A.R.E. Study Sessions

Dear AIA Akron Board Members and Associates,

AIA Cleveland and AIA Akron Associate Directors are sharing the duties for A.R.E. Study Sessions. AIA Cleveland is handling the paperwork, documentation and a portion of hosting, but will share a portion of the money with us for Associate benefits such as study material, testing scholarships, speakers, etc.

We are looking for available conference rooms on Saturdays from 9am -2pm that will seat 25 comfortable with tables. The maximum attendance last year was 24 including speakers, but demand may have grown. If you are able to offer your company’s facility, please let me know so Akron can share in offering our support.

We are also looking for presenters for the 7 sections of the Architectural Registration Exam. We hope to have an established professional who has tested in the last 10 years along with a newly registered or recently section passing intern share together their thoughts on material covered and solutions they have developed. The ARE 4.0 is not much different than the previous versions, except for the combination of vignettes, changing the tests into 7 sections instead of 9.

The presenters would be given study material for their section and have the ability to review many weeks prior to speaking. Most study sessions had a walk-through of what was covered, were open to questions and discussions and then participated in the NCARB practice program available free online with the same design challenges for all and only two problems per section. If more speakers are from AIA Akron’s region, it may increase our share in the proceeds.

Below are descriptions of the test sections and what is involved in each for your review. The schedule has not been finalized yet, but we anticipate 1 per month starting in October and will work with your schedule to make the section timing be convenient. We anticipate structural systems and building systems to be co-lead by engineers that have participated in the past. Your time and preparation will be greatly appreciated.

Please pass on the presentation request to all members of your firms and contact me if you are interested in helping the future architects in our area study for these exams.

Best wishes,
Sarah Markley
Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NAWIC, USGBC NEOhio ACE
markley_sarah@hotmail.com
Phone 330.328.5778


ARE 4.0 Divisions

The ARE currently consists of seven divisions that can be taken in any order. Exams include a combination of multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank questions and graphic vignettes. Individual exam guides and exam practice programs are available in the Preparing for the ARE section.

http://www.ncarb.org/ARE/Preparing-for-the-ARE.aspx


Programming, Planning & Practice

The application of project development knowledge and skills relating to architectural programming; environmental, social, and economic issues; codes and regulations; and project and practice management. [more]

Contains 40 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for one sample vignette, and a list of references. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program]


Site Planning & Design

The application of knowledge and skills of site planning and design including environmental, social, and economic issues, project and practice management. [more]

Contains 39 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for two sample vignettes, and a list of references. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program]


Building Design & Construction Systems

The application of knowledge and skills of building design and construction, including environmental, social, and economic issues, project and practice management. [more]

Contains 37 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for three sample vignettes, and a list of references. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program]


Schematic Design

The application of knowledge and skills required for the schematic design of buildings and interior space planning. [more]

Contains one passing and one failing solution for two sample vignettes and a list of references. Updated July 2010. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program]


Structural Systems

Identification and incorporation of general structural and lateral force principles in the design and construction of buildings. [more]

Contains 38 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for one sample vignette, and a list of references. An index of references available during the test is included. Due to copyright agreements, the actual pages cannot be displayed on our web site, but will be available during the test. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program] [References Available During the Test]


Building Systems

The evaluation, selection, and integration of mechanical, electrical, and specialty systems in building design and construction. [more]

Contains 42 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for the sample vignette, and a list of references. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program] [References Available During the Test]


Construction Documents & Services

Application of project management and professional practice knowledge and skills, including the preparation of contract documents and contract administration. [more]

Contains 48 sample multiple-choice questions, one passing and one failing solution for the sample vignette, and a list of references. [Exam Guide] [Practice Program]

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