The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby ztg1224 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:06 pm

Helpful page that lists the IES footcandle recommendations for different tasks and uses:

http://www.bristolite.com/Interfaces/me ... %20IES.pdf
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Corkscrewed » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:04 am

Thanks! I've added it to the original post!
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby laurstar » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:14 pm

is there a good and useful vignette guide floating around?

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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Corkscrewed » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:38 pm

I haven't seen one, and I think the general consensus is to just post your solutions here and solicit help from the community.
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby caharr02 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:45 am

This is awesome. Thanks for putting this together Corkscrewed. What is everyone using to study for the Communications & Security portions of this exam??
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby laurstar » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:41 pm

Corkscrewed wrote:I haven't seen one, and I think the general consensus is to just post your solutions here and solicit help from the community.

the only one i found to give a step-by-step of the vignette is jenny. you said dorf isn't worth it? or just the few tips that are outdated?
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Corkscrewed » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:50 am

Dorf for the most part isn't worth it IMO because it has some outdated tips, though I cover that on the first page of this thread. And yeah, Jenny's got vignette tips in all her guides except CDS, and I guess it's up to you if you think it's useful or not. It's basically her process; that's probably great for some but maybe not great for others.
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby sowestal » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:34 am

Bumping!
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby noshington » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:29 am

This is awesome, I wish this type of info could be permanently at the top of each section's threads.
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby ronsiajiaxp » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:01 am

Awesome thanks for setting up this resource!
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Corkscrewed » Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:17 pm

You're all very welcome, guys! Hope it's helpful! ;)
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby okramme » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:50 pm

Hope I am posting this correctly but I found this video and it has always helped me to watch someone attempt the vignette before I start to study for it

http://subscriptions.viddler.com/PREPARE_INC/krk9ce
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby shortindiangirl » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:16 pm

My goodness, this is fabulously awesome, deserves the bump, but also wanted to say thank you. Amazing that some of these can be achieved with a smart phone on the potty too!
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby vjam » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:16 am

shortindiangirl wrote:...can be achieved with a smart phone on the potty too!


WAY more info than I'd like to hear about!!!!

PS - Just responding since this was the last comment and I wanted to keep this series of posts, :lol: !

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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby marisepereira » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:31 am

very good. thank you
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby NALSA » Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:24 am

Corkscrewed wrote:Not all of his tips are wrong, but his vignettes are for 3.1, so the incandescent light strategy is different. The 4.0 vignette only uses incandescents to light an accept wall; 3.1 uses it to light an entire room.

From what I can gather, the following Dorf tips are not good:
- He recommends using circles to space all lights. DON'T DO THIS. Only use circles for the incandescent accent lighting. Use the grid to space the fluorescents.
- He shows flexible duct that turns. Do not turn flexible duct.
- He makes it seem like small slivers of ceiling grid along the perimeter are really bad. This is not the case, and actually, given that fluorescents are going to probably be 2' to 3' away from walls, slivers may be likely.

Dorf rules that ARE good to follow:
- Keep supply diffuser and return grille 4'-0" minimum from each other
- Keep lights at least 1'-0" away from walls (but really, they should be the distance of the light throw away minimum)
- Connect ducting to center of diffuser
- Ducts can cross over/above lighting
- Place rigid duct in the middle of the 2'-0" wide allowable zone (i.e. 1'-0" off the wall)
- Center fire damper long leg within and parallel to the wall, and point the short leg in the direction of the duct air flow


Hi Corkscrewed,
Some clarification on the Dorf tips:

Read the lighting diagrams the same way and apply the results to the programmed wall(s) only.

Prof. Dorf recommends using his circle method for locating the 2 x 2 fluorescent fixtures only. The grid of sketch circles can be moved from room to room and the 2 x 2 fixtures can be located quickly.

While the need to turn a flexible duct is remote, it's not prohibited by program.

Small slivers of ceiling tiles at the perimeter are often avoidable, but the priority should be accurate lighting levels.

Hope this helps. If you have questions, let us know.
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Coach » Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:13 am

Using circles for area lighting is a complete waste of time.
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby sowestal » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:26 pm

Hey corkscrewed! Thought you could add this link under the elevators part. Good illustrations and explanations.
http://www.otis.com/site/us/pages/About ... x?menuID=2
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Corkscrewed » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:41 pm

That's not a bad illustration. Simple, but not bad.
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby testing123 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:24 am

thanks for posting this info. bumping to the top!
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby lrobinson7 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:05 pm

very helpful in getting the basics down...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5izFxID ... erufUPrlIA
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Corkscrewed » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:00 pm

Added. Thanks, lrobinson7! I also added two fire extinguisher links to replace the dead ARE Forum one and a Life Cycle Costing article to replace the dead ARE Forum link on that too.
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby acallow » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:06 pm

Bump. This has been extremely helpful.
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Dezignone » Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:54 pm

Bump
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Centroidal14 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:05 pm

thanks!
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby cwood311 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:30 pm

I just started studying for this one, so helpful! Thanks for assembling
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby 20grit » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:30 pm

Bump

Is there a reason this isn't a sticky?
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby cellador82 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:28 pm

I will be using this
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Kosaru » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:13 am

It's an amazing list. Thank you for taking time to make this! I just happened to start researching for study resources for BS. I'm so glad that I ran into your post.
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MEEB 'selected sections' HELP

Postby dingicm » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:41 am

I have also found these youtube videos to be very helpful!

ARE Building Systems by Michael Cheung
85/146 videos

This link will send you to the video I am currently on out of the 146 but should allow you to access the link for all 146 videos without having to search.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d34-VKc ... 4M7vClHKQr

Does anyone have the MEEB Study Guide for which Chapters and Sections to read?

I have one for the 10th Ed but it only lists Chapters and says read 'selected sections', which sections? I'm testing next week and would love some help, I'm using MEEB as a review after Ballast.

Attached is the MEEB recommended chapters list for 8th, 9th and 10th Ed. I can't verify it but it was given to me by a friend that just tested and passed, he received it from other people testing so I'm giving it a try!
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Corkscrewed » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:09 am

I added the playlist to the first page. Thanks!
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby cathaejo » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:30 pm

This is awesome!!!
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby galileotx » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:12 am

Incredible list for BS. Thanks for creating this.
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby fhasana » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:30 am

Not sure if you're already covered this in the list - but please do include the Amber course in it as it could potentially save people a whole LOT of time in understanding concepts that NCARB is testing us on.
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Corkscrewed » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:32 am

Amber Course or Amber book? I have the book on there, not the course. Not even sure the course was available when I was studying for this last year... is that material, or a seminar? I'm excluding seminars because this is meant to be a set of "printed" resources (excluding the vids).
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby fhasana » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:47 am

in that case - its all good. I was referring to the vids - they were really helpful to me esp. since i felt that after over-studying the first two times and failing both the times miserably - the amber course was an invaluable resource. note that i had already passed four exams before - and this was the only one that i could not get a handle on.
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby Corkscrewed » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:25 pm

The three videos indicated in the Amber Book are on there.

Also, note: be careful when Googling "Amber Course." You either get something about the ARE's, or something about pole dancing. :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby tatamin » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:41 am

Thank you!
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby fullofgrace » Fri May 01, 2015 12:39 pm

bump.

thanks!
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Re: The Building Systems ARE Study Resource Thread

Postby sammyguns » Tue May 05, 2015 6:03 pm

Thanks again!!! Very helpful.

Wow ...a lot of information to read.
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