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  • ARE 5 Practice Problems for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE5PP)

    New Edition: Updated for ARE 5.0 600 challenging practice problems organized according to ARE 5.0 exam divisions.


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    ARE 5 Practice Problems for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE5PP)

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-516-0
    Page Count:    136
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    Holly Williams Leppo, AIA, NCIDQ-certified, LEED AP, David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425, Rima Taher, PhD, PE

    ARE 5 Practice Problems for the Architect Registration Exam contains more than 600 challenging practice problems that break down information in the six exam divisions by chapters and subtopics, allowing you to focus on specific areas. ARE 5 Practice Problems for the Architect Registration Exam is designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the ARE 5 Review Manual, and includes multiple choice, case study, check-all-that-apply, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-place, and hot spot problems.


    Solutions are clearly written, complete, and easy to follow. Units are meticulously identified and carried through in all calculations. Frequent references to figures, tables, equations, and appendices in the ARE 5 Review Manual and the exam-adopted codes and standards will direct you to relevant support material.

    Topics Covered

    • Practice Management
    • Project Management
    • Programming & Services
    • Project Planning & Design
    • Project Development & Documentation
    • Construction & Evaluation

    About the Authors


    Holly Williams Leppo, AIA, is a partner and vice president of SMB&R, Inc. 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. Ms. Leppo 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.


    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCARB, CSI, is the owner of 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 for twenty years at Arapahoe Community College. A licensed architect in Colorado and an NCIDQ certificate holder, Mr. Ballast has authored many books published by PPI on design topics and ARE review.


    Rima Taher, PhD, PE, has been teaching ARE review courses in general structures and lateral forces since 2002 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she received a university-wide award for teaching excellence. Dr. Taher earned her master of science and doctorate degrees in civil engineering from the historic and prestigious École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. She has also lectured on the topic of wind engineering and structural design for high winds and hurricanes at the Wind Engineering Research Center at the Tokyo Polytechnic University. She is a licensed civil and structural engineer in New Jersey.

    • Practice Management
    • Project Management
    • Programming and Analysis
    • Project Planning and Design
    • Project Development and Documentation
    • • Construction and Evaluation
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  • ARE 5 Practice Exam for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE5PX)

    New Edition: Updated for ARE 5.0 ARE 5 Practice Exam for the Architect Registration Exam contains more than 500 challenging exam-like problems organized according to ARE 5.0 exam divisions.


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    ARE 5 Practice Exam for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE5PX)

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-517-7
    Page Count:    108
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    Holly Williams Leppo, AIA, David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425, Rima Taher, PhD, PE

    ARE 5 Practice Exam for the Architect Registration Exam contains more than 500 challenging problems organized as practice exams to match all six ARE 5.0 divisions, and designed to reinforce your knowledge of the topics presented in the ARE 5 Review Manual. Short, realistic problems focus on individual architecture concepts and follow the same formats as the problems on the exam, including multiple choice, case study, check-all-that-apply, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-place, and hot spot. Longer, more complex problems challenge your skills in identifying and applying related architecture concepts. Problems will also familiarize you with the codes and standards you will use for the exam. Solutions are clearly written, complete, and easy to follow. Units are meticulously identified and carried through in all calculations.

    Coverage of ARE 5.0 Major Content Areas

    • administrative procedures and protocols
    • building analysis and programming
    • building systems, materials, and assemblies
    • business operations
    • codes and regulations
    • construction cost estimates
    • construction documentation
    • construction observation
    • contracts
    • environmental conditions and context
    • environmental and contextual conditions
    • finances, risk, and development of practice
    • integration of building materials and systems
    • practice methodologies
    • practice-wide delivery of services
    • preconstruction activities
    • project closeout and evaluation
    • project costs and budgeting
    • project execution
    • project integration of program and systems
    • project manual and specifications
    • project quality control
    • project work planning
    • resource management
    • site analysis and programming

     

    The ARE 5 Practice Exam will help you pass the actual exam by

    • sharpening your problem-solving skills
    • increasing your problem-solving speed and confidence
    • assessing essential knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities
    • demonstrating the most efficient problem-solving methods

     

    ARE 5.0 Divisions Covered

    • Practice Management
    • Project Management
    • Programming & Services
    • Project Planning & Design
    • Project Development & Documentation
    • Construction & Evaluation

     

    ARE 5 Practice Exam and its companion products are published by PPI. PPI is recognized as the leading publisher of professional licensing exam review.

