format quickly identify accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches successfully connect relevant theory to exam-like problems efficiently navigate through exam-adopted codes and standards confidently solve problems under timed conditions Topics Covered Practice Management Project Management Programming & Analysis Project Planning & Design Project Development & Documentation Construction & Evaluation



Programming Planning and Practice ARE Mock Exam

Programming  Planning and Practice ARE Mock Exam Author Gang Chen
ISBN-10 9781612650067
Release 2012-05
Pages 128
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A Practical Guide & Mock Exam for the Programming, Planning & Practice (PPP) Division of the ARE Every July, NCARB begins to recreate the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) questions based on a new guide and scope. We always incorporate this latest information into our books. To become a licensed architect, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meet your Board of Architecture's special requirements, and pass all seven divisions of ARE. This book provides an ARE exam overview, suggested reference and resource links, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guides, and a realistic and complete mock exam with solutions and explanations for the Programming, Planning & Practice (PPP) Division of the ARE. More specifically this book covers the following subjects: ARE, IDP, and Education Requirements ARE Exam Content, Format, and Prep Strategies Codes and Regulations Environmental, Social & Economic Issues Programming & Analysis Project Budget & Financing Project & Practice Management Site Zoning Two Graphic Vignettes with Step-By-Step Solutions Using the NCARB Practice Program Software Instructions on Installing Alternate DWG Files for Use with NCARB Software The mock exam includes 85 challenging questions of the same difficulty level and format as the real exam (multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank), and two graphic vignettes. This book will help you pass the PPP division of the ARE and become a licensed architect! Can you study and pass the ARE Programming, Planning & Practice (PPP) Exam in 2 weeks? The answer is yes IF you study the right materials: If you have ZERO experience but read the right materials, you can pass with 2 weeks of prep. If you study our book, "Programming, Planning & Practice ARE Mock Exam," you have an excellent chance of studying and passing the ARE Programming, Planning & Practice (PPP) Exam in 2 weeks. We have added many tips and tricks that WILL help you pass the exam on your first try. Our goal is to take a very complicated subject and make it simple. "Programming, Planning & Practice ARE Mock Exam" will save you time and money and help you pass the exam on the first try! About the author Gang Chen holds a master's degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has more than 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, and more. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers. Gang Chen is a LEED AP BD+C and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including Building Construction, Planting Design Illustrated, the ARE Mock Exam series, and the LEED Exam Guide series, which includes one guidebook for each of the LEED exams. For more information, visit www.GreenExamEducation.com



ARE 5 Review Manual for the Architect Registration Exam

ARE 5 Review Manual for the Architect Registration Exam Author David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCARB, CSI
ISBN-10 9781591265153
Release 2016-09-26
Pages 1088
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Comprehensive Architect Registration Exam 5.0 Coverage The ARE 5 Review Manual is the most comprehensive textbook for the Architect Registration Exam 5.0 (ARE 5.0). All six exam divisions are covered with thorough explanations for each of the division’s sections. Over 150 example problems demonstrate how to apply key architectural concepts, codes, and standards. Cross references to more than 100 tables and nearly 400 figures will point you to additional support material when you need it. The extensive index contains thousands of entries so you can prepare for the exam by easily finding division sections and concepts. This book features • thorough coverage of all divisions and their sections • over 150 clarifying examples • industry-standard terminology and nomenclature • exam advice, tips, and strategies After you pass your exam, the ARE 5 Review Manual will continue to serve as an invaluable reference throughout your architectural career.



