I know some of the traffic to my site deals with folks in building architecture… if your one of them and your in the process of getting licensed in the States you’ve probably been like… wtf…. AREforum.org is down… again.
Well fear not. Coach from those forums seams to have launched his own forum site to help peeps studying… layout is very similar but his site address is the following
Note sure how long ARE is down or if its ever coming back up, as its been down for more than a week now, but here is alternate, perhaps replacement… who knows.
Pass along the word to any others that could benefit from this info.
Trying to be a hip architect are you?
Well then… you’ll have to get through taking the ARE’s first… one of the last steps in the long process of actually becoming licensed. Although the title of the post says study guide… I actually put together a page that is more of a study resource. It’s a work in process at the moment as I am in the middle of taking all 7 tests, but I will update it as I go through the process, in the hopes of it helping someone else out. Check out my resource page here!
If your studying for the ARE’s… specifically the CDS-Construction Documents and Services… the AIA has made available some of the key contracts covered on the test for ARE candidates…. All you need to do is log into your ncarb.org record… then go
- Log into “My NCARB”
- Click “Go” to access your NCARB Record
- Follow link for ARE Candidates: Construction Documents & Services Resources visible in the lower left of your Record.
…or just click this link after you log into your NCARB record.
at the time of this post the following contract documents were available for study purposes.
- A101-2007 Owner and Contractor (Stipulated Sum)
- A201-2007 General Conditions
- A701-1997 Instructions to Bidders
- B101-2007 Owner and Architect
- B101-2007A Document B101-2007 Exhibit A
- C401-2007 Architect and Consultant
Contract Administration and Project Management Forms
- A305-1986 Contractor’s Qualification Statement
- G701-2001 Change Order
- G702-1992 Application and Certificate for Payment
- G703-1992 Continuation Sheet
- G704-2000 Certificate of Substantial Completion
Often, when talking with family and friends, they ask when I am going to get my architectural license now that I am out of college (for the third and final time). Hopefully this post will enlighten them and others to the difficulties and expenses of actually becoming licensed… There is a reason Bill Brady was crazy… i think it had to do with his process of becoming an architect…
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