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Can you study and pass the California Supplemental Exam (CSE) in 2 weeks?

March 13, 2014

The answer is yes:  IF you study the right materials, you can pass with 2 weeks of prep.

If you study our book, “Mock California Supplemental Exam (CSE of Architect Registration Exam),” you have an excellent chance of studying and passing the California Supplemental Exam (CSE) in 2 weeks. We have added many tips and tricks that WILL help you pass the exam on your first try. Our goal is to take a very complicated subject and make it simple. “Mock California Supplemental Exam (CSE of Architect Registration Exam)” will save you time and money and help you pass the exam on the first try!

 

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“Mock California Supplemental Exam (CSE of Architect Registration Exam)” has been published!

March 13, 2014

 

9781612650159_FrontCover_600Mock California Supplemental Exam (CSE of Architect Registration Exam): CSE Overview, Exam Prep Tips, General Section and Project Scenario Section, Questions, Solutions and Explanations

ISBN: 9781612650159

 

It is available at:

http://www.GreenExamEducation.com

 

Synopsis

 

A Practical Guide and Mock Exam for the California Supplemental Exam (CSE)!

 

To become a licensed architect in California, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meet the special requirements of the California Architect Board (CAB), pass all seven divisions of the ARE, and pass the California Supplemental Exam (CSE).

This book provides an ARE and CSE exam overview, suggested reference and resource links, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guides, and a realistic and complete mock exam with solutions and explanations for the California Supplemental Exam (CSE). More specifically this book covers the following subjects:

  1. ARE, IDP, and education requirements
  2. ARE and CSE exam content, format, prep strategies, and exam taking tips
  3. the CSE project scenario section
  4. the CSE general section
  5. context and pre-design
  6. regulatory issues: California state laws, code, regulations, and standards; other laws, codes, regulations, standards, agencies, and entitlements
  7. management and design
  8. construction
  9. CSE reference materials (official CAB reference materials plus additional critical materials)

This book includes 120 challenging multiple-choice questions of the same difficulty level and format as the real exam. It will help you pass the CSE and become a licensed architect in California!

 

About the author

 

Gang Chen holds a master’s degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has more than 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, and more. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers.

Gang Chen is a LEED AP BD+C and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including Building Construction, Planting Design Illustrated, the ARE Mock Exam series, and the LEED Exam Guides series, which includes one guidebook for each of the exams. For more information, visit http://www.GreenExamEducation.com

 

If AREForum is down again…

January 13, 2014

If AREForum.org is down again, you can use this forum as an alternate:

http://www.GeeForum.com/

It has all the functions of AREForum.org, and has more options.

Our unique feature: We have not only ARE Forums, but LEED forums as well.

I think LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is one of the most important trends of development and is revolutionizing the construction industry. It has gained tremendous momentum and has a profound impact on our environment.

In fact, NCARB has quietly incorporated a lot of LEED content into EACH of the ARE division without using the term LEED. Just read the scope of exam for each ARE division, and you’ll know.

Gang Chen, Author, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (http://GreenExamEducation.com/)

We have moved all our forums to GeeForum.com

December 29, 2013

We have moved all our forums to GeeForums.com

http://geeforum.com/

Gee or GEE means GreenExamEducation.com. That is how we form the forum name:

GeeForum.com

It is a better service for all our members and you can post photos or jpeg files of your vignettes for other users’ review. It includes ARE Exams Forums, LEED Forums, Music Forum, Off-Topic Forum, Market Place and various sub-forums.

Please sign up/register for a free account. We give out free review books to registered users at GeeForum.com every now and then. If you have friends and co-workers who are taking ARE exams or LEED exams or are interested in music, please help us spread the word and let them know about GeeForum.com and encourage them to sign up.

We have found forums to be a very valuable tool and platform to connect with your customers: you have start a thread, and have in-depth discussion about a subject; you can easily organize the topics and search what you are looking for easily.

A forum is interactive and is much more effective than a mailing list.

Please note GeeForum.com is paid for and sponsored by GreenExamEducation.com.

“Site Planning & Design ARE Mock Exam” has been published!

December 24, 2012

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It is already available at Amazon.com, and will be available on bn.com soon.

 

Here is more info:

 

“Site Planning & Design ARE Mock Exam (SPD of Architect Registration Exam): ARE Overview, Exam Prep Tips, Multiple-Choice Questions and Graphic Vignettes, Solutions and Explanations”

ISBN-13:  9781612650111

 

It is available at:

http://www.GreenExamEducation.com

 

 

Synopsis

 

A Practical Guide & Mock Exam for the Site Planning & Design (SPD) Division of the ARE !

