ARE 5 Review Manual - Revised

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Copyright: 2016
Page Count: 860
Format(s): Paperback, PDF
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • David Kent Ballast, FAIA, 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.

  • Steven E. O Hara, PE

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    Steven E. O'Hara, PE, is a professor of architectural engineering in the School of Architecture at Oklahoma State University. Professor O'Hara earned bachelor of science in architectural studies and master of architectural engineering degrees from Oklahoma State University. He is a licensed engineer in Oklahoma.
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    New Edition: Updated for ARE 5.0

    PPI’s ARE 5 Review Manual by David Kent Ballast, FAIA and Steven E. O Hara, PE offers complete review of content areas covered in ARE 5.0’s six divisions.

    It includes review of subjects that were recently added to the exam with the release of ARE 5.0 in November of 2016, and covers recent developments in project delivery, sustainable design, pre-construction activities, and many other areas of architectural practice.

    The review manual is part of a complete set of tools to help examinees prepare and pass ARE 5.0 the first time. Click here to save 15% and upgrade to our complete review bundle.

    ARE 5 Review Manual (ARE5RM) features includes:

    • a thorough review of all exam content areas to prepare you for all six divisions

    • example problems to clarify how to apply key architectureal concepts

    • hundreds of tables and figures to facilitate referencing and problem solving

    • advice, tips, and exam taking strategies to prepare you for exam day

    ARE 5.0 Exam Divisions Covered

    • Practice Management

    • Project Management

    • Programming & Services

    • Project Planning & Design

    • Project Development & Documentation

    • Construction & Evaluation


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    Customer Reviews (View All - 7)

    Thorough and in-depth review manual for the ARE 5 Review by Customer
    The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) 5.0 has launched on November 1, 2016 and been updated and structured into 6 standalone exam divisions, namely, Practice Management, Project Management, Programming & Analysis, Project Planning & Design, Project Development & Documentation, and Construction & Evaluation. This ARE 5 Review Manual is the first study manual to hit the market and provides comprehensive coverage for the ARE 5 exams. This is a massive, soft-cover book, clocking in at over 1,000 pages and weighing in at 5.2 lbs.

    The book is organized into the 6 main sections that closely follow the 6 exam divisions, so that you can focus on the subject matters that you'll need to master for the individual exams. The review materials are thorough and in-depth, and filled with examples and illustrations as well as advice, tips and strategies on how to take the exams. I also find the clean layout and bi-color printing particularly enjoyable to read and study.

    This review manual is best used along with the other two companion books from the same publisher - ARE 5 Practice Exam and ARE 5 Practice Problems. The price tags for these books are hefty but the review manual in particular is a worthy investment. It serves well as a study resource before the exams and a reference manual afterwards. (Posted on 1/12/2017)

    Clear Descriptive Easy to Understand and Read Review by Customer
    This is a very well written and designed review manual.

    The information is organized and easy to follow and read. The pictures, diagrams are very well designed making it very easy to interpret, understand and follow. (Posted on 1/12/2017)

    Well-organized Review by Customer
    The ARE 5 covers entry-level knowledge and focuses on protection of the public health, safety welfare. Careful preparation is necessary as the six sections have recent pass rates ranging from 50 to 77%. In addition to using this straight-forward review manual, participating in AIA-sponsored workshops and study groups is recommended.

    The density of information is intimidating, but the manual is designed to be easy to navigate. The organization reflects the structure of the exam, with the six divisions further broken down into chapters and sections. There is a master table of contents and a detailed index along with other navigational guides such as markings on the page edges for divisions and more detailed tables of contents for each chapter. Pay special attention to the introduction as it provides reliable advice on strategy and tactics for registration, studying, and test taking.

    Reference materials and 150 example problems are incorporated into the text rather than appended. Online resources include errata only but guides containing ARE 5 Practice Exams and Practice Problems are available separately. The manual is two inches thick and could be improved by providing a wider inner margin so that it could be separated into divisions and placed in three-ring binders for ease of use. (Posted on 1/12/2017)