Building Design & Construction Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam / Edition 2

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591263258
  • Publisher: Professional Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/8/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 863,478
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

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    A valuable tool for preparing for the Building Design & Construction A valuable tool for preparing for the Building Design & Construction Systems (BDCS) division of ARE!

    Building Design & Construction Systems (BDCS) is one of the more difficult ARE divisions that require actual working experience. You can alleviate the problem of lacking actual work experience by reading the right books and doing the right mock exams and practice questions. The problem is there is a severe shortage of ARE exam prep materials. "Building Design & Construction Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam" can help to alleviate this problem. It covers the basic scope of the Building Design & Construction Systems (BDCS) division, including questions, answers and explanations. The practice exam also includes a vignette covering accessibility and ramps, roof plans, and stair design. "Building Design & Construction Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam" covers 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, Plan Vignette, and Stair Design Vignette It is a valuable tool for preparing for the Building Design & Construction Systems (BDCS) division of ARE! Gang Chen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Author of "Building Design and Construction Systems (BDCS) ARE Mock Exam" and other books on various ARE Exams, LEED exams, Scribus, architecture, and landscape architecture

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