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    Hang Cho

    Thank you & Good luck for your exam, Tamiko!

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    Congrats Hang!  It IS a big accomplishment!

    Just curious, why are you mentioning 'boothcamp' in your post if you didn't use it to study?  Who specifically told you to include that??  I don't usually recommend products I haven't used.  Do you??

    Rebekka O'Melia, B.Arch, M. Ed, Registered Architect, NCARB,  Step Up ARE Prep

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    Hang Cho

    Thank you, Rebekka.

    Actually, I have been participated in booth camp even though I do not have to attend any more since I passed too fast. I saw your website (Step Up ARE Prep) which is well organized with high quality contexts & believe many ARE prep designers will greatly benefit from it too. When I started ARE 3.0, it was really no help but Ballast. So I am so happy to see this movement of online supports.

    Thank you again for your compliment & good luck for your endeavor to share your know-how with others thru Step Up ARE prep!

     

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    Gang Chen

    I am impressed by your very inspiring story. Now you are a happy camper. Congratulations!

    Gang Chen, Author, Architect, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)

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    Bankole Folorunso

    Hello Hang,

    Congratulations on your well deserved success, impressive will power!

    I have one last hoop (PDD) to jump, but certainly want to jump on  LEED AP & BC+D as a next step. Wondering if you'd be interested in partnering on LEED resources this study?

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    Bankole Folorunso

    Hi All, 

    I was reviewing a cost estimating questions on cost escalation brought about due to inflation, the solution per WeARE is as below; can someone help me understand where the (1.02)⁴ came from? How did a 2% inflation/year become (1.02)⁴? Thanks in advance.

    The Wright family wants to build a new museum in Phoenix. This new space is almost identical to another museum built 4 years ago in Chicago by the same Wright Foundation, for a total cost of $3,123,000. If the construction cost index of 104 for Chicago and 92 for Phoenix, and assuming an annual inflation of 2%, how much will the new museum cost?

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    Construction Cost Estimates

    Selected answer:

    • $2,983,666

    Correct answer:

    • $2,990,385

    Clarification:

    Correct answer is A - $2,990,385


    First thing we should do is calculate how much it would cost to build the new gallery 4 years after the original one, based on an annual 2% inflation:


    $3,123,000 x (1.02)⁴
    = $3,123,000 x 1.08243216=
    $3,380,435.63568


    Then we need to calculate the cost of building the same gallery in Phoenix, based on the cost index of both cities.
    (92 ÷ 104) x $3,380,435.63568 = $2,990,385

    question on WE ARE

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    Hang Cho (Edited )

    Dear Bankole

    1. Thank you, but I am already studying LEED. 

    2. It is because 4 years ago. (you have to multiply 1.02 four times).  I think it is a shortcut.

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    Bankole Folorunso

    I thought that too at first, but...2% = 0.02, multiplied by 4 is 0.08, not 1.02. Or am I missing something? 

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    Hang Cho (Edited )

    shortcut

    $3,123,000 x 1.02 (1st year) = $3,185,460 x1.02(2nd year) = $3,249,169 x 1.02(3rd year) = $3,314,152 x 1.02(4th year) = 3,380,436 (total cost after the increase due to 4 years annual inflation)

    longway

    $3,123,000 x .02 = $62,460 (1st year increase) so total cost after 1st year inflation is $3,185,460

    $3,185,460 x .02 = $63,709 (2nd year increase) total cost after 2nd year inflation is $3,249,250

    $3,249,250 x .02 = $64,985 (3rd year increase) total cost after 3rd year inflation is $3,314,235

    $3,314,235 x .02 = $66,285 (4th year increase) total cost after 4td year inflation is $ 3,380,519 (very close)

    By the way, in real exam, better to use shortcut ....

     

     

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    Shikha Subramanian

    Did you feel the complexity and detail of Elif's Questions are similar to the content in the exam? 

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    Devina Parbhoo

    Congrats on passing! This is one of the most difficult exams, so it definitely is a big accomplishment! If anyone else is look for study tips and tricks for the PDD exam, I made a YouTube video explaining everything I did in order to PASS this exam. Check it out and be sure to subscribe to my channel so you don't miss out on any future videos. https://youtu.be/hXHFKlN-Bx4

    Note: I made a video for each of the ARE 5.0 Exams, check them out on my channel.

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