 

Every July, NCARB begins to recreate the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) questions based on a new guide and scope. We always incorporate this latest information into our books.

To become a licensed architect, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meet your Board of Architecture’s special requirements, and pass all seven divisions of ARE.

This book provides an ARE exam overview, suggested reference and resource links, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guides, and a realistic and complete mock exam with solutions and explanations for the Site Planning & Design (SPD) Division of the ARE. More specifically this book covers the following subjects:

  1. ARE, IDP, and Education Requirements
  2. ARE Exam Content, Format, and Prep Strategies
  3. Principles
  4. Codes and Regulations
  5. Environmental, Social & Economic Issues
  6. Materials & Technology
  7. Project & Practice Management
  8. Site Grading
  9. Site Design
  10. Four Graphic Vignettes with Step-By-Step Solutions Using the NCARB Practice Program Software
  11. Instructions on Installing Alternate dwg Files for Use with NCARB Software
  12. Instructions on Saving and Installing Various Solution Files for Use with NCARB Software

The mock exam includes 65 challenging questions of the same difficulty level and format as the real exam (multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank), and four graphic vignettes solutions. This book will help you pass the SPD division of the ARE and become a licensed architect!

 

 

Can you study and pass the ARE Site Planning & Design (SPD) Exam in 2 weeks?

The answer is yes IF you study the right materials: If you have ZERO experience but read the right materials, you can pass with 2 weeks of prep.

If you study our book, “Site Planning & Design ARE Mock Exam,” you have an excellent chance of studying and passing the ARE Site Planning & Design (SPD) Exam in 2 weeks. We have added many tips and tricks that WILL help you pass the exam on your first try. Our goal is to take a very complicated subject and make it simple. “Site Planning & Design ARE Mock Exam” will save you time and money and help you pass the exam on the first try!

 

 

ARE Mock Exam series by ArchiteG, Inc.

Time and effort is the most valuable asset of a candidate. How to cherish and effectively use your limited time and effort is the key of passing any exam. That is why we publish the ARE Mock Exam series to help you to study and pass the ARE exams in the shortest time possible. We have done the hard work so that you can save time and money. We do not want to make you work harder than you have to.

Do not force yourself to memorize many numbers. Read through the numbers a few times, and you should have a very good impression of them.

You need to make the judgment call: If you miss a few numbers, you can still pass the exam, but if you spend too much time drilling these numbers, you may miss the big pictures and fail the exam.

The official NCARB sample MC questions have no explanations, and the official NCARB sample vignettes have no step-by-stepsolutions. The existing ARE practice questions or exams by others are either way too easy or way over-killed. They do NOT match the real ARE exams at all.

We have done very comprehensive research on the official NCARB guides, many related websites, reference materials, and other available ARE exam prep materials. We match our mock exams vignettesquestions as close as possible to the NCARB samples and the real ARE exams instead. Some readers had failed an ARE exam two or three times before, and they eventually passed the exam with our help.

All our books include a step-by-stepsolution to each of the NCARB sample vignette with screenshots and related NCARB software commands, a complete set of MC questions (except for the SD AREmock exam) and vignettes matching the real ARE exams, including number of questions, format, type of questions, etc. We also include detailed answers and explanations to our MC questions, and a step-by-step solution to each of the mock vignettes with screenshots and related NCARB software commands. Our DWG files for our mock exam vignettes can also be installed and used with the NCARB software.

There is some extra information on AREoverviews and exam-taking tips in Chapter One. This is based on NCARB AND other valuable sources. This is a bonus feature we included in each book because we want our readers to be able to buy our ARE mock exam books together or individually. We want you to find all necessary ARE exam information and resources at one place and through our books.

All our books are available at

http://www.GreenExamEducation.com/

 

 

About the author

Gang Chen holds a master’s degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has more than 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, and more. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers.

Gang Chen is a LEED AP BD+C and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including Building Construction, Planting Design Illustrated, the ARE Mock Exam series, and the LEED Exam Guides series, which includes one guidebook for each of the LEED exams. For more information, visit www.GreenExamEducation.com

ARE Mock Exam series by ArchiteG, Inc.

September 20, 2012

Time and effort is the most valuable asset of a candidate. How to cherish and effectively use your limited time and effort is the key of passing any exam. That is why we publish the ARE Mock Exam series to help you to study and pass the ARE exams in the shortest time possible. We have done the hard work so that you can save time. We do not want to make you work harder than you have to.

