This division will assess objectives related to the preliminary design of sites and buildings. The division will focus on issues related to the generation or evaluation of design alternatives that synthesize environmental, cultural, behavioral, technical and economic issues. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in design concepts, sustainability/environmental design, universal design, and other forms of governing codes and regulations.
Assessment objectives in this division are from five sections:
SECTION 1: Environmental Conditions & Context
SECTION 2: Codes & Regulations
SECTION 3: Building Systems, Materials, & Assemblies
SECTION 4: Project Integration of Program & Systems
SECTION 5: Project Costs & Budgeting
In this video, we take an inside look at the Project Planning & Design division, which covers topics related to the preliminary design of sites and buildings. Watch to learn more about division objectives, sample questions, and suggested references.
You can also learn more about this division in the ARE 5.0 Handbook.