Architecture Exam Review

Architecture Exam Review Author Steven E. O'Hara
ISBN-10 1591260337
Release 2005
Pages 272
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Offers a comprehensive review of structural topics and helps you prepare successfully for the General Structures and Lateral Forces divisions on NCARB's Architect Registration Examination (ARE). Hundreds of examples, illustrations, and tables enhance the text and 160 multiple-choice practice problems with solutions help you determine areas where you need additional study. This sixth edition is updated to reflect the 2003 International Building Code which is referenced on the exam. The chapters that were updated from the fifth edition are: Ch. 2: Loads on Buildings Ch. 8: Building Code Requirements on Structural Design Ch. 9: some minor changes due to updates reflecting the National Design Specifications for Wood Construction (NDS) 2001. Ch. 13: Lateral Forces--Wind Ch. 14: Lateral Forces--Earthquakes



Architecture Exam Review Nonstructural topics

Architecture Exam Review  Nonstructural topics Author Steven E. O'Hara
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056815726
Release 2002
Pages 500
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The Architect Registration Exam (ARE) is part of the licensing requirements for U.S. and Canadian architects. A computerized, closed-book exam, the ARE is administered year-round at a network of test centers.The topics represented on the ARE may be roughly divided into two areas: structural and nonstructural. We offer two primary study guides for the exam -- one volume devoted to each area. Each volume includes concise reviews of the exam topics, with practice problems and solutions.Additional practice for the ARE is provided by Architecture Exam Review: Site Planning and Building Design Graphic Divisions.Volume II: Nonstructural Topics provides a thorough review of the ARE nonstructural exam topics, including the exam's most challenging divisions: Site Planning and Building Design. More than 80 sample questions are provided, with solutions, along with a valuable checklist of items that should be considered in every design solution. The book also covers test-taking strategy, and is enhanced by illustrations, figures, and tables, along with a detailed index. The fifth edition was updated to reflect changes in the exam -- the adoption of a computerized format and use of the 2000 versions of the International Building Code and the International Plumbing Code.



Architecture Exam Review

Architecture Exam Review Author David Kent Ballast
ISBN-10 UOM:39015037786434
Release 1995
Pages 93
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This popular ARE review book provides a practice exam for the difficult Site Planning, Building Planning, and Building Technology portions of the exam. Architects, students, and educators will find all the essential information they need in Architecture Exam Review: Building and Site Design Practice Exam, including questions for the written portion of Site Planning and practice vignettes for the graphics portions of Building and Site Planning. Example solutions are provided, and large-format paper is bound into the book.



Construction Documents Services

Construction Documents   Services Author Holly Williams Leppo
ISBN-10 1591263239
Release 2011
Pages 92
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Updated to the 2007 AIA Documents Get the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Construction Documents & Services division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) with Construction Documents & Services: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam. 123 challenging sample problems are presented in the same formats as the problems on the exam, including multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank. A sample vignette prepares you for the graphic portion of the exam. Clearly explained solutions, are provided to supplement your review. Also included is a realistic 100-problem practice exam that simulates the actual exam experience through content areas covered, length, level of difficulty, format, and the use of logical distractors. The practice exam includes a building section vignette just like the actual exam. Coverage of the Construction Documents & Services Content Areas Bidding Procedures and Documents Codes and Regulations Construction Administration Services Construction Drawings Contractual Documents Project and Practice Management Project Manual and Specifications Building Section Vignette Features and Benefits Challenging sample problems in the same format as the exam provide the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Construction Documents & Services division of the ARE. Downloadable PDF files, which can be can be imported into your drafting software, allow you to practice creating graphic vignette solutions. Practical tips for approaching the multiple choice sections, solving the vignettes, and using the vignette software help you avoid common mistakes. Updated codes and standards provide you with the most current ARE review materials.



Building Design Construction Systems

Building Design   Construction Systems Author David Kent Ballast
ISBN-10 1591263255
Release 2010-12
Pages 114
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Get the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Building Design & Construction Systems division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) with Building Design & Construction Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam. 88 challenging sample problems are presented in the same formats as the problems on the exam, including multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank. A sample vignette prepares you for the graphic portion of the exam. Clearly explained solutions, are provided to supplement your review. Also included is a realistic 85-problem practice exam that simulates the actual exam experience through topics covered, length, level of difficulty, format, and the use of logical distractors. The practice exam includes a vignette covering accessibility and ramps, roof plans, and stair design just like the actual exam. Coverage of the Building Design & Construction Systems Content Areas Codes and Regulations Concrete Doors, Windows, and Glazing Finish Materials Masonry Material Costs Metals Moisture Protection and Thermal Insulation Principles Site Planning and Design Vertical Transportation Wood Accessibility/Ramp Roof Plan Vignette Stair Design Vignette Features and Benefits Challenging sample problems in the same format as the exam provide the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Building Design & Construction Systems division of the ARE. Downloadable PDF files, which can be can be imported into your drafting software, allow you to practice creating graphic vignette solutions. Practical tips for approaching the multiple choice sections, solving the vignettes, and using the vignette software help you avoid common mistakes. Updated codes and standards provide you with the most current ARE review materials.