 

Do not force yourself to memorize a lot of numbers. Read through the numbers a few times, and you should have a very good impression of them.

 

You need to make the judgment call: If you miss a few numbers, you can still pass the exam, but if you spend too much time drilling these numbers, you may miss out on the big pictures and fail the exam.

 

We have done very comprehensive research on the official NCARB guides, many related websites, reference materials, and ARE exam prep materials by our competitors. We intentionally make our mock exams easier than some of our competitors’, and match our questions as close as possible to the NCARB samples and the real ARE exams instead. This is based on our readers and candidates feedbacks because these competitors’ materials are way over-killed and do not match the real ARE exams at all. Many people at various study groups also indicated that they did extremely poor on these competitors’ practice exams and felt devastated. They gave up the competitors’ materials and used our ARE mock exams and related materials instead, and they ended up passing the ARE exams on the first try. Some other readers used competitors’ materials and failed an ARE exam two or three times, and they eventually passed the exam with our help.

 

All our books include a step-by-step solution to each of the NCARB sample vignette with screenshots and related NCARB software commands, a complete set of MC questions (except for the SD ARE mock exam) and vignettes matching the real ARE exams, including number of questions, format, type of questions, etc. We also include detailed answers and explanations to our MC questions, and a step-by-step solution to each of the mock vignette with screenshots and related NCARB software commands. Our DWG files for our mock exam vignettes can also be installed and used with the NCARB software.

 

There is some extra information on ARE overviews and exam-taking tips in Chapter One. This is based on NCARB AND other valuable sources. This is a bonus feature we included in each book because we want our readers to be able to buy our books all together or individually. We want you to find all necessary ARE exam information and resources at one place and through our books.

 

All our books are available at

http://www.GreenExamEducation.com

“Building Systems (BS) ARE Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam)” has been published!

December 5, 2011

Here is detailed information:

Building Systems (BS) ARE Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam): ARE Overview, Exam Prep Tips, Multiple-Choice Questions and Graphic Vignettes, Solutions and Explanations

ISBN: 9781612650036

 

 

 

 

 

 

See link:

http://www.GreenExamEducation.com

 

Synopsis

 

A Practical Guide & Mock Exam for the Building Systems (BS) Division of the ARE!

 

To become a licensed architect, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meet your Board of Architecture’s special requirements, and pass all seven divisions of the Architect Registration Examinations (ARE).

This book provides an ARE overview, suggested references and resources, exam preparation and exam taking techniques, tips and guides, and a realistic and complete mock exam with solutions and explanations for the Building Systems (BS) division of the ARE.

More specifically this book covers the following subjects:

  1. ARE, IDP, and Education Requirements
  2. ARE Content, Format, and Preparation Strategies
  3. Codes and Regulations
  4. Environmental Issues
  5. Plumbing: Principles and Materials & Technology
  6. Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC): Principles and Materials & Technology
  7. Electrical: Principles and Materials & Technology
  8. Lighting: Principles and Materials & Technology
  9. Specialties: Acoustics, Communications & Security, Conveying Systems, and Fire Detection & Suppression
  10. Two Graphic Vignettes with Step-By-Step Solutions Using the NCARB Practice Program Software

The mock exam includes 95 challenging questions of the same difficulty level and format as the real exam (multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank), and two graphic vignettes. This book will help you pass the BS division of the ARE and become a licensed architect!

About the author

Gang Chen holds a master’s degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has more than 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, and more. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers.

Gang Chen is a LEED AP BD+C and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including Building Construction, Planting Design Illustrated, the ARE Mock Exam series, and the LEED Exam Guide series, which includes one guidebook for each of the exams. For more information, visit http://www.GreenExamEducation.com

What others are saying about “Construction Documents and Service (CDS) ARE Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam)”…

August 21, 2011

“Passed!!!

“I PASSED!!! Having Gang Chen’s book helped out greatly the second time around. I did not have this resource the first time taking the exam. So, I would highly recommend it for those who are preparing for the ARE – CDS exam. The book gives helpful study tips and pointer to preparing for the exam. The sample mock exam is great because it asks questions in an equivalent format that the actual exam would. What also is great is there is a detailed explanation of all the answers right or wrong and where to look it up. Overall this book helped. It is a must have for study material. Thank You, Gang Chen.”

James Lushbough

 

“Great Study Guide

“The ARE CDS Mock Exam provided realistic exam-based review questions which had a positive impact on my results. This review along with ARE Forum deserve credit for preparing me for my final exam. I am now a registered architect in my jurisdiction. Wouldn’t have done it so soon without this valuable tool. Thanks again Mr. Gang Chen.”

