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Construction Documents & Services

Construction Documents & Services

Brightwood Architecture Construction Documents & Services

Exam Prep for the ARE® 4.0 Construction Documents & Services Exam

The Construction Documents & Services exam will test your application of project management and professional practice knowledge and skills, including the preparation of contract documents and contract administration. Be able to incorporate building codes, specialty codes, zoning, and other regulatory requirements in construction documents and services. Other content areas include cost, scheduling and coordination, project delivery (including submittals), and contracts and legal issues. The vignette requires you to delineate a building section that integrates structural, mechanical, and lighting systems, as well as incorporates life safety considerations. Question banks are now available for CDS!

Products and Packages for the CDS Exam:

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Packages
Construction Documents & Services Package 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Construction Documents & Services 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:

  • 9-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
  • Construction Drawings & Project Manual
  • Project & Practice Management
  • Building Section Vignette
Construction Documents & Services Seminar & Study Guide Package 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Construction Documents & Services Seminar & Study Guide Package 4.0 $149.95  Add to Cart 

This package includes a 9-hour, instructor-led seminar that reviews all of the content NCARB has outlined for the Construction Documents & Services 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. This package also includes a 339-page study guide.

Includes:

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

OnDemand Review Seminar Agenda:

  • Codes & Regulations
  • Environmental Issues
  • Construction Drawings & Project Manual
  • Project & Practice Management
  • Building Section Vignette
Individual Products
Construction Documents & Services QBank 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Construction Documents & Services QBank 4.0 $49.95  Add to Cart 

Hundreds of multiple-choice questions are available to you anywhere you have Internet access. Order now and get started today!

Features:

  • 330 questions
     
  • Build custom exams using the topics and number of questions you select
     
  • View detailed answer explanations
     
  • Access your QBank 24/7
     
  • Instant access
Construction Documents & Services Study Guide 4.0 (Print)—Brightwood Architecture Education Construction Documents & Services Study Guide 4.0 (Print) $79.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Construction Documents & Services Study Guide helps candidates master the important points of contract administration and project management in a targeted review. Practice for the Construction Documents & Services exam with over 200 sample questions, including "check-all-that-apply" and "fill-in-the-blank" question types.

Features:

  • Strategic planning guidelines
     
  • Content includes codes, illustrations, charts, and graphs
     
  • Chapter and final exam questions with in-depth answers
Construction Documents & Services Study Guide 4.0 (eBook) Construction Documents & Services Study Guide 4.0 (eBook) $79.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Construction Documents & Services Study Guide eBook helps candidates master the important points of contract administration and project management in a targeted review. Practice for the Construction Documents & Services exam with over 200 sample questions, including "check-all-that-apply" and "fill-in-the-blank" question types.

Features:

  • Strategic planning guidelines
     
  • Content includes codes, illustrations, charts, and graphs
     
  • Chapter and final exam questions with in-depth answers

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.

Construction Documents & Services Q&A 4.0 (Print)—Brightwood Architecture Education Construction Documents & Services Q&A 4.0 (Print) $35.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Construction Documents & Services textbook contains 159 practice questions for the ARE Construction Documents & Services 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" question types that may appear on the exam.

Features:

  • 159 questions with detailed answers
     
  • "Check-all-that-apply" questions
     
  • "Fill-in-the-blank" statements
Construction Documents & Services Q&A 4.0 (eBook)—Brightwood Architecture Education Construction Documents & Services Q&A 4.0 (eBook) $35.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Construction Documents & Services Q&A eBook contains 159 practice questions for the ARE Construction Documents & Services 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" question types that may appear on the exam.

Features:

  • 159 questions with detailed answers
     
  • "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.

Construction Documents & Services Flashcards 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Construction Documents & Services 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 Construction Documents & Services flashcards.

  • 178 terms and definitions
Construction Documents & Services Vignettes 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Construction Documents & Services Vignettes 4.0 $35.95  Add to Cart 

Brightwood's Construction Documents & Services Practice Vignettes provides unique study tools offering simulated practice for the ARE Construction Documents & Services exam. Includes a suggested graphic solution for the Building Section 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
     
  • 12 months of online access from date of purchase
Construction Documents & Services OnDemand Seminar 4.0—Brightwood Architecture Education Construction Documents & Services OnDemand Seminar 4.0 $119.95  Add to Cart 

This seminar reviews all of the content NCARB has outlined for the Construction Documents & Services ARE 4.0 exam. Presented by an experienced Brightwood Architecture Education instructor 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 & Regulations
     
  • Environmental Issues
     
  • Construction Drawings & Project Manual
     
  • Project & Practice Management
     
  • Building Section Vignette
     
  • 12 months of online access from date of purchase


Books/Handouts:

  • Seminar Slides PDFs


 

Construction Documents & Services Online Supplement 4.0 $59.95  Add to Cart 

The Brightwood Architecture ARE 4.0 Construction Documents & Services 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.