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Documenting the Building Design - Project Manual

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In this ARE 5.0 NCARB-approved Project Development and Documentation Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PDD exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Project Development and Documentation Exam.

Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to the development of design concepts, the evaluation of materials and technologies, selection of appropriate construction techniques, and appropriate construction documentation.

When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Project Development and Documentation Exam including integration of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and specialty systems into overall project design and documentation.

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So, the whole way that your writing a spec typically, now, sometimes you actually do start at the beginning of a section, and just write it out, but typically, the way that you're writing a spec is you're sort of assembling specifications from a number of different sources for all the different potential materials and then, you're going through and getting rid of everything that isn't pertinent to that situation, and the intention in that process, is to make sure that the spec is always relevant, 'cause you don't wanna put a lot of excess material in there, 'cause then, you're just confusing people and it's gonna confuse people legally as well. If y'all have a lot of extra sort of bits of information in there that don't pertain to the project, not only does it sort of get in the way of being able to find the right information, but it potentially could be saying something that goes counter to what you actually want somebody to do. If you have too much excess information, there's bound to be something in there that's actually not what you mean, and so, therefore it's gonna cause trouble.

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ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation Exam Prep

Duration: 36h 46m

Author: Mike Newman