John Schaaf

 

“Excellent book!

“When used in conjunction with solid study materials, this mock exam was invaluable to me for passing CDS on my first attempt. For the vignette, the walk-through was particularly helpful in navigating NCARB’s notoriously difficult software by proposing a logically ordered sequence and showing where inefficiencies could be eliminated to save time and perfect solutions. The MC questions are well written, and although a couple of typos are present, the meaning is obvious, and doesn’t outweigh what makes this a 5 star book. They’re written like the NCARB questions, with various types…check all that apply, fill in the blank, best answer, etc. The answer key helpfully describes why the correct answer is correct, and why the incorrect answers are not. At half the cost of other mock exams, this is a must buy if you want to pass CDS the first time you take it.”

Domiane Forte

 

“Very helpful

“I certainly recommend this book to everyone who is preparing to take this exam. It is very helpful, easy to read and understand. It covers various areas of the actual exams and gives you the information that you need to solve the MC questions and the vignette section. I liked the Mock-up practice exam in this book which is very beneficial and is similar to the type of questions that you would encounter in the real exam.”

Seta Ohanesian

 

A great supplemental study guide

“This book by Gang Chen is a great supplemental study guide for the ARE exam preparation. The overview is thorough and a great compliment to Ballast and Kaplan. This is a must have study guide as the practice questions are comparable to NCARB’s. I will also be using the Building Design & Construction Systems’s (BDCS) study guide by Gang Chen for my next exam.”

Brian Fracasse

 

“Invaluable Practice Test

This is an amazing resource for studying the CDS portion of the ARE. After studying for months on my first exam trying to find a concise list of information that I should study from, I went into my first exam blindsided by the level of difficulty that the multiple choice questions had. This time around I wasn’t going to take any chances. This book contains a step by step studying plan for this portion of the test and contains a full sample test for you to practice and see how your studying is progressing. It’s nice to have some practice for those dreaded choose the best three answers out of the seven listed. After you go through the practice exam, there is a detailed explanation of all the answers to help give you some closure with the questions that just drive you nuts (compared to the real exam where you will never know what the correct answers to the questions really are).

Overall a great book that is definitely worth every cent I paid.”

Michael Scott

 

“Finally!

An absolute necessity to understanding the practice of the construction/design industry at a practical level!

The text is an essential supplement for the study of Architecture License exams as it provides another dimension of information to other study material currently on the market.

Quick references to contract documents, official AIA, NCARB sites, and other texts for necessary information helps to reinforce answers to Mock exam. Even phrasing of questions, be it intentionally or poor editing, gets your mind into the right exam mode.

In addition, many answers to questions that arise even in your daily journey to licensure are addressed, many of which I personally have not seen printed in any study material to date.

A must-have!”

Julie Babikian

 

“Highly recommended book – Construction Documents and Service (CDS) ARE Mock Exam by Gang Chen

“This book is essential for the ARE candidates. It provides step by step instruction for the best vignette solution. The mock up exam’s questions were similar to the actual exam. I personally find it really helpful to have taken this mock exam in preparation for my actual exam. Highly recommended!”

Pooi Lee, who passed ARE CDS division on his first try.

 

Very easy to read

“This book is very easy to read and it gives you extra information that I haven’t found in other resources. It also gives you a very good insight for the vignettes. The mock up exam is very good
Thank Mr. Chen!”

Paulina Mancilla

 

It allows one to understand the Architectural field

Mr. Chen has evidently thought of this book as a means of providing information that would more than just allow someone to pass the ARE CDS exam. It allows one to understand the Architectural field and all the issues behind Construction Documents and Services.”

Manish Kalantri

 

Very helpful for preparing for the exam

“This book gives a good overview of the actual CDS ARE test. It is a decent complement to other study materials when preparing for the ARE. It has overall lots of information, which are very helpful for preparing for the exam. I would suggest reading the entire manual at least twice before you take the CDS exam.”

Ruchi Dhar

 

“Pretty Insightful

“I found Gang Chen’s CDS review to provide another level deeper than my Ballast Book which is also good. I definitely recommend this book and he gives a couple very special insights on the vignette that nobody else does. He is to the point and clear, just the way I like it.
An easy and fast read. Thank you!”

Demetrios Christopoulos

“Building Design and Construction Systems (BDCS) ARE Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam)” has been published!

July 25, 2011

“Building Design and Construction Systems (BDCS) ARE Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam)” has been published!

