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ARE Exam Series: Project Development and Documentation (CE)
June 12

Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). Our award-winning series offers the opportunity to learn from a professional in each subject area and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. This year’s series runs from January to July. Session will be held virtually.

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

Individual courses $50 for AIA members, $75 for non-AIA members.
Series package of all 6 sessions: $250 for AIA members, $400 for non-AIA members.

Complete schedule and registration are available here.

Project Development and Documentation

This course is designed to help candidates prepare to take the Project Development and Documentation section of the Architect Registration Examination 5.0 (ARE 5.0). Project Development and Documentation is one of the six new divisions offered as part of ARE 5.0. The course content focuses on the integration and documentation of building materials and systems into a project, construction documentation and specifications, codes and regulations, and construction cost estimates.

-Participants will review how to translate design decisions into appropriate construction documentation for the constructability of a building and site.

-Participants will examine how to integrate technical knowledge and information related to architectural systems and technologies, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and components, and structural systems to coordinate and refine a building design.

-Participants will study how to integrate materials and building systems to meet the project design requirements through proper detailing, documentation, and the development of project manuals and specifications.

-Participants will examine how to adhere to building and specialty regulatory requirements at a detail level and analyze construction cost estimates to confirm alignment with project design.