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 if I have, for example, a concrete flat slab system, where essentially the entire structure is held maybe within a 12 inch depth, that's going to have a very different impact on what kinds of choices I can make with my design, where the locations of the different duct work is, how I'm going to get across when I do, in those places where I try not to have them cross with each other, the return and the supply, but there's always bound to be some spot where they start to cross. I'm going to have a little bit more flexibility in that flat slab scenario than I would with a structural system that's made out of steel wide flanges where I have big steel beams that are creating a thick depth to the structural line. And I can't easily get those ducts through them.
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ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design Exam Prep
Author: Mike Newman