Building Systems

Building Systems Author Holly Williams Leppo
ISBN-10 1591263298
Release 2010-12
Pages 86
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Updated to the 2009 International Building Code Get the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Building Systems division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) with Building Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam. 123 challenging sample problems are presented in the same formats as the problems on the exam, including multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank. A sample vignette prepares you for the graphic portion of the exam. Clearly explained solutions, are provided to supplement your review. Also included is a realistic 95-problem practice exam that simulates the actual exam experience through content areas covered, length, level of difficulty, format, and the use of logical distractors. The practice exam includes a vignette covering mechanical and electrical plans just like the actual exam. Coverage of the Building Systems Content Areas Acoustics Codes and Regulations Electrical Environmental Issues HVAC Lighting Plumbing Specialties Mechanical and Electrical Plan Vignette Features and Benefits Challenging sample problems in the same format as the exam provide the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Building Systems division of the ARE. Downloadable PDF files, which can be can be imported into your drafting software, allow you to practice creating graphic vignette solutions. Practical tips for approaching the multiple choice sections, solving the vignettes, and using the vignette software help you avoid common mistakes. Updated codes and standards provide you with the most current ARE review materials.



ARE Review Manual Second Edition

ARE Review Manual  Second Edition Author David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425
ISBN-10 9781591263210
Release 2010-12-08
Pages 800
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Updated to the 2007 AIA Documents and the 2009 International Building Code Successful exam preparation requires the best resources, and the ARE Review Manual gives you the power to pass all seven divisions of the ARE. This one book, updated to the 2007 AIA documents and the 2009 International Building Code, provides you with a complete and comprehensive review of the content areas covered on the ARE divisions. Additional chapters covering basic mathematics, important building regulations, and barrier-free design supplement your preparation regime. ARE Divisions Covered Building Systems Building Design & Construction Systems Construction Documents & Services Programming, Planning, & Practice Schematic Design Site Planning & Design Structural Systems Prepare to Pass All Seven Divisions of the ARE with a thorough review of all the content areas covered hundreds of tables and figures exam advice to help you avoid common mistakes guidelines to effectively focus your preparation a revised edition with updated codes and standards



Programming Planning Practice

Programming  Planning   Practice Author Holly Williams Leppo
ISBN-10 1591263271
Release 2010-12
Pages 80
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Updated to the 2007 AIA Documents and the 2009 International Building Code Get the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Programming, Planning & Practice division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) with Programming, Planning & Practice: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam. 88 challenging sample problems are presented in the same formats as the problems on the exam, including multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank. A sample vignette prepares you for the graphic portion of the exam. Clearly explained solutions, are provided to supplement your review. Also included is a realistic 85-problem practice exam that simulates the actual exam experience through content areas covered, length, level of difficulty, format, and the use of logical distractors. The practice exam includes a vignette covering site zoning just like the actual exam. Coverage of the Programming, Planning & Practice Content Areas Codes and Regulations Environmental, Social and Economic Issues Programming and Analysis Project Budget and Financing Project and Practice Management Site Zoning Features and Benefits Challenging sample problems in the same format as the exam provide the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Programming, Planning & Practice division of the ARE. Downloadable PDF files, which can be can be imported into your drafting software, allow you to practice creating graphic vignette solutions. Practical tips for approaching the multiple choice sections, solving the vignettes, and using the vignette software help you avoid common mistakes. Updated codes and standards provide you with the most current ARE review materials.



