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Building Design & Construction Systems

Building Design & Construction Systems

Brightwood Architecture Building Design & Construction Systems

Study Tools for the ARE® 4.0 Building Design & Construction Systems Exam

The Building Design & Construction Systems exam will test your knowledge and skills of building design and construction, including environmental, social, and economic issues, as well as project and practice management. Principles covered will focus on the implications of human behavior, historic precedent, and design theory in the selection of systems, materials, and methods related to building design and construction. The vignettes will cover accessibility and ramp design, stair design, and roof plan design. Question banks are now available for BDCS.

Below are Brightwood's Offerings for the Building Design & Construction Systems Exam:

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Packages
Building Design and Construction Systems Package 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Design & Construction Systems Package 4.0 $195.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood Architecture Education offers comprehensive packages designed to help you focus on essential information for each division, as well as provide flexibility in how you study.

Includes:

  • Downloadable Practice Vignettes (Instant Access!)
  • OnDemand Review Seminar (Instant Access!)
  • Questions & Answers Handbook
  • Study Guide
  • Flashcards

Features:

  • 10-hour instructor-led on-demand review seminar
  • Content organized according to the ARE; includes codes and illustrations
  • Hundreds of questions and answers
  • A sample exam and a self-diagnostic tool
  • Online interactive exercises and video tips

OnDemand Review Seminar Agenda:

  • Principles
  • Environmental Issues
  • Codes & Regulations
  • Materials & Technology
  • Project & Practice Management
  • Accessibility/Ramp, Stair Design & Roof Plan Vignettes
Building Design and Construction Systems Seminar & Study Guide Package 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Design & Construction Systems Seminar & Study Guide Package 4.0 $149.95  Add to Cart 

This package includes a 10-hour on-demand review seminar that covers all of the content NCARB has outlined for the Building Design & Construction Systems ARE 4.0 exam. Presented by experienced Brightwood Architecture Education instructors over the course of a day, this course is an effective and interactive way for candidates to prepare for one of the most challenging divisions in the ARE. Also included is a 296-page study guide.

Includes:

  • OnDemand Review Seminar (Instant Access!)
  • Study Guide

OnDemand Review Seminar Agenda:

  • Principles
  • Environmental Issues
  • Codes & Regulations
  • Materials & Technology
  • Project & Practice Management
  • Accessibility/Ramp, Stair Design & Roof Plan Vignettes
Individual Products
Building Design & Construction Systems QBank 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Design and Construction Systems QBank 4.0 $49.95  Add to Cart 

Practice exams improve recall and retention. Quiz yourself with hundreds of multiple-choice questions. Order now and receive instant access.

Features:

  • 269 questions
     
  • Build custom exams using the topics and number of questions you select
     
  • View detailed answer explanations
     
  • Access your QBank 24/7, anywhere you have Internet
     
  • Instant access
Building Design & Construction Systems Study Guide 4.0 (Print)—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Design & Construction Systems Study Guide 4.0 (Print) $79.95  Add to Cart 

The Building Design & Construction Systems Study Guide is a targeted exam review exploring the safety, economy, practicality, durability, and architectural expression of modern building materials and methods. This textbook also covers construction methods, specifications, and potential defects.

Features:

  • New strategic planning guidelines
     
  • Illustrations, charts, and graphs
     
  • Chapter and final exam questions with in-depth rationales
Building Design and Construction Systems Study Guide 4.0 (eBook)—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Design & Construction Systems Study Guide 4.0 (eBook) $79.95  Add to Cart 

The Building Design & Construction Systems Study Guide is a targeted exam review exploring the safety, economy, practicality, durability, and architectural expression of modern building materials and methods. This textbook also covers construction methods, specifications, and potential defects.

Features:

  • New strategic planning guidelines
     
  • Illustrations, charts, and graphs
     
  • Chapter and final exam questions with in-depth rationales

Books have print limits that can range from 2 pages at a time and up. NOTE: Print limits are for each instance of hitting "print." There is not a limit to how much you can print in total from your book.

Building Design & Construction Systems Q&A 4.0 (Print)—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Design & Construction Systems Q&A 4.0 (Print) $35.95  Add to Cart 

The Building Design & Construction Systems Questions & Answers handbook contains 159 questions with detailed answer rationales that save valuable study time by highlighting areas of weakness. This text also introduces "check-all-that-apply" and "fill-in-the-blank" question types that may appear on the ARE Building Design & Construction Systems exam.

