Latest Edition of AHPP Required?

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    Kala Bailor

    Candice,

    I tried going that route too, but got nervous and ended up getting the newest edition as well.  I originally bought the 13th edition and when I compared the two I was surprised at how different they were.  The newest edition talks a lot about how the field has changed since the recession and how BIM has been incorporated into the field as well.  Also, there is a post further down that designates each chapter as either a need to study, or just read and understand which I think has been very helpful.  This does not align with the older versions.  I know it's expensive but it is a great study resource for a lot of the exams so having the one they recommend is really worth it.

    That's my take, hope it helps!

    Kala

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    Daniel Spilman

    I would recommend the newest edition as well (which is what I used).

    As mentioned above, there are BIM specific topics that come up on the exam. Also, I don't think previous version talk much about Integrated Project Delivery approaches, which I would definitely suggest studying. 

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    Justin Pelland

    Definitely get the new version if you can. The handbook is an evolving document that changes as our industry evolves. While many of the core concepts are consistent across different versions of the book, the details have changed. You could probably get by without the newest version if you study from multiple other locations as well, but it would be difficult. An example of some inconcistencies from the version published in 2001 to the current version include things like:
    - Contract numbers and names have changed. New contracts have been added in the 2007 suite also.
    - Small details about business structures have been updated as the legal environment has changed (like S Corp stockholder limits changing from 75 to 100)
    - New and evolving concepts surrounding project delivery have been included (IPD, for example)

    In general, you can get buy with older books, but it's worth while to get the newest handbook since it's used on a significant number of the new divisions as a primary resource. Hope that helps!

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    Phillip Neumann

    What is about the AHPP Student's 15th Edition? The latest one. It is cheaper than the AHPP.  Suggest?

    Let me know.

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    Justin Pelland

    I have an older copy of the Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice and while it does cover a lot of the same material, it doesn't seem to cover it in as much detail. For an overview, you're probably okay to use the student version, but I think the Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, in my opinion, would be better for exam prep and I think it's a great resource to have throughout your career, so I'd recommend purchasing that version if you're able to.

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    Daniel Spilman

    Just buy the right book. Is it worth a few extra bucks to have the correct study material? 

    Besides, its a book you will reference throughout your career, not just for this exam. 

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    Candice Barter

    Thanks, everyone! My office purchased the latest edition and I've started studying from that. Just needed some good feedback to convince them that it was a necessary purchase.
    It is a very helpful resource!

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    Phillip Neumann

    Thanks, everyone. I will check both AHPP & Student's books and compare (at library) before purchase.

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    Magdalena Balian

    Another tip that I haven't seen mentioned elsewhere, the AHPP 15th edition is available on iBooks. Its the same price as hardcover but not nearly as daunting as carrying around a 1200pg textbook. Other benefits include selecting your preferred reading font size/style and everytime you highlight the iBook generates a list that's easy to refer back to. I feel like I'm making leaps and bounds in consuming the content and tracking my study notes digitally on my. Highly recommend!

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