ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design Exam Prep

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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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Well, it's gonna come through these, what are essentially holes in the ceiling, these sort of diffuser spots that get put up in the ceiling, and so this return is just gonna pull right through from that office up into the ceiling space, and then from there it's gonna go right into that that return system so that effectively that ceiling space becomes part of our overall duct system and when we do that that's referred to as the plenum. So you'll see the word plenum a few times, we'll talk about it at various points along the way, that concept allows even fewer times, when you might have to have the return duct and the supply duct cross each other, because when I start thinking about, from a system where I have this kind of system I might have, say, offices over here, and then here's my return duct, here's my supply duct, very far away from each other. This one is letting off towards the perimeter, but it's also letting off into the other office spaces and then the return is just up above the ceiling, going straight into that plenum space, so as the air comes out into the office, it eventually finds a space up into the ceiling, and then it will eventually get all the way over to that return system, and the same thing would happen from here.

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ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design Exam Prep

Duration: 30h 26m

Author: Mike Newman