Top 10 tips for passing the ARE

Marc Teer

July 24, 2014

Top 10 tips for passing the ARE

Top 10 Tips for Passing the ARE®

This is the first of our bi-monthly free sessions for discussion ARE exam topics, starting with this general introduction- including exam basics, tactics and key study tools. We will run through the most important issues to know prior to taking the exam to help focus your study time. There is time for Q&A at the end of the session.

Tip 1: Don't panic
Tip 2: Find your resources like or
Tip 3: Be strategic about the transition to ARE 5.0
Tip 4: Understand the contracts
Tip 5: You already know structures
Tip 6: No one cares if you're a brilliant designer
Tip 7: Plainsawing vs. quartersawing
Tip 8: Know how cooling works
Tip 9: 300- 350 sf per parking space
Tip 10: Understand programming

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