ARBS2

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SKU: ARBS2
ISBN:978-1-59126-329-6
Copyright: 2011
Page Count: 108
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
Author(s):
  • Holly Williams Leppo, AIA

    Author Information

    Holly Williams Leppo, AIA, is an NCARB-certified architect, an NCIDQ certificate holder, and a LEED AP.  Ms. Leppo has authored and co-authored several ARE and LEED exam review books published by PPI.  She holds a bachelor of integrative arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a master of architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425

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    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425, owns Architectural Research Consulting, a firm offering information and management services to architects, interior designers, and the construction industry. Mr. Ballast taught interior construction and other courses at Arapahoe Community College for over 20 years. A licensed architect in the state of Colorado, Mr. Ballast has written many books on design topics.

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    Building Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARBS2), 2nd Edition

    The best way to build confidence for the Building Systems division of the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) is to solve problems—the more problems the better. Building Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam provides you with the realistic problem-solving practice you need to successfully prepare for the Building Systems division. This edition has been updated to the 2009 International Building Code. 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.


    A realistic 95-problem practice exam simulates the actual exam’s content areas, length, level of difficulty, format, and use of logical distractors. The practice exam includes a mechanical and electrical plan vignette just like the actual exam does. Make Building Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam an essential part of your preparation.


    Realistic Practice for the Building Systems Division



    • 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 Sample Problems and Practice Exam will help you pass the actual exam by



    • sharpening your problem-solving skills

    • increasing your problem-solving speed and confidence  

    • enabling you to assess essential knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities

    • demonstrating the most efficient problem-solving methods


    Coverage of the Building Systems Topics



    • Acoustics

    • Codes and Regulations

    • Electrical Systems

    • Environmental Issues

    • HVAC

    • Lighting

    • Plumbing

    • Specialties

    • Vignette

      • Mechanical and Electrical Plan




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    Customer Reviews (View All - 4)

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    There is so much you can study in the notes and book but only with Q&A you can test what you have learnt. So this book with its 230 questions was very useful. (Posted on 5/7/2015)

    I ordered this book 2 weeks before my test and feel like it was the catalyst that helped me get to ... Review by Amazon.com Customer
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    The sample questions where very similar to the format on the ARE. I ordered this book 2 weeks before my test and feel like it was the catalyst that helped me get to the point of being very prepared. I passed the exam the first try so I feel confident this book was a huge help. Practice questions are really the only way to test your knowledge. Just reading content and trying to remember it is not enough. I don't think you can do enough practice questions in preparation for the ARE. (Posted on 5/7/2015)

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    great! (Posted on 5/7/2015)

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