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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!
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, the LEED 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
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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!”
“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…”
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“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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”)
“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)
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- Joined: 9:52 AM - Jul 03, 2017
I think the book has very good study strategies and helpful sites to do further studies, but the book has too many fillers it has all the NCARB handbook information I just think its unencessary. I think some questions are similar to the exam some other questions I just think its just too easy comparing the the real ARE exam. I also noticed that they skipped question 9 and question 43 has no multiple choice the choices are blank. I also noticed that there are NO HVAC questions in this book, this is something you will need for this exam. The case study is nothing like the real exam, but its worth looking and try to work out the problem. Overall I think its a good resourse. but the true valuable info is the questions only, so this book is little overpriced.
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- Joined: 10:42 PM - Aug 24, 2016
Thank you for the feedbacks. We have corrected question 9 and question 43, and Amazon.com and other distribution channels should have the updated versions in several days.Barch007 wrote: I think the book has very good study strategies and helpful sites to do further studies, but the book has too many fillers it has all the NCARB handbook information I just think its unencessary. I think some questions are similar to the exam some other questions I just think its just too easy comparing the the real ARE exam. I also noticed that they skipped question 9 and question 43 has no multiple choice the choices are blank. I also noticed that there are NO HVAC questions in this book, this is something you will need for this exam. The case study is nothing like the real exam, but its worth looking and try to work out the problem. Overall I think its a good resourse. but the true valuable info is the questions only, so this book is little overpriced.
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- Joined: 7:31 AM - Dec 03, 2017
The answer for mock exam question 43 refers to question 29 but question 43 is regarding trusses/method of sections and question 29 is about critical path for a fast track project. So the solution to 43 has a pretty big gap in it. Please help with the full solution to question 43.
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- Joined: 10:42 PM - Aug 24, 2016
Corrected:katys1313 wrote: The answer for mock exam question 43 refers to question 29 but question 43 is regarding trusses/method of sections and question 29 is about critical path for a fast track project. So the solution to 43 has a pretty big gap in it. Please help with the full solution to question 43.
43. Answer: b
For the same simple truss in figure 3.19, using the method of sections, the force in member BC is 7,500 lbf.
Our step-by-step solution is as follows. (figure 4.3)
1) Find the reactions.
Since all forces are symmetric, RA = RF = ½ (3,000 lbf + 6,000 lbf + 3,000 lbf)
= 6,000 lbf
2) Find the angle between member AB and AD.
tan θ = 12 ft/16f t
θ = 36.87°
3) Find the moment arm of BC.
Since θ = 36.87° and the complementary angle is 53.13°. The difference of the angles = 53.13° - 36.87° = 16.26°.
cos 16.26° = H / 10 f t
h = (10 ft) (cos 16.26°) = 9.60 ft
4) Take moments about point D to eliminate the two unknowns (FBD and FAD).
Because FBD and FAD pass through joint D, their moment arms equal zero, and therefore their moments equal zero as well. This is an important technique when using the method of sections.
By convention, moments acting clockwise are positive, and moments acting counterclockwise are negative. The sum of the moments about point D equal zero:
(6,000 lbf) (16 ft) - (3,000 lbf) (8 ft) – FBc (9.60 ft) = 0
FBC = 7,500 lbf
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