ARE 5.0 Construction and Evaluation Practical Applications

Your Education, Our Expertise

If you’ve made it to this phase as an architect, you’ve gotta be feeling pretty good. Finally, all your hard work is literally beginning to take shape. But now’s no time for complacency. In this series of lectures and practical application videos, respected architects from around the country will show you how to finish the marathon strong. They’ll cover everything from construction contract execution and support services to payment request processing and project closeout – all of which will help you finish the exam strong too.

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Practical Application Videos

How We Did it

Among a variety of places, we’ll take you to 5G Studio to hear from Jim Viviano. He explains the ins and outs of shop drawing submittals, site visit walk-throughs, and how his firm resolved unforeseen conditions that arose during a renovation in downtown Atlanta.

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Everything should come with a test drive, including your study materials! Click the button below to get an inside look at your dashboard and test out our videos, practice exams, and flashcards. We want you to love what you’re using to tackle the ARE.

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Video Lectures

Sometimes watching video of experts who’ve been and there and done that, can make content a whole lot more understandable...and relatable. That’s the idea behind the CE video lectures and real-life application videos. Respected architects from around the corner and around the globe use graphs, animations, and 3D models to help you understand everything you need to know about Construction & Evaluation.

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Practice Exams

The CE practice exam covers off everything you’ll want to know come test-time, making it a great barometer for gauging your Construction & Evaluation skills. As an added bonus, it mirrors the actual exam, down to the functionality, format, and color with 3 forms to practice from. That means you won’t be surprised by the questions, or the look and feel of the exam itself.

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Know your way around acronyms like, OAC, GC, and MBE. Figure out what “G702” is. Identify the two reasons owners select design-build. If it’s on the test, it’ll be on the flashcards. Review, shuffle, and mark cards as mastered on your phone. You can even make your own. For those feeling extra motivated, each card links to a video lecture with an in-depth explanation of the term or concept.

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Virtual Workshops

Everything is better live - same with our Virtual Workshops. They give you comfort and assurance that your studies are on the right path. Weekly, live, in-depth exercises with a licensed architect will have you feeling you’re at the top of the class when it comes to the most challenging topics of Construction & Evaluation. Then, follow up each group lesson with a live Q&A to reinforce any CE-related concepts with a licensed architect.

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With your membership, gain access to all 6 divisions simultaneously so you can crank up your ARE studying and save money by taking all the exams in a shortened amount of time! If your life can’t accommodate that right now, sign up for a 6 or 12 month membership and get up to 2 months free. We know everyone has a different learning and studying style, which is why all of Black Spectacles materials are flexible and at your fingertips wherever and whenever you can find an internet connection. So which will it be - the tortoise or the hare? Choose from one of our four membership options and mold your path to passing the ARE to your personal preference.

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Black Spectacles is the first and only NCARB Approved Test Prep Provider for all 6 divisions of ARE 5.0.