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“LEED v4 BD&C Mock Exam” has been published!

October 21, 2014

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“LEED v4 BD&C Mock Exam” has been published!

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“LEED v4 BD&C Mock Exam” has been published!

 

Many of you ask us for the updated version for our LEED books. Your wait is over. “LEED v4 BD&C Mock Exam” has been published!

 

Here is the detailed info:

LEED v4 BD&C Mock Exam: Questions, answers, and explanations: A must-have for the LEED AP BD+C Exam, green building LEED certification, and sustainability

ISBN-13: 9781612650210

 

It is available at: http://GreenExamEducation.com

 

Synopsis

 

Pass the LEED AP BD+C Exam, Get Your Building LEED Certified, Fight Global Warming, and Save Money!           The USGBC released LEED v4 in GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in November, 2013. The GBCI started to include the new LEED v4 content for all LEED exams in June 2014. We have incorporated the new LEED v4 content in this book.

 

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

From this book, you will be able to:

1. Identify your weakness through practice questions

2. Learn to work well under the pressure of timed tests

3. Check your responses against the solutions

4. Understand the solutions for the difficult questions through the explanations

5. Fully understand the scope, difficulty level, and format of the LEED AP BD+C Exam

6. Learn how to pass the LEED AP BD+C Exam

7.  Become familiar with the new version of LEED rating systems.

 

There is NO official GBCI book on the LEED AP BD+C Exam. “LEED BD&C Mock Exam” fills in the blanks and demystifies LEED. The book includes 200 questions and simulates the real exam in every aspect, including scope, difficulty level, format, and number of questions in each LEED category. It includes questions, answers, and explanations. This book is small and easy to carry around. You can read it whenever you have spare minutes. It is an indispensable resource for ordinary people, developers, brokers, contractors, administrators, architects, landscape architects, engineers, interns, drafters, designers, and other design professionals.

 

All our books are available at GreenExamEducation.com Check out FREE tips and info for all LEED Exams and ARE Exams at GeeForums.com, you can post jpeg files of your vignettes or your questions for other users’ review and responses.

 

Author Bio

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, multi-family 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 LEED exams. For more information, visit http://www.GreenExamEducation.com

 

Check out FREE tips on the easiest way to pass the LEED Green Associate Exam and information for all LEED exams and ARE exams at GeeForums.com, you can post your questions for other users’ review.

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“LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Guide (LEED GA)” has been published!

August 8, 2014

v4 LEED GA Guide eBook FrontCover_600Many of you ask us for the updated version for our LEED books. Your wait is over. “LEED v4 Green Associate Exam Guide (LEED GA)” has been published!

 

Here is the detailed info:

 

LEED Green Associate Exam Guide (LEED v4): Comprehensive Study Materials, Sample Questions, Green Building LEED Certification, and Sustainability

ISBN-13:9781612650180

 

It is available at:

 

http://GreenExamEducation.com

 

Synopsis

 

Pass the LEED Green Associate Exam, Get Your Building LEED Certified, Fight Global Warming, and Save Money!          

The USGBC released LEED v4 at the GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in November 2013. The GBCI started to include the new LEED v4 content for all LEED exams in late Spring 2014. We have incorporated the new LEED v4 content in this book.

 

Starting on December 1, 2011, GBCI began to draw LEED Green Associate Exam questions from the second edition of Green Building and LEED Core Concepts Guide. We have incorporated this information in our book.

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.
From this book, you will learn how to do the following:
1. Pass the LEED Green Associate Exam.
2. Use LEED exam preparation strategies, study methods, tips, suggestions, mnemonics, and exam tactics to improve your exam performance.
3. Effectively understand, digest, and retain your LEED knowledge.
4. Understand the process of registering and certifying a building for LEED.
5. Understand the scope, main intent, core concepts and strategies, as well as identify the regulations, recognition, and incentives for each major LEED category.
6. Identify the strategies for case studies.
7. Identify the synergy in case studies.
8. Implement the most important LEED related codes and building standards.
9. Get points for categories not yet clearly defined by the USGBC.

This book fills in the blanks and demystifies LEED. It uncovers the secrets, codes, and jargon for LEED as well as the true meaning of “going green.” It provides a solid foundation and fundamental framework for LEED. It covers every major aspect of LEED in plain and concise language, and introduces it to ordinary people. This guide is small and easy to carry around. You can read it whenever you have a few extra minutes. It is an indispensable book for ordinary people, developers, brokers, contractors, administrators, architects, landscape architects, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers, interns, drafters, designers, and other design professionals.

 

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, multi-family 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 LEED exams. For more information, visit http://www.GreenExamEducation.com

 

Check out FREE tips on the easiest way to pass the LEED Green Associate Exam and information for all LEED exams and ARE exams at GeeForums.com, you can post your questions for other users’ review.

 

What others are saying about LEED Green Associate Exam Guide

“Finally! A comprehensive study tool for LEED GA Prep!”

