For those who have taken PA already, would you have any input on how to prioritize the matrix materials? A previous thread started by Daniel S. asked a similar question, but many posting on that thread were mainly using 3rd party materials.
The Code and ADA knowledge is a given, and as several have mentioned, work experience using these is the greatest benefit.
However, what about the the list below? I know the BCI book is highly recommended by several on the forum. Other thoughts?
Also, what kind of time committments have people put into this one? I had read that Heather put in 4 hours and passed it. Wow! While that sounds great, I put about 3 - 4 weeks into the CE, PjM, and PcM exams. Would this one likely be similar?
Reference Materials from 5.0 Handbook
2012 IBC, 2010 ADA Standards, and ICC A117.1-2009;
1. Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2012 International Building Code Francis D. K. Ching and Steven R. Winkel, FAIA, PE John Wiley & Sons
2. Problem Seeking: An Architectural Programming Primer William M. Peña and Steven A. Parshall John Wiley & Sons
3. Site Planning and Design Handbook Thomas H. Russ McGraw-Hill, 2nd edition, 2009
4. Space Planning Basics Mark Karlen and Rob Fleming John Wiley & Sons, latest edition
5. Planning and Urban Design Standards American Planning Association John Wiley & Sons, 2006
6. Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings Paul Segal, FAIA W. W. Norton, 2006
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