It's hard not to get frustrated when the official tool in which we've been provided isn't being fact checked well enough not to let blatant misunderstandings through.
First, from NCARB's website:
NCARB is clearly defining FAR as using LOT SIZE for the calculation, so imagine my frustration reading the explanation to a question which is trying to take into account all the setbacks, for a given building area, then multiplying by 4 (you know, because FAR=4...) to get max building SF. THATS WRONG! Property boundary of 190'x60'=11,400SF with a FAR of 4 gives us a max SF of 45,600SF, not even close to to supplied correct answer.
This test is hard enough not having to weed through misinformation. Don't even get me started on how NCARB can continue to argue 'roof ponds' are a clear and obvious design strategy for hot arid climates...
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