Mock California Supplemental Exam CSE of Architect Registration Exam

Mock California Supplemental Exam  CSE of Architect Registration Exam Author Gang Chen
ISBN-10 9781612650159
Release 2014-03-08
Pages 146
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A Practical Guide and Mock Exam for the California Supplemental Exam (CSE)! To become a licensed architect in California, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meet the special requirements of the California Architect Board (CAB), pass all seven divisions of the ARE, and pass the California Supplemental Exam (CSE). This book provides an ARE and CSE exam overview, suggested reference and resource links, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guides, and a realistic and complete mock exam with solutions and explanations for the California Supplemental Exam (CSE). More specifically this book covers the following subjects: 1. ARE, IDP, and education requirements 2. ARE and CSE exam content, format, prep strategies, and exam taking tips 3. the CSE project scenario section 4. the CSE general section 5. context and pre-design 6. regulatory issues: California state laws, code, regulations, and standards; other laws, codes, regulations, standards, agencies, and entitlements 7. management and design 8. construction 9. CSE reference materials (official CAB reference materials plus additional critical materials) This book includes 120 challenging multiple-choice questions of the same difficulty level and format as the real exam. It will help you pass the CSE and become a licensed architect in California!



Project Development Documentation PDD ARE 5 0 Mock Exam Architect Registration Exam

