ARE 5 Review Manual - Revised



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ISBN: 978-1-59126-515-3
Copyright: 2016
Page Count: 1088
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • 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.

  • 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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    ARE 5 Review Manual for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE5RM), Paperback

    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.

    Effective October 1, 2018, ARE 5.0 references the 2017 family of AIA Contract Documents. Already own the book? Download the update to the ARE 5 Practice Exam here.

    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) includes:

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

    • example problems to clarify how to apply key architectural 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 - 5)

    Lots of information Review by Connie
    The book is huge and all encompassing and seems to be organized well with so much information. The reading is a bit dry, and I wish there were more diagrams and references to the test. It would help to be able to relate the information you're reading to a situation that you will use it when testing. Overall, though, I am pleased with the book. (Posted on 1/30/2017)

    Excellent Review by Chris
    The material is presented in a very ordered and concise method. I believe the subject matter is presented much better in comparison with the previous Ballast Review Manual for ARE 4.0 I have used. I was also pleasantly surprised that most of the material is new rather than copied from the ARE 4.0 manual. (Posted on 10/18/2016)