Join us for a three-day class to prepare those intending to take the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Building Systems section. The seminar is comprehensive, and it is expected that with some reading, most participants will be ready to take the exam itself within two weeks of the course. In addition to base content, the program includes a group session dedicated to practicing the vignette and the instructor’s study guide, The Amber Book
The 3-day seminar is comprehensive and it is expected that with some reading most participants will be ready to take the exam itself within two weeks of the seminar. Rather than initiating studying, this class REPLACES studying for most people. The program includes extensive content introduction and review, a group session dedicated to practicing the vignette, practice vignette grading, and the Amber Book study guide and practice exam. The schedule for seminars:
Day 1: Thermal comfort, pyschrometrics, heat transfer, thermal resistance*, infiltration and ventilation, climate, solar geometry, passive heating, active heating, passive cooling, air conditioning*, air distribution*, HVAC concepts*, overall strategies for studying, practice exam.
Day 2: Plumbing*, power*, electric lighting*, air quality, daylighting, room acoustics, noise control, practice exam.
Day 3: Vignette group practice*, content wrap-up.
* =in-depth coverage of a topic
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