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To become a licensed architect, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meeting your Board of Architecture's special requirements, as well as passing all seven divisions of the Architect Registration Examinations (ARE).
This book provides an ARE exam overview, resources, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guide, a realistic and complete set of Mock Exams, solutions, and explanations for the Construction Documents & Service (CDS) Division of the ARE. This book covers the following subjects:
1. ARE, IDP, and Education Requirements
2. ARE Exam Content, Format, and Prep strategies
3. Bidding Procedures and Documents
4. Codes and Regulations
5. Environmental Issues
6. Construction Administration Services
7. Construction Drawings
8. Project Manual and Specifications
9. Contractual Documents
10. Project and Practice Management
11. Two Building Section Vignettes with Step-By-Step Solutions Using NCARB Practice Program Software
This book includes 100 challenging questions in 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. It will help you pass the CDS division of the ARE 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 and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including "Building Construction," "Planting Design Illustrated" 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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