     

    About the Authors


    Holly Williams Leppo, AIA, is a partner and vice president of SMB&R, Inc. 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. Ms. Leppo 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.


    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCARB, CSI, is the owner of 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 for twenty years at Arapahoe Community College. A licensed architect in Colorado and an NCIDQ certificate holder, Mr. Ballast has authored many books published by PPI on design topics and ARE review.


    Rima Taher, PhD, PE, has been teaching ARE review courses in general structures and lateral forces since 2002 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she received a university-wide award for teaching excellence. Dr. Taher earned her master of science and doctorate degrees in civil engineering from the historic and prestigious École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. She has also lectured on the topic of wind engineering and structural design for high winds and hurricanes at the Wind Engineering Research Center at the Tokyo Polytechnic University. She is a licensed civil and structural engineer in New Jersey.

    • administrative procedures and protocols
    • building analysis and programming
    • building systems, materials, and assemblies
    • business operations
    • codes and regulations
    • construction cost estimates
    • construction documentation
    • construction observation
    • contracts
    • environmental conditions and context
    • environmental and contextual conditions
    • finances, risk, and development of practice
    • integration of building materials and systems
    • practice methodologies
    • practice-wide delivery of services
    • preconstruction activities
    • project closeout and evaluation
    • project costs and budgeting
    • project execution
    • project integration of program and systems
    • project manual and specifications
    • project quality control
    • project work planning
    • resource management
    • site analysis and programming
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  • ARBDCS2

    155 challenging sample problems plus an 85-problem practice exam with 3 vignettes help you successfully prepare for the Building Design & Construction Systems division.


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    Building Design & Construction Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARBDCS2), 2nd Edition

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-325-8
    Page Count:    136
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425, Holly Williams Leppo, AIA

    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. This edition has been updated to the 2009 International Building Code. 155 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. Three sample vignettes prepare you for the graphic portion of the exam. Clearly explained solutions are provided to supplement your review.

    A realistic 85-problem practice exam simulates the actual exam’s content areas, length, level of difficulty, format, and use of logical distracters. The practice exam includes three vignettes covering accessibility and ramps, roof plans, and stair design, just like the actual exam does. Make Building Design & Construction Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam an essential part of your preparation.

    Realistic Practice for the Building Design & Construction 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 Design & Construction Topics

    • 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
    • Vignettes
      • Accessibility/Ramp
      • Roof Plan
      • Stair Design
    • Wood
    • 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
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  • ARCDS2

    Successfully prepare for the Construction Documents & Services division with 128 practice problems, plus a 100-problem practice exam with a vignette.


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

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-323-4
    Page Count:    114
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    Holly Williams Leppo, AIA, David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425

    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
    • 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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  • ARBS2

    123 sample problems plus a 95-problem practice exam with a vignette help you successfully prepare for the Building Systems division.


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

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-329-6
    Page Count:    108
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    Holly Williams Leppo, AIA, David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425

    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
    • Acoustics
    • Codes and Regulations
    • Electrical Systems
    • Environmental Issues
    • HVAC
    • Lighting
    • Plumbing
    • Specialties
    • Vignette
      • Mechanical and Electrical Plan
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  • Programming, Planning & Practice: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARPPP2)

    88 challenging sample problems plus an 85-problem practice exam with a vignette help you successfully prepare for the Programming, Planning & Practice division.


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    Programming, Planning & Practice: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARPPP2), 2nd Edition

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-327-2
    Page Count:    102
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    Holly Williams Leppo, AIA, David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425

    Get the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Programming, Planning & Practice division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) with Programming, Planning & Practice: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam. This edition has been updated to the 2007 AIA documents. 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.

    A realistic 85-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 site zoning vignette just like the actual exam does.

    Make Programming, Planning & Practice: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam an essential part of your preparation.

    Realistic Practice for the Programming, Planning & Practice 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 Programming, Planning & Practice Topics

    • Codes and Regulations
    • Environmental, Social, and Economic Issues
    • Programming and Analysis
    • Project and Practice Management
    • Project Budget and Financing
    • Site Zoning
    • Codes and Regulations
    • Environmental, Social and Economic Issues
    • Programming and Analysis
    • Project and Practice Management
    • Project Budget and Financing
    • Site Zoning
    $85
  • Site Planning & Design: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARSPD2)
    Successfully prepare for the Site Planning & Design division of the ARE.
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    Site Planning & Design: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARSPD2), 2nd Edition

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-154-4
    Page Count:    94
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425

    Get the realistic problem-solving practice you need to pass the Site Planning & Design division of the ARE with Site Planning & Design: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam.

