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- Determining What is Most Important to Detail

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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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Architecturally as a general rule of thumb we tend to focus on highest areas of risk, so certainly anything that's at the exterior of the building that can get water, water leaking in, or air leaking in, things that can cause problems, especially in Minnesota, we typically work a lot on the exterior of the buildings to get really thermally insulated and water tight and snow tight, weather tight buildings. We generally tend to focus a lot of our attention on that, and then the next primary focus would be areas of highest value to the project, so kind of as much as we can detail in relation to the primary goals of the projects, whether it's putting in a new door or putting in new finishes, or new flooring whatever is really the most valuable to the owner, or client and ultimately the users, to get that right, is where we tend to try and focus our attention.

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ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation Exam Prep

Duration: 36h 46m

Author: Mike Newman