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)

    So far so good Review by Stephanie
    I've used PPI before and really benefited from their study guides - I strongly prefer them to the other big names out there.I really like that the ARE review manual is one textbook with all of the divisions rather than separate (and also, separately purchased) textbooks.

    I've just finished the first division of the ARE manual and it's good, with a few minor suggestions. There are individual review questions throughout each chapter, which is helpful. These I think are not meant to test what you've learned so far as much as further educate you with in depth explanations with the answers. However, even so, it's annoying that the multiple choice answers are in a larger, bold, separate line font - which really makes them stand out. Unfortunately it means the first thing I see when I turn the page is the answer to the question, and I think it would be much more effective to simply include it in-line at the end of the answer explanations. I've also found a number of grammatical typos which, while not a huge deal (this isn't an English Language study guide), it is slightly distracting to me. (Posted on 3/13/2018)

    Great Summary and Review of Test Topics Review by Ashley
    I have taken my first test and so far the manual was a great review of all the test subjects. (Posted on 5/16/2017)