Structural Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam (ARSS2)

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Copyright: 2011
Page Count: 136
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • Rima Taher, PhD, PE

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    Rima Taher, PhD, PE is a special lecturer at the New Jersey School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she has been teaching structures course to both undergraduate and graduate students since 1989. Dr. Taher holds a PhD and a master of civil engineering, specialty building science and technology degree, from the historic and prestigious École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC). She also earned a bachelor of civil engineering degree from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, in Lyon, France.



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

    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

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    Intimidating 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)