“I took the one-day Green LEED Green Associate course and walked away with a power point binder printed in very small print—which was missing MUCH of the required information (although I didn’t know it at the time). I studied my little heart out and took the test, only to fail it by 1 point. Turns out I did NOT study all the material I needed to in order to pass the test. I found this book, read it, marked it up, retook the test, and passed it with a 95%. Look, we all know the LEED Green Associate Exam is new and the resources for study are VERY limited. This one’s the VERY best out there right now. I highly recommend it.”
Consultant VA

 

“Complete overview for the LEED Green Associate exam”

“I studied this book for about three days and passed the exam … if you are truly interested in learning about the LEED system and green building design, this is a great place to start.”

K.A. Evans

 

Very effective study guide”

“I purchased both this study guide and Mr. Chen’s LEED GA Mock Exams book and found them to be excellent tools for preparing for the LEED Green Associate Exam. While Mr. Chen’s LEED Green Associate Exam Guide is not perfect (in that it’s not the most user-friendly presentation of the material), it was very effective in at least presenting most, if not all, of the topics that the exam touched upon. While I wouldn’t necessarily recommend my abbreviated strategy for preparing for the exam, the following worked for me: I read through the exam guide a couple of times (but not word for word), took the mock exam and referenced the guide for explanations for any wrong answers, did the same for the two mock exams in Mr. Chen’s LEED GA Mock Exams book, flipped through the documents that Mr. Chen recommends, and took two other web-based mock exams that I purchased on eBay. Literally after ten hours of preparation time, I took the actual exam and passed with a 189, thanks in large part to Mr. Chen’s books. If I decide to take one of the LEED AP exams in the future, I will definitely be picking up more of Mr. Chen’s study materials.”

shwee “shwee”

 

Only study guide needed to pass on your first try”

“I don’t write reviews, but I’m compelled to for this purchase. This was the only book I read and studied to prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam, and passed with ease on the first try today. I was over prepared for the exam by using this study guide, which is what I wanted on exam day. I bought the book, read it three times, learned a lot of good information, saved valuable time, and passed on the first try. By the way, I’m not a good test taker. I don’t agree with any of the negative reviews that are posted… I’m glad I ignored those when I made the purchase and went with the majority. THIS PRODUCT DELIVERED THE RESULTS, CASE CLOSED. I’ll be buying his LEED AP BD&C Exam Guide to prepare for the specialty exam. Thank you Mr. Gang Chen!!!”

Lobo

 

“I just finished taking the LEED Green Associate Exam and, thankfully, I passed it on the first try by using this book as my primary study guide…I particularly liked the way the author organized the information within it.”

Lewis Colon

 

 

Just what is needed”

“I’m glad I used this book for my LEED Green Associate test, which I passed today. I tried other resources (stay away from the USGBC ones on their website!) but none were as organized as this book. When you’re studying to pass the exam, you just need to know what to memorize (this would be different if you are trying to learn the concepts for work, which I think you’re better off getting LEED project work experience!). Gang Chen’s book gives you most of what you need to memorize in the core 120+ pages as opposed to other resources that are 250 pages full of fluff. Just remember, you only need to answer about 60% of the questions correct to pass the exam…

 

My tip is to get this book, read it three times (yes, three) to memorize the facts, take the mock test included to see where you need to improvement, and do a little outside research. You just need a 60% passing score…”

N. Kong

 

“Best LEED Green Associate Study Package”

“This book is easy to read, and successfully gives you a much needed crash course on literally, how to study (for this exam and any other exam for that matter) and how to use the material provided most efficiently; the material in this book is able to zoom in on the most important items required to pass the exam, and deliver each item in a way which seems less technical and easier to remember (the bottom line). This book is one of a kind at the time of this review, and could be the most affordable tutor available.”

P O “philz”

 

“My name is Elizabeth (last name deleted to protect her privacy) and I am a junior at the University of….(college name deleted to protect her privacy). This summer I attained an internship with Kath Williams and Associates, a collaborative of creative independent contractors who come together to support innovative green projects, to learn about sustainable building. At the beginning of July I spoke with Kath about taking the LEED Green Associate Exam. After having no prior experience in sustainable architecture or LEED buildings I used both your review book and the study guides by USGBC as my study references. I wanted to e-mail to thank you for such a comprehensive review guide that was enormously helpful in passing the exam. Without your guide I don’t know if I would have passed. Thank you so much.”

Elizabeth

 

“A Great Book for Preparing the LEED exam!”

“I have read almost all the books for LEED exams, and found LEED Exam Guide series to be the best. The USGBC Reference Guide was too detailed and kind of confusing. Some other third party books have too many grammatical mistakes, are hard to understand, and have way too many questions. The questions in those books are confusing instead of helpful. The USGBC workshop missed some of the very important information, like extra credits.

LEED Exam Guide series gives you just the right amount of information for you to pass the LEED exam. Each book in the series includes study materials, sample questions and answers, as well as mock exam and answers for a specific LEED exam. It also gives you the most information for you to get your building LEED certified. A Great book!”

