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    Daniel Spilman

    I passed PjM. I didn't use any 3rd party study guides, I just went straight to the references that NCARB lists in the ARE Handbook. You definitely need to read the Architects Handbook of Professional Practice. Use the ARE Handbook to align the listed objectives with the applicable chapters in the book, so you don't have to read the whole giant book. Then make sure you read and know all the AIA Agreements that are listed in the Handbook under the PjM References. If you're solid on all this, you shouldn't have any issue with the exam. 

     

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    Anirudh Dhawan

    use the matrix from the are 5.0 handbook. One area i would suggest some time and investment are the AIA contracts listed in the handbook for that exam. It was a really crucial thing to understand based on scenarios that could happen on a project. 

    Good luck!

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    Kurt Fanderclai

    Hi Yasmin,

    I also passed PjM -- and I will second what Daniel and Anirudh have posted -- I used the AHPP and the contracts.

    Also, I have heard several people note that the 4.0 CDS materials you mentioned are actually good for studying for both CE and PjM.

    Download and listen to the applicable lectures on contracts:

    http://www.schiffhardin.com/professionals/attorneys/d-i/hanahan-michael-j/hanahan-lecture-notes-2017 

    Good Luck!

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    Yasmin Fathi

    Just a quick question, Did you buy the Architects Handbook? or I can borrow it from somewhere?

    Its very expensive.

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    Daniel Spilman

    Just buy it. If you are serious about being an architect, buy the book. Its a reference every architect should have on their desk. Invest in future. 

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    Yasmin Fathi

    Thank you so much!

    Sure I will.

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    Kurt Fanderclai

    It is indeed expensive, and you really should be looking at the current version.  I bought my own new copy.

    Do you have access to an office copy?  (Some firms don't purchase current updates.)

     

     

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    Kurt Fanderclai (Edited )

    Daniel beat me to it.  That guy is always like one or two steps ahead of me...

    Especially on this exam process!  ;-)

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    Edward Bilek

    Thank you to everyone who has contributed to these posts. I passed my first test, PcM, two weeks ago, and am taking PjM in two weeks. The advice offered here is consistent with what I have seen on other threads. My focus has been on the AHPP and the contracts.  I am planning on going over the BIM Project Planning Guide and templates from Penn. State, as I have the impression that the BIM and Integrated Design book on the matrix is not very helpful. Any thoughts?

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    Kevin Griendling

    HI Edward,

    I am glad you picked up on that about the BIM and Int. Design book. It is way too subjective for exam purposes. Your time would definitely be better spent on the Penn State BIM Planning Guide, and that is what I used in my coursework on Pluralsight. That said, BIM doesn't have a super strong presence on this exam. It's been mentioned but it's never the "ugh if I had only spent more time on..." subject.

    AHPP, the contracts, and valuable experience (or a great mentor) are all you need.

    Good luck,

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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    Yasmin Fathi

    Can you pls tell me which chapters of AHPP I should focus on? I studied project delivery methods, quality management, codes, peoject budget and scheduling,... is there a specific area that Im missing? I have my exam in 2 weeks, any suggestions?

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    Daniel Spilman

    Yasmin, this is detailed numerous places in this forum. Do some looking around.

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