    63 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. Two sample vignettes in Site Design and Site Grading are designed to help build your confidence and prepare you for the exam. Clearly explained solutions, many of which are enhanced with study notes, are provided to supplement your review.

    After completing the sample problems, make sure you are fully prepared for the exam by taking the realistic practice exam. Designed to help you manage your study time effectively by identifying your areas of strength and weakness, the practice exam includes 65 multiple-choice problems as well as Site Grading and Site Design vignettes. This practice exam mirrors the actual exam through the topics covered, length, level of difficulty, format, and the use of logical distractors.

    Coverage of the Site Planning & Design Topics

    • Circulation and Parking
    • Climate and Sustainable Design
    • Legal and Economic Influences
    • Other Site Design Influences
    • Site Analysis
    • Site Design
    • Site Grading
    • Transportation and Utilities
    • Urban Development and Community Influences

    Get the Power to Pass with ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam

    • Sharpen your problem-solving skills
    • Increase your problem-solving speed and confidence
    • Assess essential knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities
    • See the most efficient problem-solving methods through clearly explained solutions

    Topics Covered

    • Circulation and Parking
    • Climate and Sustainable Design
    • Legal and Economic Influences
    • Other Site Design Influences
    • Site Analysis
    • Site Design
    • Site Grading
    • Transportation and Utilities
    • Urban Development and Community Influences
    $85
  • Schematic Design: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARSD)
    Successfully prepare for the Schematic Design division with 4 challenging sample vignettes, plus a realistic practice exam with 2 additional vignettes.
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    Schematic Design: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARSD)

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-125-4
    Page Count:    76
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425

    To pass the Schematic Design division of the ARE, you will need to successfully design two vignettes—one building layout vignette and one interior layout vignette. Schematic Design: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam gives you the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for this division. Sharpen your problem-solving skills, increase your problem-solving speed and confidence, and assess essential knowledge.

    Each vignette includes a site plan where you create your solution. In addition to being included in the book, site plans are also available online and can be downloaded as a PDF. These site plans are accompanied by valuable tips for creating passing solutions on the actual computerized exam. Also included are fully explained examples of passing and failing designs to help you sharpen your problem-solving skills.

    Realistic practice for the Schematic Design division

    • 4 challenging sample vignettes
    • A realistic practice exam with two additional vignettes
    • Each vignette includes a site plan where you create your solution
    • Valuable tips for creating passing solutions on the actual computerized exam
    • Fully explained examples of passing and failing designs

    Coverage of the Schematic Design Topics

    • Building Layout
    • Interior Layout
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  • Structural Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARSS2)

    125 challenging sample problems plus a 125-problem practice exam with a vignette help you successfully prepare for the Structural Systems division.


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    Structural Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARSS2), 2nd Edition

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-331-9
    Page Count:    136
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    Rima Taher, PhD, PE

    The best way to build confidence for the Structural Systems division of the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) is to solve problems—the more problems the better. Structural Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam provides you with the realistic problem-solving practice you need to successfully prepare for the Structural Systems division. This edition has been updated to the 2009 International Building Code. 125 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 125-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 structural layout vignette, just like the actual exam does.

    Make Structural Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam an essential part of your preparation.

    Realistic Practice for the Structural Systems Divsion

    • 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 Structural Systems Topics

    • Concrete Structures
    • Connections
    • Foundation Systems
    • Lateral Forces: Principles
    • Notable Structures and Engineers
    • Seismic Design
    • Statics and Strength of Materials
    • Steel Structures
    • Structural Analysis
    • Truss Analysis
    • Vignette
      • Structural Layout
    • Walls and Retaining Walls
    • Wind Design
    • Wood Structures
    • Concrete Structures
    • Connections
    • Foundation Systems
    • Lateral Forces: Principles
    • Notable Structures and Engineers
    • Seismic Design
    • Statics and Strength of Materials
    • Steel Structures
    • Structural Analysis
    • Truss Analysis
    • Vignette
      • Structural Layout
    • Walls and Retaining Walls
    • Wind Design
    • Wood Structures
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