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Building Systems

Building Systems

Brightwood Architecture Building Systems

Exam Prep for the ARE® 4.0 Building Systems Exam

The Building Systems exam will test your understanding of plumbing, HVAC, electrical, lighting, and specialties, such as acoustics, fire detection, and security systems. The vignette will focus on developing mechanical and electrical plans for a reflected ceiling. You will need to integrate multiple systems into your plan, as well as incorporate life safety considerations.

Brightwood’s packages for the Building Systems exam will provide you with a complete review of the topics and types of questions you will likely encounter on exam-day. Study anywhere you have Internet access with our OnDemand Seminar, QBanks, Vignettes, and eBooks.

Products and Packages for the Building Systems Exam:

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Packages
Building Systems Package 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building 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:

  • 7-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:

  • Codes & Regulations
  • Environmental Issues
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Lighting
  • Specialties
  • Mechanical & Electrical Plan Vignette
  • Access period is 12 months
Building Systems Seminar & Study Guide Package 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Systems Seminar & Study Guide Package 4.0 $149.95  Add to Cart 

This 7-hour seminar reviews all of the content NCARB has outlined for the Building 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. A 290-page study guide is also included in this package.

Includes:

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

OnDemand Review Seminar Agenda:

  • Codes & Regulations
  • Environmental Issues
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Lighting
  • Specialties
  • Mechanical & Electrical Plan Vignette
  • Access period is 12 months
Individual Products
Building Systems QBank 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Systems QBank 4.0 $49.95  Add to Cart 

Repetition helps to improve recall and retention. Quiz yourself with hundreds of multiple-choice questions. Order now and start studying today!

Features:

  • 313 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
     
  • Receive instant access
Building Systems Study Guide 4.0 (Print)—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Systems Study Guide 4.0 (Print) $79.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Building Systems Study Guide explores the mechanical and electrical systems used to control the building environment. This text also includes information on electrical codes and green building.

Features:

  • Discussion on green building, LEED requirements, and noise control
     
  • Electrical codes
     
  • Sample problems, terms, and definitions
     
  • Illustrations, charts, and graphs
     
  • Chapter and final exam questions with in-depth rationales
Building Systems Study Guide 4.0 (eBook)—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Systems Study Guide 4.0 (eBook) $79.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Building Systems Study Guide eBook explores the mechanical and electrical systems used to control the building environment. This text also includes information on electrical codes and green building.

Features:

  • Discussion on green building, LEED requirements, and noise control
     
  • Electrical codes
     
  • Sample problems, terms, and definitions
     
  • 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 Systems Q&A (Print) 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Systems Q&A 4.0 (Print) $35.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Building Systems Questions & Answers textbook contains over 163 practice questions for the ARE Building Systems exam with detailed rationales that save you valuable study time by highlighting weak knowledge areas. This handbook also includes "check-all-that-apply" and "fill-in-the-blank" questions types that may appear on the exam.

Features:

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

Brightwood's Building Systems Questions & Answers eBook contains over 163 practice questions for the ARE Building Systems exam with detailed rationales that save you valuable study time by highlighting weak knowledge areas. This eBook also includes "check-all-that-apply" and "fill-in-the-blank" questions types that may appear on the exam.

Features:

  • 163 Questions with detailed answers
     
  • Multiple-choice sample questions
     
  • "Check-all-that-apply" questions
     
  • "Fill-in-the-blank" questions

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 Systems Flashcards 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building 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 Systems flashcards.

  • 374 terms and definitions
Building Systems Vignettes 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Systems Vignettes 4.0 $35.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Building Systems Vignettes provide unique study tools offering simulated practice for the ARE Building Systems exam. Includes a suggested graphic solution for the Mechanical & Electrical Plan 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 Systems OnDemand Seminar 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Building Systems OnDemand Seminar 4.0 $99.95  Add to Cart 

This seminar reviews all of the content NCARB has outlined for the Building 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:

  • Codes and Regulations
     
  • Plumbing
     
  • HVAC Systems
     
  • Electrical
     
  • Lighting
     
  • Specialties
     
  • 12 months of online access from date of purchase
     
  • Vignettes
     
  • Mock Exam

Books/Handouts:

  • Seminar Slides PDFs
Building Systems Online Supplement 4.0 $59.95  Add to Cart 

The Brightwood Architecture ARE 4.0 Building Systems 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.