Project Development   Documentation  PDD  ARE 5 0 Mock Exam  Architect Registration Exam Author Gang Chen
ISBN-10 9781612650258
Release 2017-06-02
Pages 176
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A Practical Guide & Mock Exam for the ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation (PDD) Division! NCARB launched ARE 5.0 on November 1, 2016. We always incorporate the latest information into our books. To become a licensed architect, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meet your Board of Architecture’s special requirements, and pass the ARE exams. This book provides an ARE 5.0 exam overview, suggested reference and resource links, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guides, and a realistic and complete mock exam with solutions and explanations for the ARE 5 Project Development & Documentation (PDD) Division. More specifically this book covers the following subjects: · ARE 5.0, AXP, and education requirements · ARE 5.0 exam content, format, and prep strategies · ARE 5.0 credit model and the easiest way to pass ARE exams by taking only 5 ARE divisions · Allocation of your time and scheduling · Timing of review: the 3016 rule; memorization methods, tips, suggestions, and mnemonics · Integration of Building Materials & Systems · Construction Documentation · Project Manual & Specifications · Codes & Regulations · Construction Cost Estimates This book includes 120 challenging questions of the same difficulty level and format as the real exam (multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, fill-in-the-blank, hot spots, case studies, and drag-and-place), including a case study. It will help you pass the PDD division of the ARE 5.0 and become a licensed architect! Can you study and pass the ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation (PDD) in 2 weeks? The answer is yes: IF you study the right materials, you can pass with 2 weeks of prep. If you study our book, “Project Development & Documentation (PDD) ARE 5.0 Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam)," you have an excellent chance of studying and passing the ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation (PDD)in 2 weeks. We have added many tips and tricks that WILL help you pass the exam on your first try. Our goal is to take a very complicated subject and make it simple. "Project Development & Documentation (PDD) ARE 5.0 Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam)" will save you time and money and help you pass the exam on the first try! What others are saying about ARE Mock Exam series … “Great study guide…” “This was a great resource supplement to my other study resources. I appreciated the mock exam questions the most, and the solutions offer an explanation as to why the answer is correct. I will definitely check out his other ARE exam resources! UPDATE: Got my PASS Letter!” —Sean Primeaux “Tried everything 4 times before reading this book and PASSED!” “I had failed this exam 4 times prior to getting this book…I had zero clue as to what I was doing wrong. I read Ballast, Kaplan and random things on the forum but for the life of me couldn't pin point where I was missing it until I read THIS BOOK! Gang did an excellent job…I remember going through the ramp and reading Gang's book and saying Ohhhh like 4 or 5 times. I read his book several times until I became comfortable with the information. I went in on test day and it was a breeze. I remember walking out of there thinking I couldn't believe I struggled so much before. The tips in here are priceless! I strongly recommend this book…” —hendea1 “Add this to your ARE study” “This was a very helpful practice exam and discussion. I really appreciated the step-by-step review of the author's approach... As I studied it last before taking the test, Gang Chen's book probably made the difference for me.” —Dan Clowes (“XLine”) “Good supplemental mock exam” “I found the mock exam to be very helpful, all of the answers are explained thoroughly and really help you understand why it is correct...Also the introduction and test taking tips are very helpful for new candidates just starting the ARE process.” —Bgrueb01 “Essential Study Tool” “I have read the book and found it to be a great study guide for myself. Mr. Gang Chen does such a great job of helping you get into the right frame of mind for the content of the exam. Mr. Chen breaks down the points on what should be studied and how to improve your chances of a pass with his knowledge and tips for the exam and practice vignettes. I highly recommend this book to anyone…it is an invaluable tool in the preparation for the exam as Mr. Chen provides a vast amount of knowledge in a very clear, concise, and logical matter.” —Luke Giaccio “Wish I had this book earlier” “...The questions are written like the NCARB questions, with various types...check all that apply, fill in the blank, best answer, etc. The answer key helpfully describes why the correct answer is correct, and why the incorrect answers are not. Take it from my experience, at half the cost of other mock exams, this is a must buy if you want to pass...” —Domiane Forte (“Vitruvian Duck”) “This book did exactly like the others said.” “This book did exactly like the others said. It is immensely helpful with the explanation... There are so many codes to incorporate, but Chen simplifies it into a methodical process. Bought it and just found out I passed. I would recommend.” —Dustin “It was the reason I passed.” “This book was a huge help. I passed the AREs recently and I felt this book gave me really good explanations for each answer. It was the reason I passed.” —Amazon Customer “Great Practice Exam” “… For me, it was difficult to not be overwhelmed by the amount of content covered by the Exam. This Mock Exam is the perfect tool to keep you focused on the content that matters and to evaluate what you know and what you need to study. It definitely helped me pass the exam!!” —Michael Harvey (“Harv”) “One of the best practice exams” “Excellent study guide with study tips, general test info, and recommended study resources. Hands down one of the best practice exams that I have come across for this exam. Most importantly, the practice exam includes in depth explanations of answers. Definitely recommended.” —Taylor Cupp “Great Supplement!!” “This publication was very helpful in my preparation for my BS exam. It contained a mock exam, followed by the answers and brief explanations to the answers. I would recommend this as an additional study material for this exam.” —Cynthia Zorrilla-Canteros (“czcante”) “Fantastic! ” “When I first began to prepare for this exam; the number of content areas seemed overwhelming and daunting at best. However, this guide clearly dissected each content area into small management components. Of all the study guides currently available for this test - this exam not only included numerous resources (web links, you tube clips, etc..), but also the sample test was extremely helpful. The sample test incorporated a nice balance of diagrams, calculations and general concepts - this book allowed me to highlight any "weak" content areas I had prior to the real exam. In short - this is an awesome book!” —Rachel Casey (RC) ArchiteG®, Green Associate Exam Guide®, GA Study®, and GreenExamEducation® are registered trademarks owned by Gang Chen. ARE®, Architect Registration Examination® are registered trademarks owned by NCARB.



Structural Systems

Structural Systems Author Rima Taher
ISBN-10 159126331X
Release 2010-12
Pages 111
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Updated to the 2009 International Building Code Get the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Structural Systems division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) with Structural Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam. 125 challenging sample problems are presented in the same formats as the problems on the exam, including multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank. A sample vignette prepares you for the graphic portion of the exam. Clearly explained solutions, are provided to supplement your review. Also included is a realistic 125-problem practice exam that simulates the actual exam experience through content areas covered, length, level of difficulty, format, and the use of logical distractors. The practice exam includes a vignette covering structural layout just like the actual exam. Coverage of the Structural Systems Content Areas Concrete Structures Connections Foundation Systems Lateral Forces: Principles Notable Structures and Engineers Seismic Design Statics and Strength of Materials Steel Structures Structural Analysis Truss Analysis Walls and Retaining Walls Wind Design Wood Structures Structural Layout Vignette Features and Benefits Challenging sample problems in the same format as the exam provide the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Structural Systems division of the ARE. Downloadable PDF files, which can be can be imported into your drafting software, allow you to practice creating graphic vignette solutions. Practical tips for approaching the multiple choice sections, solving the vignettes, and using the vignette software help you avoid common mistakes. Updated codes and standards provide you with the most current ARE review materials.