Ellen

 

“A Wonderful Guide for the LEED Green Associate Exam”

“After deciding to take the LEED Green Associate Exam, I started to look for the best possible study materials and resources. From what I thought would be a relatively easy task, it turned into a tedious endeavor. I realized that there are vast amounts of third-party guides and handbooks. Since the official sites offer little to no help, it became clear to me that my best chance to succeed and pass this exam would be to find the most comprehensive study guide that would not only teach me the topics, but would also give me a great background and understanding of what LEED actually is. Once I stumbled upon Mr. Chen’s book, all my needs were answered. This is a great study guide that will give the reader the most complete view of the LEED exam and all that it entails.

 

“The book is written in an easy-to-understand language and brings up great examples, tying the material to the real world. The information is presented in a coherent and logical way, which optimizes the learning process and does not go into details that will not be needed for the LEED Green Associate Exam, as many other guides do. This book stays dead on topic and keeps the reader interested in the material.

 

“I highly recommend this book to anyone that is considering the LEED Green Associate Exam. I learned a great deal from this guide, and I am feeling very confident about my chances for passing my upcoming exam.”

—Pavel Geystrin

 

“Like other books in the LEED Exam Guide series, this is a great timesaver! The important information that you need to memorize is already highlighted / underlined by the author. This really saved me a lot of time. I love it! A Great Timesaver!”

—Alice

 

“Easy to read, easy to understand”

“I have read through the book once and found it to be the perfect study guide for me. The author does a great job of helping you get into the right frame of mind for the content of the exam. I had started by studying the Green Building Design and Construction reference guide for LEED projects produced by the USGBC. That was the wrong approach, simply too much information with very little retention. At hundred of pages in textbook format, it would have been a daunting task to get through it. Gang Chen breaks down the points, helping to minimize the amount of information but maximizing the content I was able to absorb. I plan on going through the book a few more times, and I now believe I have the right information to pass the LEED Green Associate Exam.”

—Brian Hochstein

 

“All in one—LEED GA prep material”

“Since the LEED Green Associate Exam is a newer addition by USGBC, there is not much information regarding study material for this exam. When I started looking around for material, I got really confused about what material I should buy. This LEED GA guide by Gang Chen is an answer to all my worries! It is a very precise book with lots of information, like how to approach the exam, what to study and what to skip, links to online material, and tips and tricks for passing the exam. It is like the ‘one stop shop’ for the LEED Green Associate Exam. I think this book can also be a good reference guide for green building professionals. A must-have!”

—SwatiD

 

“I’m giving this book 5 stars, as it accomplishes exactly what the author promises. Read it multiple times and memorize the key points/stats/figures, and you will be poised to pass the test.”

—R. C. O’Brien

 

 

“Useful Study Guide”

“The book is by far the most useful study guide I’ve purchased for the LEED GA exam. The other books were far too vague and did not approach the kind of pragmatic detail you’d need to pass.”

Swansong8

 

Really Helpful”

“I purchased other exam preparation books for the LEED GA test and none of the others compared to this one. The layout and content of this book was much easier to use than the books from the USGBC. This book is all I needed to pass the test with its study tools like sample questions and exams. All in all a great buy!”

Jamie

 

“Wonderful Resource!”

“This book is well organized and concise. The material is completely relevant and truly is what helped me to pass the LEED Green Associate Exam! I used this book as my primary study material and found it more than sufficient. I recommend this book to anyone preparing to take the LEED GA exam!”

Joel I. Semel

 

“With this book, plus the little red book, LEED Green Associate Mock Exams, (also by Gang Chen) combined with all the free PDF downloads printed from the USGBC website, I passed my LEED GA exam on the first try! Gang Chen’s books provide a concise and organized framework of all the info you need…Highly recommended.”

—Sarah Bartz          

 

“Excellent resource!!!”        

“I reviewed this book and memorized the charts and passed on the first try! This along with the practice exams by Gang Chen were all that I needed and included valuable tips for studying and additional (free) publications to refer to. This was an excellent purchase.”

K. Lairet   

 

“Great Study guide. Will DEFINITELY help you pass the exam!”

“I took the LEED Green Associate Exam this morning and passed with a score of 190/200. I used this book as my primary study tool. The only other thing I did was to read the Green Associates handbook and I used the LEED NC Reference Guide to check the information in the book. The book is broken down very well for studying making it much easier to memorize the data. The practice exam will prepare you well. It is much harder than the real exam. There was a lot of information in this book that showed up on the exam that I would not have known had I not read it.

My basic study schedule was about one day of reading the nontechnical chapters, one day devoted to the technical chapter about credits, and then the morning of the test to review my highlighted notes. I think if anyone studies this book until they pass the mock exam (I scored about a 70/100) and feel comfortable then they will be over prepared for the actual exam.”

K. Mitchell “Kmitchell”  

 

 

 

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!

 

“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