Features:

  • 138 questions with detailed answers
     
  •  Multiple-choice questions
     
  •  "Check-all-that-apply" questions
     
  •  "Fill-in-the-blank" statements
Building Design & Construction Systems Q&A 4.0 (eBook)—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Design & Construction Systems Q&A 4.0 (eBook) $35.95  Add to Cart 

The Building Design & Construction Systems Questions & Answers handbook contains 159 questions with detailed answer rationales that save valuable study time by highlighting areas of weakness. This text also introduces "check-all-that-apply" and "fill-in-the-blank" question types that may appear on the ARE Building Design & Construction Systems exam.

Features:

  • 138 questions with detailed answers
     
  • Multiple-choice questions
     
  • "Check-all-that-apply" questions
     
  • "Fill-in-the-blank" statements

Books have print limits that can range from 2 pages at a time and up. NOTE: Print limits are for each instance of hitting "print." There is not a limit to how much you can print in total from your book.

Building Design & Construction Systems Flashcards 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Design & Construction Systems Flashcards 4.0 $35.95  Add to Cart 

In the waiting room, at the airport, or on your lunch break, turn idle time into study time with Brightwood's Building Design & Construction Systems flashcards.

  • 508 terms and definitions
Building Design & Construction Systems Vignettes 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Design & Construction Systems Vignettes 4.0 $35.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Building Design & Construction Systems Vignettes offer simulated practice for the ARE exam. Includes a suggested graphic solution for each vignette and analyzes the design principles involved in each solution.

Features:

  • Vignettes test to the latest standards
     
  • Rationales make solutions easier to understand
     
  • Similar to the ARE in style, standards, and number of vignettes
     
  • Downloadable PDF format
     
  • 90 days of online access from date of purchase
Building Design & Consturction Systems OnDemand Seminar 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Design & Construction Systems OnDemand Seminar 4.0 $119.95  Add to Cart 

This seminar reviews all of the content NCARB has outlined for the Building Design & Construction Systems ARE 4.0 exam. Presented by experienced Brightwood Architecture Education instructors over the course of a day, this seminar is an effective and interactive way for candidates to prepare for one of the most challenging divisions in the ARE.

Agenda:

  • Principles
     
  • Environmental Issues
     
  • Codes & Regulations
     
  • Materials & Technology
     
  • Project & Practice Management
     
  • Accessibility/Ramp, Stair Design & Roof Plan Vignettes
     
  • 12 months of online access from date of purchase


Books/Handouts:

  • Seminar Slides PDFs


 

Building Design & Construction Systems Online Supplement 4.0 $59.95  Add to Cart 

The Brightwood Architecture ARE 4.0 Building Design & Construction Online Supplement is a combination of our Study Guides and Question & Answer books. It includes interactive activities, quizzes, and a final exam.

Features:

  • Combination of Study Guide & Question & Answer books
  • Interactive activities to test knowledge base
  • Section quizzes
  • Final Exam
Architectural History ARE Study Guide 4.0 (Print)—Brightwood Architecture Education Architectural History Study Guide 4.0 (Print) $59.95  Add to Cart 

A general knowledge of architectural history is needed to fully prepare for the ARE. Brightwood's Architectural History explores the theories, influences, characteristics, and major monuments that have established the architectural tradition from ancient times through the 21st century. This text also makes a great reference title for your library.

Features:

  • Quizzes featuring 70 questions with detailed answers
     
  • 51 question practice exam with in-depth rationales
     
  • Numerous sketches, plans, and diagrams
     
  • Reference list of notable structures
Architectural History Study Guide 4.0 (eBook)—Brightwood Architecture Education Architectural History Study Guide 4.0 (eBook) $59.95  Add to Cart 

A general knowledge of architectural history is needed to fully prepare for the ARE. Brightwood's Architectural History explores the theories, influences, characteristics, and major monuments that have established the architectural tradition from ancient times through the 21st century. This eBook also makes a great reference title for your library.

Features:

  • Quizzes featuring 70 questions with detailed answers
     
  • 51 question practice exam with in-depth rationales
     
  • Numerous sketches, plans, and diagrams
     
  • Reference list of notable structures

  Books have print limits that can range from 2 pages at a time and up. NOTE: Print limits are for each instance of hitting "print." There is not a limit to how much you can print in total from your book.