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In this ARE 5.0 NCARB-approved Project Development and Documentation Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PDD exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Project Development and Documentation Exam.

Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to the development of design concepts, the evaluation of materials and technologies, selection of appropriate construction techniques, and appropriate construction documentation.

When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Project Development and Documentation Exam including integration of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and specialty systems into overall project design and documentation.

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It might be that the parking lot has parking for 100 cars and we're gonna do an alternate for an extra 20 spaces, something like that, where they're relatively big-ticket items and the idea is, you're just trying to aim down to find where the bids that come back match the budget that we have, because if we just say, here's the plan, here's the idea, like give us the number for this exactly, and it comes back at $500,000 more than we have, that means we have to go back through the whole bid process and redo it again. But if we can have enough information in here that we can sort of whittle the project down, like we have, all right, bidder C came through as the low bid, but when we add the alternate on, they're alternate is a lot higher. It actually makes it so that if we're gonna go for the alternate, bidder B may be better.

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ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation Exam Prep

Duration: 36h 18m

Author: Mike Newman