Site Planning Design ARE Mock Exam SPD of Architect Registration Exam

Site Planning   Design ARE Mock Exam  SPD of Architect Registration Exam Author Gang Chen
ISBN-10 9781612650111
Release 2012-11
Pages 162
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A Practical Guide & Mock Exam for the Site Planning & Design (SPD) Division of the ARE Every July, NCARB begins to recreate the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) questions based on a new guide and scope. We always incorporate this latest information into our books. To become a licensed architect, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meet your Board of Architecture's special requirements, and pass all seven divisions of ARE. This book provides an ARE exam overview, suggested reference and resource links, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guides, and a realistic and complete mock exam with solutions and explanations for the Site Planning & Design (SPD) Division of the ARE. More specifically this book covers the following subjects: ARE, IDP, and Education Requirements ARE Exam Content, Format, and Prep Strategies Principles Codes and Regulations Environmental, Social & Economic Issues Materials & Technology Project & Practice Management Site Grading Site Design Four Graphic Vignettes with Step-By-Step Solutions Using the NCARB Practice Program Software Instructions on Installing Alternate dwg Files for Use with NCARB Software Instructions on Saving and Installing Various Solution Files for Use with NCARB Software The mock exam includes 65 challenging questions of the same difficulty level and format as the real exam (multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank), and four graphic vignettes solutions. This book will help you pass the SPD division of the ARE and become a licensed architect Can you study and pass the ARE Site Planning & Design Exam (SPD) in 2 weeks? The answer is yes IF you study the right materials: If you have ZERO experience but read the right materials, you can pass with 2 weeks of prep. If you study our book, "Site Planning & Design ARE Mock Exam," you have an excellent chance of studying and passing the ARE Site Planning & Design (SPD) Exam in 2 weeks. We have added many tips and tricks that WILL help you pass the exam on your first try. Our goal is to take a very complicated subject and make it simple. "Site Planning & Design ARE Mock Exam" will save you time and money and help you pass the exam on the first try About the author Gang Chen holds a master's degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has more than 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, and more. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers. Gang Chen is a LEED AP BD+C and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including Building Construction, Planting Design Illustrated, the ARE Mock Exam series, and the LEED Exam Guides series, which includes one guidebook for each of the LEED exams. For more information, visit www.GreenExamEducation.com



Are Secrets Study Guide

Are Secrets Study Guide Author Mometrix Media
ISBN-10 1609712013
Release 2015-02-25
Pages 284
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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** ARE Secrets helps you ace the Architect Registration Examination, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ARE Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. ARE Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ARE Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Pre-Design review including: Traffic Noise, Contour lines, Design Development Phase, On-Site Utility Studies, Dynamic compaction, Floor Area Ratio (FAR), Asbestos, Travel Distance to Exits, Permeability, International Building Code, Vegetated swales, Right of way, Esthetic zoning, Down zoning, Special use permits; A comprehensive General Structures review including: Flat Plate Floor System, Types of Loads, Proctor test, One-Way Joist Floor System, Advantages of Concrete Structures, Post-tensioned concrete, Roof Loads, Progressive Collapse, Flexure Theory, Columns, Fillet weld, Howe truss, Shear Stress versus Shear Strain, Modulus of Rigidity, Arch, Compressive (or tensile) Stress; A comprehensive Lateral Forces review including: Design wind pressure, Liquefaction, Seismic waves, Snow loading, and much more...