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  • Holly Williams Leppo, AIA

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    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.

  • 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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    Construction Documents & Services: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARCDS2), 2nd Edition

    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. This edition has been updated to the 2007 AIA documents. 128 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 100-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 building section vignette, just like the actual exam does.

    Make Construction Documents & Services: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam an essential part of your preparation.

    Realistic Practice for the Construction Documents & Services 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 Construction Documents & Services Content Areas

    • Bidding Procedures and Documents

    • Building Section

    • Codes and Regulations

    • Construction Administration Services

    • Construction Drawings

    • Contractual Documents

    • Project and Practice Management

    • Project Manual and Specifications

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    Customer Reviews (View All - 7)

    Four Stars Review by Amazon Customer
    Very helpful. Format and info gives thorough over view of what to expect on the exam.
    (Posted on 2/26/2016)

    Five Stars Review by Customer
    This is the only book I bought for sample questions and practice Exam ... I passed. (Posted on 7/9/2015)

    Very helpful Review by Kyriakos
    Although it is helpful, the tips and tricks I found in other manuals/literature I have purchased are more helpful for someone taking the exam. (i.e. rules of thumb, things to watch out for, etc)... (Posted on 4/15/2014)