In this ARE 5.0 NCARB-approved Project Planning and Design Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PPD exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Project Planning and Design Exam.
Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to the generation or evaluation of design alternatives that synthesize environmental, cultural, behavioral, technical and economic issues.
When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Project Planning and Design Exam including design concepts, sustainability/environmental design, universal design, and other forms of governing codes and regulations.
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So that idea of the sort of sense of the impact of a project can also start impacting the idea of impact fees, and an impact fee is this sense that if you're going to do a project that is likely to cause environmental trouble, there are situations where you can be charged, not you as an architect, but the project can be charged impact fees, which means that, while you may not be forced to add wetlands or do something like that, it might be that you are charged these fees so that federal government or the state or the city will have the ability to, you know, maybe it's plant more trees to stop the erosion that's started from the process that you started or to create a clear, better watershed system so that water that was being collected but now, because of you where your project is, it's not being collected as well, so they're able to create some other place to have that collection, so the impact fees, this idea is that the developer would pay something in order to balance out the general needs of the area in terms of environmental problem that's being caused by this particular development. Relatively rare, doesn't happen a huge amount. The vast majority of projects roll through without anything like that, but if you are building in environmentally delicate areas or areas that are deemed special from a waterway standpoint or a watershed or wetlands, those kinds of spots specifically, you could very likely have a situation where you end up having to pay impact fees, so again, the main takeaway on this is just sort of being aware that there are these other players involved.
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ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design Exam Prep
Author: Mike Newman