Here is detailed information:

Building Design and Construction Systems (BDCS) ARE Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam): ARE Overview, Exam Prep Tips, Multiple-Choice Questions and Graphic Vignettes, Solutions and Explanations

 ISBN: 9781612650029

 

Here are the links:

http://www.GreenExamEducation.com

Click on here to purchase BDCS Mock Exam on Amzon.com

Click on here to purchase BDCS Mock Exam on bn.com

 

Synopsis


A Practical Mock Exam for the Building Design and Construction Systems (BDCS) Division of the ARE!

 

To become a licensed architect, you need to have the proper combination of education and/or experience, meeting your Board of Architecture’s special requirements, as well as passing all seven divisions of the Architect Registration Examinations (ARE).

This book provides ARE exam overview, resources, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guides. It also provides a realistic and complete set of Mock Exam, solutions, explanations for the Building Design and Construction Systems (BDCS) Division of the ARE. This book covers the following subjects:

  1. ARE, IDP and Education Requirements
  2. ARE Exam Content, Format and Prep strategies
  3. Principles: Selection of Systems, Materials, and Methods, Historic Precedent, Human Behavior, and Design Theory
  4. Environmental Issues: Sustainable Design Including Hazardous Material Mitigation, Thermal and Moisture Protection, and Adaptive Re-Use
  5. Codes & Regulations: Zoning, Specialty and Building Codes, and Other Regulatory Requirements
  6. Materials & Technology: Selection of Systems, Materials, and Methods, including Masonry, Metals, Wood, Concrete, Specialties, and Others
  7. Project & Practice Management: Cost, Scheduling, Construction Sequencing, and Risk Management
  8. Accessibility/Ramp Vignette: Designing a stairway and ramp connecting two levels that abides by the code and accessibility requirements
  9. Stair Design Vignette: Designing a stairway connecting multiple levels that abides by the code and accessibility requirements
  10. Roof Plan Vignette: Designing a sloped roof for draining the rainwater, locate equipment and accessories
  11. Step-By-Step Solutions for 6 Graphic Vignettes Using NCARB Practice Program Software

This book includes 85 challenging questions at the same difficulty level and format as the real exam (multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank), and 6 graphic vignettes. It will help you pass the BDCS division of the ARE and become a licensed architect!

 

About the author

Gang Chen holds a master’s degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has over 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, etc. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs; award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers.

Gang Chen is a LEED AP BD+C and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including Building Construction, Planting Design Illustrated, ARE Mock Exam Series and LEED Exam Guides Series, which include one guidebook for each of the LEED exams. For more information, visit http://www.GreenExamEducation.com

“Construction Documents and Service (CDS) ARE Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam)” has been published!

June 3, 2011

“Construction Documents and Service (CDS) ARE Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam)” has been published! 

Here is detailed information:

Construction Documents and Service (CDS) ARE Mock Exam (Architect Registration Exam): ARE Overview, Exam Prep Tips, Multiple-Choice Questions and Graphic Vignettes, Solutions and Explanations

 ISBN: 9781612650005

 

Here are the links:

http://www.GreenExamEducation.com

http://www.amazon.com/Construction-Documents-Service-CDS-Multiple-Choice/dp/1612650007/ref=cm_pdp_rev_itm_img_1

A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS & SERVICE DIVISION OF THE ARE

To become a licensed architect, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meeting your Board of Architecture’s special requirements, as well as passing all seven divisions of the Architect Registration Examinations (ARE).

This book provides an ARE exam overview, resources, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guide, a realistic and complete set of Mock Exams, solutions, and explanations for the Construction Documents & Service (CDS) Division of the ARE. This book covers the following subjects:

  1. ARE, IDP, and Education Requirements
  2. ARE Exam Content, Format, and Prep strategies
  3. Bidding Procedures and Documents
  4. Codes and Regulations
  5. Environmental Issues
  6. Construction Administration Services
  7. Construction Drawings
  8. Project Manual and Specifications
  9. Contractual Documents
  10. Project and Practice Management
  11. Two Building Section Vignettes with Step-By-Step Solutions Using NCARB Practice Program Software

This book includes 100 challenging questions in the same difficulty level and format as the real exam (multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank), and two graphic vignettes. It will help you pass the CDS division of the ARE and become a licensed architect!

About the author

Gang Chen holds a master’s degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has more than 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, and more. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers. 

Gang Chen is a LEED AP and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including Building Construction, Planting Design Illustrated and the LEED Exam Guides Series, which includes one guidebook for each of the LEED exams. For more information, visit http://www.GreenExamEducation.com