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CDS study material

Postby anonymous283 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:54 pm

I failed CDS 2 and half years ago studying old test material I had from a friend. I studied ballast and kaplan and they both referred to old contract document numbering such as B141. I received level 1 in the main topic and vignette but received level 3 in codes and regulations, level 2 in environmental issues and project and practice management. I thought I had studied everything I could. I'm now trying to take them again and am studying the same material with more focus on the subjects I received worse levels in. I also have architect exam prep study material which focuses a lot on the contracts themselves and not so much on the big picture which kaplan and ballast do well. I'm hoping this is all the study material I need but am worried the codes I'm studying might be outdated. Is there a free source for studying more recent codes which might come up on the AREs or can I study older material for codes? Or do you know off the top of your head specific codes that have changed in the last decade that appear on the test. Thanks.
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Re: CDS study material

Postby alexwilkosz24 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:06 pm

For CDS:
- Schiff Hardin Lectures, I am sure someone has them somewhere or has a link.
- Architects Handbook of Professional Practice
- Ballast
- AIA Contract Documents (print them out and follow along with the schiff hardin lectures, and listen to them while at work instead of music)

This is all I used to pass CDS.
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Re: CDS study material

Postby anonymous283 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:03 pm

Thanks for the response. I tried listening to those lectures but its just too much additional info over a long period of time and I learn better from reading. I am now looking for study material for codes and sustainability. I have ballast info on it. Kaplan doesn't even seem to cover it. Architect exam prep goes over it very briefly. What else can I study for those ridiculous odd ball sustainability questions or is there noway to prepare for them. I remember 2 years ago a question asking something like what of the following materials is sustainable (not reusable, maybe green) and it was a list of materials like stone, vinyl, linoleum, bamboo, cork (thats probably wrong and there were others). I don't even know what a sustainable material is by definition since its hard to define. How do you study for that? LEED study material?
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