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ARE: Building Design and Construction Systems
March 11
10:00a-2:00p


At AECOM, 3101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201 and via simulcast at AECOM, Wells Fargo Tower, 10 South Jefferson Street, 16th Floor, Roanoke, VA 24011.

The Young Architects Forum has scheduled the 2017 Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Prep Courses.

With the launch of ARE 5.0, some candidates plan to complete their testing under ARE 4.0 while others plan to combine ARE 4.0 with ARE 5.0 in order to only take five tests. While the format and division organization of ARE 5.0 is quite different, much of the content overlaps with 4.0. Our 2017 ARE Prep Series will provide inclusive learning and applicable resources for ARE candidates regardless of the test version they intend to complete.

The graphic vignette content specific to 4.0 is now condensed into a single-day session. Practice Management content new to 5.0 is presented in a separate course. We also added a general study session to provide an open coaching and review forum for those looking for additional personal guidance. And once again, we will offer supplemental courses to provide an overview of topics found throughout all exams.

All ARE sessions offer continuing education credit and can be taken by members as review sessions.

Building Design and Construction Systems:

In preparation for the Architect Registration Examination, participants will review construction materials and systems and the various ways they can be used in building design. They will also review key elements of thermal and moisture protection, sustainable design and building codes.

• Participants will consider construction materials and systems, focusing on concrete, masonry, wood and metals. They will consider the history of the materials, different forms of the materials, characteristics, how each can be used in construction, various joints, materials testing, finishes and deterioration.

• Participants will consider thermal and moisture protection for various materials, including ground water control, dampproofing, waterproofing, precipitation control, roofing materials, condensation control, thermal control, flashing and expansion joints.

• Participants will review building codes, beginning with the history of codes, then exploring use and occupancy, type of construction, building volume, fire, egress, access for persons with disabilities, federal standards and requirements, state and local building codes and planning and zoning codes.

• Participants will review sustainable design, considering the history of sustainable design, principles of sustainable design, sustainable site planning and design, the Ahwahnee Principles, the US Green Building Council, standards for evaluation, commissioning and innovative technologies.

4 HSW LU. $40 for AIA members and $60 for non-members. The cost includes lunch and study materials.Advance registration is required one week prior to class. Information on our ARE Prep Series and registration for this session are available on our ARE page.